Jersey Devil, world’s tallest single-rail roller coaster, opens

Gisela Steep

(CNN) — Riders are at the top rated of a 130-foot fall. They’re about to plunge practically 60 mph. Now’s a fantastic time to inquire: “What in the devil are they wondering?” These coaster lovers — “daredevils” if you will — are willing riders on the Jersey Satan Coaster, which […]

(CNN) — Riders are at the top rated of a 130-foot fall. They’re about to plunge practically 60 mph. Now’s a fantastic time to inquire: “What in the devil are they wondering?”

These coaster lovers — “daredevils” if you will — are willing riders on the Jersey Satan Coaster, which debuted to the public on Sunday, June 13, at Six Flags Terrific Adventure in central New Jersey.

The park suggests it can be “the world’s tallest, swiftest, and longest one rail coaster. … Towering 13 stories substantial, the coaster requires riders above 3,000 toes of track.”

1st drop is a genuine doozy

Six Flags has posted a 1:11 minute movie of the experience on its Twitter account.

The ride is a “singular” knowledge. Unlike most coasters where you share the experience side-by-aspect, people on the Jersey Satan are seated minimal and in solitary file. Every single coach retains 12 passengers.

The Satan implies small business, way too. Straight out of the station, the coaster immediately commences its fast ascent. It crests the to start with hill with gorgeous views of the park and New Jersey countryside. But you have to consider it in quick. This coaster won’t linger at the best at all.

And that very first drop is a serious doozy. The park states it is 87 degrees steep.

Within just seconds of the drop, you might be by now again up the next hill and staying thrown into a brain-bending series of inversions, twists and more hills as the single keep track of snakes in and out of by itself.

Dazzling, most important colors dominate. The coaster cars and trucks are deep purple, and the one observe is an orange-yellow.

Riders get their thrill on the Jersey Devil Coaster at Six Flags Wonderful Adventure on a June 10, 2021, preview day. The coaster characteristics a single-rail, I-beam keep track of.

Thomas P. Costello/Asbury Park Push/Imagn Articles Providers, LLC

A number of Jersey Devil stats

— Max velocity is 58 mph (93 kph)

— It can be 13 tales large with the 130-foot first fall

— It handles much more than 3,000 toes (915 meters)

— It presents “three dramatic inversions like a 180-diploma stall, raven dive and zero-gravity roll.”

How did 6 Flags come up with the wicked title?

“Jersey Satan folklore has been a resource of dread and intrigue here in the Pine Barrens for extra than 200 years. We’ll immerse riders in this legendary piece of New Jersey heritage on our monstrous, new scream device,” claimed Great Adventure President John Winkler, in accordance to the Staten Island Progress.

Rider assessment

“It is just so distinctive than every other attraction listed here,” claimed Taylor Bybee on the online video as the trip concludes.

“I thoroughly savored it,” Bybee informed CNN Travel on the night of June 14. “I feel we bought 6 or seven rides on it.”

It is a lot more than an interesting style and engineering actuality that the Jersey Devil is a uncommon solitary-rail coaster, Bybee claimed. It impacts the overall trip practical experience.

“One rail will allow the journey to consider tighter maneuvers that you could not do with a classic roller coaster. You just have a person seat across — it means you have a lesser radius to rotate all around,” he explained.

“This ride experience is a lot crazier. It can be very dynamic — you go from just one element to the following with no too significantly time to get a crack.”

Bybee stated it’s a incredibly clean trip with unique sensations depending on whether you might be up front or back.

The spotlight of the trip for Bybee? The Zero-G stall. He claimed it flips you upside down and retains you upside down briefly. Although you can expect to find that on other coasters, “this one did it quite very well.”

World’s tallest coaster period

The Jersey Devil is tall — but it only helps make the world’s report as the tallest single-rail attraction. It is dwarfed by the world’s tallest coaster all round.

That coaster is the Kingda Ka. It goes up to a hold-on to-your-tummy peak of 456 feet (139 meters) and reaches a leading speed of 128 mph (206 kph). It can be also found at Six Flags Excellent Journey in New Jersey.

Photograph credit best picture: Thomas P. Costello/Asbury Park Push/Imagn Articles Services, LLC

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