41-Story Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom Opens at Six Flags Great Adventure
I wouldn’t get on this thing if someone paid me, but the thrill seekers among you may be interested to know that Six Flags Great Adventure is officially opening the 41-story Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom to the public this weekend. Here’s what you’re in for:
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.
As you rise and fall along the vertical track, the Kingda Ka [roller coaster] steel trains will be thundering around the track at 128 miles per hour at the same time.
Still not shaking in your boots? You’re a crazy person. Photos below.