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Kingda Ka Is The Best Roller Coaster Ever

It’s now amusement park season and I’m all fired up about it.  Not that I’ll be going to a park anytime soon, but I’m still excited about the thought of going to one.

That being said, the best rollercoaster I ever went on was Kingda-Ka at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey.

This thrill ride is the fastest and tallest roller coaster in the world.   It goes from 0 to 128 mph in 3.5 seconds and catapults you 456 feet in the air (that’s 45 stories for those “big city” types).

You start off on a straightaway which leads into the biggest hill climb in thrill ride history.  When the car finally takes off, you’re pulling 1.67 G’s in 3 1/2 seconds.  I dont’ even know what that means – but 1.67 G’s just sounds impressive.

At the end of the launch track, the train climbs the hill and twists 90 degrees to the left before reaching a height of 456 feet.  And then you go down the other side – 418 feet straight down that is.

After that, there’s another hill (this one is ONLY 129 feet) which produces a moment of weightlessness before being smoothly brought to a stop by the magnetic brakes.

Finally, the train enters the station. The ride lasts 28 seconds from the start of the launch to the end of the brake run, but has an official ride time of 59 seconds.

Enjoy the ride!

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