Mega Zeph

Roller coaster in the United States
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Mega Zeph
Entrance to Mega Zeph
Six Flags New Orleans
Location New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Coordinates 30°03′15″N 89°56′13″W / 30.054207°N 89.937068°W / 30.054207; -89.937068
Status Standing but not operating
Operated May 20, 2000 to August 22, 2005
Designer / calculations Custom Coasters International, Inc.
Type Wooden - Hybrid
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 110 feet
Drop 106 feet
Top speed 57 mph
Length 4000 feet
Inversions 0
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Gerstlauer
Riders per train 24

Mega Zeph is a wooden roller coaster currently standing but not operating on the site of the former Six Flags New Orleans theme park in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. It was designed by Custom Coasters International and opened on May 20, 2000.[1]


Mega Zeph took its name from the original Zephyr coaster that operated in the now-defunct Pontchartrain Beach, which was also located in New Orleans.

The roller coaster opened with Jazzland on May 20, 2000.[2] Upon opening, it was the longest roller coaster at the park.

Mega Zeph and the rest of the park were closed in August 2005 due to water damage from Hurricane Katrina.[3]




6 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 24 riders per train. The trains were built by Gerstlauer.[4]

After the closure of Six Flags New Orleans, at least one of the ride's trains was sent to Six Flags St. Louis and is currently stored under Batman The Ride.[5]



  1. Wooden Roller Coaster Experience - Gravity Group
  2. "New N.O. amusement park a real thriller". The Town Talk. 21 May 2000. p. 45. Retrieved October 30, 2020.
  3. "Hurricane Damaged Six Flags Park To Remain Closed". Ultimate Rollercoaster.
  4. 4-Seater Wooden Coaster Cars - Gerstlauer
  5. "20 in 2020: The Jazzland Coaster Quartet". Coaster101. 2020-09-10. Retrieved 2021-12-14.

External links

Articles on Six Flags New Orleans