Hell Cat

Roller coaster in the United States
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Hell Cat
Clementon Park
Location Clementon, New Jersey, USA
Coordinates 39°48′12″N 74°59′02″W / 39.8033977°N 74.9840037°W / 39.8033977; -74.9840037
Status Operating since September 18, 2004
Cost $4,000,000
Manufacturer S&S Worldwide
Type Wooden
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 110 feet
Drop 105 feet
Top speed 56 mph
Length 2602 feet
Inversions 0
Drop angle 62°
Duration 1:30

Hell Cat is a wooden roller coaster designed and built by S&S Worldwide located at Clementon Park in Clementon, New Jersey, USA. The coaster is 2,602 feet long and debuted late in the operating park season in 2004.[1] Its first drop is 105 feet and can take its riders up to 56 mph. The ride time is 1 minute and 30 seconds. The ride's track and supports were engineered by Ride Centerline.[2]


Hell Cat was named Tsunami until 2005, when its name was changed to J2 due to the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. The new name honored the 1919 Jack Rabbit coaster which had been standing but not operating since 2002 and demolished at the end of 2007. During and after the 2005 season, parts of the track were replaced by Great Coasters International to provide a smoother ride. During the 2006 season, the park only operated it with one train. The other train remained with Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc. for rehabilitation. During the 2006-2007 off-season, more track pieces were replaced. In 2008, its name was changed to Hell Cat when Adrenaline Family Entertainment took over ownership of the park over the previous off-season.

When the park closed after the 2019 season, Hell Cat did not operate at all in 2020, but reopened in 2021.[3]



The coaster has an intense upward helix in its short layout. The layout surrounds a catering picnic area of the park. Initially known as a "tearjerker" roller coaster at its opening as Tsunami, the coaster now has fin brakes at the crest of its first drop to cut the top speed by just a few mph, supposedly to help with rider comfort in the train and to help with the maintenance and longevity of the ride.

On clear days, riders are able to see the skyline of Philadelphia while the train is on the lift hill.


2 trains with 4 cars per train. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 16 riders per train.


External links

  • Hell Cat on the Roller Coaster DataBase.