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Old June 14th, 2005, 10:55 PM   #1
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Kingda Ka - The World's tallest rollercoaster at 456ft!!!

Presenting Kingda Ka at Six Flags in New Jersey, the World's tallest and fastest rollercoaster. It is 456ft high with a 418 ft drop and is propelled from 0 - 128MPH in just 3.5 seconds.


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Old June 15th, 2005, 12:09 AM   #2
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damn.. - it is similar to "Top Thrill Driller".

Very big .. I would scare to check it
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Old June 15th, 2005, 02:16 AM   #3
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Old June 15th, 2005, 02:20 AM   #4
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Kidding.
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Old June 15th, 2005, 02:57 AM   #5
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was there on the opening day. was raining. it did not open that day
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Old June 15th, 2005, 02:59 AM   #6
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damn.. - it is similar to "Top Thrill Driller".

Very big .. I would scare to check it
Yes, they were both built by Intamin.
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Old June 15th, 2005, 03:34 AM   #7
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Daaaaaaaaammmmmnnn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's high and fast, this is unbelievable.
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Old June 15th, 2005, 04:00 AM   #8
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I was there the day before it opened and well it is just sick, it should seriously be illegal
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Old June 15th, 2005, 04:26 AM   #9
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I LOVE THIS RIDE! Me and my brother drove 2 hours up from DC to ride it. It's seriously the most insane thing you'll ever do in your life.
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Old June 15th, 2005, 04:53 AM   #10
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that looks so scary... i want to go on it
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Old June 15th, 2005, 05:27 AM   #11
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Guess what folks................. ITS CLOSED DOWN! Just saw it on Fox, they closed it after they found some technical Mal-function while routine inspection. Guess who got to ride it before it closed down?

P.S:.........ME!
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Old June 15th, 2005, 05:55 AM   #12
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wow.. riding that while there is a malfunction... damn..
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Old June 15th, 2005, 06:14 AM   #13
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I think it's really stupid that they didn't make it over 500ft. I would like to ride Kingda Ka one day, I love roller coasters.
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Old June 15th, 2005, 06:30 AM   #14
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damn... Ive got to have a ride on that rollercoaster one day
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Old June 15th, 2005, 06:35 AM   #15
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I think it's really stupid that they didn't make it over 500ft. I would like to ride Kingda Ka one day, I love roller coasters.
They didn't make it over 500ft because it's hard enough to keep it running when it's just above 420ft. Last year Cedar Point had way too many technical difficulties with their 420ft version of this. I think it was closed down for like 2 months straight, and then 4 people were injured when the cable that pulls the train snapped and shards of it hit riders that were going 100+ mph. 456ft was really testing the system. 500ft is possible but it would probably always be closed because of the strain on the launching system.

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Old June 15th, 2005, 07:50 AM   #16
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Old June 15th, 2005, 02:50 PM   #17
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COOL!!!
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Old June 15th, 2005, 04:12 PM   #18
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I'm goin to steal this rollercoaster! Would be seriously scary though, yet realy fun
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Old June 15th, 2005, 04:57 PM   #19
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Aren't you going to die of heart attack after riding that thing??????????????????????????
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Old June 15th, 2005, 05:09 PM   #20
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wow

Yeah, that is what we all say.
When I first read it in a time magazine, I was completely amazed by it's size. It just blew my mind. I didn't even know it was possible to build something like that.
How long did it take them to build this ride?
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