National Geographic Channel MegaStructures

Season 2 Episode 19

Ultimate Roller Coaster

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Oct 25, 2005 on National Geographic
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Ultimate Roller Coaster
The episode follows the construction process of the 25 million dollar Kingda Ka Roller Coaster being built by Six Flags. Constructed under secrecy, the 139m tall roller coaster will be the fastest and tallest roller coaster in the world when completed, breaking the Dragster’s record. The documentary includes brief comments from Project Engineer, Jeff Glinter, and Chief Corporate Engineer, Larry Chickola. And explains how the Kingda Ka utilises a hydraulic launch system to launch riders to a speed of 206km/h in 3 seconds.moreless

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