Skull Mountain
Website: Six Flags Great Adventure Homepage
Ride Type: Steel Coaster
Ride Status: Running
Average Rating: 3.1282
TPC Overall Rank: #396 out of 2899 rides.
Reviews: 88
Last Review: 4/3/2009 10:02:00 AM
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4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up DJ Mixer18 on 4/3/2009 10:02:00 AM
Yes this thing so freaking awesomeeeeeeee.

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up coasterwom on 5/29/2008 2:24:00 PM
It is a steel indoor coaster built by Intamin in 1996. It is 41 feet tall and has a 37 foot drop. It is 1,377 feet long. This indoor coaster has a very nicely themed station before taking riders into a darkened building on a twisting journey. The building looks like a skull with waterfalls coming from its eyes. It is fun, rerideable, has a large capacity, and a good ride duration. It is a must see for enthusiasts or anyone. It made Great Adventure different from other parks.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up coasterf42 on 5/14/2008 3:44:00 PM
This was really an enjoyable coaster, and should not be skipped by any enthusiast, family, teenager, or anyone else. I just loved the quirky theme to this ride. Various little parts of the ride reminded me of Volcano the Blast Coaster, and I wasn’t expecting that at all! The mountain, the shields and skulls as themeing, the indoor/outdoor aspect, and even some of the “Intamin sounds” the rides make are just eerily similar! The ride itself was pretty good, about a 5 depending on your seat, but the build-up and themeing was enough to make it an above-average 6. There’s nothing all that scary about the ride itself, but the park did everything they could to put in cheap, wacky spoofs! The weird music, the long dark tunneled queue line, the waterfalls, the announcement of “Six Flags most terrifying coaster;” It may not sound like much, but it worked for me! The building wasn’t too dark, but still ALMOST pitch black. The ride itself begins with a small drop that provides airtime in the back and none at all in the front. The middle was alright with some twists and such, but basically was a lowlight of the ride. Some of the turns caught me off guard because of the darkness, so they did their job well. There is another hop at the end of the ride which may or may not produce airtime in the back. It should, but I didn’t really notice any. Over all, the ride is a little short, but it is smooth and has one or two good moments of airtime. Nothing really major, but it serves its purpose well and is good fun. I liked a lot of its aspects better than the parks “number two” Intamin, Kingda Ka. Skull Mountain actually has a decent capacity, smooth ride, AIRTIME, and…….oh yea…….a layout! It’s a wonder that I actually liked Ka better.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up degener8 on 10/20/2007 11:32:00 PM
The theming is somewhat good, in the station. The strobe lights were off and you could see some of the track. The first drop is very surprising.

3 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up woofboy111 on 7/16/2007 10:15:00 AM
When this ride first started moving up the curved and heavily themed lift hill, I was expecting more of a dark ride than a coaster, or at least a good combo of the two different type of rides. Once at the top of the lift though, all visible theming stopped. The rest of the ride was just an average coaster in an empty warehouse. Two major problems with this was that it wasnt really dark. It looked like they had canvas tarps covering open doorways going outside, but whenever the wind blew, these curtains let in way too much light ruining the effect of the roller coaster in the dark. Second problem was that while waiting to pull into the station, one of these sheets blew up and I was looking back into the dark to get a view of the coaster I just rode. I noticed that there was a big skeleton standing not far from where the train was stopped. I dont know if it was animatronic or not, or if this was the only one in the building, but it would have been nice to have this theming be illuminated while riding. That way you would actually know it was there...

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up biosciking on 2/6/2007 8:01:00 PM
Mixed in with all of Great Adventures massive rides, Skull Mountain may seem like a somewhat trivial coaster. But it is actually quite good. The external building is very well done, with some nice detail and theming. The ride itself is reasonably thrilling also. I like how it starts out slowly passing along the walls with openings to the park, as if to imply "say goodbye to the outside world before being drawn into Skull Mountain." The coaster is quite appropriate for this type of enclosed, in-the-dark attraction. It isnt incredibly fast or long, but it does have some good curves and dips and even curving dips. The darkness is maintained well throughout, which can always turn even a mediocre coaster into a much more exciting ride.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up EltoroLuva on 8/27/2006 1:26:00 PM
i love this ride. when i first went on it i was so surpised about the first drop. it goes slow but it seems so fast. you must go in the back to feel the intensity. intense kiddie ride. luvs it

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up fergusonat on 8/16/2006 4:09:00 PM
I had a good time on this coaster. Sure it wasnt anything special, but in a strange way it made me miss Flight of Fear a lot. It was a little rough, but overall a decent little family-coaster

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Penguin 35 on 8/9/2006 4:28:00 PM
Eh, I should say this ride was okay, nothing too good or special about this ride. I should say this ride was too short, and it would be much better if it was longer and darker as well. The theming of the ride was great, but why didnt they complete the back of the building, its just blue walls at the back.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up jdale on 6/20/2006 8:00:00 PM
Eh, its average. I dig the theme, but the elements are very limited. The strobe lights werent on today, too bad. I guess the drops are kinda unexpected, but not very big, not to be too spoiled. One of the only good things was--there were some guys who let me cut them in line. Thank you, people. If youve never tried a dark coaster, go ahead, no ones stopping you. Just check it out, and move on.

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