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Hair-raising and death-defying, here are the most scintillating amusement park rides in the U.S. Have you laughed at the laws of gravity yet? Then it might be time to plan a vacation!
1. Millennium Force: The 2nd longest and briefly the tallest roller coaster in the world, coming in at 310 foot and 93 MPH, is located in Cedar Point, Ohio. It has been voted the number one steel roller coaster in the world in Amusement Today’s Golden Ticket Awards six times since the year 2001.
2. Bizarro – This beast is a steel megacoaster at Six Flags New England, featuring a 208-foot lift hill, a 221-foot drop, and just over 1-mile of track. And in fact, it scored highest on the Mitch Hawk poll ranking for best roller coaster in 2010.
3. Intimidator 305 – Standing at 305 feet tall and reaching speeds of 90 miles per hour, this ride in Kings Dominion, Virginia is one of the highest and fastest roller coasters. It ranked 2nd on the Mitch Hawk list of best roller coasters in 2010.
4. Kingda Ka – This is the tallest roller coaster and 2nd fastest roller coaster in the world, located in Six Flags Great Adventure.
5. Son of Beast – This roller coaster in King Island, Ohio is tallest and longest wooden roller coaster in the world.
6. Volcano, The Blast Coaster – Located in Kings Dominion, Virginia, this ride features the tallest roller coaster inversion.
7. Superman: Krypton Coaster – This roller coaster in Six Flags Fiesta Texas has the tallest vertical loop, standing at 145 feet.
8. Steel Hawg – This ride in Indiana Beach, Indiana is the steepest Roller Coaster in the U.S.
9. El Toro – This wooden roller coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure is the steepest wooden roller coaster in the U.S. and won the award for best wooden roller coaster in the Mitch Hawker poll.
10. Superman Tower of Power - We’re not sure if “thrilling” does justice to this ride in Six Flags Over Texas clocking in at 32 1/2 stories high, but this drop will certainly cause your heart to pump a little faster.