That feeling of your stomach jumping into your throat, the slap of wind hitting your face and the rush of the free-fall. All of this makes one big crazy amusement park ride that will churn your stomachs and send a chill down your spines. These adrenaline infused and fear charged rides are sure to get your heart thumping straight out of your mouth.
Here’s a look at the most scream-worthy amusement park rides in the world:
Superman: Ride of Steel, Six Flags New England, Massachusetts
Over-sized strength, mega speed, and pretty much at the top of his class. At a whopping 73 miles per hour, you will zoom through a staggering 5,400 feet of twisting red track, on a wide-open layout that will truly give you a sense of the superhuman. You’ll take low-banked turns just skimming right over the ground. Then, a series of hills and DNA helices will show you what’s possible once you put on a cape and fly. You did bring your cape, right?
Maverick, Cedar Point Amusement Park, Ohio
You’ve heard of the Wild West–now you can ride it! An intense ride that will get your juices flowing !! Maverick is the coaster for riders who want one-of-a-kind thrills beyond the big hills. Saddle up and get ready for more twists, turns and airtime than a rodeo. Plus you’ll go through a “twisted horseshoe roll” and 400-foot-long speed launch through a pitch black tunnel. Giddy up, partner!!
Expedition Geforce, Holiday Park, Germany
The star jewel of Holiday Park, it is rightly considered as one of the most scariest rides in the world!! Filled with topsy turvy turns and high drops in midair, this is one heck of a crazy ride that brings out the fear of the riders. Make sure to visit holiday amusement park once in your life time. A ride made for the brave hearts!!
Tower Of Terror, Dreamworld, Australia
Riding the fastest, tallest thrill ride in the southern hemisphere, Dream world’s Tower of Terror, is an experience like no other. Peaking at 38 stories high and stretching the equivalent of three football fields across the park, the Tower of Terror is the world’s leading edge thrill ride, achieving unprecedented speeds of up to 100 miles per hour.
Eejanaika, Fuji-Q Highland, Japan
Enjoy unprecedented thrills and a feeling of liberation as you experience three different kinds of spins, “the spinning of your seat forward and backward,” “loops and flip-flops through the air,” and “spinning with twists in it,” while you race down the track!
As an added bonus, you’ll hang there with your legs dangling, so you won’t be able to plant your feet anywhere to steady yourself. This will send a strange sense of being hurtled through the air coursing through your body.You can also grab a quick and short view of Mount Fuji once you reach the top, but that will not last for long. Enjoy it while you can.
Kingda Ka, Six Flags Great Adventure Jackson, New Jersey
This happens to be the father of all the roller coasters in the world. You are taken up around 456 feet; that is about 45 stories of a building. How you go to that height is another exciting story. You are launched by a catapult which accelerates the coaster to 128 miles an hour in just 3.5 seconds. Your heart stops once you reach the top.
While going down, there is a 270 foot spiral as well. Imagine the thrust it would produce. You will experience both negative and positive G Force so brace yourselves.
There’s a reason this coaster is known as the King. Kingda Ka is quite simply the tallest and fastest roller coaster in North America. Is that impressive enough to warrant royalty? You bet it is.
Collosus, Thorpe Park, United Kingdom
This is perhaps the scariest ride in all of United Kingdom.You will not be able to feel your head after you sit this one out; there’s too much spinning you would say.
The ride starts with a 30 m tall lift hill before a banked 180 degree turn into the drop followed by a vertical loop. After the loop the train passes over a small air-time hill and under the pathways above, into the cobra roll. After this the ride passes through two consecutive corkscrews, going under and over the walkways, before another banked 180 degree turn. The ride then goes through four consecutive barrel rolls followed by a final turn and barrel roll into the brake run.
Insanity, Stratosphere Hotel, Las Vegas
If you think that for a ride to be scary, it has to be a roller coaster, boy you are wrong like anything. Go to the top of the tower and take this ride; it will blow you away. It extends around 64 feet over the north edge and it spins at around 40 miles an hour. You sit in a couple and you face the ground at an angle of 70 degrees. That’s not scary? Well, you should know that you are 900 feet above the ground. It might not sound that scary but you have to sit the ride and then say it.Experience Insanity and walk away to tell the tale!.
Fahrenheit, Hershey Park, Pennsylvania
This ride is everything but sweet. It won’t be wrong to call it Hershey amusement park’s heart. It takes you up around 121 feet and then drops you off at a 97 degree angle. That’s not all this ride has to offer. After the initial drop, you will have to bear the 107-foot inverted loop, corkscrew roll, cobra element, airborne S-roll and another corkscrew. The ride still doesn’t finish. The funny thing is that it happens in a mere 85 seconds and those seconds are as thrilling as you can possibly imagine.
Six Flags Magic Mountain
At the number one spot we have the Magic Mountain.The seats rotate a full 360 degree and it gives you face down and headfirst drops.There really is no explaining what the ride can do to you but it is definitely not for the faint hearted. You may find video views from the seats of this ride on YouTube. Watch them and try this ride out if you dare.