When you were young, children’s rides gave you the thrills. That was then. If you want a real adrenaline rush, try something your age.
Hershey park’s 11th roller coaster, Fahrenheit, features the one of the steepest drops in the United States. This steel ride in Hershey, Pennsylvania has six inversions, with a 97-degree first drop. Only Steel Hawg at Indiana Beach is higher at 111 degrees.
Southern California’s Six Flags Magic Mountain has X2, which claims to be the world’s first fourth dimension thrill ride. It treats riders to innovative visual, audio, and sensory effects. Six Flags Magic Mountain President Jay Thomas said the X2 “will take even the most daring riders on a journey to a unique and unchartered dimension.” Six Flags New England offers a ride modeled after a 1939 New York City World Fair wooden coaster. This opened in 1941, making it the park’s oldest roller coaster.
A mini-theme park sits atop the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower, hanging over the Las Vegas Strip. It features SkyJump, where you can fall 855 feet wearing a custom jump suit. It is the ultimate Las Vegas free fall, sky dive, or base jump experience. UK’s Thorpe Park has Colossus, a record-breaking roller coaster with ten inversions and a 98-foot max height. Australia’s Tower of Terror provides one of the fastest rides in the Southern Hemisphere. New Jersey’s Six Flags Great Adventure offers Kingda Ka, the world’s tallest and fastest coaster until Ferrari World launched Formula Rossa in Abu Dhabi.