JACKSON, New Jersey -- Six Flags Great Adventure has announced that it will debut what it calls "the tallest, fastest and longest single rail coaster" in 2020.
The Jersey Devil Coaster will tower 13 stories, and at speeds up to 58 mph, it will take riders soaring single file through the dark and foreboding woods over 3,000 feet of track.
The coaster was inspired by infamous New Jersey mythology and will feature steep drops, overbank cutbacks and two "dramatic" inversions.
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.
"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," President John Winkler said. "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."
Key features of the Jersey Devil Coaster will include:
--Four trains of 12 passengers each sitting low and inline style (one rider per row) with their legs straddling either side of the monorail track;
--3,000 feet of soaring, single-rail, I-beam track;
--Tension-building ascent up a towering, 130-foot lift hill;
--Flying at speeds up to 58 mph;
--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.
Riders must meet a 48-inch height requirement in order to ride the coaster.
The Jersey Devil Coaster is set to debut in the summer of 2020.
The theme-park last unveiled Joker's Mayhem back in 2016.
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