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Kingda Ka a Six Flags Great Adventure is the fastest roller coaster in the world, speeding from 0 to 128 miles an hour in 3.5 seconds. The coaster travels straight up, then down 45 stories, twisting in a 270-degree spiral. All of this happens within 28 seconds.

Kingda Ka was officially introduced on September 29, 2004, at an event held for the media and enthusiasts. At that time, it was revealed that the ride would become "the tallest and fastest roller coaster on earth", reaching 456 feet (139 m) and accelerating up to 128 miles per hour (206 km/h) in 3.5 seconds. Upon completion, Kingda Ka took both the "tallest" and "fastest" world records from the two-year-old Top Thrill Dragster at Cedar Point in Sandusky, OH. Since Intamin designed both Top Thrill Dragster and Kingda Ka, both rides share a nearly identical design and layout, differing only in theme and Kingda Ka's post-tower "bunny" hill. On January 13, 2005, Kingda Ka was topped off at its 456-foot (139 m) height, finishing construction.

Kingda Ka is themed as a mythical tiger, and is named after the 500 lb (230 kg) Golden Tabby Bengal tiger that lives in a pen next to the ride.