Skull Mountain's exterior
|Six Flags Great Adventure|
|Opening date||June 3, 1996|
|Type||Steel – Enclosed|
|Model||Virtual Reality/Indoor/Family Roller Coaster|
|Track layout||steel twister|
|Lift/launch system||Drive tire lift hill|
|Height||40.5 ft (12.3 m)|
|Drop||37 ft (11 m)|
|Length||1,377 ft (420 m)|
|Speed||33 mph (53 km/h)|
|Capacity||1596 riders per hour|
|Height restriction||44 in (112 cm)|
|Trains||3 trains with 7 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 28 riders per train.|
Flash Pass Available
|Skull Mountain at RCDB
Pictures of Skull Mountain at RCDB
After ascending the first lift hill, the train travels around the front facade of the enclosure to ascend the second lift hill. The first drop is the ride's only steep drop, while the rest of the ride contains three horizontal helices.
The building is punctuated by strobe lights, and sound effects play over a tribal or heavy metal music score. Occasionally, ride operators will operate Skull Mountain with the interior lights illuminated. On hot summer days, the park turns on the ride's exterior waterfall, which falls from the exterior skull's eyes. It pours down into the water below, wetting guests in the ride's queue.
While most of the park's coasters (except Kingda Ka) will operate in light rain, Skull Mountain remains open during thunderstorms, since it is enclosed. It will be closed only if the thunderstorm is severe.
Skull Mountain was opened in 1996 and is one of three roller coasters at the park with a 44-inch (1,100 mm) height requirement. Since 2012, this height requirement requires a child to be accompanied by an adult. To ride alone, you must be 48-inch (1,200 mm). The top height of the ride is 41.5 feet (12.6 m).
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