Matt Peterson Rides Six Flags Great Adventure's Jersey Devil Coaster

Watch as Meteorologist Matt Peterson hops on the Jersey Devil Coaster at Six Flags in Jackson Township, New Jersey.

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JIM DONOVAN: OK. We're ready to go.

[LAUGHS]

JANELLE BURRELL: We are ready. Hopefully, Matt and the crew over there, they're ready as well.

- All right.

JANELLE BURRELL: Matt, how you're feeling?

JIM DONOVAN: Yeah, here we go.

- Janelle, I'm going to ask him one question. Matt, any last words?

[LAUGHS]

MATT PETERSON: Let's do the darn thing.

- Hey, man. All right. Let's do this thing. Fire it up. Six Flags, it's had to happen. All right, ladies and gentlemen. [NON-ENGLISH SPEECH]

JIM DONOVAN: Oh, it's moving.

JANELLE BURRELL: Up, there he goes. He's on his way.

- Little quick stop.

JANELLE BURRELL: OK.

JIM DONOVAN: Did it just stop?

[LAUGHTER]

JANELLE BURRELL: Better double check. Double check to make sure Matt's all right. Make sure that seat belt is strapped tightly.

JIM DONOVAN: Oh, my gosh, we can't make this up.

- Jim, I think you know about hurry up and wait. Here we are.

JIM DONOVAN: Oh, my goodness. This is just-- all right. All right, there we go.

JANELLE BURRELL: Now the anticipation is certain to kill me.

JIM DONOVAN: There we go. OK.

JANELLE BURRELL: Here we go.

JIM DONOVAN: All right.

JANELLE BURRELL: Bye, Matt. Safe travels.

JIM DONOVAN: Not again! Are you kidding me?

[LAUGHTER]

JANELLE BURRELL: Poor Matthew. His stomach is probably just turning.

- It's sort of a rehearsal here. There's-- these things happen. There are issues.

JANELLE BURRELL: They do.

- And--

JANELLE BURRELL: All right.

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

- He's not gonna wave. It's bad luck.

JANELLE BURRELL: OK. All right, Matthew.

JIM DONOVAN: We're moving.

- Feels good.

JIM DONOVAN: We're moving forward.

JANELLE BURRELL: Chugging along.

JIM DONOVAN: My gosh, I can move faster than this. What's going on here? OK.

JANELLE BURRELL: He's [INAUDIBLE].

JIM DONOVAN: Oh, look at this thing coming up.

JANELLE BURRELL: Ooh, yeah. They're going to start going up.

- Oh, that's not good.

JANELLE BURRELL: See, this is the part where I think people get really nervous because you're inching up as you get to that incline before the big drop, you know.

- Oh, see this is--

JANELLE BURRELL: And almost all of the seats are full. So a lot of people are there with Matt to experience this, this morning. And again, this is a live picture of this new roller coaster-- up! There they go.

- [INAUDIBLE] enjoy [INAUDIBLE] bye.

[LAUGHS]

JIM DONOVAN: Oh, see. I couldn't do this.

JANELLE BURRELL: Matt looks stoked. All right. Now, we're going to see what he's really made off, right?

JIM DONOVAN: Oh.

JANELLE BURRELL: Here they go. Here they go.

- Here it goes.

JANELLE BURRELL: It's a drop.

JIM DONOVAN: Oh, I can't even look [INAUDIBLE]

JANELLE BURRELL: Whoa. Oh, my god. I'm scared.

[LAUGHTER]

MATT PETERSON: Whoa! Whoa!

JANELLE BURRELL: This is fantastic.

[SCREAMS]

- I can hear him yelling from here, guys.

JANELLE BURRELL: Matt looks like he's having the time of his life.

JIM DONOVAN: I get motion sickness. This is not good for me.

JANELLE BURRELL: So Matt is in the second seat of this roller coaster.

JIM DONOVAN: See. It's the upside down. That would get me. I'd blackout.

JANELLE BURRELL: I don't mind that so much.

MATT PETERSON: This is awesome. [INAUDIBLE] This is so cool. Whoa!

JANELLE BURRELL: And he sounds like he's having a really good time there, right?

MATT PETERSON: Yeah.

[LAUGHS]

JANELLE BURRELL: Matt, we feel like we're experiencing this right along with you from our vantage point. They have cameras all across the roller coaster.

MATT PETERSON: Yeah.

JANELLE BURRELL: And that's it.

[CHEERS]

JIM DONOVAN: That was fast.

JANELLE BURRELL: Wow, Matt.

JIM DONOVAN: Very good. I'm very proud of him.

JANELLE BURRELL: Round of applause for you. That was incredible.

MATT PETERSON: That was just amazing, so much fun. I'm doing that again for sure. We're doing it again.

JANELLE BURRELL: Oh, Matt, you're a good sport that was amazing. Incredible.

JIM DONOVAN: That first drop, mmm.

JANELLE BURRELL: Jim is--

- I'll go with you. I'll buy the funnel cake.

JANELLE BURRELL: OK. All right.

[LAUGHS]

- We'll check Matt, to see if he has not had an accident.

[LAUGHTER]

JANELLE BURRELL: He's all in one piece, pants are dry. That's good.

[LAUGHTER]

- We will give him a once over when he gets over here.

JANELLE BURRELL: OK.

JIM DONOVAN: Oh, I like the front of the Devil. Look at the front of the car there.

JANELLE BURRELL: That is so cool. Wow.

- That is pretty cool.

JANELLE BURRELL: Matt--

- You guys want to talk to him? What do you think? You want to see when he jumps off?

JANELLE BURRELL: Yeah, yeah, yeah, let's hear it.

- You wanna have a word with him?

JANELLE BURRELL: We would love to.

JIM DONOVAN: And we have 1 minute, so we got to make it fast.

- Let's go. We got one minute. I just got the word. So hang in there.

JANELLE BURRELL: OK.

- Now, he can't jump out there now. Come on, man.

JIM DONOVAN: What is the matter with you? He survived the roller coaster, and he'll die from getting run over by the thing.

JANELLE BURRELL: Oh, gosh. No, I'm eager to hear what he has to say.

- Here comes the man of the hour here.

JIM DONOVAN: All right. 30 seconds.

- I'm going give him--

JANELLE BURRELL: All right, Matt. Real quick.

- All right, here we go. Here, Matt, take this. Just take my whole IFB.

MATT PETERSON: Taking the whole IFB.

JANELLE BURRELL: All right, Matt.

- And just throw that in there.

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

JANELLE BURRELL: How are you feeling?

- [INAUDIBLE] over here.

JIM DONOVAN: Where did he go? I don't think we're going [INAUDIBLE].

JANELLE BURRELL: There he is. Matt, you did great.

MATT PETERSON: All right, doing [INAUDIBLE] now. Hello.

JANELLE BURRELL: You did great. How do you feel?

- I got to tell you-- I feel great. That was--

JIM DONOVAN: 20 seconds.

MATT PETERSON: --so much fun. 20 seconds? Oh, my goodness, I don't have 20 seconds to talk about this. It was fantastic. I'm doing it again, absolutely. The front seat was great. Come in Six Flags. You got to do the Jersey Devil Coaster. It's fantastic. It opens on Sunday the 13th.

JANELLE BURRELL: All right.

JIM DONOVAN: You made it Matt.

MATT PETERSON: And it's the Jersey Devil. Do it. It's so much fun.

JANELLE BURRELL: CBS This Morning--

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

JIM DONOVAN: Bye-Bye. Oh, my goodness what's going on here?

JANELLE BURRELL: Have a great day.