Six Flags Great Adventure will open a record-breaking new freefall drop tower in 2014, with Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom to be mounted to the Kingda Ka's roller coaster's tower.
The attraction will lift riders to some 415 feet in the air, before sending them plummeting back towards the ground below at 90 miles per hour. Three separate drop rides will be installed, each capable of holding up to 8 riders at a time. To increase capacity, the gondolas will be blasted to the top of the tower in just 30 seconds.
Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom will steal the height record from Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom at sister park Six Flags Magic Mountain.
Meanwhile, Six Flags Great Adventure has confirmed that it will close Rolling Thunder permanently on September 8, 2013. The racing wooden coaster features two similar circuits and opened in 1979, in time for the park's fifth anniversary celebrations.
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