Wednesday, September 29, 2004

World's Fastest Roller Coaster to Open in Spring
128 MPH in 3.5 seconds climbing to 456 THAT is a thrill ride!
JACKSON, New Jersey (AP) -- Six Flags Great Adventure is opening the world's tallest and fastest roller coaster this spring -- a thrill ride that accelerates to 128 mph in 3.5 seconds and rises 456 feet off the ground.
The current speed and height record holder is Top Thrill Dragster at Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio. Made by Intamin -- the same company Six Flags hired to build Kingda Ka -- Dragster shoots riders to 120 mph in 4 seconds and takes them to a height of 420 feet.