Roller coasters may seem like modern entertainment, but the truth is that they have been around for quite a while. Thanks to advances in technology, they keep getting bigger, faster, and scarier.
They also keep gaining more fans. But why do so many people love roller coasters that much?
According to science, the release of adrenaline into the body causes that “rush” of adrenaline. Additionally, the release of endorphins makes you feel pumped and energetic. These factors, combined with the increased blood flow and oxygen in the body, contribute to the extremely high feeling you get after a crazy ride.
So, if you’re looking for unique ways to get naturally high, the following list of the 25 Craziest Roller Coasters around the World will satisfy even the wildest adrenaline junkies.
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Griffon was the first of its kind, featuring a drop of 90 degrees, straight down, at 75 miles per hour. It’s a view you’ll never forget.
Some peeps suggest that just waiting for your turn to ride Griffon is a heart-pounding experience in itself, as you anticipate the moment of that cliffhanger drop on this tour de force roller coaster at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Steel Dragon 2000, Japan
Steel Dragon 2000 is a steel roller coaster at Nagashima Spa Land amusement park in Mie Prefecture, Japan. It opened in 2000, during the year of the dragon in Asia.
The construction of Steel Dragon 2000 required far more steel than any other coaster worldwide, for earthquake protection. Considered a “giga coaster” due to having a drop of at least 300 feet, this coaster cost above $50 million to construct and is considered the longest roller coaster in the world.
The Smiler, United Kingdom
The Smiler is the world’s first 14-loop roller coaster.
Its twisting track combines the world-beating 14 loops with a speed of 52.8 mph that will challenge your body and mind.
Since it first opened in 2012 at HersheyPark in Hershey, Pennsylvania, Skyrush has earned very high ratings from many roller coaster enthusiasts.
As the locals suggest, it’s not only the best roller coaster at Hershey, but it’s also one of the greatest roller coasters you’ll ever ride at any park.
In October, when Hersheypark is decorated with a Halloween theme, the ride is dubbed “Scarerush.”
Intimidator 305, Virginia
The Intimidator 305, located at Kings Dominion in Doswell, Virginia, is one of the tallest, fastest, and most thrilling roller coasters on America’s East Coast.
The 300-tall first drop and high-speed twists and turns deliver a thrilling experience you will remember for a long time.