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Park News - (1/21/20) In one of the more stranger lawsuits I’ve heard someone file against a theme park, a man who visited Six Flags New Jersey was in line to ride Kingda Ka. Rather than use the lockers provided to hold his cell phone… he claims that a park employee told him to hide his phone in the bamboo trees next to a smoking area.
And he did it… because, you know… we all know that the bushes next to a bunch of smokers are the best place to hide an extremely costly electric device that contains all your personal information. Yeah… sure, it will be perfectly safe, so coaster on, right?
Ok, sarcasm mode now set to <OFF>.
Long story short, the man rides and upon returning to retrieve his phone from the bamboo trees he managed to step on a sharp piece of bamboo that pieces his shoe and foot, resulting in $75,000 worth of medical expenses in addition to pain and damage that resulted in limited movement. Now a lawsuit is in place claiming that the park should have known about the “unreasonably dangerous and defective condition existing at the designated smoking area adjacent to the ‘Kingda Ka’ rollercoaster”.
While I can’t really see an employee telling a guest to hide their phone in the bushes instead of using a locker, I suppose it could have happened in a, “we’re not responsible for you leaving any loose objects anywhere if you refuse to use a locker” kind of manor. But for anyone with common sense in this day and age to think it reasonable to leave their phone in the bushes and hope no one takes it… that’s just shows questionable judgement skills to me, where he seems to take as much care with his personal property as he did in watching where he was stepping.
(12/8/19) Oh my… ready to feel the CHILL!? Brave volunteers arrived at Six Flags Great Adventure in shorts and t-shirts in the chill winter weather to take on the Polar Coaster Challenge on the park’s NITRO coaster. Factoring in the wind-chill factor, the temperature experienced by riders on the first drop was just 17º. Check out the video below to see all the action enjoyed by riders ranging from 8 to 65.
(11/11/19) Six Flags Great Adventure is apparently planning something they are calling the Polar Coaster Challenge, where they want people to come and ride Nitro on December 7th in shorts and a tank-top. If you want to participate, follow this link to read up on the official details.
(9/22/19) A reader dropped by Six Flags Great Adventure and snapped a couple of new photos of the Road Runner Railway coaster demolition site, where it looks like the whole ride is about gone a this point and just the building remaining.
2020 - Jersey Devil - (1/14/20) Six Flags Great Adventure has confirmed that the first truckload of steel for Jersey Devil has arrived at the park. You can see some photos in the Tweet below.
(12/8/19) Six Flags Great Adventure posted some new construction photos from the Jersey Devil coaster site to Twitter the other day. Check them out below.
(9/6/19) A new full POV video of the Jersey Devil was released by Six Flags Great Adventure. Check it out below.
(8/29/19) The rumors were all true and the Jersey Devil will be brought to life in the form of a brand new single-rail roller coaster from RMC. This new coaster will be the world’s tallest, fastest and longest single rail coaster standing 13-stories tall. Riders will hit speeds up to 58mph and travel over 3000 feet of track and through two inversions.
This is no clone of the chain’s first RMC single rail coaster which opened in 2018 in Texas, this is a completely different layout that is much larger and longer and spread-out compared to the prototype’s compact layout. The layout will feature an 87º first drop, a raven dive, a 180º Stall element, a zero-g-roll, and a ton of airtime hills along the way.
The trains are also much longer, allowing for greatly increased rider capacity. If the concept art is true these new trains will hold 12 riders at a time instead of just 8.