SIX FLAGS MAKES HISTORY AS IT COMPLETES THE TALLEST, FASTEST ROLLER COASTER ON EARTH'S 456-FOOT TOWER

Story Summary:

Six Flags Great Adventure has just "topped off" -- placed the apex, or top piece of steel track -- the massive, 456-foot-tall tower of Kingda Ka - the tallest, fastest roller coaster on Earth. An enormous crane, towering more than 500 feet in the air, hoisted the final piece of steel track into place, completing the record-breaking roller coaster tower.

Kingda Ka will break all existing world records for speed and height. It will rocket riders horizontally from 0 to 128 miles per hour in 3.5 seconds before vertically catapulting them 456 feet (45 stories) into the air. It is the cornerstone of the new Golden Kingdom, an 11-acre mythical jungle also featuring the Temple of the Tiger show and exhibit; and Balin's Jungleland, an elaborate, new children's area.

For more information on Kingda Ka, visit www.sixflags.com/parks/greatadventure

Soundbites

  • Jeff Glinter, P.E., Kingda Ka Project Manager, Six Flags, Inc.
  • Kingda Ka construction worker

B-Roll Includes

  • **Construction Completion Footage**Roller Coaster Animation**

VIDEO PROVIDED BY: "Six Flags Great Adventure theme park"

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