Best Types of Amusement Park RidesThatStrangeKid42 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.
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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
The best one of these is Fury 325 for steel and Lightning Rod for wood
You gotta love those roller coasters that make you feel so sick before you get on and then while you're riding it you still feel sick. I love the giant rollar coasters that go upside down.V 9 Comments
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. - lovefrombadlands
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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
Some of them gets you REALLY drenched. The ones I got drenched on was at Six Flags in NJ, Dorney Park, Hershey Park, and Jurassic Park at Universal Hollywood. (do the last 3 even count as flume rides? )V 1 Comment
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. - lovefrombadlands
Relaxing fun and amazing views e.g. Wonder Wheel, Sun Wheel, Giant Wheel, and Sky Whirl
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
These are the best things. - lovefrombadlands
I love these. I prefer the ones with the 70+ ft straight drop.
These are for water parks! -_-
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 like these because I get to ride a fake horse
I have ridden them at Dorney Park, malls, Disneyland, Disney World, Hersheypark, Six Flags Great Adventure, the NJ Shore, the Santa Monica Pier, the Santa Cruz Boleach Boardwalk, Pier 39 in San Francisco, and Ocean City MD.
They were lots of fun, and I am looking forward to riding many more in the future!
Just overall fun. A little dizzy, but you can get used to them. - ThatStrangeKid42
E.g. Skooter, Rue Le Dodge
For sure some of the scariest rides ever built! - ThatStrangeKid42
Best Example: Haunted Mansion at Disney parks.
Spinning and swinging thrill rides e.g. Maxair, Black Widow, Delirium, and Riddler Revenge
They create a sense of no control that not many other rides can give. - ThatStrangeKid42
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.
Soaks riders with waterfalls and rapids e.g. Grizzly River Run, Kali River Rapids, Popeye and Bluto's Bilge Rat Barges
The feeling of no gravity is quite the sensation! - ThatStrangeKid42
These rides have always been my favourite. Blasting music, while riding through a track. Especially if you're with your friends! - HappyFlower
Thrillseekers swing ride e.g. Skyhawk, SwingShot, Xtreme Swing, Thunder 'n' Lightning
These rides are basically vomit machines.
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
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
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