Rides are the most amazing part in an amusement park. The excitement, the thrill, the adrenalin rush all are unexplainable for the ride lovers. But how many of you experienced some insanely dangerous rides?
Come on, let’s experience some crazy rides today
Formula Rossa at Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi
You like speed! Then this ride is for you. Formula Rosa is the world’s fastest roller coaster. The top speed is 250 km/hr and the first acceleration happens in 5 seconds. It means the riders experience a speed-force more than the world’s fastest race car. You have to wear safety goggles to avoid airborne particles.
Insanity atop the Stratosphere Tower in Las Vegas
You really need guts to sit on the seat of this mechanical seat arm. This ride is literally insane. The arm extends out of the top of the tower which is above 900 ft. It spins at a speed of an acceleration of 0-100 km/hr in 1.42 seconds at an angle of 70 degrees. Does the surrounding look amazing from 900 feet above or you forget to open your eyes?
X2 Six Flags Magic Mountain in Los Angeles
This was first opened in 2002 as the world’s first fourth dimensional ride but Six Flags Magic Mountain’s X was closed in 2007. Last year, it was renovated and again opened as with new immersive tunnels, more audio and video enhancements and sleeker wing-shaped trains. It means the scream factor doubles with another X. The ride is called four-dimensional or 4-D as the seats extend off the track to the sides and the riders rotate head over heels, forward and backward.
Alpine Slide at Action Park in Vernon, New Jersey
This ride looked not as crazy as the roller coasters but it was the most lethal rides in the world. Numerous injured while riding on the slide. The riders sat in tiny plastic carts and slide down at breakneck speed. The cart had no break. It was a challenge to keep the cart from sailing off the track. Most people failed the challenge and left with cuts, bruises and bumps. The park also witnessed death due to the notorious slide. Despite that, the slide was the most popular ride and the authorities claimed it was the safest ride. Thankfully, the slide was demolished when the park changed hands.
Fahrenheit at Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania
This one is one of the craziest roller coasters in the earth. It rides up to 121 feet then has a 97-degree negative drop and then gets a 107-degree inverted loop, then a cobra roll, a corkscrew roll. Wait, it’s not over yet. It also has an airborne hill-time where you feel your stomach is floating, an S-join and if you think the ride on the roller coaster is complete, for your information it is just half. The whole ride takes a minute and a half. What do you think crazy or insane which word is perfect for this ride?
Action Park Grave Pool in Vernon, New Jersey
Action Park’s wave pool got its nick name as the ‘Grave Pool’. The pool was 100 feet by 250 feet long and the maximum depth of the pool was 8 feet. The pool had waves higher than they should have been that lasted much longer than they should have. It caused six deaths at the pool. It was so intense that there were always 12 to 20 lifeguards on duty. The lifeguards would make as many as 30 saves compared to other places where a guard would save average one or two per season. The pool is redesigned to be shallower and more manageable.
Kingda Ka at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey
It is the world’s tallest and second fastest roller coaster. The car is launched by special hydraulic launchers and the top point is the 456 feet. It accelerates to 20 km/hr in 3.5 seconds. The rider rides 90-degree straight up of the upside down U. Once the rider gets to the top, the ride will be falling down in a 27-degree spiral. This is surely not for the week hearts.
Eejanaika Fuji-Q HighlandFujiyoshida, Japan
The name translates “hey, what the hell”. When you are on the slide you hear exactly the same in the Japanese. It is the second 4-D roller coaster in the world. Like the X2, it has the same 360-degree turns and a style of head-over-heels spinning on the wing-like cars. But unlike X2, the track is longer and the ride is far taller, 250 feet. It is the seventh tallest roller coaster. From the top, you can see the view of the nearby Mount Fuji.
Superman Ride of Steel Six Flags New England Agawam, Massachusetts
This is the best roller coaster in America and it has won many prizes. The speed of the roller coaster is more than 77 mph. The ride features a 221-foot drop into a tunnel, two bunny hills, three camel backs. In the hill section your stomach feels weightlessness for 10 seconds. So what do you say with your wobbly legs after the ride?
Action Park Cannonball Loop Vernon, New Jersey
The design was just terrible. Action Park’s Cannonball Loop proved waterslide and loop didn’t go together. The waterslide had a loop at the end. It was constructed with a hatch at the bottom of the loop, so people who got stuck in it could get out safely. The water tube sent riders through a full 360-degree loop. It was opened in the summer of 1985 and closed after just one month of the opening after a series of accidents.
So how many of you have experienced all these rides?