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September 03, 2015

Six Flags Great Adventure unveils plans for new Total Mayhem coaster

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Total Mayhem is expected to open spring 2016.

Six Flags Great Adventure will debut its 14th and "most insane roller coaster" in its history in 2016, the park announced Thursday.

Total Mayhem, a 4-D, free-fly coaster, will lift riders straight up a 12-story, 90-degree hill before sending them on a journey of flips and turns.

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Thrill seekers will experience exhilarating leaps and dives along a horizontal plane, along with unexpected drops as they tumble from one level to the next. The wing seats amp up the pandemonium since riders will experience all of this chaos with no track above or below – just the sky, ground and adjacent Great Lake churning around them.

"We are thrilled to unveil one of the newest concepts in roller coaster engineering with Total Mayhem," Park President John Fitzgerald said in a statement. 

“Six Flags Great Adventure’s world-renowned coaster collection will expand into the realm of insanity – or spinsanity – with this new, vertical coaster that delivers gravity-defying somersaults with utter unpredictability. It is the perfect addition to our dynamic line-up of award-winning roller coasters because this ride delivers next-generation, cutting-edge thrills."

Total Mayhem is expected to open spring 2016.

Watch the mayhem ensue below.