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KINGDA KA FACT SHEET

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September 29, 2004

Location: Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, N.J. "The Golden Kingdom" section.

Description: As the tallest and fastest roller coaster on earth, Kingda Ka will join Six Flags Great Adventure's world-renowned coaster collection. This jawdropping experience will launch riders 456 feet into the air at 128 mph.

Opening Date: Spring 2005

Typer of Coaster: Hydraulic launch coaster

Maximum Height: 456 feet

Maximum Speed: 128 mph

Stracking Up To Nitro: Nitro: 230 feet, 80 mph

Its Siblings: Great American Scream Machine: 173 feet, 68 mph; Medusa: 143 feet, 55 mph

Ride Features: A hydraulic launch rockets riders horizontally from 0 to 128 mph in 3.5 seconds, then vertically 90 degrees into a quarter turn. Riders crest the coaster's tower an exhilarating 458 feet from the ground, then plunge vertically into a 270-degree (three-quarter) spiral. The train will swoop down a valley and climb a 129-foot second hill, leaving guests feeling weightless before making a left turn back into the station.

Station Design: Dual-loading station with switch track allows four trains to load and unload simultaneously on two tracks.

Number of Trains: 4

Number of Passengers Per Train: 18

Track Length: 3,118 feet

Length of the Ride: 50.6 seconds

Safety Systems: Redundant safety system. Shoulder harness contains two locking devices- hydraulic cylinders and "check strap" that fastens into the shoulder harness. Dispatch Inhibit System ensures passengers are secured before dispatching.

Capacity - Riders Per Hour: 1,400

Peak Horsepower To Train: 7400 HP

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