The world’s tallest, longest, and fastest single-rail roller coaster officially topped off at Six Flags Great Adventure on Monday afternoon.
The final piece of the Jersey Devil Coaster topped off at 130 feet in the sky, marking the completion of track construction of the highly-anticipated scream machine. The roller coaster is set to open at some point in 2021 — an exact opening date has yet to be announced.
Iron workers from TCN & Co, based in Marlton, New Jersey, along with the ride’s manufacturer and Six Flags project supervisor, signed the final piece of orange steel before it ascended to its final resting place atop the extreme, 87-degree, vertical drop.
Inspired by New Jersey mythology, the Jersey Devil Costers stands 13 stories tall and reaches speeds up to 58 miles per hour. Made up of four sleek trains of 12 passengers each sitting low and inline style (one rider per row) with their legs straddling either side of the monorail track, this cutting-edge coaster plans on featuring five intense elements including three dramatic inversions including a 180-degree stall, raven dive, and zero-gravity roll. The Jersey Devil will also feature a tension-building ascent up a 130-foot hill and a steep 87-degree first drop and overbank cutback.
Though the roller coaster has been topped off, the construction, maintenance, and engineering teams will shift their focus on installing the chain link mechanism that pulls the riders up the hill, installing the trains, building the ride station including a moving platform, transfer track, maintenance area and queue, installing ride controls as well as extensive testing, inspections and New Jersey certifications. All phases will be completed before the first passengers board the ride later this season.
For more information, visit www.sixflags.com/greatadventure.