The World's Highest Roller Coaster Drop Will Be Twice as Tall as the Statue of Liberty
Despite the fact that the calendar has shifted from August into September theme park season is still going strong for a few more weeks. However, many spots are already looking towards the future with a focus on new rides, attractions, and construction. One such place is Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey, as they just announced plans to bring the world’s tallest drop ride to the park.
The new track will bring passengers way up into the sky, and then drop them quickly back towards the earth. In total, the coaster will rise 415' into the air, and the free-fall will accelerate riders to roughly 90 miles per hour—oof. The ride will be located right under the park’s Kingda Ka roller coaster and, to terrify further, both rides will launch their riders in the same direction.
The new experience will be known as the "Zumanjaro Drop of Doom," and Six Flags is already boasting that the new ride will be more than twice as tall as the Statue of Liberty. Things should be ready to in time for the 2014 season, so you won’t have too long to wait. The park is even offering free admission for the rest of 2013 if you grab an annual pass for next year, so now might be the time to plan ahead.
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