JACKSON - A new ride at Six Flags Great Adventure is expected to bring big screams from thrill seekers this season.
The final track pieces will be installed today on the all-new 41-story Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom.
“Zumanjaro will hoist riders 415 feet into the sky and rocket them back to Earth at 90 mph while Kingda Ka trains launch right toward them at speeds of up to 128 mph,” according to the park’s description of the ride. “Riders will pause for a few terrifying moments 41 stories in the air—even higher than London’s Big Ben and twice as tall as the Statue of Liberty—allowing them to catch a glimpse of the skyscrapers in Philadelphia 52 miles to the south before gravity plunges them back to ground level in less than 10 seconds.”
Six Flags officials say construction crews will now focus on adding three gondolas that will take riders to the top of the tower, installing the lift mechanism and ride controls. The ride will then undergo extensive testing, inspections and certification before the first passengers board it later this spring.
The ride is expected to be ready for a Memorial Day weekend opening.