Roller coasters are a delight for those who like to get an adrenaline rush. Deadly drops, inversions and high-speed makes it a perfect choice for the daredevils. Just like storm chasers, roller coaster lovers go anyplace where there is a fast, giant ride. If you consider yourself a daredevil, we dare you to take on the challenge and have a ride on these scary roller coasters.
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#1. SheiKra, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, Florida
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A floor-less coaster that takes you 200 feet above the ground and leaves you hanging there! You keep waiting for the drop and then, suddenly it happens. And you can do nothing, but shout in excitement and thrill.
The coaster takes its name from an Asian-African hawk, Sheikra, which is known for its vertical dive. Imagine taking that dive with no support underneath your feet.
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Scary, isn’t it?
#2. Hulk, Universal Orlando Resort, Florida
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The coaster is named after one of the maddest superheroes from Avengers team, Hulk.
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Just as the character itself, the coaster gets aggressive within a few seconds. Instead of a conventional slow chain lift, the coaster launches itself and attains the speed of 64km/hr within two seconds.
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Yes, you would not even get the time to prepare yourself for the drop. The green tracks and fast speed make you feel like you are being pulled by the Hulk himself.
#3. Kraken, SeaWorld Orlando, The United States
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Kraken is free from Poseidon’s cage and is taking over the world by taking humans through inversions and deadly drops.
With a lot of loops and inversions (really, a lot!) and the water, you will feel like your coaster is running on the never-ending tentacles of the beast.
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The twists and turns make it a very scary ride indeed.
#4. Cannibal, Lagoon Amusement Park, Farmington, Utah
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Cannibal is the newest and scariest attraction at the Lagoon Amusement Park in Utah. Imagine, a coaster that takes you 208 feet high only to end in a deadly vertical drop followed by an underground tunnel, which is 20-feet deep.
The ride makes you feel like you are indulging in acrobatics, and will last for a good two and a half minutes. The speed of the coaster is 110km/hr.
#5. Thirteen, Alton Towers in England
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Thirteen or Th13teen has no great inversions or deadly drops, then why is it scary? Well, this coaster is literally scary as it is based on the horror movie ‘Th13teen ghosts’.
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With the vertical freefall drop on the track that looks weak (deliberately, though) and the dark scary room with tricks from the movies, Th13teen makes one helluva scary ride!
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#6. Rougarou, Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio
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Another scary floor-less coaster that leaves its riders’ feet hanging!
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The coaster is 137-feet high and reaches the speed of 97km/hr. It has a lot of 360-degree turns, and the ride finally ends in a figure eight turn.
#7. Thunderbird, Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari Park, Santa Claus, Indiana
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The wing trains of the coaster make it a real bird and the speed provides it thunder. The ride begins with some artificial mist and shoots straight at the speed of 97km/hr within 3.5 seconds.
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The inversions and loops with no floor for the feet makes it a thrilling ride for those who like things edgy.
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#8. Fury 325, Carowinds Amusement Park, Charlotte, North Carolina
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Fury 325 is one of the tallest and fastest ‘Giga coasters’ in the world.
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The height of the ride is 325 feet and the speed is 153km/hr. The coaster has no inversions, but a lot of spine-chilling horseshoe and ‘S’ curves.
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The main attraction of the ride is that it goes over and under the main entrance of the amusement park.
#9. Ghost Rider, Knott’s Berry Farm, California
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When you reach the top of the roller coaster and prepare for the drop, you get to witness the entire wooden track of the ride.
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This visual will definitely scare you. The ups and downs of the ride are remarkable.
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Warning: You could end up with neck and back pain after this ride.
#10. Batman: The Ride, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, San Antonio
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If you are a Batman fan and have enough guts, then this ride is for you.
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The trains are made just like wings of Batman’s cape. It is an inverted roller coaster and the seats can rotate to 360 degrees at any time during the course of the ride.
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Six inversions and flipping and spinning makes it a really dangerous 4-D ride.
Do you still think of yourself as the daredevil? These scary rides can give anyone goosebumps. Try and see for yourself!