Featured Photo #16 – A Stand-Up Stand Out

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Chang at Kentucky Kingdom

This is a photo of one of the corkscrews towards the end of Chang at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom. I took it on my visit to the park back in 2006.  A diamond in the rough, Chang was easily the highlight of my visit. It had everything you’d want in a steel looper: height, speed, smoothness, and cool looping elements like the inclined (bent over) loop.

I’ve written a lot about Chang because it’s like an exception to the rule when it comes to stand-up coasters. Most, not all, stand-ups are sub-par and uncomfortable. Six Flags Great Adventure fans are lucky to have one of the best loopers I’ve encountered with a shiny new theme and (possibly) some cool effects in Green Lantern. At its core, they should be getting a really good coaster.

Read my full Chang at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom review.
Check out these Green Lantern at Six Flags Great Adventure construction photos.

What’s Your Take?
What’s your take on this photo and Chang/Green Lantern? Leave a comment below.

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8 Comments

  1. I heard Kentucky Kingdom intends to add a new B&M when it reopens.

  2. I've never ridden atand-up but the layout looks like a lot of fun.

    • Err… oops.

      I've never ridden a stand-up, but the layout looks like a lot of fun.

      I had just been talking in a chatroom, so I was sort-of stuck in the "type as quickly as possible" mindset. Sorry about that.

  3. Chang in Thai means Elephant. I don't know what Chang in Chinese means! SFGreatAdventure is lucky to have one of the best coaster lineups in the world.

    • I put "Chang" in the chinese box on Google translate and it said; "Do you mean 厂?" I clicked "yes" and hit "Listen". It sounded alright, so I translated it, and the "English" box said it meant "Plant."

    • Chang means Long in Chinese. I read it in a book. http://www.thecoastercritic.com/2011/01/contribut

  4. I agree, wholeheartedly. Chang is one of only two stand-up coasters that I found comfortable, fun and re-rideable. (The Georgia Scorcher is the other one.) I hope they take care in its move and reconstruction in Jersey

  5. Was just at Great Adventure the other day, and while Chang (Green Lantern) looks like a fantastic ride, they put it where Scream Machine used to be: next to the parking lot. It looks very crammed into the space. I don't go to Great Adventure for the charm of it, but there were so many places that it seems like they could've put Chang that would have been better. However, it does have a very cool black and green track, and it appears to be huge. I'm excited for ERT for pass holders next weekend.

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