WATCH: 41 storeys in 10 seconds on Zumanjaro

2014-07-10 15:27

First riders take on the world's tallest drop ride

2014-07-10 15:18

Watch as a bunch of truly brave souls drop 41 storeys at 145km/h on Zumanjaro, the world's tallest drop ride. WATCH

New Jersey - For 10 terrifying seconds, the world’s tallest drop ride will send riders down a hurtling descent equal to 41 storeys at speeds of up to 145 km an hour.  

It’s called Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom and it opened over the US Independence Day long weekend at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey, for adrenaline junkies who aren’t afraid of leaving their hearts and innards 127 meters in the air.  

Watch this video of the first riders ever taking it on

For perspective, the ride is taller than London’s Big Ben or twice as tall as Lady Liberty.  

The speed at which the ride descends back to earth is also compared to the speed at which a female cheetah will stalk her prey.  

The ride is also the fastest coaster in North America.
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