Six Flags Great America announced that it will be replacing its their HUSS Top Spin, King Chaos, with the tallest Larson Giant Loop in the world. With a height of 100 feet, this currently unnamed looping attraction will be the new centerpiece of the park’s Mardi Gras area. The world record-breaking attraction is the tallest of its kind and has a ride capacity of 32 guests per ride cycle. Riders are seated in a unique “face-off” design with guests seated face-to-face and back-to-back. Throughout the numerous loops around the track, thrill seekers will experience extended inverted hang-time.
“Six Flags continues to prove that innovation is in our DNA and we are thrilled to introduce yet another world-record breaking coaster to our impressive arsenal of thrill rides,” said Park President Hank Salemi. “Standing at 100 feet tall, this is an experience our guests cannot get anywhere else on the planet. With the multiple inversions and record hang-time, this new coaster packs a punch and is going to be one of our most intense attractions.”
I’m curious as to how the experience differs from the traditional 70-foot-tall Larson Loop version, which has been recently added to many parks around the United States, including numerous Six Flags parks. Will the added 30 feet make the ride more intense than ever? We’ll all find out in spring of 2018.
[Feature image courtesy of Six Flags Great America.]