JACKSON, N.J. (WITI) -- It's one of the newest attractions at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey -- and it may very well separate the men from the boys.
The attraction in question is called "Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom" and it's touted as the world’s tallest drop ride. Riders strap in and are shuttled to a height of 415 feet before plummeting to the ground at a wicked 90 m.p.h.
“First, your eight-person gondola will blast to the top of the 415-foot structure in approximately 30 seconds. You’ll pause for a moment to check out the aerial view of the park and anticipate the rapid heart-racing plummet coming up next. Everything soon becomes a blur as gravity pulls your gondola downwards at 90 miles per hour, reaching ground level again in less than 10 seconds — before you even have time to scream.”
The gondolas carry riders straight up the face of “Kingda Ka,” a record-breaking roller coaster that reaches speeds of 128 miles per hour.
The park said the attraction will open in 2014, however no specific date was provided.