5 Scariest Rides Around The World
Colossus at Thorpe Park – Surrey, U.K.
Colossus is a roller coaster at Thorpe Park in Surrey, England and it is the park first major attraction. It was built by Swiss manufacturers Intamin and designed by Werner Stengel. The roller coaster is located in the Lost City area, in the south-east of the park. The ride is formed of a vertical loop, a cobra roll, two corkscrews and five heart line rolls.
Tower of Terror at Dreamworld – Gold Coast, Australia
The Dreamworld Tower, is a 119-metre high tower located in the Dreamworld theme park on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. The Tower of Terror II and the Giant Drop both share the tower. The Giant Drop is currently the world’s third largest amusement ride. The Tower of Terror II is the world’s fourth tallest roller coaster.
Kingda Ka Six Flags Great Adventure – Jackson, United States
Kingda Ka is a steel accelerator roller coaster located at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey, United States. It is the world’s tallest roller coaster. The train is launched by a hydraulic launch mechanism to 206 km/h in 3.5 seconds. At the end of the launch track, the train climbs the main top hat tower, reaching a height of 456 feet and spanning over a 3,118-foot-long track by the end of the ride.
Expedition GeForce – Holiday Park, Germany
Expedition GeForce is a steel roller coaster located at Holiday Park in Germany. It is one of the largest roller coasters in Europe and has an 82 degree first drop. The trains travel up to 120 kilometres per hour through a course 1.2 kilometres long with seven periods of weightlessness. At its highest, the ride reaches 53 metres above ground.
Goliath (Six Flags Great America) – Gurnee, Illinois
Goliath is a wooden roller coaster at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois. Manufactured by Rocky Mountain Construction and designed by Alan Schilke. The ride set three world records for wooden roller coasters: the longest drop at 180 feet, the steepest drop at 85°, and the fastest speed at 116 km/h.