Six Flags Great Adventure’s Total Mayhem Roller Coaster

Six Flags Great Adventure (Jackson, New Jersey) announced their 13th roller coaster a few days ago. In 2016, Total Mayhem will open offering one of the wildest rides on the east coast. This 4th dimension roller coaster will spin riders 360 degrees while they traverse a course including: “two beyond 90-degree raven drops and at least six weightless flips.” The ride looks to be identical...[Read More]

The Fastest Roller Coasters in the World

What are the fastest roller coasters in the World? The table below lists the 10 fastest roller coasters starting with the current record holder, Formula Rossa at Ferrari World. The 10 Fastest Roller Coasters in the World Have You Ridden One of the Fastest Roller Coasters in the World? I’ve ridden three of the roller coasters that made this list. They are Kingda Ka, Millennium Force, and Inti...[Read More]

The Tallest Roller Coasters in the World

What are the tallest roller coasters in the World? I’m kicking off Superlative Sundays with one of the most popular roller coaster records, height. The table below lists the 10 tallest roller coasters in the World from tallest to shortest. The 10 Tallest Roller Coasters in the World Have You Ridden One of the Tallest Roller Coasters in the World? I’m lucky enough to live in the United ...[Read More]

Six Flags Great Adventure to Boast World's Tallest Drop Ride

Last 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 co...[Read More]

Poll: Great Adventure Removes Rolling Thunder – Classic or Clunker?

Six Flags Great Adventure to Remove Rolling Thunder I’m still getting caught up with all of the Six Flags announcements. In the Zumanjaro Drop of Doom announcement, I noticed the mention of Rolling Thunder’s removal: To make room for the newest addition to Six Flags Great Adventure, we must bid farewell to a classic. Rolling Thunder, our classic wooden coaster, will close to the public...[Read More]

Six Flags Great Adventure Coaster Removal & Drop Tower Rumors

Last month, ScreamScape shared a rumor involving Rolling Thunder, a mega drop ride, and Kingda Ka. Rolling Thunder’s Demise & An East Coast Mega Drop Tower? Rolling Thunder is Great Adventure’s 1979 racing wooden roller coaster. It’s got to be in my top 20 roughest woodies. So, I’m not shocked to hear about it’s possible removal. Lance from ScreamScape has noted t...[Read More]

What’s the Worst Defunct Coaster You’ve Ridden?

Last week, I asked you about the best defunct roller coasters you’ve ridden. This time let’s take a look at the other side. Good Riddance! Kings Dominion’s air-powered launch coaster, Hypersonic XLC wasn’t egregiously bad, but it was overhyped, way too short, and often out of commission. For those reasons I wasn’t sad at all to see it go. Hypersonic was crammed into t...[Read More]

Bird Hits Boy While Riding Kingda Ka Roller Coaster

On Thursday, a bird hit a boy that was riding Kingda Ka at Six Flags Great Adventure. The 456 foot tall ride is currently the tallest in the World. It begins with a blistering launch of 0 to 128 mph in only 3.5 seconds. While the roller coaster, dubbed a strata coaster, is incredibly tall, the boy was struck by the bird when the train was closer to the ground. Right away, I thought of a somewhat s...[Read More]

The Voyage vs. El Toro | Roller Coaster Showdowns

They’ve been battling it out on roller coaster polls and enthusiast’s top coaster lists for years. Now Holiday World’s The Voyage and El Toro at Six Flags Great Adventure will go head-to-head in the latest installment of Roller Coaster Showdowns. Theme I like to include a ride’s theming in my showdowns because, at times, a ride’s theme can actually add a lot to the ov...[Read More]

Featured Photo #31 – The Rock Monster Makes The Difference

This is a photo of Skull Mountain at Six Flags Great Adventure. It illustrates just how much of an impact theming can make on a ride. Inside this rocky building you’ll find a pretty benign Intamin family coaster. It’s almost like an over-grown version of the neighboring Blackbeard’s Lost Treasure. RCDB calls Skull Mountain an Indoor Family Coaster, but there’s a least one c...[Read More]

Early Reviews & a POV Video – Green Lantern @ Six Flags Great Adventure

Six Flags Great Adventure’s Green Lantern-theme Stand Up Coaster Opens Last week, Great Adventure fans got their first rides on the Green Lantern. Replacing the aging and rough Great American Scream Machine, the B&M stand up was a remarkable ride in its former life as Chang at Kentucky Kingdom. During its transformation the ride received new trains and a fresh, mostly green, paint job. I...[Read More]

Featured Photo #16 – A Stand-Up Stand Out

This is a photo of one of the corkscrews towards the end of Chang at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom. I took it on my visit to the park back in 2006.  A diamond in the rough, Chang was easily the highlight of my visit. It had everything you’d want in a steel looper: height, speed, smoothness, and cool looping elements like the inclined (bent over) loop. I’ve written a lot about Chang becaus...[Read More]

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