Six Flags ‘Tops Off’ Jersey Devil Track Construction (Video)
Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson is getting closer to the completion of its brand new Jersey Devil coaster, with the completed track topped off at 130 feet.
Iron workers from TCN & Co, the ride’s erection company which is based in Marlton, along with the ride’s manufacturer and Six Flags project supervisor, signed the final piece of orange steel before it ascended to its final resting place atop the extreme, 87-degree, vertical drop.
The 13-story Jersey Devil coaster–named for Jersey folklore– will reach 58 mph speeds, which will “soar single file through the dark and foreboding woods over 3,000 feet of track,” with three dramatic inversions, according to a release. Additionally, four “devilishly-designed trains” that feature an inline style, will seat riders low and single file while straddling the smooth, I-beam track.
Key features ofthe Jersey Devil Coaster include:
· 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;
· 3,000 feet of soaring, single-rail, I-beam track;
· Tension-building ascent up a towering, 130-foot lift hill;
· Flying at speeds up to 58 mph;
· Intense elements including a steep 87-degree first drop and overbank cutback; and
· Three dramatic inversions including a 180-degree stall, raven dive, and zero-gravity roll.
For more information, visit www.sixflags.com/greatadventure