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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The Ultra Twister, Japan
The Ultra Twister is a roller coaster located at Nagashima Spa Land in Mie Prefecture, Japan.
It’s similar to other ultra-twister models in the United States, except that it has a vertical chain lift hill and an 84-degree drop. But trust us, this 84-degree drop makes a huge difference.
Diving Coaster: Vanish, Japan
Alright, it’s not the tallest, biggest, or fastest roller coaster in the world … but just look at it. You know you want to ride this technological miracle, don’t you?
All you have to do is book a ticket for Japan and visit Yokohama’s Cosmoworld. The ride starts out slowly, climbing sky-high before diving into an underwater tunnel.
Shivering Timbers, Michigan
Shivering Timbers is a solid mile of pure adrenaline, excitement, and fun! The signature ride at Michigan’s Adventure, this classic wooden roller coaster holds the record as the longest and fastest in the state.
After hopping into a seat and strapping in, you climb to a dizzying height of 125 feet before plunging down a whopping 122 feet at a 55-degree angle. You just might leave your stomach far behind.
We recommend you avoid a big lunch before venturing on this ride.
El Toro, New Jersey
At first glance, El Toro looks like a classic wooden roller coaster, with its complicated architecture rising high over the park.
Built with ultra-modern engineering techniques, however, you will get that classic feel with a smoother, faster, and more exciting ride than those old wooden coasters ever dreamed.
The Beast, Ohio
Designed and built in-house by Kings Island personnel, The Beast sprawls across 35 acres of wooded terrain.
When The Beast first opened to the public on April 14, 1979, it was acclaimed as America’s ultimate roller coaster. It broke records as the longest and fastest ride in the world.
Still listed in the prestigious “Guinness Book of World Records” as the longest wooden roller coaster in the world (7,359 feet) it has thrilled over 55 million riders over the years.