June 30 – The Jersey Devil will have to wait a little longer before taking flight over Six Flags Great Adventure.
The new RMC Raptor coaster honoring the Garden State’s homegrown cryptid, the Jersey Devil Coaster, was announced by the park last August and was expected to welcome riders this summer. The attraction is now set to open in 2021, the park announced on its website.
“Due to the pandemic, most construction projects were delayed or halted all together,” the statement said. “For this reason, Six Flags is making plans to debut Jersey Devil Coaster in 2021. We look forward to sharing more construction updates as we complete this record-breaking scream machine.”
As previously reported, the Jersey Devil Coaster will send dozen-passenger trains single-file to heights of 130 feet (40m) and speeds of up to 58 mph (93 km/h), making the 3,000 foot (914m) experience the tallest, fastest and longest single rail coaster in the world. The park’s 14th coaster also will boast an initial 87° drop, as well as two inversions as riders straddle the monorail track.
Six Flags Great Adventure opened its safari as a drive-through experience for the first time in nearly a decade in May, and the park itself will open to guests on July 4th.
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