Ninja (Six Flags Over Georgia)

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Ninja
Ninja (Six Flags Over Georgia) 02.jpg
Six Flags Over Georgia
Coordinates 33°45′56″N 84°33′01″W / 33.765673°N 84.550308°W / 33.765673; -84.550308Coordinates: 33°45′56″N 84°33′01″W / 33.765673°N 84.550308°W / 33.765673; -84.550308
Status Operating
Opening date March 1, 1992
General statistics
Type Steel
Manufacturer Vekoma
Model MK-1200 (Custom)
Track layout steel twister
Lift/launch system Chain lift hill
Height 122 ft (37 m)
Drop 109 ft (33 m)
Length 2,742 ft (836 m)
Speed 52 mph (84 km/h)
Inversions 5
Duration 1:20
Max vertical angle 48°
Capacity 1300 riders per hour
G-force 4.0
Height restriction 48 in (122 cm)
Flash Pass Available
Ninja at RCDB
Pictures of Ninja at RCDB

Ninja is a steel roller coaster located at Six Flags Over Georgia. Designed by Vekoma, Ninja was originally built for Conko's Party Pier in New Jersey, where it was known as Kamikaze. It was relocated to Six Flags Over Georgia in 1992 and was the tallest roller coaster in the park at that time.

History[edit]

Kamikaze was installed at Conko's Party Pier in Wildwood, New Jersey in 1989.[1] The roller coaster was purchased by Six Flags and relocated to Six Flags Over Georgia, where it was given the new name Ninja. Ninja was placed in the park's Cotton States section and sits roughly where Z-Force was previously located prior to its removal after the 1990 season.

Track layout[edit]

Ninja uses two 28-passenger trains, each with seven cars carrying four passengers in two rows of two seats. Riders are held in place using over-the-shoulder restraints. As Ninja departs the station, it turns to the right, dropping slightly before another right turn to start up the 122-foot-tall lift hill. Upon cresting the lift, the roller coaster dives downward to the right before swooping up into the first major element, a two-inversion butterfly. Exiting the butterfly, the train enters a wide-radius 270-degree curve to the left, setting up the third inversion, a reverse sidewinder.

Ninja climbs a gentle slope before making a U-turn to the left and entering its final element, a double corkscrew. After completing the final inversion, the train banks to the left and passes very close to the station and under the reverse sidewinder, then turns right prior to entering the main brake run. The train exits the brakes and makes a final U-turn to the right to set up the return to the station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kamikaze (Dinosaur Beach)". RCDB.com. Retrieved 2011-08-12.