Kingda Ka - six flags great adventure - new jersey
July 22, 2008 4:20pm CST
Has anyone gone on Kingda Ka in any six flags great adventure theme parks? I have for the first time on Sunday. Last year I didn't want to even attempt it. I love roller coasters and always have but in recent years I have become more weary about going on them. This particular roller coaster is the tallest and fastest in the WORLD! It is launched from 0 to 128 mph in 3.5 seconds!!!!!! It reaches 456 feet and at the end of the launch track, the train climbs the main tower, twisting 90 degrees to the left before reaching a height of 456 feet. The train then descends 418 feet straight down through a 270-degree spiral. Finally, the train climbs the second, 129 foot hill, producing a moment of weightlessness before being smoothly brought to a stop by the magnetic brakes. The train then makes a U-turn and enters the station. The ride lasts 28 seconds from the start of the launch to the end of the brake run, but has an "official" ride time of 50.6 seconds. It was unbelievable everything happened so fast that I didn't even have time to think about being scared. Has anyone else gone on this? If not, would you? What are your favorite roller coasters?
24 Jul 08
We have one similar to this in the UK called stealth and it is half the size of Kingda Ka and only gets upt to 80mph so no I probably wouldn't ride this! I love theme parks also and do plan to go to Six flags one day but I don't think I could get myself on this! x