Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey is currently installing the world's tallest drop tower, Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom, which will stand at an incredible 415-feet-tall.
The drop tower will be mounted to the same tower that already hosts Kingda Ka, the world's tallest roller coaster. After carrying guests to the dizzying heights at the top, it will send them plummeting back towards the ground below at 90 miles per hour. Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom will steal the height record from Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom at sister park Six Flags Magic Mountain.
The park has released several construction images over the past few months, showing progress on the installation of this extraordinary ride. The first, below, dates back to the end of January and shows support guide wires beginning to show up on the face of Kingda Ka.
The next photo, posted earlier this week, shows that the Kingda Ka tower has been strengthened with additional supports in preparation for the installation of the drop towers. In the foreground of the image are orange-colored pieces of Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom itself, ready to be installed.
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.
No firm opening date has been confirmed for Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom by Six Flags Great Adventure as yet.
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