Aaahh… Oh My God! Oh My God! I am gonna fall.. I am gonna fall..,no way!!!! The screams keep getting louder. The amusement parks around the world are witness to such moments. There is a cacophony of screams everywhere as the thrill seekers and the daredevil riders step into the crazy rollercoaster rides with twists and turns at nerve wrecking speed. Think about it, you are climbing up the first roller coaster hill and as you sneak a glance down, the trees appear like a broccoli florets and the cars appear like tiny moving dots and a thought crosses your mind; why did I Sign-up for this?
Although, these rides are not meant for the faint hearted, there is no better adventure than taking up the challenge of braving one of the biggest, fastest and scariest roller coaster rides in the world. We list out the top 5 Scariest roller coaster rides from around the world that you can try at least once and brag about your daring spirits for the rest of your life
If you plan to visit Abu Dhabi any time soon, don’t miss your chance to visit the Ferrari World Amusement Park, which is home to, Formula Rossa, the fastest rollercoaster ride in the world. Experience the bone chilling thrill as you blast away through the chicanes that are inspired by some of the best Forumla One race tracks from around the world.
Strap yourself into the ride that resembles cockpit of a Ferrai F1 Car and get ready to feel the acceleration on your face as the ride accelerates to 240 Km/h in just under 5 seconds. The ride will launch you 52 meters in the sky and drop down at an incredible speed.
True to its name, this Roller Coaster ride in Nagashima Spa Land Amusement Park looks monstrous like a Dragon. You need to have nerves of steel to sit through the entire ride that lasts for about 4 minutes. With the reputation of being the world’s longest rollercoaster (it stretches for 8,133 foot), the Steel Dragon will stretch your endurance capacity to its absolute limit.
As the coaster climbs to its first hill, which is about 306 foot high you may feel like it is the most suspenseful and eventful 1. 15 minutes of your life. Once you step into the ride, there is no chance to back out, hell no!!!.
At its highest point, the Kingda Ka is about 45 stories high. When you reach the pinnacle it is difficult to resist the temptation of stretching your hands out to touch the clouds above. Yes, you’re that close to the clouds. Rated as the tallest rollercoaster ride in the world, Kingda Ka is also one of the fastest and scariest rides. Take a deep breath and prepare yourself mentally before you step onto the ride as at the end of the ride, you would find yourself gasping for breath and thanking God that it came to an end.
Located in Fuji-Q Highland amusement park, this rollercoaster has the world’s steepest freefall. The ride takes you through seven fist clinching twists and turns at a speed of 62 mph before dropping down from 47 foot at a 121 degree freefall angle.
Don’t let the name of the roller coaster fool you, ‘Smiler’ is a disguise for the absolute thrill and terror. The ride has the distinction of being the world’s first roller coaster with 14 loops; it has etched itself in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the maximum number of inversions. The ride zooms past the 14 mind churning loops at a speed of 53mph and plunges down from 98ft.
Thrill might not be everyone’s appetite but am sure after reading this even those with oh-i-can-never-ever-get-into-a-roller-coaster attitude will secretly wish they did.