25 Scariest Amusement Park Rides In The World

We all need a good scare now and then. It’s the whole reason why amusement parks exist in the first place. Feeling the anticipation before getting on a ride and then that quickened pulse and rush of adrenaline afterward can be addicting. Most rides have their varying degree of risk, but others take it to a whole new level. Here are the 25 Scariest Amusement Park Rides In The World.

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Superman Escape

Movie_world_superman_escape_zzSource: https://www.parkz.com.au/

Who hasn’t wanted to become Superman, flying all over the world? Well, you can get the next best thing at Warner Bros. Movie World in Queensland, Australia. Launching from 0 to 62 miles an hour in under 2 seconds, this roller coaster includes not only insane twists, turns, and drops but also intense special effects. You might rethink the whole wanting to be Superman thing after this ride.

24

Shivering Timbers

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One of the biggest attractions at Michigan’s Adventure, Shivering Timbers is the 5th longest wooden roller coaster, measuring at 5,383 feet (1640 meters) and going at top speeds of 65 miles an hour (105 km/hr). It has three hills at roughly 100 feet (30 meters) tall each. So, yeah, it’s not for the faint of heart.

23

Sky Scream

Sky_Scream1Source: https://coasterpedia.net

Located in Germany, the Sky Scream may not be the fastest or the tallest roller coaster, but what it lacks in specs, it makes up for in its totally wicked design. The ride goes back and forth on the track before picking up enough speed to rocket the train on all its bizarre twists, turns, and loops.

22

The Smiler

The_Smiler_on_opening_daySource: https://www.altontowers.com

Like something created by a maniac, The Smiler boasts the world record for the number of times you go upside down on a roller coaster. It’s got a 4.5 g-force going at 52 miles an hour (83 km/hr). Oh, and did we mention there was a horrific accident?

21

El Toro

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El Toro is translated, “The Bull,” and the name couldn’t be more fitting. With a 176-foot (53 meter) drop and speeds hitting up to 70 miles-per-hour (112 km/hr), El Toro is one of the fastest and tallest wooden roller coasters in the world. Good luck trying to tame that bull!



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