Get ready to spike your adrenaline levels – roller coasters have a way of bringing out the adrenaline junkie in all of us.
Some of the most thrilling roller coasters are located all over the world. From Japan to New Jersey and Florida, there are an abundance of them.
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But where are the scariest rides most common? Ohio. Cedar Point is home to some of the most thrilling coasters in the world. The Wicked Twister, Millennium Force and GateKeeper, just to name a few.
In no particular order, these are some of the Scariest and Most Thrilling Roller Coasters Around the World.
This is the steepest roller coaster in the world and is sure to scare the daylights out of you. The ride is approximately 3,300 ft. and begins with a sudden drop out of nowhere into pitch black darkness. A sequence of corkscrews, hills and rolls follow.
Located in Cedar Fair Entertainment amusement park is Banshee, the world’s longest inverted coaster which soars at 68 mph with 4,124.1 feet of track and seven inversions. There is a curved drop, outside loop, dive loop, spiral and more.
Strap into your car and put on your goggles because the Formula Rossa is about to take you on the ride of your life. This is the world’s fastest roller coaster, faster than a F1 car. While you are there, watch one of their incredible shows and ride more of their thrilling rides.
Be prepared to be blown away. Kingda Ka is the tallest and fastest roller coaster in North America. It’s shaped as an upside down U, that reaches approximately 456 feet high. The ride sends you from 0 to 128 miles per hour in 3.5 seconds to get you over the top, and then before you know it, you’re flying down a 90-degree vertical drop, entering into a 270 degree spiral.
Prepare to be scared, or thrilled, or just have your adrenaline sent through the roof. Millennium Force is a whopping 310 foot ride that reaches speeds of 96 mph and features an elevator cable lift system that helps get you to the top faster. Your first drop is 80 degrees. Prepare for the ride of your life.
At first glance, El Toro may look like your average wooden roller coaster. But, just warning you, “El Toro” means “the bull,” and it’s far from average. Get a classic feel and smoother ride on one of the fastest and tallest wooden coasters in the world. Ride up 19 stories, face your first drop at 176 feet at a 76 degree angle, and reach speeds up to 70 miles per hour.
Get ready for the adrenaline rush of your life. The Intimidator 305 will send you flying so fast, you won’t even realize you were on it for 3 minutes. It’s the tallest and most thrilling coaster on the East Coast. It stands at 305 feet, reaches speeds up to 90 mph and its first drop is 300 feet at an 85-degree angle.
The Cannibal ride in Lagoon Amusement Park is ride consisting of single car trains. It reaches speeds of up to 70 mph, heights up to 208 feet and rides out for about 2,735 feet. It is composed of an elevator lift, dive loop, block brake, lagoon roll, over-banked curve and immelmann. Click here for more information.
These will be the most thrilling 2 minutes and 20 seconds of your life. The GateKeeper is the tallest, fastest and longest wing roller coaster in the world. It has broken seven world records – longest winged coaster at 4,164 feet, longest drop on a wing coaster at 164 feet, and most inversions on a wing coaster at 6. Click here to find out more of their records.