The Jersey Devil Coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure

Posted on: August 29th, 2019 by


Have you heard the tales of the Jersey Devil?


Well get ready to learn because Six Flags Great Adventure just unveiled it’s newest coaster for 2020, the Jersey Devil Coaster, a roller coaster inspired by the Jersey Devil. 


On the edge of the New Jersey Pine Barrens, Six Flags Great Adventure, the World’s Ultimate Thrill Park, today announced that a menacing coaster of legendary proportions—the tallest, fastest and longest single rail coaster—Jersey Devil Coaster, will make its world debut in 2020. Towering 13 stories, at speeds up to 58 mph, riders will soar single file through the dark and foreboding woods over 3,000 feet of track. Inspired by infamous New Jersey mythology, the cutting-edge coaster will feature five intense elements including two dramatic inversions.


Six Flags Great Adventure Jersey Devil Coaster key art


About the Jersey Devil

Legend says the Jersey Devil has haunted the Pine Barrens for centuries, soaring stealthily through the woods in the dark of night before attacking its prey. Modern-day folklore even places this beast near the theme park’s Great Lake, with its menacing, curled horns manifesting under a full moon. To learn more about the Jersey Devil check out these Jersey Devil books available on Amazon (affiliate link.)


Jersey Devil Coaster raven dive



About the Jersey Devil Coaster coming to Six Flags Great Adventure

“Six Flags Great Adventure is home to the best and most innovative roller coasters on the planet, and we are thrilled to expand our unrivaled collection with the Jersey Devil Coaster,” said Park President John Winkler. “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 Great Adventure Jersey Devil Coaster 180 degree stall image


Learn more about Six Flags Great Adventure’s newest ride, the Jersey Devil inspired roller coaster, by watching this video they shared with media today.

Watch the Six Flags Great Adventure Jersey Devil Coaster video


How tall do you have to be to ride the Jersey Devil Coaster?

Riders must be at least 48-inch tall.


When will the ride be open?

Jersey Devil Coaster will debut in the summer of 2020.


key art for the Jersey Devil Roller Coaster coming to great adventure


Where will the coaster be located?

It will be located along the lakefront near Safari Kids and Congo Rapids.


How many people can ride the coaster at one time?

This roller coaster will have four sleek trains. Each can seat 12 passengers, one per row.


Six Flags Jersey Devil Coaster wide shot


How long will the ride take?

The ride time is two minutes.


How many roller coasters does Great Adventure have?

This will mark the theme park’s 14th roller coaster.


7 Terrifying Features about the Jersey Devil Coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure

  • Riders will sit low and single file with their legs straddling either side of the monorail I-beam track.


  • It will be the longest single rail coaster with over 3,000 feet of track.


  • Tension will build as guests ascent up a towering, 13 stories, 130-foot lift hill. Thirteen stories to represent the Jersey Devil being the 13th child of Mr. and Mrs. Leeds.


  • Fly at speeds up to 58 mph.


  • The first 87-degree drop will have you plummeting into the dark woods.


key art of first drop of Jersey Devil Coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure


  • Three intense elements including a steep 87-degree first drop, raven dive and overbank cutback


  • Two dramatic inversions including a 180-degree stall and zero-gravity roll


This new Six Flags Great Adventure ride is expected to break world records for the tallest, fastest and longest single rail coaster.


Click over to learn more about new Six Flags Great Adventure rides and activities or visit their website.


Jersey Devil Coaster wide shot


Click over to get your Six Flags Great Adventure tickets or season passes. Then check out these Jersey Devil T-Shirts you can buy on Amazon and wear the first time you ride the Jersey Devil Coaster.


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Jennifer Auer is the hyperlocal mom blogger who runs Jersey Family Fun. From New Jersey, this mom of 3 boys just can’t sit still! Her husband likes to say she’s a work-at-home mom who never stays home. Jennifer started traveling as a child and hasn’t stopped since. Instead of letting her husband and boys slow her down, she brings them along! As her boys transition from tweens to teens there’s still so many places she wants to discover with them both across the U.S. and internationally. She has been a Jersey Girl for 35+ years, and a Jersey Mom for 15+ years and a New Jersey mom blogger for 10 years, although she'd much rather be referred to as an influencer or just by name. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship from Bryant University in Rhode Island.

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