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Kingda Ka features
Operating
United States
Intamin
Steel
Sit Down
Hydraulic cable launch
Shoulder harness
5/21/05
Reviews  80
  • Erik C.
    Erik C. 7 days ago

    Launch Fun Intensity Too short Reliability

    Kingda Ka is a fun ride that I feel is hated on too much. I rode this after riding TTD and Xcellerator, but i was not let down at all by this ride. I need to admit that I've only ridden this and TTD once each and in the front row, and that changes the experience compared to the back rows. However, I am rating Kingda Ka over TTD still for several reasons. First, it's been a long time (5 yrs) since I rode TTD, so I am probably not remembering the specifics from that ride as well. Some things that people complain about with Kingda Ka are the restraints and the rattle. I honestly did not feel any distracting rattle in the front seat, and the over-the-shoulder restraints did not get in my way. The pure sense of speed during the launch is the best part of this ride, as the wind is whipping your face. The 270 degree drop is also crazy, and the airtime hill actually did work a little. Compared to TTD, this is taller, faster, and has one extra element. Everything else I consider equal between the two until I ride TTD again, so right now i have to put Kingda Ka ahead just a little. This gets a star off for its length, although reliability is also bad. I was lucky to get on right after it re-opened so I didn't have to wait long for front row.

  • Aki Hayashi
    Aki Hayashi 29 days ago

    Launch Too short Harness Pointless

    速くて高いだけならフリーフォールでもできます。

  • Evangelion Martini

    Airtimes Launch Intensity Rattle Harness

    100th credit! Really fun coaster with one of the most intense experiences in the scene. The wind in your face that you get in the front is gnarly, and the enormous hill after the drop delivers way more forces and airtime than you would expect. However, the ridiculously uncomfortable, unnecessary over the shoulder restraints (that are required by New Jersey law, unfortunately) put a damper on what should be an incredible ride, making it just a great ride. The OTSRs become more of an issue in the back of the train, which compared to the glass smooth front is rattly as hell; the rattling itself wouldn't be enough to be too uncomfortable, but the rattle combined with the restraints can make for a ride experience that can be pretty unpleasant. Really the only change this ride needs is TTD's lapbars, but unfortunately the law isn't letting that happen.

  • Nelson S
    Nelson S 3 months ago

    Launch Fun Intensity Rattle

    Great ride. Intense and fun.

  • Simon M.
    Simon M. 3 months ago

    Launch Intensity Capacity Harness

    Didn't really mind the restraints. Launch is better than TTDs for me + I like the big hill. It rattles a bit but how could it not at such speeds and it's only in 2 places so who cares.

  • Raymond Jackson
    Raymond Jackson 6 months ago

    Launch Intensity Rattle Headbanging

    7.7 out of 10. best part was the takeoff, and rough trip that is all I got to say lol.

  • Dave Scott
    Dave Scott 1 year ago

    Launch Harness Discomfort

    Ooooh! Owww! Kingda Cow! The OTSR's and rough track spoiled this ride for me. The airtime hill on the return is real redout territory - military pilots are taught to not pull heavy negative G because it's seriously uncomfortable having blood jammed into your eyes. Kingda Ka gave me a massive headache almost immediately. What a come down from the masterpiece that is Top Thrill Dragster. in fact on the day I remember clearly stating that I preferred the little vekoma booster bike at Flamingo Land. Still a lot of fun to try once, but there are better rides at SFGAdv.

  • Gavin Baez
    Gavin Baez 1 year ago

    Launch Layout Rattle Theming Harness

    Kingda Ka is the tallest roller coaster in the world right now. Just because it’s the tallest doesn’t mean it’s the best. This ride has a lot of cons. Let me start with the pros first. The launch is incredibly fast and amazing. Also you get a perfect view of everything as you slowly make it over the top hill. The drop has the usual twist in it as you plummet down at speeds past 100mph. This ride has many cons. First, it’s harnesses are uncomfortable and you won’t be able to put your hands up. And as you come back down, it will crush your thighs as it tightens because of the speed. This is why Cedar Point’s, Top Thrill Dragster, is better because its harnesses are lap bars and are more comfortable for being the second tallest roller coaster in the world which I’ve been on as well. Second, the launch is insanely rough. Third, the theming is horrible and I still don’t know what it’s supposed to represent. Fourth, it’s location is secluded, by trees and fences, so you’ll only be able to see it’s true height, and not the launch. On Top Thrill Dragster, there are bleachers located right next to the launch so you’ll be able to see its incredible speed as it heads up the hill. And fifth, if you sit in the back or close to the back, get prepared for the worst migraine of your life. So I suggest you sit in the front.

  • Philippe-Minh Nguyen

    Launch Pace Rattle Too short

    Great launch and speed... but only in the front. Very rattly acceleration otherwise. Still, a memorable coaster that will give you many bragging rights!

  • Fidel Camuze
    Fidel Camuze 1 year ago

    Launch Rattle Capacity Harness

    Kingda Ka is the worse version of Top Thrill Dragster. A double loading station that's never used, crappy hard vest restraints, a wonky launch, and an incredibly annoy rattle. And its capacity it worsened by Zumanjaro and its worse reliability.

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