Kiddie amusement parks may be fun when you were 12, but if you are looking for more thrilling and scary adventure, we got it all here for you. Prepare to take a trip around the world through the scariest rides there are. Whether you just want to blow off some steam, or have your mind blown, having to ride one of these thrilling rides is an experience of a lifetime. Here are the top 10 scariest rides in the world you surely want to try at least once!
10. Bizarro (formerly known as Superman Ride of Steel)
Six Flags, New England, Agawam, Massachusetts, USA
Bizarro is popular with its 221-foot drop, three camel backs, two bunny hills and almost 2-km track with a speed of almost 80 miles per hour. It also guarantees zero gravity for 10 seconds, so you can be assured of wobbly knees after. It has won the Golden Ticket Award from Amusement Today, several times, proving that it is indeed one of the most thrilling rides out there in the world. Bizarro is popular with its 221-foot drop, three camel backs, two bunny hills and almost 2-km track with a speed of almost 80 miles per hour. It also guarantees zero gravity for 10 seconds, so you can be assured of wobbly knees after. It has won the Golden Ticket Award from Amusement Today, several times, proving that it is indeed one of the most thrilling rides out there in the world
Cedar Point Amusement Park, Sandusky, Ohio, USA
The list would never be complete without Cedar Point, which is the self-proclaimed roller coaster capital of the world. The park offers several roller coaster rides, 17 to be exact, and Maverick is Cedar Point’s most expensive roller coaster. Not only the grandest, Maverick is also the steepest in the park, with its numerous turns and twists. The ride also comes with a big surprise. You just got to go there and ride to find out about it, right?
8. Expedition GeForce
Holiday Park, Habloch, Rhineland-Platinate, Germany
One of the largest roller coasters in Europe, Expedition GeForce offers a lot of thrill to everyone since its track is very long. It comes with a height of 203 feet and reaches the speed of 74mph. You will feel like flying, and be weightless with zero gravity for 7 awesome times. It is a very, very exciting, and you shouldn’t miss it when in Germany.
7. Tower of Terror
Dreamworld, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
One of the world’s fastest rides, Dreamworld’s Tower of Terror goes for about 100 miles per hour, which will surely satisfy the need of a thrill junkie! You’ll climb up to 38 stories high, and drop as fast as 6.5 seconds. You surely have to brace yourself when you plan to ride this thrill ride in Australia.
Fuji-Q Highland, Fujiyoshida, Japan
Eajanaika roughly translates to “Hey, what the hell,” which is what people would say after the ride. It is one of the only two 4-dimensional roller coasters in the globe, which gives its riders the experience of a 360degrees turn and head-over-heel spins. At 250 feet, Eejanaika is the seventh tallest of its kind in the world that allows riders, if not too dizzy, view the magnificent Mount Fuji.
5. Kingda Ka
Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, New Jersey, USA
The current father of all roller coasters anywhere in the world, Kingda Ka will take you 456 feet up (as high as 45 stories) in just a matter of 3.5 seconds, and will catapult you at a speed of 128 miles per hour. Then, it will bring you down in a 270-foot spiral. Imagine what your head or stomach feels after. Oh, there’s plenty more of this spinning action that’ll guarantee you an experience with positive and negative gravity. Dare to try this ride soon?
Thorpe Park, Chertsey, Surrey, UK
The Colossus is the proud record holder of the most inversions in a ride, which is a whopping 10! This probably makes it the most frightening, yet thrilling ride in the United Kingdom. This adventure flips the riders over and over again with its moves called the cobra roll, the quadruple heart-line roll, and the double corkscrew. If you are in China, you can experience the same ride as the Colossus has an exact replica in Guangzhou, called the Tenth Ring Roller Coaster.
Stratosphere Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, USA
Not all of the scariest rides are always roller coasters. Insanity, which sits on top of the Stratosphere in Las Vegas, will blow you away with its over-the-top spins. Prepare to be seated 900 feet above the ground, angled at 70 degrees, and spun at 40 miles per hour. If you are afraid of heights, this must be your most excruciating ride of all.
Hersheypark, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA
Fahrenheit gives more edge to a place known as the “sweetest tourist spot on earth”, the Hersheypark. The ride takes you 121 feet above ground, and then lowers you down at a harrowing 97 degree angle. Well, it doesn’t end there, after your initial drop, you have to brave through a 107-foot inverted loop, corkscrew roll, cobra element… You just have to finish the whole ride to find out. It may only last 85 seconds, but it is surely one ride you will remember for a lifetime!
Six Flags Magic Mountain, Los Angeles, California, USA
Finally our number one! The first 4D ride in the world, X2 offers seats with 360-degree rotating view. You'll be dropped and inverted head first, then face down several times. It was later improved with better visual and audio enhancements, and awesome new trains. Words can’t be enough to fully explain what you will get from this ride, so better to go there and experience it yourself. But then again, if you chicken out, you can always watch videos from YouTube.
There you have it our Top 10! Have you experienced any of these rides? How did you like them? If you feel like a favourite ride of yours didn't make it on the list and you think it should have leave a comment below and let us know now!
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