JACKSON — The world's tallest, fastest and longest single-rail rollercoaster is coming next year to New Jersey — and it pays homage to Garden State lore and history.

Six Flags Great Adventure is calling The Jersey Devil Coaster, inspired by the mythological creature that's haunted the Pine Barrens for generations.

“Jersey Devil folklore has been a source of fear and intrigue here in the Pine Barrens for more than 200 years, and this iconic piece of New Jersey history inspired the design for this monstrous scream machine," park President John Winkler said.

Here are some stats:

  • 3,000-foot single-rail, I-beam track
  • 130-foot lift hill
  • Speeds up to 58 mph
  • A steep 87-degree first drop
  • A 180-degree stall
  • Zero-gravity roll

The ride debuts in the summer of 2020.

The ride has four cars that each carry 12 riders. The ride lasts about 2 minutes.

EDITOR'S NOTE: An earlier version of this article should have said that the ride will be a record-breaking single-rail coaster. 

Sergio Bichao is deputy digital editor at New Jersey 101.5. Send him news tips: Call 609-359-5348 or email sergio.bichao@townsquaremedia.com.

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