Best Rides for Adrenaline Junkies in the US

While some people fear height and wouldn’t try roller coasters, adrenaline junkies get joy and excitement out of them. If the latter describes you, the United States could be a great holiday destination. With its fame for thrilling and scary theme park rides, the US will spoil you with choices. Here are some of the best, most exciting rides for adrenaline junkies to try in Uncle Sam’s land:

Fury 325

Carowinds, Charlotte, NC

Source: Jared Davis

The 325-feet (99 m) tall attraction will take riders on sharp curves at the heart-stopping speed of 95 mph (153 km/h). Starting with a 81-degree drop, the ride will also take you through a 91-degree horseshoe turn, too – you’ve been warned!


Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom

Six Flags Magic Mountain, Los Angeles, CA

Source: Theme Park Pro

The ride will feel like the longest 90 seconds of your life. Drop of Doom will lift you 40 stories high (415 foot/126 m) and release you straight into an 85 mph (137 km/h) freefall.


Intimidator 305

Kings Dominion, Doswell, VA

Source: Kings Dominion

With 305-feet (93 m) height and top speed at 90 mph (140 km/h). With menacing drops and hairpin turns, this one is not to be missed.


Top Thrill Dragster

Cedar Point, Sandusky, OH

Source: Craig Lloyd

Usually, roller coasters slow down when it’s about to drop – but that’s not the case with the Dragster. As you rise up to the top of the 400-feet (128 m) tower, the carriages will speed up to 120 mph (190 km/h).


Kingda Ka

Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari, Jackson, NJ

Source: Six Flags

Many believe Kingda Ka to be the biggest, scariest ride in the US – and they may be right. As the ride leaves the station, you’ll go from 0 to 128 mph (206 km/h) in less than four seconds, encounter 90-degree drops and plummet right back in a 270-degree spiral. It’s truly the ride of a lifetime.