If you’re someone who loves rollercoasters and thrill rides of all sorts, you might have a bucket list that looks different than most – and if it’s to ride the most dangerous, craziest roller coasters around, we’ve got you covered!
Here are 13 of the most iconic roller coasters across the USA.
Bessemer, Alabama, is home to Alabama Adventure Amusement Park, where Rampage – a 120-foot tall wooden coaster runs at 56mph and boasts a 102-foot drop.
12. Desert Storm
Castles-n-Coasters is located in Phoenix, and Desert Storm takes you on double upside-down loops, vertical, drops, spins – the words.
Its 90-feet tall but only lasts 90 seconds from start to finish – anyone can manage that!
At Six Flags Magic Mountain, you can find an innovative “fifth dimension” roller coaster.
It features 360-degree seats that extend on wings off the track, leaving your body free to flip around while the coaster makes its way around the tracks.
No. Thank. You.
10. Cliffhanger Rollercoaster
This coaster, located at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, is the “highest elevation full-sized roller coaster in North America,” and sits at at altitude of 7160 feet.
The views are great, if you don’t mind opening your eyes while you’re screaming.
9. Boulder Dash
This rollercoaster, located at Lake Compounce in Bristol, was awarded the title of Best Wooden Roller Coaster in the World in 2013.
It reaches a top speed of 60mph, and apparently is just full of surprises.
8. SuperFlip 360
Delaware is also home to no actual rollercoasters, but Funland in Rehoboth Beach does have this thing that swings you around 360 degrees.
It should make you want to puke, if nothing else.
Busch Garden’s Tigris beats out coasters at Sea World due to it’s tall launch, number of loops and drops, and the fact that it tops out at 60mph.
6. Goliath (Six Flags Over Georgia)
Six Flags over Georgia in Austell introduced Goliath in 2006, and the first drop may have you wishing you’d taken the chicken exit.
Silverwood Theme Park in Athol is home to the world’s “Top Hanging Coaster,” the Aftershock.
It’s 191-feet tall, sends you forward, backward, and upside down, and will make you think twice about having lunch before you get on.
4. Goliath (Six Flags Over America)
Yes, there’s another Goliath. There are actually six, but this one is as Six Flags Great America, near Chicago.
This huge wooden roller coaster that will lift you out of your seat on more than one occasion.
3. The Voyage
Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari is a theme park in the town of Santa Clause.
It’s biggest, baddest offering is The Voyage, a wooden coaster with steep drops, underground tunnels, and turns that will have you holding on for dear life.
2. The Monster
Adventureland, in Altoona, offers you The Monster, which loops, corkscrews, and something called an Immelmann that should give you pause.
Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville features a ride that will scare the crap out of you with terrifying loops and inversions that never seem to stop.
Have you ridden any of these?
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