‘Joker’ Roller Coaster at NJ Six Flags Shut Down Ahead of Opening

The Joker, at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, underwent emergency repairs Thursday afternoon after a pair of riders got stuck, NBC’s “Today” reported

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A New Jersey theme park said it had to shut down its newest roller coaster ahead of its official opening after riders got stuck on the ride.

The Joker, at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, underwent emergency repairs Thursday afternoon after a pair of riders got stuck, NBC’s "Today" show reported.

A spokeswoman for Six Flags told "Today" that one of the cars on the ride was rocking too much before it got stuck. The car came into the station in a reclined position.

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Park workers then made some minor adjustments to the roller coaster, named after the DC Comics villain, according to the spokeswoman.

The free-fly coaster, which features head-over-heel flips and drops — was expected to begin running again on Friday for season-ticket holders. It opens to the general public on Saturday.

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