To make room for the newest addition to Six Flags Great Adventure, the park will demolish Rolling Thunder, the 1979 Don Rosser/William Cobb dual-track racing wooden coaster. Rolling Thunder will close to the public on September 8 to help make way for construction of a new ride - Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom, a 415-foot-tall freefall ride that will be attached to Kingda Ka's towering structure. While waiting to board Zumanjaro, guests will pass an all-new animal area, where they can watch native African Anubis baboon play and interact in their habitat.
New technological advances and preferences have created a new generation of thrill rides, and Rolling Thunder's popularity has decreased over the years. Be sure to tackle this coaster's 85-foot drop and 10 dipping hills before it slips into history.