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5 Scariest Thrill Rides to Add to Your Bucket List

With rotating seats and high drop roller coasters to observatory style rides, this list has all that needs to go down in your bucket list. Some of the rides have such high speeds that there isn’t enough time for your jaw to drop.

Take a ride on the wild side with some of the scariest extreme thrill rides of the world:

1. Banshee


Standing at a height of 167 feet and featuring a drop of 150 feet, Banshee is located in Kings Island in Ohio. It is the longest inverted roller coaster in the world with a track of 4,124 feet. A zero-gravity roll in the track lets people feel weightless. The ride has two vertical loops and will surely be an experience of a lifetime!

2. Kingda Ka


There is a very good reason why the slide has “King” in its name. Kingda Ka, located at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey, United States, is the world’s tallest and second fastest roller coaster. At a height of 456 feet and a 90 degree drop, this ride’s experience will leave all other roller coasters looking like mere gimmicks! The speed reaches up to 128 miles per hour making the intensity of this ride amazing for all the extreme thrill seekers out there.

3. Insanity, The Ride


Truly a mind-boggling experience, Insanity The Ride is located at Stratosphere Tower, Las Vegas. The ride dangles the riders over the edge of a tower and then spins at about 40 miles per hour with the riders facing downward looking continuously at the miniature seeming view of downtown Vegas. With a height of 900 feet from the ground, this ride is the second highest thrill ride in the world.

4. Expedition GeForce

Expedition GeForce

Located at Holiday Park in Hassloch, Germany, Expedition GeForce is a roller coaster that stands at a height of 174 feet from the ground and has an 82 degree drop. The ride is supposed to outwit your sense of balance and will confuse you throughout about your idea of floating and gravity.

5. Verrückt


The world’s tallest water slide, Verrückt is located at Schlitterbahn Water Park in Kansas City, Kansas. At a height of 167 feet and 7 inches from the ground, the ride has a 50 foot drop and will make you feel like you are in some sort of mortal danger. When asked about the experience, riders often say that it feels like falling off the Empire State Building!

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