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.
3. Expedition GeForce (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany)
What more can we say about this German beast, which is consistently ranked as one of the best rollercoasters in the world?
How about the fact that you’ll be able to experience what 4.5 G’s feels like? Book your travel to Holiday Park now!
4. The X2 (Los Angeles, CA)
This is one of those four-dimensional rollercoasters you’ve been hearing about, and you can bet that it’s a real thrill!
You can swing around on this rollicking rollercoaster if you pay a visit to Six Flags Magic Mountain in Los Angeles.
5. Eejanaika (Fujiyoshida, Japan)
As one of the other four-dimensional rollercoasters in the world, this Japanese monstrosity is another must visit for thrill-seekers.
It’s located at the Fuji-Q Highland, and the name of the ride translates to “hey, what the heck!”
6. Maverick (Sandusky, Ohio)
This rollercoaster is the crown jewel of Cedar Point Amusement Park. It takes you on a two-and-a-half minute rip that cost the park over $20 million.
Of course, if you’re travelling to this amazing rollercoaster, you’ll also find plenty to enjoy at the amusement park itself!
7. Colossus (Surrey, United Kingdom)
Not only is this rollercoaster thrilling as heck, it also holds the world record for inversions, at a whopping ten.
It’s not all samesy on this Thrope Park ride, as those inversions come in a variety of ways, including cobra rolls and a double corkscrew.
8. Superman Ride (Agawam, MA)
One doesn’t typically think of excitement when one thinks of New England, but this amazing rollercoaster can change that.
Allowing you to be weightless for a whopping 10 seconds, you’ll need to visit Six Flags New England for the experience.
9. Tower of Terror (Gold Coast, Australia)
What goes up must come down is the name of the game for this thrill ride that will let you experience life in zero gravity.
Of course, you’ll have to climb 38 stories to experience that sensation at this Dreamworld ride.
10. Fahrenheit (Hershey, PA)
If you’ve long craved to feel your stomach in your mouth, then you’ll get that exact sensation when you take this roller coaster’s 97-degree drop!
While you may not think of Hershey Park when it comes to thrill rides, that’s exactly where you’ll find this monstrosity!