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7 Best Six Flags Great Adventure Rides: Know Before You Go

Six Flags Great Adventure has some of the best rides in North America, that you can even clearly see from the parking lot.

In this guide, we will list out the best rides that Six Flags Great Adventure offers, how each one is unique and actual (point of view) videos of the rides.

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1. Kingda Ka

Kingda Ka originally opened as the tallest and fastest roller coaster in the world, reaching speeds of up to 128 miles per hour.

There is no slow build-up to reaching this speed, as riders will go from 0 to 128 mph in 3.5 seconds to begin the ride. 

Aside from the incredible speed this ride achieves, riders will reach the top of this ride, sitting at over 450 feet, shortly before heading descending and even experiencing a spiral on the way down.

We've been to hundreds of theme parks around the world, but very few have scared us like Kingda Ka.


28 seconds.

Fun Fact

This ride opened in 2005, costing $25 million to build.

2. Nitro

Nitro is a steel roller coaster that is so smooth, it almost feels like you're gliding while riding it, despite reaching speeds of up to 80 miles per hour.

Riders will slowly climb a 230-foot hill before dropping at a ridiculous 68-degree angle.

One of the underrated perks of this ride is that it goes through the woods providing riders with an exhilarating, yet relaxing ride.


2 minutes 20 seconds.

Fun Fact

Nitro opened in 2001 and cost $20 million to build.

3. El Toro

El Toro is an impressive wooden coaster that reaches speeds of up to 70 miles per hour. 

Translated into English, this ride means "The Bull", which allows riders to feel like they're riding a bull in certain parts of the ride due to all of the hang time in the air.

It's important to know that like most wooden roller coasters, this is a pretty rough ride.


1 minute 42 seconds.

Fun Fact

When El Toro opened in 2006, it featured the world's steepest wooden roller coaster drop at 76 degrees.

4. Zumanjaro Drop of Doom

If you're afraid of heights, this ride is not for you.

Zumanjaro is a free-fall drop tower ride that will reach speeds of up to 90 miles per hour.

Three vehicles drop in different patterns such as:

  • All three going down at the same time
  • Two going down and one is delayed
  • All three a second or two behind the other, staggered on the way down
zumanjaro drop of doom six flags great adventure


About 30 seconds.

Fun Fact

Zumanjaro is attached to the Kingda Ka ride itself.

5. Superman: Ultimate Flight

The Superman ride is easily one of our favorite rides ever, and Six Flags agrees, as it can be found in other parks including Over Georgia and Great America.

The coolest part of this ride is that you'll experience the ride in a Superman position, as riders will be raised to a parallel position once they're locked into their seats.

Superman Ultimate Flight reaches speeds of 60 miles per hour, features two inversions and a 100 ft drop.

superman ultimate flight six flags great adventure


2 minutes 25 seconds.

Fun Fact

All three Superman rides at the different Six Flags parks opened in 2002-2003.

6. Medusa

Medusa is a steel, floorless roller coaster that reaches speeds of up to 61 miles per hour. 


2 minutes 20 seconds.

Fun Fact

This ride was formerly known as Bizarro, and it was the world's first floor-less roller coaster when it debuted in 1999.

7. Skull Mountain

From the outside, Skull Mountain is one of the coolest rides, as you'll see water coming out of a massive skull on the top of the building.

Skull Mountain is an indoor, dark roller coaster that is extremely underrated. 

This is a perfect change-of-pace ride, that features strobe lights and even heavy metal music.

Although this ride only reaches speeds of 33 miles per hour, it feels twice that fast in the dark.


1 minute 24 seconds.

Fun Fact

This ride opened in 2006 and costs $5 million to build.

Honorable Mentions

  • Joker
  • Dark Knight
  • Slingshot
  • Harley Quinn

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