Top 10 Roller Coaster Rides in New Jersey
Whether you’re visiting a Jersey Shore boardwalk or the mountains this summer, we've got a roller coaster you’ve got to ride. Check out our lineup of the best rides at amusement parks throughout the state, and get ready for a thrill you’ll never forget!
Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari, Jackson
New in 2016, The Joker might be known to DC Comics fans as one of the most devious Super Villains of all time, but now, this scream-machine of the same name will be spreading its own version of total mayhem. This 4-D, free-fly roller coaster features special wing vehicles that give riders the sensation of flying, as there is no conventional track above or below, making those drops, falls and turns all the more thrilling. Watch the Video for a virtual ride.
Playland’s Castaway Cove, Ocean City
Another new addition in 2016, this thrilling roller coaster will blow you away with its impressive features. Get launched upward at 64 miles per hour as you fly 125 feet into the sky, and feel the excitement as you plummet during the in the beyond-90-degree drop. Watch the Video for a detailed sneak peek.
Casino Pier & Breakwater Beach Waterpark, Seaside Heights
Shoot straight up into the air at thrilling speeds when you ride the Shore Shot, a vertical ride that propels you 125 feet up at 45 miles per hour, then dropping you back down for that signature positive and negative G-force experience. Be sure to watch the Video.
Runaway Train Coaster
Gillian’s Wonderland Pier, Ocean City
Riding a locomotive has never been this exhilarating. Hop aboard this train and ride around winding loops, then all the way to the top of the hill for a fun drop down. Jump into the front seat of this roller coaster with this point-of-view Video.
Keansburg Amusement Park & Runaway Rapids Water Park, Keansburg
Fast turns, thrilling drops and scream-inducing loops—it’s all on this exciting roller coaster at Keansburg Amusement Park. Take a look at the Video.
Fly – The Great Nor’Easter
Morey’s Piers & Beachfront Waterparks, Wildwood
Make your way to one of the largest amusement piers in the world to fly through the air at 50 miles per hour on this twisting, winding, looping roller coaster that takes you high above the Ocean Oasis waterpark. See the Video of the perfect storm.
Steel Pier, Atlantic City
Overlooking the ocean and Jersey Shore beaches, this classic roller coaster offers dramatic views with its winding turns and sloping drops—but the biggest surprise is that the cars spin, adding a whole new dimension of dizzying fun to this rolling ride. See all the fun in the Video.
Jenkinson’s Boardwalk, Point Pleasant Beach
With a long track, steep dips and winding turns, this roller coaster offers plenty of action for thrill-seekers on the Jersey Shore. Watch this Video to see what it’s like to sit in the front seat.
Bubbles the Coaster
Storybook Land, Egg Harbor Township
Little ones don’t have to miss out on all the fun. Bring young ones (36 inches and taller) to Storybook Land to ride on this dragon roller coaster as he flies through the air on kid-friendly adventure. Take a preview by watching this Video.
Alpine Mountain Coaster
Action Park, Vernon
Somewhere between a scenic alpine slide and a twisting roller coaster is the Alpine Mountain Coaster, the newest ride at historic Action Park: a rural attraction offering outdoor adventures like mountain top ziplines and sky rides to the top of Mount Vernon. Opening back up this summer!