Nothing is more terrifying than being able to get almost up close with death than hopping on a ride that would heighten your adrenaline rush. If you a daredevil, these eight most terrifying theme park rides should definitely be on your list.
X-Scream, Las Vegas
A ride in the X-Scream will scare the hell out of you even just by looking at it. How much more when you ride it? This 1,149 feet tall coaster-style ride tips riders forward and makes them feel like they’re falling off a cliff.
Be one among your friends to ride this barely a year old nightmarish coaster and get all the bragging rights to have conquered it! Goliath is not only terrifying because the roller coaster is made of wood; it’s also the steepest and fastest coaster on the planet. It features the longest drop at 85 degrees. This 180-foot coaster can reach speeds of 72 miles an hour. No accidents on Goliath have been reported yet.
The Haunted Mansion, Disneyland
Urban legend has it that family members of those departed Disney lovers have often snuck onto the ride and scattered ashes throughout the titular mansion. Thanks to Disney’s cleaning crews who clean up after those ashes left. But ashes could sometimes stay airborne and are bound to float around and their ghosts might follow you home for real.
Kingda Ka, New Jersey
Currently the world’s tallest coaster at 456-feet tall, Kingda Ka provides its riders with a shocking experience. Tragically, the coaster was struck by lightning in 2009 and was closed for three months.
The Euthanasia Coaster,
Julijonas Urbonas’ Euthanasi Coaster may not be a real thing and is only a concept, it’s a grim concept that not even coaster riders would want to become a reality because of its design to kills its passengers by shuffling them in a mortal coil of ‘elegance and euphoria.” After seven consecutive, progressively smaller loops, riders would lose oxygen that would spell “lights out” for them. Phew, thank heavens, this killer roller coaster is never coming to be.
Saw: The Ride, United Kingdom
Saw: The Ride is a giant roller coaster based on a series of horror films. Due to a foreseeable damage in the future, the ride has been closed.
Nemesis: Sub-Terra, United Kingdom
Sky Tower, Denmark
The Sky Tower is about as simple of a “thrill ride” as you can get if you would like to get a chance to jump from 131 feet in the air without any harness of wire. Well, at least you jump into a net and hope for the best.
Six Flags Great America, Illinois
Six Flags houses the Goliath, the tallest, fastest, steepest wooden rollercoaster in the world. The family park also has an X Flight, a 3000 feet of drops, inversions, barrel rolls and zero-g rolls. Aside from these hair-raising coasters, it also includes water rides and family rides, kids rides, and live performance entertainment.
Portaventura Park, Barcelona
Portaventura Park is Europe’s biggest theme park features a water park, a hotel resort and 4-star hotels, each having hundred rooms. It has thirty-seven rides, more than one hundred shows every day, and six themed areas: Mediterranean, China, Polynesia, Mexico, Far West and SesamoAventura.
The Cyclone, Coney Island, New York City
Since around 1880, Coney Island has been America’s amusement capital and the largest amusement area in the US. Inside were three parks – Dreamland, Steeplechase Park, and Luna Park – until they were destroyed by fire. Among its many rides, none is more famous than The Cyclone, a wooden roller coaster built in 1927 that still runs today.
Banshee, Kings Island, Ohio
Located in Kings Island Ohio is the longest inverted roller coaster in the world. With a track 4,124 feet long, the coaster has seven inversions and could resemble hell. If hell is something you don’t want to try while at King Island, enjoy the live entertainments at Kings, the water park, kids area, and the world’s largest animatronic dinosaur park that has 65 life-size dinosaurs.
Wicked Twister, Cedar Point, Ohio
Cedar Point has been the reigning “Best Amusement Park in the World” of Amusement Today. It is the home of the Wicked Twister, one of the tallest and fastest inverted rollercoaster rides in the world, and has 72 other rides for riders to choose from.
The Voyage Roller Coaster, Holiday World, Indiana
If you consider yourself brave, then this ride is for you. The Voyage roller coaster takes you to a height of 173 feet then takes you on a trip through five underground tunnels, three 90-degree high-banking turns, and three spectacular drops of 154 feet, 107 feet, and 100 feet.
The Steel Dragon Roller Coaster, Japan
The Steel Dragon is one roller coaster at Nagashima Spa Land amusement park in Japan. It currently holds the record for the longest track length at 8,135 feet. This gigacoaster has been manufactured by Chance Morgan.
Fujiyama Roller Coaster, Japan
Located at Fuji-Q Highland, Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan, the Fujiyama roller coaster was the world’s tallest roller coaster at 259 feet when it opened in 1996. It had the largest drop in the world at 230 feet.
Insanity, Las Vegas
The Insanity ride extends 64 feet over the north edge of its tower and spins over 40 mph. Riders are angled down by 70 degrees and faces the street 900 feet below. The ride is one of the world’s tormenting ride ever.
Storm Runner, Hershey Park, Pennsylvania
Storm Runner will desperately leave you head-spinned as it takes you 72 mph farther away in just 2 seconds and drops you from a height of 18 storeys. Add the cobra loop and barrel rolls to complete the thrill.
The Giant Canyon, Colorado
The Giant Canyon is a swing that sits on a cliff edge high above the Colorado River at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Colorado and dangles over a crevice 1,300 feet above. The ride can swing at 50 mph over the Colorado River.
Son of Beast, Ohio
Located in Ohio, this beast reaches up to heights of 218 feet, and powers up to speeds of 78.4 mph.
For more terrifying rides, check these out: 10 Tallest Roller Coasters in the World