Best Roller Coasters at Six Flags Great Adventure

Best roller coasters at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ.

The Top Ten

El Toro

Anyone who's been on this knows this packs the biggest punch by far in the park. The first drop and airtime on this ride is insane and it's incredibly smooth for a wooden coaster which makes it a very enjoyable ride, not like your average wooden coaster. The speed on this feels much faster than the stats say, and it's been proven before that this coaster sometimes reaches speeds of 75 mph instead of 70. Best ride at Six Flags and best wooden roller coaster in the world.

Real ranking should go:
1. El Toro
2. Nitro
3. Kingda Ka
4. Superman UF
5. Bizarro
6. Batman TR
7. Skull Mountain
8. Green Lantern
9. The Dark Knight Coaster
10. Blackbeards Lost Treasure Train

Runaway Mine Train is so lame that I even put the junior coaster above it. Nonetheless RMT, BLTT and that other junior coaster nobody rides aren't good rides. Every other coaster in the park I find enjoyable. Green Lantern starts to get annoying and punishes the legs about a minute after the first drop but it's not bad. TDKC is pretty cool but way too short. Skull Mountain is a classic and despite it only being 50 ft tall it's a great coaster, much better than TDK. Batman is a great coaster too but a little too tight and could get very intense and uncomfortable. Bizarro used to be my favorite until I started to prefer roller coasters with high speeds and big hills and air times over inversions. Still a one of a kind, glad they got rid of the annoying sounds ...more

This is honestly favorite roller coaster. I've been to SFGA, Kings dominion, Hershey park, cedar point, all the central Florida theme parks and carowinds (before fury opened) and this is still my #1. You can call me crazy, but this is the best roller coaster on the planet hands down. Airtime, fast, intense, surprisingly smooth, and fun!

Top Speed: 70 MPH
Height: 181 ft.
First Drop Height: 176 ft.
°of First Drop: 76°
Inversions: None
El Toro is just a hair behind Nitro for 1st place, but that doesn't mean it's not a spectacular coaster. Probably the best wooden coaster in the world, El Toro, meaning "The Bull", offers world-class air time and a surprisingly smooth ride (at least for wooden coasters) to create a thrill machine like no other. From the fast lift hill, to the monsterous first drop, to the constant feeling that El Toro is trying to throw us off it's back, this wooden beast is a masterpiece.

Kingda Ka

Top Speed: 128 MPH
Height: 456 ft.
First Drop Height: 418 ft.
°of First Drop: 90°
Inversions: None
Kingda Ka is probably the most well known coaster in the world. It's the tallest on Earth, the second fastest, and remains the ultimate thrill test for coaster loves all over the planet. It's not the best roller coaster, if that's what one assumes from its statistics, but it would be if it was longer. However, for the 56 seconds of riding time, Kingda Ka is fantastic. The launch is so fast that your eyes water and your hair stands on end. The ascend to the top is thrilling, and there is a brief pause at the top of the ride in which you can take in just how high you are, before you plunge down back to Earth. It's very short, but it's worth every hour you wait. Kingda Ka is the ultimate test of thrill seekers, and after riding it you definitely won't want to get off.

Nitro should not be number 1. It should be number 3 behind Kingda Ka and El Toro.

Kingda Ka: I'm the world record holder, you know! I deserve to be number 1!

It can go up to 128 miles per hour which makes it the 2nd fastest rolleroaster in the world


My favorite in the park, it's pretty intense in the back row. What puts it above El Toro for me is : it's taller, faster, the restraints are small, and it's in an open area. The first hill on nitro is way scarier/more intense than El Toro

Top Speed: 80 MPH
Height: 230 ft.
First Drop Height: 215 ft.
°of First Drop: 68°
Inversions: None
Nitro is the best roller coaster at SFGA. Not only is it the longest ride at the park, but it has fairly intense
G-Forces on the 540° helix while remaining as smooth as silk. The hypercoaster also has a lap bar alone as a restraint, with no seat belt, to make you feel as free as possible. The comfort, thrill, and quality of this ride add up to give Nitro the top spot on the list.

Super fast, super smooth, crazy g force and air times round it out to probably one of my favorites ever!

I prefer Mako at Sea World Orlando, it has both theming and good location ( its near a lake).


Top Speed: 61 MPH
Height: 142 ft.
First Drop Height: 132 ft.
Inversions: 7
Bizarro, in my opinion, is the best inverting ride at SFGA. Formerly Medusa up until it's 2008 makeover, this looper offers a combination of thrilling loops and special effects to create a ride that overtakes it's nemesis, Superman, as the better ride. Flamethrowers, lasers, and famous lines from movies are just the beginning on this baby. Bizarro truly is #1 amongst inverted coasters at SFGA, at it lets you know in a big way.

Second best floorless rollercoaster

Just as amazing as Batman

Great B&M floorless

Superman: Ultimate Flight

Top Speed: 60 MPH
Height: 106 ft.
First Drop Height: 100 ft.
Inversions: 2
Superman: Ultimate Flight is unique in that it's a flying coaster, or that your turned on your stomach throughout the coaster. This fits the Superman theme perfectly. The ride is not the tallest or the fastest, but it is fun throughout the whole ride and has its major moment: the pretzel loop. The feeling of being pressed into your seat and feeling like your falling through the air on the loop is extraordinary. This roller coaster will make you feel like the Man of Steel, Superman.

This one is the best for the beginners as it's slow, graceful, feels like you're flying, no stomach drop feeling, 100 foot drop (I can handle those), even the pretzel loop isn't that high, and you just get pushed back like Gravitron or Round-Up during that. SUPERMAN!

Batman: The Ride

With all the loops and twists it has to be the best ride there.

The second coaster beginners should ride. It's only 100 ft, the drop is 84.5 ft, and if you're scared just keep your head back and scream (eyes closed or not.)

Top Speed: 50 MPH
Height: 105 ft
Inversions: 5
It has its flaws, but Batman: The Ride is a classic and a solid inverting coaster. It feels faster than 50 MPH, and though it is also over far too fast, the 5 inversions certainly pack a punch. It's a little jerky, but Batman is still, 21 years later, worth a ride or two every visit to SFGA.

Green Lantern Green Lantern is the name of a number of superheroes appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.

Top Speed: 63 MPH
Height: 154 ft.
First Drop Height: 144 ft.
°of First Drop: 45°
Inversions: 5
The stand-up coaster is tall, fast, and thrilling, but it's best to do this ride early. If you ride it after a few hours of walking, your legs might be in a little bit of pain. Positioning is important as well, or else your... Area... might be in some pain as well. However, if all goes well, Green Lantern is a solid coaster and a unique experience.

Decent B&M stand up coaster

Movie is bad enough

Skull Mountain

Note: Rolling Thunder would be in this spot, but sadly it has been demolished.R.I.P. Rolling Thunder.

It's a dark indoor coaster and the feeling like your going to fall off the ride is fun.

This is the only coaster I rode in the park during my 2010 visit

Another coaster I rode during my class trip

Ride this in the back. Ejector air is awesome

The Dark Knight Coaster

It's fun, but it's also a major disappointment. Six Flags could have done so much more with the Dark Knight theme, yet the result was a wild mouse type coaster that failed to bring any thrill factor. It's worth a ride, but nothing special (even though it should have been)

I went on this twice during my class trip


This one is awesome but tons of twists and turns

The Contenders

Rolling Thunder
Blackbeard's Lost Treasure Train

Now called Harley Quinn

Batman And Robin: The Chiller

I've never heard of this one is it a defunct ride?

Only racing Premier LIM coaster

Great American Scream Machine

Rare Arrow 7 looper

This was the ROUGHEST ride in the whole park!

Sarajevo Bobsled

I've never heard of this one is it a defunct ride?

El Diablo

How could you not like this one? It has a bunch of inversions!

Runaway Mine Train

It's a classic, though it's not very thrilling. More of a family coaster then anything. Worth a ride.

I did a clone of this called Canyon Bomber at Six Flags Great Escape. Nothing special.

This one is boring because it is for children

Even though it’s just a family coaster, it is special because it is the oldest ride there.

Road Runner Railway

Not even a coaster

Lightnin' Loops

Now at Frontier City

Total Mayhem

It's called The Joker.

Ultra Twister
Big Fury
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