If you are a fan of theme park rides then you need to put these rides on your list and make sure you visit them AT LEAST once in your life.
1. The Griffon Ride
Busch gardens have one of the most fascinating rides around the world, one of them bbeing the griffon ride. It has a 205foot, 70 mph, 90-degree drop. With only two around the world One is in Wiilamsburg, VA. And the other is in Tampa,FL.
2. The Voyage Roller Coaster
Located in Indiana, this is one ride for only the brave. The Voyage roller coaster takes you to a height of 173 feet then takes you on a trip through five underground tunnels, three 90-degree high-banking turns, and three spectacular drops of 154 feet, 107 feet, and 100 feet. Go to Holiday World to experience this beauty.
3. Cheetah Hunt
This is one of Florida’s newest roller coasters and though it was designed to be “family friendly”. The thrusts are pulse-raisers, and you get three on the ride. Throw in a “heartline roll” inversion, a dramatic leap over the park’s skyride cable, and an abstract “tree” that the cheetah train climbs, and then drops from, and you’ve got one of the longest (1,350 metres) and most flat-out fun rides in Florida.
Bolliger & Mabillard, the same Swiss engineering firm responsible for Montu, also created this “floorless dive machine”, one of only two in America. Sitting in the gargantuan 10-across, three-row vehicles, you climb 60 meters (200ft), roll around a wide turn, and then, ever so slowly, tip over the edge of a vertical precipice. And there you stop, held in place for a few harrowing seconds, just waiting to fall, and then you do. That bowel-evacuating plunge is followed by a towering Immelman inversion, and a second vertical drop directly into a tunnel.
5. The Ghost Rider
At America’s favorite theme park, experience GhostRider the world’s best wooden roller coaster, Supreme Scream, 30-stories up, 3 seconds down and the high-octane thrill of Xcelerator, rated the world’s best launch coaster, sending riders 0-80 in 2.3 seconds.
6. X Scream
Placed on top of the stratosphere tower, this ride extends 27 feet in the air and reaches upto speeds of 30 miles per hour.
7. The Vertigo
Located in Narberth, in the south west of Wales this ride will get your heart skipping a few beats with its 50 meter drop.
8. Millennium Force Roller Coaster
The Millennium Force roller coaster in Ohio was voted best steel coaster. The coaster plummets down a 310 foot (95 m) drop at speeds reaching 93m/h (143km/h).
9. The Steel Dragon Rollercoaster
Steel Dragon 2000 is a roller coaster at Nagashima Spa Land amusement park in Mie Prefecture, Japan. It took the record for the longest track length at 8,133 feet 2 inches (2,478.99 m) which it currently holds. It is the only gigacoaster which has been manufactured by Chance Morgan.
10. Fujiyama Roller Coaster
Fujiyama is a steel roller coaster at Fuji-Q Highland, Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan. When Fujiyama opened in 1996 it was the world’s tallest roller coaster at 259 feet (79 m), and had the largest drop in the world at 230 feet (70 m).
11. Tower Of Terror II Roller Coaster
The Tower of Terror II is a steel shuttle roller coaster located at the Dream world amusement park on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. When the Tower of Terror opened on 23 January 1997, it was the first roller coaster in the world to reach 161.9 kilometers per hour (100.6 mph) speeds making it the tallest and fastest roller coaster in the world.
12. Son of Beast
Located in Ohio, this beast reaches up to heights of 218 feet, and powers up to speeds of 78.4 mph.
Located in Vegas’s stratosphere towers this ride extends 64 feet over the north edge of the tower. Spinning over 40 mph, riders are angled down by 70 degrees so all they see is the street, 900 feet below. This is truly one of the world’s most harrowing rides.
14. Expedition GeForce
Placed in Germany, GeForce is not only one of the largest coasters in Europe, it’s always one of the most complete and satisfying because it’s long enough and not gimmicky. But it’s also harrowing, reaching 4.5 G, a height of 203 feet, and speeds exceeding 74 mph.
Opened in May 2008, the so-called “sweetest place on earth” just got edgier. This inverted vertical loop “lift” coaster starts off swooping riders up 121 feet above the ground only to plunge them right back down in a gut-wrenching, 97-degree negative drop, the steepest in the U.S. This coaster has turned into the pride of Pennsylvania.
Officially the world’s tallest water slide, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, Insano is as high as a 14-storey building. The plunge is so steep that although riders travel 41 meters, the whole ride takes just four or five seconds. And the maximum speed you can reach is around 65 miles per hour.
17. The Giant Canyon
The Giant Canyon swing, sits on a cliff edge high above the Colorado River, at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, Colorado. Dangling over a crevice that disappears 1,300 feet below, this new ride then swings at 50-miles-an-hour over the Colorado River.
18. Meet Verrückt,
The world’s tallest water slide is at Schlitterbahn Water Park in Kansas City, Kansas. Its 168-foot drop will deliver what designer John Schooley calls an “extreme thrill ride.”
19. King Cobra
King Cobra’s unique configuration enables two tubes to race through a circular path with twists, turns and surprises through enclosed and open sections of the slide at speeds up to 51 kilometers per hour (32 mph). The ride’s finale features a sudden, 8 meters (25-foot) plunge at a 50-degree angle with riders racing until the heart-pounding finish as they appear to be swallowed by the massive mouth of the cobra.
20. Storm Runner, Hershey Park, Pennsylvania
This coaster will leave your head spinning as it takes you from 0-72 mph in just 2 seconds and kindly drops you from a height of 18-stories, adding a cobra loop and barrell rolls to complete the thrill