Rides are a significant part of an amusement park or a theme park. One great ride can totally change the look of a park and attract thousands of tourists. These rides will surely give you some adrenaline kick. Here are ten rides that will make you want to take a trip right now to jump on them.
10. X2, Six Flags Magic Mountain:
The world’s first 4th Dimension roller coaster, X2 first opened in 2002. X2 is considered to be a unique prototype design because the seats can rotate forward or backward 360 degrees in a controlled spin. The steel roller coaster is at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California. It has been upgraded with many new features and reopened in 2008. X2’s lift-hill climbs 175 feet into the sky with the ride’s tallest point above ground at 190 feet and its first drop is 215 feet.
Fujiyama is a steel roller coaster which opened in 1996 at Fuji-Q Highland, Fujiyoshida, Japan. At the time of its opening, it was dubbed as the world’s tallest roller coaster at 259 feet that had the largest drop in the world at 230 feet. Its name, as you can guess, comes from Mount Fuji, Tokyo.
8. Superman Ride Of Steel, Six Flags New England:
Also, a steel roller coaster located at Six Flags New England in Agawam, Massachusetts, Superman Ride Of Steel was manufactured in 2000. It has a drop into a tunnel from a height of 221 feet at speeds exceeding 77 miles an hour. The ride has won several awards and has been named number one many times. There are two bunny hills, ten seconds of zero gravity and three camelbacks.
7. Kingda Ka:
Kingda Ka resides at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey. It has a length of 950 meters and a height of 139 meters. Kingda King is known for being the world’s tallest roller coaster and the second fastest roller coaster. It was also the second strata coaster to ever built. The top hat tower reaches a height of 456 feet and it has a drop of 418 feet.
6. Eejanaika, Fuji-Q Highland Fujiyoshia:
Eejanaika is located at Fuji-Q Highland, Fujiyoshia, Japan and it is the world’s second 4th Dimension coaster. Eejanaika has several meanings and one of them is “Ain’t it great!”. It is taller, faster, and longer than its predecessor, X2 at Six Flags Magic Mountain. It has 14 inversions and the seats can rotate forward or backward 360 degrees in a controlled spin.
5. Colossus, Thorpe Park Chertsey:
Colossus is located at Thorpe Park in Surrey, England. It previously held the record of being the world’s first roller coaster with ten inversions. This roller coaster was built in 2002 and the ride’s rough theme is the ruins of a recently unearthed Atlantean civilization. It flips riders over and over and over again in maneuvers called the double corkscrew, the cobra roll, and the quadruple heart-line roll
4. Avatar Flight of Passage:
This ride is a little different from the other ones on this list. The Avatar Flight of Passage is located at Disney’s the Animal Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida, near Orlando. It is a 3D flying simulator attraction within Pandora. This ride will take you on a flight on a native mountain Banshee and soar across the landscape of Pandora, an utterly convincing, transporting, and divine experience.
3. Thunder dolphin:
Thunder dolphin is located at the Tokyo Dome City Attractions amusement park in Tokyo. Thunder Dolphin is currently the 11th tallest continuous circuit roller coasters in the world. With a speed of 130 kilometers per hour, it passes through a hole in the LaQua building and through the Big-O, the world’s first centerless Ferris wheel.
2. Gravity Max:
Gravity Max is located at Lihpao Land In Houli District, Taichung, Taiwan. It is the world’s only tilt coaster and the first coaster to feature a true 90-degree drop and.
1. Formula Rosa:
Formula Rossa is the world’s fastest roller coaster with a top speed of 240 km/h that opened in 2010. It is located at the Ferrari World in the United Arab Emirates. The ride features a train modeled after the car’s sleek design.