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41-Story 'Drop Tower' Opens at Six Flags

Updated: Friday, July 4 2014, 03:52 PM EDT

Billed as the tallest "drop tower" in the world, a 41-story ride has opened at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ.

The ride, called Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom, hoists riders 415 feet in the air before plummeting back to ground level in less than 10 seconds.

The ride is higher than London's Big Ben and twice as tall as NYC's Lady Liberty.

Zumanjaro's trio of gondolas rise to the top in approximately 30 seconds, pause for a few moments 41 stories in the air and then drop, sending riders back to ground level at speeds of up to 90 mph.

According to Six Flags, riders can see all the way to the Philadelphia skyline from the top of the ride, nearly 50 miles away.

41-Story 'Drop Tower' Opens at Six Flags


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