Zumanjaro Drop - Worlds Tallest Drop Ride - Six Flags Great AdventureLast 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.

Here’s a teaser video of Zumanjaro Drop of Doom at Six Flags Great Adventure:

Two World Record Holders in One

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.

What’s your take? Leave a comment below.

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3 Responses

  1. DRU

    I think it will be cool to see Ka’s trains going around you but the capacity looks terrible.
    I am spoiled by the huge capacity of King’s Dominion’s Drop tower.

  2. Nick Glaab

    This is pretty cool. Building on the support tower for Kingda Ka is a good idea, saves costs, does not displace any existing rides and it is just plain cool to have the world’s tallest coaster go zooming by while on the tallest drop tower.

  3. Marcia

    Looks extremely cool to me! If I have my way, I hope I can go to Great Adventure and ride it in 2014 sometime.;) (Now to convince my family to go up there…)

    Now for the goofy math I figured out: 400 / 30 = 13.333 (If I did it right, that means it’s about 13 or so feet per second. I guess that means it’s a fast takeoff, but not a ‘launch’…I think.:))


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