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Ninja
Six Flags over Georgia Unlimited

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Ninja    Courtesy: Joyrides

THE OVERVIEW

THE BLACK BELT OF ROLLER COASTERS! This steel coaster turns up-side down five times with upward spirals and corkscrew dives. Presented by Cornuts.

RIDE DETAILS

Rule
Track Type Year Designer/Manufacturer
Steel Multielement 1989 Vekoma 
    

RIDE STATISTICS

INTRODUCED...April 1992

HEIGHT...122 feet

MAXIMUM DROP...105 feet

LENGTH...2,743 feet

TOP SPEED...52 mph

INVERSIONS...5

RIDE DURATION...1:20 

RIDER CAPACITY...1,300 riders per hour 

NUMBER OF TRAINS...2 trains

PASSENGERS PER TRAIN...28 passengers

HEIGHT RESTRICTION...Must be at least 48'' tall

COLOR...Red & white
 
RESTRAINTS...Over-The-Shoulder Harness
 
LOCATION...Cotton States 
 
TRAINS DESIGNED BY...Arrow Dynamics
 
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RIDE EXPERIENCE
 
ARRANGEMENT: 2 trains with 28 passengers per train. Trains consist of 14 cars with 2 across each car.
 
STRUCTURE: Red track with white column supports. Trains are covered in black with red trim, restraints are red and orange.
 
ELEMENTS: Double-loop butterfly, diving loop, and double corkscrew
 
FEATURES: One of only a handful of coasters built entirely over water--Brake run violently shakes as train stops
 
HISTORY/NOTES: Originally built in 1989 as Kamikaze at Conko's Party Pier in New Jersey--Due to the park's struggles, the ride was relocated to Six Flags over Georgia in 1992 as Ninja

This ride uses Lo-Q

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NINJA'S RATING (as of 7.18.02)
 
LOOK...7.5
 
LAYOUT...7.5
 
THEME...4.5
 
ELEMENTS/INVERSIONS...2
 
QUEUE LINE...5
 
RIDE...3
 
ROUGHNESS FACTOR...Yes
 
OVERALL...3.5
 
  Although the layout, colors, and look of the track over the water all look stunning and cool, this coaster is by far not. Of all the coasters I have ridden, this is no doubt one of the worst. Some people say if you you're super tall or you sit somewhere special, it isn't rough, but no matter how tall you are or where you site, you will still get roughed up. A lot. But in 2002, the ride seemed better, and certainly more smoother, but it still stands last. It's too bad this coaster has to be so rough because it has one of the best layouts of any coaster I have seen, and the queue line is slightly different, but cool none the less. Also, before Deja Vu came, it was the tallest coaster at SFoG and it has five inversions. If this coaster would get new trains and use B&M style restraints, then it might just be the best coaster in the park. But until then, it is the worst. I suggest riding it once on each trip to SFoG, but don't wait more than 25 minutes for it.