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Six Flags Great Adventure Today Unleashes
King Cobra Water Slide

Eye-popping, racing slide marks first of its kind in U.S.

Jackson, NJ – July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — King Cobra, America’s first cobra-themed, racing tube slide, today bares its venomous fangs at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor.

King Cobra promises one of the most extreme riding experiences in the industry while also delivering great spectator appeal. Complete with bold red, black and white scales to resemble a massive cobra on both the interior and exterior, this slide tower is the first of its kind anywhere in the United States, and its opening is presented by Kia Motors.

King Cobra’s unique configuration enables two tubes to race through a circular path with twists, turns and surprises through enclosed and open sections of the slide at speeds up to 32 miles per hour. The ride’s finale features a sudden, 25-foot plunge at a 50-degree angle with riders racing until the heart-pounding finish as they appear to be swallowed by the massive jaws of the cobra.

King Cobra is manufactured by Polin, a world leader in the aquatic industry with its innovative design, manufacturing and installation of water parks in 80 countries around the globe. King Cobra marks Polin’s first major U.S. installation in the company’s 35-year history.

“We are confident that King Cobra’s intense ride experience and unparalleled design will make it our most popular and entertaining water attraction,” said Park President John Fitzgerald.

The serpentine water slide is the fourth of five new rides to open at the Jackson, New Jersey complex this season. The Six Flags Great Adventure theme park launched SkyScreamer, a 24-story extreme swing ride; Déjà Vu, a music-themed scrambler; and the Air Jumbo flying elephants in the newly-themed Adventure Alley. Later this summer, new Fender Benders bumper cars will complete the additions.

“Our five new rides are perfect for families, which is exactly what guests were asking for as a complement to our signature collection of thrill rides,” Fitzgerald added.

For more information, visit www.sixflags.com/hurricaneharbornj

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The massive King Cobra racing tube slide strikes at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor in New Jersey.
The massive King Cobra racing tube slide strikes at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor in New Jersey.
King Cobra, now open at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor in New Jersey, is the first slide of its kind in America.
King Cobra, now open at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor in New Jersey, is the first slide of its kind in America.
Riders hold on tight for King Cobra's final plunge - a steep, 51-degree drop into the jaws of the cobra.
Riders hold on tight for King Cobra's final plunge - a steep, 51-degree drop into the jaws of the cobra.

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