Six Flags Great Adventure Launches New Mythical Jungle Section and Rockets the Tallest, Fastest Roller Coaster on Earth Into History Books

Park Premieres Largest Entertainment Program in Its History and Renewed Guest Service Focus

JACKSON, N.J., May 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — A “great new adventure” awaits guests at Six Flags Great Adventure this season as the park launches Kingda Ka, the tallest and fastest roller coaster on Earth and the cornerstone of The Golden Kingdom, a mythical new jungle-themed land within the theme park. The Golden Kingdom includes Balin’s Jungleland, a new children’s adventure area; Temple of the Tiger, an entertaining and educational exhibit featuring the original, Broadway-style show, Spirit of the Tiger; exotic animal ambassadors plus new shopping and food service conveniences.

Spirit of the Tiger headlines the park’s largest family entertainment program in its history, featuring seven new productions. The Golden Kingdom and enhanced live entertainment package are part of a comprehensive, new guest service focus implemented for the 2005 season.

“Six Flags Great Adventure has unveiled the largest expansion in our 31- year history,” said Rick McCurley, vice president and general manager. “Our guests will experience unparalleled thrills and family entertainment with outstanding guest service. It’s our first step in transforming the world’s largest regional theme park into a true family destination.”

As guests venture into the 11-acre Golden Kingdom, they encounter giant temple ruins, colorful shopping bazaars and winding pathways enveloped by lush, tropical plants and trees.

The centerpiece of the new, mythical land is Kingda Ka, the “King of Coasters,” shattering all existing world records for roller coaster speed and height by legendary proportions. It rockets riders horizontally from 0 to 128 mph in 3.5 seconds before vertically catapulting them a mind-blowing 456 feet (45 stories) into the sky at a 90-degree angle. After a brief moment in the clouds, riders descend 418 feet (41 stories) back down to Earth in a 270- degree spiral, only to experience another breathtaking moment of weightlessness as they soar over a 129-foot-tall hill (nearly 13 stories) and then glide back into the station.

“There is no doubt that Kingda Ka is the top stop for ultimate thrill seekers from around the world,” McCurley said. “And our youngest guests experience the same level of thrill and adventure in The Golden Kingdom as they journey through Balin’s Jungleland and Temple of the Tiger.”

Balin’s Jungleland features a world of excitement, fun and exploration for little ones. Kids climb high into one of the world’s largest play structures, Tigerland Treehouses, to explore three towers of fun offering cargo nets, slides, bridges and more. Toddlers can discover Cub’s Corner, an interactive playground designed especially for them. For a break from the summer heat, kids can frolic in Splashwater Oasis with two towers jam-packed with spray guns, tipping buckets and a “jumping” fountain.

Plus, Balin’s Jungleland offers new, pint-sized adventures on five themed rides. Kids fly through the air on Royal Elephants, hop aboard a train ride on Jungleland Express, swing in suspended seats on Monkey Around, drive colorful bug mobiles on Bugaboo and spin on the fast-paced Raja’s Rickshaws.

Inside the Golden Kingdom’s Temple of the Tiger exhibit, guests encounter majestic Bengal tigers while exploring the 33,000-square-foot area. Trainers share their experiences one-on-one with visitors as they work and play with amazing tigers. A new 1,000-seat amphitheater is home to Spirit of the Tiger, an exhilarating, Broadway-quality show fusing multicultural music, dance and animal athleticism.

Spirit of the Tiger begins as “animal ambassadors of the wild” – such exotic creatures as capuchin monkeys, albino pythons, kinkajous and macaws – stroll the aisles with their trainers. The show’s pace quickens as amazing Bengal tigers, along with stilt walkers, Indian and Balinese dancers, body balancers and tribal percussionists bring the “spirit of the tiger” to life through multicultural music and dance.

Young adult tigers Balin, Faruk, Hara and Chandi, along with extremely rare golden tabby cubs Kingda Ka and Raina, and white Bengal cub Kiril, take turns stealing the spotlight throughout multiple daily performances. The tigers display their natural animal behaviors like jumping, wrestling, pouncing and swimming. The show’s eye-popping finale features more than a dozen performers, multiple tigers and brilliant special effects.

“The Golden Kingdom offers something for everyone, from the littlest guests to ultimate thrill seekers,” McCurley concluded. “This exotic kingdom is a one-of-a-kind experience that guests have come to expect from Six Flags Great Adventure.”

Throughout the park, Six Flags Great Adventure offers more family entertainment and live shows in 2005 than ever before. Seven new, live entertainment options include: Bugs Bunny and his Looney Tunes pals in the new Looney Tunes – We Got the Beat ’80s musical revue; the high-energy Mission: Weekend Warriors extreme water stunt show; Dolphin Discovery: Island Party interactive dolphin and sea lion presentation; New Image “boy band” vocal revue; the Golden Kingdom’s exotic animal ambassadors and their trainers; plus fun and energetic street performers.

Five updated shows return offering new thrills including master illusionist Brad Ross in World of Magic; Batman vs. Catwoman: Catfight action- adventure show; the Summer Celebration parade; interactive, fun DJs at Kingda Ka, Nitro and Superman – Ultimate Flight; and summer fireworks on select Saturday evenings.

Beyond the new thrills of the elaborate Golden Kingdom and new entertainment program, Six Flags Great Adventure’s management team is working to ensure that the park guests’ experiences far exceed expectations. Aiming to provide a “great new adventure,” park management has enhanced every aspect of guest service – from new food menus to helpful park ambassadors.

“Absolutely every department is committed to delivering outstanding guest service,” McCurley said. “We’ve evaluated every facet of our operation and implemented new practices that positively impact everything our guests see and experience.”

From the parking lot toll plaza to the front gate admission process, guests notice that the entrance experience is faster and friendlier. As they enter the park and tour the property, they see beautiful, new landscaping throughout as well as remodeled stores and storefronts. Fresh, vibrant colors adorn the buildings and major thrill rides like Batman & Robin: The Chiller and Great American Scream Machine.

The park debuts several new restaurants, including Outpost Grill and Wildside Pizza near The Golden Kingdom, and menus offer new and improved choices including authentic Mexican food in La Cantina and new barbecue choices at the beautifully remodeled Best of the West. All locations focus on fast, friendly service.

Guests can find ambassadors and security officers stationed throughout the park for assistance. Team members are prepared to answer questions, suggest appropriate rides for the little ones and provide directions, maps and show schedules. Ride operators are shortening ride wait time and increasing the number of rides per guest while maintaining a focus on guest comfort and safety.

Theme park guests looking for an easy, convenient way to tour the safari without using their own vehicles or leaving the park can hop aboard an air- conditioned, guided tour bus from inside the theme park. For a nominal fee, guests tour the largest drive-through safari outside of Africa at a leisurely pace with a knowledgeable guide to assist them, and return to the theme park following their adventure.

Kingda Ka and the Golden Kingdom are now open. Guests can receive up-to- the-minute news, operating calendars, and show and event information at

Six Flags Great Adventure theme park, Six Flags Wild Safari animal park, and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor water park are located in Jackson, N.J. The parks comprise America’s largest regional family entertainment complex. The combined 2,200-acre facility, located midway between Philadelphia and New York City, is part of Six Flags, Inc. (NYSE:PKS) .

Six Flags, Inc. is the world’s largest regional theme park company. Through its subsidiaries, it owns and operates a total of 30 parks in North America. Six Flags parks serve 34 of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the United States. Six Flags, Inc. is a publicly held corporation with corporate offices in New York City and Oklahoma City. The Company’s stock trades on the NYSE under the symbol: PKS.

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