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World’s Longest, Tallest & Fastest Single-Rail Coaster Will Open Near NYC This Weekend

By Claire Leaden

World’s Longest, Tallest & Fastest Single-Rail Coaster Will Open Near NYC This Weekend

Attention thrill seekers: you don’t want to miss out on this one!

Six Flags Great Adventure, located just over an hour from NYC in neighboring New Jersey, is debuting their newest roller coaster Sunday, June 13…and it will break THREE World Records in the process!

Called the “Jersey Devil,” the colossal coaster will top out at 13 stories, speed along at up to 58mph, and carry riders over 3,000 feet of track.

It was originally supposed to open in the summer of 2020, but like most things, got pushed back due to COVID-19. Now, it will finally debut to the public this weekend!

Courtesy Six Flags

“Six Flags Great Adventure is home to the best and most innovative roller coasters on the planet, and we are thrilled to expand our unrivaled collection with the Jersey Devil Coaster,” said Park President John Winkler in a press release. “Jersey Devil folklore has been a source of fear and intrigue here in the Pine Barrens for more than 200 years, and this iconic piece of New Jersey history inspired the design for this monstrous scream machine.”

Courtesy Six Flags

Some other insane features? The coaster has:

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  • Four sleek trains of 12 passengers each, sitting low and inline style (one rider per row) with their legs straddling either side of the monorail track;
  • A tension-building ascent up a towering, 130-foot lift hill;
  • Three intense elements including a steep 87-degree first drop, raven dive and overbank cutback; and
  • Two dramatic inversions including a 180-degree stall and zero-gravity roll.

You can see it exactly what it’s like to ride here:

Pretty wild! You can grab tickets on their website here.

featured image source: Six Flags 

Looking for more amazing nearby roller coasters? The country’s longest mountain coaster just opened in upstate New York this year too, and Coney Island just made its biggest investment ever in a new roller coaster to debut this summer!
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