Posted Friday, March 28, 2014 8:57 AM | Contributed by Jeff
Six Flags Great Adventure and Safari, in Jackson, N.J., will celebrate its 40th year in the upcoming season, opening April 12. The theme park will mark the anniversary with the opening of the world’s tallest drop ride and the debut of three new lion cubs. The 41-story Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom ride, is slated to open Memorial Day weekend.
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Well,... it ain't singin' mushrooms...
I'm still a little confused as to how this will work. Will they stagger launches so Ka is not overhead while riders are on Jumanji (my fellow coaster crazy chica started calling it that and I can't think of it as anything else now)? I just keep picturing the graveyard of stuff in the area of Kingda Ka's tower and how most of the phones and all were demolished. I can't figure out how they'd keep riders safe from debris falling. Some new netting over the sides? Netting or a small roof on the ride carriage?
I think I'll be visiting SFGAdv for the first time in almost a decade this year, and this will just be icing on the cake. I hope it is included with the Flashpass.
Fun Fact: In the comics, The Flash is afraid of roller coasters.
Not complaining here, I juts want to know, how will this ride do on capacity? It will already be the longest line in the park because of its newness. I don't see it being a "people eater."
On the other hand, its intimidating size might keep some people away.
Drop towers, save for the couple with ultra high capacity, usually have lines.
As a rule, Flashpass rarely covers the newest ride unless you get platinum.
This one is what, 24 per cycle? Drop Tower at KD was 40 per cycle (and less tower to climb) and when I rode it opening day there was usually a 4 or 5 cycle wait. I'm betting this thing will be well north of an hour on all but the emptiest days (or right at park opening).
If you sprint.
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