Six Flags Wins Approval For Oversized Coaster

AURORA, Ohio (AP) - Six Flags Worlds of Adventure failed to obtain Aurora's approval for an oversized roller coaster, so it found a new spot in a section of the amusement park located in adjacent Bainbridge Township.

In exchange for allowing Six Flags to exceed the 180-foot height limit for a 210-foot coaster, the park will make a section near residential areas off-limits to rides.

The agreement requires changes to a 1997 judgment that set zones and heights for rides.

The park also agreed not to develop a forested area and not to pursue annexation with Aurora or any other community.

The compromise was reviewed Thursday night at a meeting with township trustees and about 60 residents, most of whom supported the plan for the attraction 20 miles southeast of Cleveland.

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