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Kingda Ka at Six Flags Great Adventure

Key information

User rating:
Your rating: None Average: 3.7 (98 votes)

Park:

Land:
The Golden Kingdom

Type:
Roller coaster

Opening Date:
May 21, 2005

Height:
456 feet

Length:
3118 feet

Maximum speed:
128 mph

Manufacturer:
Intamin

Model:
Accelerator Coaster

Minimum height:
54 inches

Kingda Ka opened in 2005, becoming the tallest and fastest roller coaster in the world (it remains the tallest). It uses a hydraluic engine to launch trains up to a top speed of 128 miles per hour in just 3.5 seconds, with the track topping out at 456 feet.

Very similar to Top Thrill Dragster at Cedar Point (which opened two years earlier), Kingda Ka features a basic circuit that consists of little more than the launch ramp and a tower. However, it does pack in an extra "airtime" hill at the end.

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Upcoming refurbishments, rehabs and closures

We are not aware of any scheduled refurbishment periods for Kingda Ka. Do you know of any upcoming "rehabs" that we're missing? If so - please contact us so that we can keep the list up-to-date.

Photos of Kingda Ka

Reviews of Kingda Ka:

TTD big brother does not disappoint
Submitted by sirusstest
on Thursday, September 05, 2013 05:40

First, danger, anywhere you sit, it is going to be hard to keep your eyes open during the launch.... (imagine sticking your head outside with window when going 60 MPH, then think about what it must be like to double that and more, now you are thinking Kingda Ka....)

When I got a chance to visit the park during Kingda Ka's first year, I was not going to leave without a front row ride of the world's newest, tallest coaster.

When I sat in the front looking up the coaster's climb, it reminded me a lot of Top Thrill Dragster at Cedar Point for obvious reasons. However, this ride added a needed element with the second large hill that allows the coaster to slow down with a climb and a brake section on the downhill side.

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