Last week, Six Flags Great Adventure (Jackson, New Jersey) announced that they will be building the World’s tallest drop ride in Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom. Zumanjaro will be attached to towering roller coaster Kingda Ka, much like sister park Magic Mountain attached Lex Luthor Drop of Doom to their Superman coaster a few years back.
Zumanjaro will utilize the structure of the tallest roller coaster in the World (Kingda Ka’s massive hill) to bring us an insane drop ride that’s 415 feet tall. Riders will be launched up the tower, pause to check out the view, and then plummet back to Earth.
Adding Zumanjaro drop is a smart move for a number of reasons. Great Adventure can now boast two meaningful World record-setting rides. And I’d imagine that using Kingda Ka’s existing structure cuts down on costs substantially. The press release mentions a blast to the top, but they also mention it taking 30 seconds. So that might not be as extreme a take off as it may sound. Regardless, it’ll be an exciting way to take in the view as you leave the ground. And that 400-foot drop is going to be unreal.