What: “Kingda Ka” — Still the tallest and fastest roller coaster in the world! 
Travels at a speed of 128 mph
456 high (45 stories)
90-degree twist on ascent
270 degree spiral on descent
Began service May 21, 2005
Building cost: $25 million
Uses hydraulic motors to launch riders
0-128 mph in 3.5 seconds
Capacity: 1,400 riders per hour
Note: We call this “fun” / “amusement.”
Where: Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, New Jersey
Key Biblical Thoughts:
- thinking / mind
- security / safe
- the battle
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You are held tight with a secure “over-the-shoulder harness.” The tightness of the harness gives you the confidence that you are safe — right now. Your mind reminds you that rider after rider has successfully finished the ride without incident!
However, everything changes when you are launched. Now your body is sending messages to your mind that you are in danger. The security of the harness, your mental assurances, and the screams of other riders are all insufficient to calm what your body is yelling. Your body disagrees with your mind. Your feelings are in a dispute with any and all mental attempts to override the emotional messages. Your body has a long-term logic that has guided it for all your years of existence — any feelings of weightlessness and/or sudden speed equals danger.
It is a battle between the mind and emotions, between what you feel and what the mind says the truth is.
Other Information & Links:
1. Opening in 2021: “The recently unveiled Falcon’s Flight will become the world’s fastest, tallest, and longest roller coaster when it’s completed. Riders will soar at speeds of more than 155 mph, cliff dive into a 525-foot valley, and travel almost 2 1/2 miles. Even better, the ride will have a scenic element: It’s built along the bluffs of Tuwaiq Mountain in Saudi Arabia and even cuts through a tunnel in the rock at its fastest point.”
2. Also Opening in 2021: “Jersey Devil” — “World’s tallest, fastest, longest single-rail roller-coaster now resides in New Jersey — Six Flags is expected to announce an opening date for the Jersey Devil after ride testing, inspections, and state certification are completed.” — Note: speed 58 mph