RMC Raptor “Jersey Devil Coaster” Coming to Six Flags Great Adventure in 2020
After weeks of cryptic social media teases and speculation, we now know what Six Flags Great Adventure’s adding for 2020: Jersey Devil Coaster, the tallest, fastest and longest single-rail roller coaster in the world.
The park teased Jersey Devil coaster for weeks, featuring six clues and two bonus clues. Each of the “regular” clues had a highlighted letter that when unscrambled spelled “RMC YES” or “YES, RMC.”
Your final fix, here’s clue #6! ? pic.twitter.com/KQ0TMKFyHK
— Great Adventure (@SFGrAdventure) August 28, 2019
Jersey Devil will be the tallest, fastest and longest single-rail coaster, with a height of 130′, speed of 58mph, and track length of more than 3,000 feet. It joins Wonder Woman Golden Lasso at Six Flags Fiesta Texas as RMC Raptor coasters in the Six Flags Family. The previous two RMC “raptor” coasters are mirror images (the other being RailBlazer at California’s Great America), so this is the first unique raptor coaster. It’s also MUCH longer than the previous two, which are only 1,800 feet long. It’s also a little taller and a little faster than them
The coaster gets its name from a bit of local legend: In Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia folklore, the legendary creature said to inhabit the Pine Barrens of South Jersey. The creature is often described as a flying biped with hooves, but there are many variations.
In addition to three “intense” coaster elements, which include the 87-degree first drop, “Raven Dive,” and overbank cutback, Jersey Devil Coaster will also feature two inversions: a 180-degree stall and zero-G roll.
Take a virtual ride on Jersey Devil Coaster with the video below!
Jersey Devil Coaster will be Six Flags Great Adventure’s 14th roller coaster. It will open at Six Flags Great Adventure in 2020, although no more specific timeline exists yet. For more information, visit the park’s website, and follow the park on social media: Facebook | Twitter. And you can see all of the Six Flags announcements for 2020 here. Which are you most excited about?