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Terrifying POV Footage From The World's Tallest And 'Scariest' Rollercoaster

Rebecca Shepherd

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Terrifying POV Footage From The World's Tallest And 'Scariest' Rollercoaster

This video shows the point of view for people riding the tallest and 'scariest' rollercoaster in the world:

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Kingda Ka can be found at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey, US.

The coaster is an upside down U-shape which is 45 storeys in the sky - that’s the equivalent of 456 feet high and it takes a lot of acceleration to get riders to the top.

Visitors to the amusement park will leave the station going from 0 to 128 miles per hour in a jaw-dropping 3.5 seconds. 

The website warns that 'you'll be shooting up that impossible height so fast, you won’t even have time to think, so just hang on'.

Credit: Flickr/Adam Ahmed
Credit: Flickr/Adam Ahmed

The ride is at a 90° angle straight up to the sky and when you're at the top you'll plummet right back down in a 270-degree stomach-turning spiral.

The ride is 3,118 feet long and takes 50 seconds until you reach the end.

Commenting on the video, one person said: "Once you go on this roller coaster you will be able to go on any roller coaster without fear or at least not for the height."

Another added: "I think I'd only be able to do this ride while not in the front seat. I have a huge problem with heights and it's a miracle I can handle hyper coasters as it is, but that stall at the top... I'd loose my s*** in the front seat lol at least they have shoulder restraints unlike."

And a third wrote: "This ride is so much fun. At the top your ears start to pop, and when you look at the park its the size of an ant from up there. The launch is really crazy as well."

Meanwhile, Six Flag's site in Texas will soon be home to the world's steepest dive rollercoaster.

Opening this year, Dr. Diabolical's Cliffhanger has a number of drops of 90 degrees or over, meaning you get to experience the sensation of free-falling while still strapped in.

The three-train ride carries 21 riders per train and will lift passengers to 150ft in the air, before dropping them at a 95 degree angle at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour.

Credit: Six Flags
Credit: Six Flags

If that isn't enough for thrill seekers, there is also a 270 degree zero-g roll as well as a 75ft near-vertical drop along the course, with the circuit totalling 2,501ft of track.

According to the Six Flags website: "Dr. Diabolical proclaims to have an elixir from the fountain of youth that is capable of preserving life.

"She lures unsuspecting visitors to partake, but little do they know that she is using them to fulfill her evil plan to frighten the world with her menacing creatures.

"Dr. Diabolical built a machine to harvest the essence of human adrenaline and fear in order to nourish her creatures. This machine is called Dr. Diabolical's Cliffhanger."

Blimey, we're packing a second pair of undies for this already.

Featured Image Credit: Six Flags

Topics: US News

Rebecca Shepherd
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