This Terrifying Cryptid Inspired Six Flags Fastest, Tallest Roller Coaster

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The Six Flags Great Adventure amusement park in Jackson, N.J. is building the world’s longest, tallest, and fastest single-rail roller coaster, and the legend of the Jersey Devil inspired it!

Coming in 2020, the hellbound Jersey Devil Coaster will reach 58 MPH across over 3,000 feet of track. This devilish roller coaster is not for the faint of heart, featuring:

  • an 87-degree first drop off a 130-foot hill
  • a 180-degree stall
  • a zero g-roll
  • a raven dive
  • an overbank cutback.

Take a virtual ride via Six Flags’ ride simulator below:

It’s terrifying, isn’t it? It should be, especially considering the name.

The Jersey Devil is one of the most barbaric cryptids ever reported. If the age-old tales are true, Mother Leeds’s thirteenth child, the Jersey Devil, brutally tore her apart after morphing into a devil-like creature immediately following childbirth. It didn’t stop with Mother Leeds, though. The Jersey Devil killed Mother Leeds’s husband, midwives, and half her 12 other children. It might still lurk around the Pine Barrens region of New Jersey. Listen closely enough, and riders might hear its horrifying, high-pitched screech over the rattle of the roller coaster’s tracks.

For more about the Jersey Devil’s origin story, visit our List of Cryptids.

“Six Flags Great Adventure is home to the best and most innovative roller coasters on the planet. We are thrilled to expand our unrivaled collection with the Jersey Devil Coaster,” said John Winkler, the park president. “Jersey Devil folklore has been a source of fear and intrigue here in the Pine Barrens for more than 200 years, and this iconic piece of New Jersey history inspired the design for this monstrous scream machine.”

Six Flags recently provided an update on the Jersey Devil Coaster’s construction.

On November 13, 2019, the crew officially broke ground for the new roller coaster. Follow along with the crew on Six Flags’ YouTube channel.

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