Rolling Thunder (Six Flags Great Adventure)

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Rolling Thunder
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roller coaster
Six Flags Great Adventure
Location Jackson, New Jersey, USA
Status Defunct
Operated 1979 to September 8, 2013
Statistics
Builder Don Rosser, William Cobb
Type Wooden - Twin
Hourly capacity 3,840
Propulsion Chain lift
Height96 feet
Top speed56 mph
Length3200 feet
Inversions0
Duration2:10
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters
Riders per train 24
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Rolling Thunder with El Toro in the background

Rolling Thunder was a racing wooden roller coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey, United States. The ride was the park's first wooden coaster and debuted in 1979 during the park's fifth anniversary season.

In August 2013, Six Flags announced Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom. The park wanted to use the queue line to the right of Kingda Ka, but the vintage Rolling Thunder blocked any path from taking place. Rolling Thunder closed on September 8, 2013. A part of Rolling Thunder's track still exists and is in the park where El Toro is now, next to the coaster.[1]

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Trains[edit | edit source]

4 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows for a total of 24 riders per train.

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