Which of the Famous Roller Coasters Should I Ride?
Amusement parks create endless smiles and memories for the wide-eyed riders that seek thrills rather than shelter at the sight of steel-beamed behemoths. ABC News estimates that roller coasters generate $9 billion dollars in revenue every year from over 300 million riders in United States amusement parks. Roller coasters have been testing people’s courage for centuries.
This quiz finds the right ride to give thrill seekers what they need. Should you brave the world’s tallest roller coaster? Do you have the need for ultimate speed? If being immersed in a thematic atmosphere means more than being launched into the atmosphere, perhaps the Wonder Woman Flight of Courage at Six Flags Magic Mountain lassos you into a seat. If you’re just looking for good ol’ quality, Steel Vengence will be yours! If danger is your thing, we might be sending you to Japan to chase the Steel Dragon!
Famous Roller Coasters
Famous roller coasters in the world predate Six Flags Great Adventure by centuries. Long before roller coasters symbolized summers, Russian hills of ice contained sleds for the earliest roller coaster rides dating back to the 1400s. Britain built the first looping roller coaster with a 13-foot loop and 43-foot drop in 1840. The first coaster people could pay to ride on a track was the Switchback at Coney Island in 1884. Leap-the-Dips in Pennsylvania is the world's oldest operating roller coaster at 120 years old, traveling at 10 mph.
Goliath at Six Flags Great America tops the list of the fastest wooden roller coasters in the world at 72 mph. Kingda Ka at Six Flags Great Adventure overlooks the thrill-seeking landscape as the tallest roller coaster in the world with the steepest drop, and it was also the world's fastest until recently. The longest wooden roller coaster drop comes from Goliath. The tallest wooden roller coaster in the world is T-Express in Everland, South Korea.