New Jersey, New York City, Six Flags Great Adventure, August 2008
Anke, Thomas and Björn are in town. And as usual I try to be a good guide and I try to find something I haven't done before. As it seems, both objectives have been met.
Arrival Day. As ususal I do some little teaser. In this case the speed boat ride into the NY harbor. Weather is dry and warm
Sightseeing in Manhattan on a Sunday. Weather is great and we do the standard program
Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ is a big amusement park with 13 roller coasters. One of them - Kingda Ka - claims to be the fastest and tallest in the world. Lauren, wife of a co-worker joins us for the day. Anke, Thomas and Björn are rather hestiant but change their mind to some degree during the day. For Lauren and myself the big rides are on target.
|Height||456 ft (139 m)|
|Drop||418 ft (127 m)|
|Length||3,118 ft (950 m)|
|Max speed||128 mph (206 km/h)|
|Acceleration||0 to 128 mph (0 to 206 km/h) in 3.5 seconds|
|Max g-force||approx. 4-5|
Unbelievable. The acceleration is great, the near stop at the top is great, the drop with the twist is great.
Thomas tried to make a video and I found some more interesting stuff at YouTube
You are hanging in your seat facing forward. It's getting weird during one inward looping where you are actually on your back.
1. Kingda Ka
2. El Toro
Well, there is a two weeks break in between where the three took a big tour to Chicago, Niagara Falls and Boston. Then they came back.
Some action. We try Jet Skiing at Seaside Park
Departure day and time for some nature and some final views. We go to Bear Mountain