Six Flags Great Adventure is located in Jackson, New Jersey, about half way between New York City and Philadelphia. The park opened in 1974 as The Enchanted Forest but was renamed Great Adventure in 1976 and was sold to Six Flags the next year. Six Flags Great Adventure features the tallest roller coaster in the world - Kingda Ka.
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El Toro★ ★ ★
A 4,400-foot Intamin wooden coaster with a 176-foot drop and top speed of 70 mph. Height requirement: 48 inches
Kingda Ka★ ★
This 3,118-foot Intamin Accelerator is the tallest coaster in the world at 456 feet and the second-fastest at 128 mph. Height requirement: 54 inches
A 5,394-foot Bolliger & Mabillard hyper coaster with a 215-foot drop and top speed of 80 mph. Height requirement: 54 inches