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Kingda Ka

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Identification

Kingda Ka
216472

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Structure in General

roller coaster
existing [completed]

Usages

amusement

Facts

  • Kingda Ka, at 456 feet with speeds of 128 mph in 3.5 seconds, is the world's tallest and fastest roller coaster.
  • The coaster was temporarily closed in July 2005 because of a minor technical problem (a loose bolt).
  • Topped out in March 2005.
  • The camelback hill is 129 feet high.
  • The rollercoaster is 3,818 feet long.
  • The ride has a 418 foot drop from the main tower.
  • The cars are propelled by a hydraulic system and use magnets for braking.
  • After 10 months of testing the ride was open to the public in May 2005.

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Location

Six Flags Great Adventure
08527
Jackson Township
New Jersey
U.S.A.

Technical Data

138.99 m
2004
2005

Involved Companies

Intamin AG

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