Six Flags Great Escape announced it will have a new rollercoaster ride in 2024—the Bobcat.
This addition marks the first new wooden coaster introduced in New York state since 1999 and is the first new coaster to be constructed at Six Flags Great Escape since 2003, according to Six Flags officials.
It replaces the Alpine Bobsled which was retired Sept. 4, 2023.
“We knew we had to find a perfect fit to replace the Alpine Bobsled in the hearts of our guests,” said resort president Rebecca Wood. “This beautiful, all-natural wooden family coaster will deliver a smooth, fast and heart-pounding experience. It is sure to be an instant classic.”
The Bobcat will reach speeds of nearly 40 mph, officials said. It stands 55.4 feet high and is 1,412 feet long. There will be two trains, seating 12 passengers per train.
The Bobcat is expected to begin in the spring, just in time for the park’s 70th anniversary celebration.
“The Bobcat will provide the unique feel of a quintessential wooden coaster, introducing thrill-seekers to quick turns, spunky drops and heart-pumping excitement aboard a custom, state-of-the-art, themed train,” the company said.