NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Back in 2009, Six Flags ( SIX) wiped out almost all of its value for shareholders before ultimately declaring bankruptcy. Now, the world's largest theme park company is back with a vengeance, introducing the world to record-breaking roller coasters, and bringing incredible returns for shareholders along the way.
The company's Great Adventure Park in New Jersey currently houses Kingda Ka, the tallest and fastest roller coaster in North America. The u-shaped track reaches 456 feet in the sky. People on the ride experience the thrill of going from 0 to 128 miles per hour in a mere 3.5 seconds. The ride stretches over 3,118 feet and takes less than a minute to complete the run.
The Kingda Ka and Great Adventure are about to get even bigger with the introduction of Zumanjaro and the Drop of Doom. The record-breaking ride will have the tallest drop in the world from 415 feet in the air. Speeds on the drop reach 90 miles per hour in a 10-second drop from top to bottom. The ride is being built into the same structure as Kingda Ka, giving the theme park two record breaking attractions in close proximity for guests.
Six Flags recently unveiled Goliath at its Chicago theme park. The ride broke three wooden coaster records. The ride is the fastest wooden coaster, with a speed of 72 miles per hour. Goliath also features the tallest drop of a wooden roller coaster and the steepest drop at 180 feet and 85 degrees respectively.