VIDEO: Jersey Devil Single Rail Coaster Completes First Test Run
Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey, is preparing to debut an all- new record breaking coaster this Summer. The Jersey Devil was spotted soaring through the Pine Barrens as the triple record-breaking Coaster took its first full test run Thursday afternoon.
Engineering and maintenance experts are completing extensive testing on the world’s tallest, fastest, and longest single-rail coaster. As part of load testing, the team utilizes “water people” to simulate human weight in the roller coaster trains. A water person nicknamed “Mother Leeds” captured point-of-view footage, while drones captured the momentous occasion from above.
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Towering 13 stories, and soaring at speeds up to 58 mph, Jersey Devil Coaster riders will fly single file through the dark and foreboding woods over 3,000 feet of track. The cutting-edge coaster will feature five intense elements including three dramatic inversions.
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.
Extensive ride testing, inspections, and NJ state certification will be completed before the first passengers board the ride. Park officials say they “will announce an opening date for the coaster soon“.
For tickets and more information, visit the official Six Flags website here. Go Big! Go Six Flags!
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