Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Kingda Ka's New Look for Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom

© Six Flags Great Adventure

The support tower for Kinga Ka at Six Flags Great Adventure is looking a little beefier these days, and that's all in preparation for the world's tallest free fall, Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom, to be added to the structure.  The park released the above photo of the work site, and you can see the large supports that have been added to the tower on the left side of the image.

In the foreground are the actual pieces of Zumanjaro, orange colored and ready to be set in place on the tower.

© Six Flags Great Adventure
When complete Zumanjaro will lift riders, eight per car, up to 415 feet above the ground and then drop them at an amazing 90 miles per hour.  Since Zumanjaro is being added to the existing structure of Kingda Ka, that also means that the coaster will rocket up and over Zumanjaro riders, creating an exciting interaction between the two rides.

© Six Flags Great Adventure
There will be three tracks on Zumanjaro, shown here in some concept art from Six Flags Great Adventure.  The park is planning an opening date of Spring, 2014, for Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom.