Kingda Ka reviews
Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Kingda Ka, a roller coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure.
Written by Joe Miller
As the fastest and tallest rollercoaster in the world Kingda Ka shoots it's it riders 456 and 3 inches in the air in a vertical position. It goes 128 miles per hour (206 km/h) in 3.5 seconds.
Oh come on. You have to admit kda(kingda ka) is absolutely amazing. My old neighbor from my kid years practically lives at six flags great adventure, and when i rode it, I think it was awesome. On top thrill, it is alike, but i felt the speed difference(slightly). An upside is no ones ever gotten injured on kda. There have been lies about being decapitated, but again, lies. There have been injuries on ttd. Highly recommend it!Also, don't hate on six flags. They are made my the same manufacture(intamin)and six flags bought it because they liked it.Don't blame them! - Tia Carly
Until you've take a ride on Kingda Ka, you can't fully appreciate the meaning of true intensity. Everyone needs to take at least one ride on this beast, preferably in the slow early or late season when walk-on's are possible. It's not worth waiting an entire day for when you could be riding Nitro or El Toro, but it's totally worth a ride if the lines are short and you're up to tackling the world's tallest roller coaster. - Mike Brilhart
I hate to say it but Top Thrill Dragster takes the cake. This ride almost feels to fast that the train vibrates to much. Its just to much rattle and air in your face to really just throw your hands up and have a great time (which you can do on TTD) Top Thrill Dragsters my 2nd favorite coaster, KK is not even in my top ten. Still fun tho. - Joey Till
I used to be outraged that all these coasters overseas were taking the speed record (there were 2) because they seemed so weak. It seemed like the launch would be the only good part. It turns out KK is just the same. It's already been said- it just flies over the top unlike TTD which feels like an almost rollback every time. This is what you get when Six Flags goes for a record breaker. Over the Shoulders, and a few measle feet taller and barely faster. I hate on Six Flags a lot. A few coasters at each park are good but not the ones that get all the hype when they first open. - Bradley Keith
OUCH, This was terrible. This ride is pretty much a launch and they get that wrong even in the first car it felt the speed of Nitro. No ride without loops should have an OTSR! It was very rough unlike TTD's amazing and smooth experience. It was painful and boring. Not worth the 3 hour wait this poor excuse of a copy gives! 3/10 (I'm also mad because this ride was just made to beat Dragster's record.) - Edward Morgan
I find it impossible to not compare this to Top Thrill Dragster since SFGA simply wanted to beat that record. What may have been a smooth ride initially has deteriorated into something less than acceptable. I don't know if it's the extra speed, SF maintenance or something else, but I do know the last time I rode this (July 2010) I was wearing a Cedar Point glasses strap and a supervisor saw me as I was exiting and asked how it compares. I responded, "It's a little rough." Let's face it, the slightest shimmy as 128 MPH is not good. - Todd Houts
Yes, it's short, but I still love it. It's extremely intense. 0-128 in 4 seconds? I'm glad it's not longer than it is! - Jon Gibbons
A great start turns into a disapointment compared to Thrill Dragster. From the lunch to the end the ride is over in seconds. There is no pause at the top. Altogh the ride is smooth it just does not have an adrenulin rush. - Joe Schwartz
Woah what a rush! I've never yelled or screamed on a coaster til this 1. Although short, Kingda Ka I'm my opinion is one of the best coasters on the planet. 0-128 m.p.h up a 456 ft. Hill? Can you say amazing? - Jay Glenn
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