Your life may change after sitting through one of these hair-raising rides
Thrill seekers are often in it for the amusement parks' most jaw-dropping rides. We're talking rickety roller coasters that climb uphill before plunging into crazy twists and turns that are certainly not for the faint-hearted. After scouring numerous Youtube vidoes, we sussed out seven of the best roller coaster ride that you need to kick off your theme park bucketlist:
2. Kingda ka
We jet off to the land of the free and the home of the brave. Yes, America. Native to Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey, Kingda Ka is the world’s tallest coaster at 139m. Riders are flung at the start using a hydraulic launch mechanism towards an inverted ‘U’ with speeds reaching 206km/h in 3.5 seconds. The train climbs the main tower before plummeting 127m straight down through a 270-degree right-hand spiral. Immediately after that drop, the coaster climbs another mechanical hill of 40m where riders experience a split second of weightlessness before zooming back to the start point. Being a short ride of only 28 seconds, the long queues move quickly with a rapid turnover of riders. Is that not a reason to ride it more than once?
Six Flags Great Adventure
Jackson, New Jersey, United States
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