KY’S COASTER SPOTLIGHT: The Jersey Devil Coaster – 7 Things You Need To Know!

This summer will bring you the Jersey Devil Coaster – coming to Six Flags Great Adventure! Here are 7 things you need to know about this exciting new ride!

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Are you ready for the world’s tallest, fastest, longest single rail coaster?! Well for all of your coaster-phanatics out there, this summer will bring you the Jersey Devil Coaster – coming to Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey! Here are 7 things you need to know about this exciting new ride!


Don’t miss your daily boost of Good Vibes and roller coasters! Follow The Vibe With Ky on Instagram (@TheVibeWithKy) for your daily dose of positive energy and thrill rides!


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Jersey Devil Coaster - Six Flags Great Adventure
Jersey Devil Coaster – Six Flags Great Adventure

1 – THE RIDE STATS

This new coaster was announced by Six Flags back in August, and ever since then, the anticipation has been quite high. Let’s take a look at some of the stats:

  • Coaster Name: Jersey Devil Coaster
  • Location: Six Flags Great Adventure – Jackson, New Jersey
  • Manufacturer: Rocky Mountain Construction
  • Model: Raptor Track
  • Ride Length: 3,000 ft.
  • Ride Height: 130 ft.
  • Ride Speed: 58 mph
  • Number of Inversions: 3
  • Vertical Angle: 87 degrees
  • Elements Featured:
    • Chain Lift Hill
    • Dive Loop
    • Zero-G Stall
    • Zero-G Roll

Jersey Devil Coaster - Six Flags Great Adventure
Jersey Devil Coaster – Six Flags Great Adventure

2 – WHAT MAKES THE RIDE SPECIAL

This coaster will stand out from the rest as soon as you see it. Why? Well, the ride will have four trains that seat 12 passengers each. The kicker? Well, each rider will sit single-file style throughout the ride. Aka, you’re on your own during this journey. No turning to the person next to you for comfort… it’s just you in your own row.

The coaster is manufactured by Rocky Mountain Construction, or RMC as they’re known in the coaster world. They call this style of track “Raptor Track”.

Currently, there are two other RMC coasters in the United States that utilize this Raptor Track, both of which are much smaller and more compact than the version coming to Great Adventure. If you’re interested in seeing this Raptor Track-style coaster, check out RailBlazer at California’s Great America and Wonder Woman Golden Lasso Coaster at Six Flags Fiesta Texas.

RailBlazer at California’s Great America
Wonder Woman Golden Lasso Coaster at Six Flags Fiesta Texas

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Jersey Devil Coaster - Six Flags Great Adventure
Jersey Devil Coaster – Six Flags Great Adventure

3 – THE RIDE’S THEME

The ride is themed after the Jersey Devil folklore, a tale that has bewildered and haunted New Jersey. This devil-like creature is said to haunt the Pine Barrens of New Jersey ever since the 18th century. The coaster’s trains will be fully themed to the devil himself.


Jersey Devil Coaster - Six Flags Great Adventure
Jersey Devil Coaster – Six Flags Great Adventure

4 – THE HEIGHT REQUIREMENT

Most major roller coasters at the park boast a 54-inch height requirement in order to ride. The Jersey Devil Coaster, however, only requires you to be 48-inches to ride. Good news for those young ones who aren’t tall enough for Nitro, El Toro, Kingda Ka, or some of the other major coasters at the park.


Jersey Devil Coaster - Six Flags Great Adventure
Jersey Devil Coaster – Six Flags Great Adventure

5 – THE RIDE’S LOCATION

The ride will be located back behind Nitro, in a newly developed/renovated area that used to house some old school Great Adventure rides. This area of the park where the ride is being built hasn’t had much action is over two decades, so props to Great Adventure for giving the area behind Nitro some love!


Jersey Devil Coaster - Six Flags Great Adventure
Jersey Devil Coaster – Six Flags Great Adventure

6 – THE OPENING DAY!

The main question people have been asking is when the ride will be open. While the park is mum on an exact date at the moment, understandably so since the ride is still in the process of being constructed, typically Great Adventure likes to open their major coaster in mid-to-late May, barring any major setbacks. I wouldn’t expect this to be any different for this ride.

If you’re interested in following the construction process of this ride, you can follow the park’s Instagram @sfgradventure, or you can follow my good friend on IG @insidegadv … he gets ALL of the inside scoop!


7 – Take A Virtual Ride!

Okay, so the ride doesn’t open until the summer, but you can take a virtual spin now! Buckle up!


Don’t miss your daily boost of Good Vibes and roller coasters! Follow The Vibe With Ky on Instagram (@TheVibeWithKy) for your daily dose of positive energy and thrill rides!


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