Zumanjaro topped off at Six Flags Great Adventure

Posted Thursday, April 3, 2014 9:00 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The final track piece of the 41-story Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom — which will send riders back to earth at 90 mph — was locked into position at Jackson's Six Flags Great Adventure on Tuesday.

Read more from The New York Daily News.

Thursday, April 3, 2014 10:53 AM

This may have already been covered, but I thought the state of NJ or at least SFGrAdv wasn't allowing people in the infield area after Ka's "incident"? I know they rearranged queues, and the viewing areas were eliminated.

For some reason, I thought this was going on the other side of the tower.

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Thursday, April 3, 2014 12:30 PM

But that would be at the pointy part, and the view would be of the safari and the non existent hotel.

And your concern echoes Bunky's question from the other thread. Maybe they plan to tunnel enclose the coaster.

:-)

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Thursday, April 3, 2014 1:14 PM

Josh, we were allowed in the infield of Ka during the ROTB event in September..while Ka was running.

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Thursday, April 3, 2014 2:59 PM

I thought it was going on the other side of the tower, too.

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Thursday, April 3, 2014 6:26 PM

Mike Gallagher said:
Josh, we were allowed in the infield of Ka during the ROTB event in September..while Ka was running.

With no hard hats.

Looking at further renderings, they do have some sort of small overhang over the ride carriage. I am guessing they'll have a roof or netting over the loading area as well.

With the shape of the tower, I don't know how they could put the ride on the other side of Ka. However, I am not an engineer, so...

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Thursday, April 3, 2014 8:20 PM

If I was walking alongside Ka's launch track, I'd opt for a suit of armor over a hard hat...

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Thursday, April 3, 2014 8:23 PM

Is anybody sure that any of the queue will be near the launch track? It could route you behind and then into the infield.

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Thursday, April 3, 2014 9:12 PM

The queue is to the right of Kingda Ka and the exit path will go through the Kingda Ka ride area. There is a drawing of it on the park map that can be seen here:

http://www.greatadventurehistory.com/Forums/index.php?showtopic=3991

Last edited by YoshiFan, Thursday, April 3, 2014 9:13 PM
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Friday, April 4, 2014 11:29 AM

From what I know about working at Paddlewheel Excursions at CP, as long as the drop ride's queue is on the launch side of the tower and not the drop side, people should be okay. Phones and loose objects tend to fall out of rider's pockets and hands at the crest the top and the as they travel down the drop.

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Friday, April 4, 2014 2:28 PM

Trav, I'm not conerned about falling objects, more about whipping snapped launch cables...I think I'm likely not the only one.

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Friday, April 4, 2014 4:15 PM

When thinking about Intamin, I should be thinking about how much fun my very first ride on Millennium Force was, or the time I had one of the best coaster rides of my life in the front seat of Wicked Twister in a downpour, complete with a launch directly up into a waterfall. Instead, I imagine the terror seen in the Knott's Berry Farm accident video, in which a father and son received bodily harm and feared for their lives. Or the Louisville Hellivator accident, which makes me imagine what burning flesh from a limb severed by a tightening looped cable smells like.

Thanks Intamin for your contribution to my insanity. :D

Oh, but I will be riding this new drop ride this summer. lol

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Friday, April 4, 2014 6:21 PM

^ Looking for the down vote button on here but can't find it.

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Saturday, April 5, 2014 7:40 PM

rollergator said:
Trav, I'm not conerned about falling objects, more about whipping snapped launch cables...I think I'm likely not the only one.

I am scared of that every time I ride launched rides from Intamin. It is irrational considering that even with their track record being subpar (when comparing them to other coaster firms like B&M), it is still so unlikely to actually happen. It just is still always there in the back of my head.

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