State Officials Reviewing Six Flags Great Adventure’s ‘Drop Of Doom’
JACKSON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – State inspectors are still reviewing paperwork required for Six Flags Great Adventure to open what it calls the world’s tallest and fastest drop ride.
A media preview of Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom was cancelled Wednesday as the state hadn’t yet granted it an operating permit.
“Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom is a very complex, innovative ride, and the state’s review of documentation is still underway,” the park said in a statement.
Riders will be hoisted 415 feet in the air and dropped back to the ground at 90 mph. Adding to the thrill: The park’s Kingda Ka roller coaster trains will hurl toward riders on Zumanjaro at speeds of up to 128 mph.
The three, 41-story towers will feature gondolas for eight riders.
“Zumanjaro solidifies Six Flags Great Adventure’s dominance as the Northeast’s thrill capital,” park president John Fitzgerald said last year.
A spokeswoman for the Department of Community Affairs would not say whether the ride will be approved for a planned July 4 opening. She says the agency is working with the park on final details.
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