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March 13, 2001

Nitro Extreme Thrill Coaster to Blast Off In One Month

Jackson, NJ -- The massive countdown to the debut of the most explosive coaster on the planet has entered its final stages. Activity at Six Flags Great Adventure theme park has reached a fever pitch as the construction of Nitro, the park's new, extreme thrill coaster, nears completion.

Construction commenced in August 2000 and by September monstrous concrete footings were being poured on what once was six acres of undeveloped land. Throughout December, January and February Nitro's massive steel supports and more than a mile of track were erected and now, just one month from park opening, the final stages of this immense construction project have begun.

Nitro is on-schedule to operate on the park's opening day, April 7, taking riders 230 teeth-chattering feet toward the sky (23 stories), and plunging them back to Earth at hyper-speeds nearing 80 m.p.h. Nitro proves size does matter!

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