We don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there’s a long running war that’s been going on between theme parks around the world. No, it doesn’t have to do with how much they can charge for a soda or hot dog… (It certainly does feel like that’s the case though, doesn’t it?) Instead, it has to do with which theme park can build the largest, scariest, most hair-raising ride imaginable.
If you’re a thrill-seeker, then this theme park cold war has been a boon for you! Of course, you might not be up to date with all the latest in terms of death-defying rollercoasters and rides… Well, we aim to fix that! On this list, we’ve collected what we believe are the scariest theme park rides in the entire world. Some of them will send you to heights you never imagined getting to, and others will give you the experience of being a NASA astronaut, all without having the leave the planet.
Is your appetite for excitement piqued yet? If so, then let’s not delay any further. We present to you the 10 scariest theme park rides on the entire planet!
1. Insanity (Las Vegas, NV)
Las Vegas is a city of gambling, but it’s also home to this thrill ride, which spins you right round over the edge of a Las Vegas skyscraper.
That skyscraper in question is the aptly named Stratosphere Hotel and Casino. Be sure you haven’t been drinking before you climb aboard!
2. Kingda Ka (Jackson, NJ)
So, you want to get high, do you? Well then let this gut-wrenching roller coaster take you a whopping 456 feet up into the air at 128 miles per hour.
That’s just the beginning for this Six Flags Great Adventure Ride, as it also includes a 270-foot spiral.