They build the largest roller coaster in the world 1:01
People are at the top of a 40-meter drop.
They are about to fall at almost 100 km / h.
This is a good time to ask yourself, "What the hell are they thinking?"
These roller coaster enthusiasts, or “daredevils,” are volunteers for the Jersey Devil Coaster attraction, which opened to the public on Sunday, June 13 at Six Flags Great Adventure in central New Jersey.
The park says it is "the tallest, fastest and longest monorail roller coaster in the world… At 13 stories high, the roller coaster takes riders across a 914 meter track."
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The first fall is a real wonder
Six Flags posted a 1:11 minute video of the attraction on their Twitter account.
Attraction is a "singular" experience.
Unlike most side-to-side roller coasters, the people at the Jersey Devil sit in single file.
Each train has capacity for 12 passengers.
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The roller coaster "Devil" does not beat around the bush.
As soon as he leaves the station, a rapid ascent begins immediately.
Overcome the first hill with great views of the park and the New Jersey countryside.
But you have to assimilate it quickly.
This roller coaster doesn't stop at the top for nothing.
And the first fall is a true wonder.
The park says it has an 87 degree incline.
Within seconds of the drop, you're already climbing the next hill and being thrown into a mind-blowing series of twists and more hills as the single track snakes its way.
Primary and bright colors predominate.
The coaster cars are deep red and the single track is orange-yellow.
Riders have fun on the Jersey Devil Coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure on June 10, 2021. The roller coaster features a single-rail track and an I-beam.
Credit: Thomas P. Costello / Asbury Park Press / Imagn Content Services, LLC
Some facts about the Jersey Devil roller coaster
The park put up the last piece of the track in January and shared some of the roller coaster's features:
The maximum speed is 93 km / h
It is 13 stories high with the first drop of 39.6 meters
It extends for more than 915 meters
It offers "three dramatic reversals including a 180-degree drop, a raven drop, and a zero-gravity spin."
How did Six Flags come up with the evil name?
“Jersey Devil folklore has been a source of fear and intrigue here in the Pine Barrens for over 200 years.
We are going to introduce guests to an iconic piece of New Jersey history in our monstrous new screaming machine, ”Great Adventure President John Winkler said, according to the Staten Island Advance newspaper.
A group from the YouTube channel Coaster Studios attended the park's media / VIP preview to record their walk and give their critiques.
"It's so different from all the other attractions here," says Taylor Bybee in the video at the conclusion of the attraction.
"I really enjoyed it," Bybee told CNN Travel on June 14.
"I think we took six or seven rides on it."
According to Bybee, the fact that the Jersey Devil is a single-rail coaster is more than just an interesting design and engineering fact.
It affects the entire attraction experience.
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“The single rail allows the ride to perform tighter maneuvers that could not be done on a traditional roller coaster.
You only have one seat across, which means you have a smaller radius to turn, ”he said.
“The experience of this attraction is much more crazy.
It is very dynamic: you go from one element to another without having too much time to rest.
Bybee said it is a very smooth ride, with different sensations depending on whether you are in front or behind.
The best thing about the attraction for Bybee?
The Zero-G position.
Bybee describes turning you over and holding you upside down briefly.
While you'll find that on other roller coasters, "this one did very well."
The tallest roller coaster in the world period
The Jersey Devil is tall, but its world record is for being the tallest single rail ride.
It actually looks small compared to the tallest roller coaster in the world.
That roller coaster is the Kingda Ka.
It reaches a height of 139 meters and reaches a top speed of 206 km / h.
It is also found at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey.
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