Awesome 8 Roller Coasters
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The wind is rushing through your hair, your throat is sore from screaming, and your stomach is tied in knots. You must be on a wild roller coaster ride! Here are eight of the world’s most awesome roller coasters.

Gravity Max

Lihpao Land Discover World, Taiwan

Cars on this ride start as horizontal. Then the tracks tilt straight down as the cars speed into a tunnel.

Formula Rossa

Ferrari World, United Arab Emirates

This is one of the world’s fastest roller coasters. Riders travel 1.28 miles in just 90 seconds!



Fuji-Q Highland theme park, Japan

Riders drop 121 feet straight down on this roller coaster.

Kingda Ka

Six Flags Great Adventure, United States

What’s twice as high as the Statue of Liberty (415 feet) and goes 90 miles an hour? This ride!


Tower of Terror II

Dreamworld, Australia

Riders experience 6.5 seconds of weightlessness on this ride, thanks to a 90-degree vertical drop.


PortAventura, Spain

Zoom up and over five camelback-shaped peaks on this ride.


Cedar Point, United States

Hold on to your shoes! This roller coaster has no floor.

The Smiler

Alton Towers, England

If you like being upside down, this ride’s for you. Riders are inverted 14 times on this roller coaster.

Photo credits: Gravity Max, rctneil; Formula Rossa: JUMANA EL HELOUEH, Reuters/Corbis; Takabisha: Neil Tonge; Kingda Ka: Six Flags, Splash News/Newscom; Tower of Terror II: PKIManJZ; Shambhala: Hhappy; Rougarou: Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio; The Smiler: Associated Press

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