This summer has seen plenty of new thrill rides (watch our Top 6 New Roller Coaster Rides video), and the openings continue. Last week New Jersey’s Six Flags Great Adventure unleashed the Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom, a three-towered attraction for up to eight adrenaline junkies who are hoisted 415 feet into the sky, hover for a handful of seconds to take in the panoramic views, and then drop at speeds of up to 90 miles per hour. The entire ride takes less than a minute, but luckily, the euphoria endures.
How will you spend the rest of your day? Test your guts on the Slingshot, when you shoot 220 feet straight up, or try the inverted coaster Batman: The Ride; it has so many loops and twists you’ll want to make sure you experience it before you stop for lunch. Younger kids stay busy too, taking turns as pilots on the high-flying Air Safari or speeding around in spotted beetle cars on the Bugaboo course.
Standard summer hours at Six Flag’s Great Adventure are 10:30 a.m. – 10:0 p.m.
Sarah Spagnolo is special correspondent & new media editor at Travel + Leisure.