Six Flags announces opening day for record-setting Jersey Devil Coaster
Sunday may be The Lord’s Day. But this Sunday, it’s also the birthday for a devilish rollercoaster.
The coaster, which will be the world’s tallest, fastest and longest single-rail coaster, is red and features a devil’s head at the front of each 12-person train. It is named for the fictional Jersey Devil, which legend says lives the Pinelands.
“Jersey Devil folklore has been a source of fear and intrigue here in the Pine Barrens for more than 200 years. We’ll immerse riders in this iconic piece of New Jersey history on our monstrous, new scream machine,” said Six Flags Great Adventure President John Winkler in a press release. “Jersey Devil Coaster is the perfect addition to our unrivaled collection of award-winning, innovative, and thrilling roller coasters.”
The Jersey Devil Coaster features 3,000 feet of single-rail track and reaches speeds of up to 58 mph. It will boast a 130-foot lift hill, an 87-degree first drop and three inversions — what park officials describe as a 180-degree stall, a raven dive and a zero-gravity roll. The coaster was announced in 2019 and set to open in 2020, but the COVID-19 crisis slowed down construction.
Six Flags Members and Season Pass holders will be able to preview the ride on June 11 and 12 before the grand opening.
The number 13 isn’t just unlucky, it has major significance for the ride. Jersey Devil Coaster is 13 stories tall. It’s the 13th coaster at Six Flags. The Jersey Devil was said to be the cursed 13th child of Mother Leeds. The Jersey Devil head is the 13th passenger on every train. And the ride opens on June 13.
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June 10, 2021 at 04:01PM