Best Types of Amusement Park Rides

These are the REAL reasons amusement parks stay in business. Please note: if you want to vote for roller coasters, just vote for the item already there. Please don't pile up this list with things like, "Inverted Coaster, Flying Coaster, Stratacoaster"... We get the point.

The Top Ten

1 Roller Coaster

The most famous type of ride. The monument of every amusement park. Towering over every other ride, casting shadows on them. No other ride can compare to the thrill, the adrenaline rush, of a roller coaster. Examples: Millennium Force, Kingda Ka - ThatStrangeKid42

Only ever been on a kiddie one when I was 9 because I am not the bravest person in the world. But one day I'd like to ride a roller coaster with a loop in it. It sounds like fun! - Lunala

When I think of amusement parks, I automatically think of roller coasters. - Ku

A ride that makes you scared poopless and gives you the feeling of death, and you get headaches, sick, and concussions, along with adrenaline and you just lose it every way.
Examples, Superman, Intimidator 305, Millennium Force, Top Thill Dragster & Kingda Ka.

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2 Drop Tower

Not the longest of rides, but very few other rides can compare to the airtime feeling of a drop tower. Examples: Six Flags' Zumanjaro, Kings Island Drop Zone, Disney's Tower of Terror - ThatStrangeKid42

I'll go on one when I'm older. But they look fun! - Lunala

Fun and very thrilling rides e.g. Drop Zone, Tower Of Terror, Maliboomer, and Zumanjaro

3 Log Flume

Creates a buildup throughout the entire ride... Then a climatic plunge, then a huge splash! Examples: Disney's Splash Mountain, Cedar Point's Shoot the Rapids - ThatStrangeKid42

"I love log flumes even though I've only ever been on 2 (Frightful Falls at Holiday World, then Splash Mountain at Disney)

They look fun, they seem to be not too scary. I can't find them anywhere which is a shame. - Lunala

Gets you a little wet but not drenched e.g. Splash Mountain, Dudley Do Right Ripsaw Falls, Timber Mountain Log Ride, and Coal Cracker

4 Ferris Wheel

So calm, so peaceful... yet so giant. They look beautiful at night. Examples: London Eye, Singapore Flyer - ThatStrangeKid42

Peaceful and anyone can go on one. Babies, children, teens, adults and old people. - Lunala

Relaxing fun and amazing views e.g. Wonder Wheel, Sun Wheel, Giant Wheel, and Sky Whirl

5 Dark Ride

Packed with amazing scenery and special effects. A successful dark ride is an artistic masterpiece. Examples: Disney's Haunted Mansion, Universal's Transformers 3D - ThatStrangeKid42

Awesome and thrilling but there are mild dark rides too e.g. Star Tours, Forbidden Journey, Spiderman, and Test Track

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7 Scrambler

Just overall fun. A little dizzy, but you can get used to them. - ThatStrangeKid42

8 Carousel

The perfect ride for any young lover of amusement parks. Gets the kids to like rides before they can go on the roller coasters. - ThatStrangeKid42

I love these. Even though I'm a teenager. - Lunala

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10 Haunted House

Best Example: Haunted Mansion at Disney parks.

The Contenders

11 Lazy River
12 Bungee Swings

For sure some of the scariest rides ever built! - ThatStrangeKid42

13 Giant Frisbee

Spinning and swinging thrill rides e.g. Maxair, Black Widow, Delirium, and Riddler Revenge

14 Chaos Wheel

They create a sense of no control that not many other rides can give. - ThatStrangeKid42

15 Tilt A Whirl

These rides are basically vomit machines.

16 River Rapids Ride

Soaks riders with waterfalls and rapids e.g. Grizzly River Run, Kali River Rapids, Popeye and Bluto's Bilge Rat Barges

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17 Gravitron

The feeling of no gravity is quite the sensation! - ThatStrangeKid42

18 Music Express

These rides have always been my favourite. Blasting music, while riding through a track. Especially if you're with your friends! - HappyFlower

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20 Starflyer/WindSeeker

Towering carousel swings e.g. WindSeeker, New England SkyScreamer, Texas Starflyer

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