The joker is wild at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, as the park is opening its new signature ride of the season, 'The Joker Carnival of Chaos," News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
The theme park's Sydne Purvis says this is far from your familiar roller coaster.
"This is the world's tallest pendulum ride, and the fastest ride in park history," she said.
A "Pendulum Ride,' as the name implies, swings riders on a giant pendulum, reaching 17 stories off the ground at its high point. The riders sit in outward facing seats, so they can't see the ride and it gives them the sensation of flying. The pendulum swings riders at 70 miles per hour, and the disc that holds the seats is spinning at the same time.
"Not only do you rotate round and round on the giant pendulum but you swing back and forth, and at the top, you are actually 17 stories in the air."
Purvis says this continues Six Flags Fiesta Texas' "DC Universe" section, which includes Superman Krypton-Coaster, Wonder Woman Golden Lasso Coaster, and Super-Villian Swing.
"Six Flags is recognized throughout the world for bringing new innovations and one of a kind thrills to every park, every year, and the Joker Carnival of Chaos adds another world record attraction for Six Flags Fiesta Texas," Park President Jefrey Siebert said.
Purvis says the Joker will be a 'destination ride,' for the theme park, meaning people who have visited the park before will return, specifically to ride this new attraction.