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World’s Tallest Pendulum Ride, THE JOKER, Now Open at Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Sydne Purvis |

San Antonio, Texas - THE JOKER, the world’s tallest pendulum ride, is now open. Standing at a record-breaking 17-stories in the air, this impressive giant disk reaches speeds up to 75 miles per hour, as it whips back and forth — higher and higher giving riders a staggering view of the world below them.

“Six Flags is recognized throughout the world for bringing new innovations and one-of-a-kind thrills to every park, every year and THE JOKER adds another world-record attraction for Six Flags Fiesta Texas,” said Park President Jeffrey Siebert. “THE JOKER is the fastest ride in park history and is the perfect villainous twist to our already spectacular ride lineup in the newly themed DC Universe area.”

The DC Universe area includes:

  • THE JOKER Carnival of Chaos – Forty riders experience speeds up to 75 miles per hour as they reach a world-record 17 stories high as the pendulum swings back and forth while rotating counterclockwise. As riders swing higher and higher, they experience a feeling of weightlessness at 172 feet in the air.
  • Supervillains Swing – This newly re-themed swing ride pays homage to the most infamous DC Villains.
  • Enhanced attractions, dining, games and shopping.

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About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company and the largest operator of waterparks in North America, with $1.4 billion in revenue and 25 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For 57 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com

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Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, extends the Studio’s powerful portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans around the world.  WBCP partners with best-in-class licensees globally on an award-winning range of toys, fashion, home décor, and publishing inspired by franchises and properties such as DC, J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera. The division’s successful global themed entertainment business includes groundbreaking experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi (opening 2018). With innovative global licensing and merchandising programs, retail initiatives, promotional partnerships and themed experiences, WBCP is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

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