Six Flags Great Adventure Breaks Record
Six Flags Great Adventure has some of the best roller coasters and rides around, and the final track piece was added today to its newest attraction, earning a world record in the process.
Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom, expected to be open to riders by Memorial Day Weekend, is the world's tallest drop ride, at 415 feet.
Sitting under the tracks of Kingda Ka (the fastest coaster in North America, and tallest in the world), it sends you 41 stories straight up in the air -- pauses for a few moments -- then sends you plummeting back down to the ground in less than 10 seconds, reaching speeds of 90 mph.
The ride is twice as tall as the Statue of Liberty...and the mere thought of it gives me that scary feeling in my stomach!
I rode Kingda Ka once...ONCE, and that was enough. I don't know if I have it in me to try this ride...it's definitely not for the faint of heart!
Shamrock Construction of Matawan is responsible for building the ride, and the workers signed the final track before attaching it to the ride today. With the last piece of steel in place, they now have to do the final work of running cables, setting up ride controls, and other finishing touches.
After their work is complete, the ride will be thoroughly tested, inspected, and certified before finally being opened to the public.
Can you imagine having to work on this thing, hanging out 40+ stories in the air?? Gah!