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Nitro

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When Nitro opened it was the biggest roller coaster in Six Flags Great Adventure history and the tallest on the East Coast.

Nitro is yet another exceptional "hypercoaster" engineered by Swiss designers Bolliger & Mabillard. This megacoaster features a massive 230-foot first drop that is followed by seven camelbacks, each producing plenty of joyful airtime (negative G-forces). The height of the seven camelbacks start at 189-feet and become progressively smaller as Nitro flies along the out and back layout at speeds of up to 80 miles-per-hour.

Roller Coaster Stats

Year Track Type Designer
2001 Steel Hypercoaster Bolliger & Mabillard
  • Height
    230
    feet
  • Drop
    215
    feet
  • Angle Of Descent
    66°
    degrees
  • Length
    5,394
    feet
  • Top Speed
    80
    miles per hour
  • Ride Time
    2 minutes, 20 seconds
    minutes : seconds
  • Number Of Trains
    3 - 36 passenger
     
  • Train Designer
    Bolliger & Mabillard
     

Nitro Facts & History

Out and Back Layout

Features: 7 Camelbacks, Hammer Head, S-Curve, Banked Double Helix

Opening date: April 7, 2001

Train has nine cars with one row each, seating four abreast per row.

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 54 inches tall

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