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Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom is a Drop Tower located at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey, USA. It is the world's second tallest drop tower, behind Orlando Free Fall by 15 feet. With a drop height of 415 feet, 15 feet taller than Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom at Six Flags Magic Mountain, which is the world's third tallest drop tower. It uses the structure of Kingda Ka, the world's tallest roller coaster. Unlike Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom, which is attached to the back of a roller coaster, Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom is directly beneath Kingda Ka. In 2021, approval by New Jersey state authorities was given so that Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom and Kingda Ka may now run simultaneously.
Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom was announced on August 29, 2013.
The ride was first slated to open originally during the Memorial Day Weekend of 2014. Two weeks before opening the new attraction along with the reopening of Kingda Ka, Six Flags Great Adventure delayed the opening due to the weather during the construction of the ride with its extreme heights. Despite the delayed opening in late May, Kingda Ka reopened only during the weekends of the summer until the opening of the drop tower. On June 26, 2014, Six Flags Great Adventure announced the opening of the new attraction for the Fourth of July holiday weekend. It opened on July 4, 2014.
- ↑ The Craziest Drop Tower Experience Ever: Zumanjaro & Kingda Ka DUELING!
- ↑ "New Six Flags ride 'Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom' to feature 90-mph drop". Detroit Free Press. http://web.archive.org/web/20130831023929/http://www.freep.com/article/20130830/FEATURES07/308300032/Zumanjaro-Drop-of-Doom-Six-Flags-roller-coaster.
- ↑ "The Star-Ledger". https://web.archive.org/web/20140714184826/http://www.nj.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2014/07/great_adventures_zumanjaro_drop_of_doom_ride_opens_after_numerous_delays.html.