Best Types of Amusement Park RidesThese 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.
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"As long as it's not Alton Towers Smiler, we are perfectly fine." This kid is a GP, get lost and/or killed. - Maddox121
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
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
There is an exellent one at 6 Flags.
I think Log Flumes are GENIUS like the one in Universal Studios, I think it was called Popeye's something...
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
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
My sister is scared of those.
Relaxing fun and amazing views e.g. Wonder Wheel, Sun Wheel, Giant Wheel, and Sky Whirl
These are the best things.
I love these. I prefer the ones with the 70+ ft straight drop.
These are for water parks! -_-
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
Just overall fun. A little dizzy, but you can get used to them. - ThatStrangeKid42
Personally, I’m not a big fan of these ones! - Spicygarlic
I like these because I get to practice driving (even though I won’t be ever driving a real car in my life).
E.g. Skooter, Rue Le Dodge
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
There are a few where you can grab brass rings. I've ridden only 2 of those: the one at Gillian's Wonderland Pier in Ocean City NJ and the one at the Santa Cruz boardwalk. The one in OCNJ didn't have the brass rings displayed last time I rode it but the once at Santa Cruz did. I had a lot of fun grabbing the rings and throwing them into the hole even though I missed all the shot.
I love these. Even though I'm a teenager. - Lunala
I like these because I get to ride a fake horse
For sure some of the scariest rides ever built! - ThatStrangeKid42
Spinning and swinging thrill rides e.g. Maxair, Black Widow, Delirium, and Riddler Revenge
Best Example: Haunted Mansion at Disney parks.
They create a sense of no control that not many other rides can give. - ThatStrangeKid42
I love these! Not only riding them, but also standing on the bridges and soaking other riders with water guns!
Soaks riders with waterfalls and rapids e.g. Grizzly River Run, Kali River Rapids, Popeye and Bluto's Bilge Rat Barges
A type of ride synchronized to a movie. Such as Star Tours or Back to the Future: The Ride.
Should be higher!
Examples: Star Tours, Soarin, Mission Space, The Simpsons Ride, Spider-Man 3-D, Transformers 3-D, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and the Avatar Flight of Passage.
These are awesome! One of the best ones is a 7D one at Pier 39 in San Francisco.
A great ride to take a break from the gut-wrenching roller coasters and enjoy a classic ride on a steam train traveling across the park!
NO WAY these are boring!
Whatever The American Adventure Derbyshire, England R.I.P. June 1987- 4 January 2007, it had The Runaway train. Which looked like a cool ride shame I never went there when I was a kid but I went to Camelot, Lancashire England.
The feeling of no gravity is quite the sensation! - ThatStrangeKid42
Thrillseekers swing ride e.g. Skyhawk, SwingShot, Xtreme Swing, Thunder 'n' Lightning
These rides are basically vomit machines.
These rides have always been my favourite. Blasting music, while riding through a track. Especially if you're with your friends! - HappyFlower
Towering carousel swings e.g. WindSeeker, New England SkyScreamer, Texas Starflyer
I love these rides
Soaks riders in a big boat with a giant drop e.g. Jurassic Park River Adventure, Pittsburgh Plunge, Tidal Force, Escape From Pompeii, and Shipwreck Falls
Do they still have these?
Ride spinning riders upside down on two axis e.g. Talocan, The Crypt, Riptide, King Chaos
Gives you a view while traveling on a cable car
Ride in a truck and see animals e.g. Kilimanjaro Safaris, Safari Off Road Adventure, Rhino Rally