After months of being called the "World's Largest Loop Coaster", Six Flags has finally given Great America's new ride a name. Mardi Gras Hangover will be the world's largest Larson Giant Loop ride, standing at 100 feet tall. This is nearly a 30 foot increase of the traditional model that Six Flags has been installing around the country.
The ride will be installed in the park's Mardi Gras area, replacing "King Chaos", a unique Huss Top Spin ride. A hurricane related theme was slated to be the original name for the ride, but the idea was scrapped due to coincidental timing with hurricane season, and Hurricane Harvey. This move was likely made to save the company from bad PR.
Personally, while I am not a huge fan or enemy of the Super Loop model, I would rather have seen King Chaos stay a little longer. Nonetheless, I am happy to see that this model will feature a larger structure, and a larger train, which should be the whole point behind the "looping coaster" gimmick.
Unfortunately, the ride is seeing some bad press already due to the play on words with "hangover". All I have to say about that is people need to lighten up a little. Advertisements and graphics for the ride show no suggestion to alcohol or its effects on people. I love the play on words, and it is a nice little easter egg for adults visiting the park. The ride itself features many hanging moments, and poses no bad influence or graphics that could harm children.