Some people ride roller coasters like a champ. They get on the roller coaster and they are ready for anything. The picture that is taken of them at the scariest moment shows a guy having fun, not screaming his head off.

But, that’s what happens to everyone else. You hear the screams outside of the amusement park. That’s what the ride is all about. It’s supposed to make you feel things that you don’t normally feel.

It’s like driving a fast car, only you can go incredible speeds and you don’t have to worry about crashing. But, there’s more to the roller coaster than just going fast. The twists and turns get your blood pumping.

They spin you around and drop you from high heights. Designers spend a lot of time trying to figure out how to get roller coasters to do the most amazing things. These roller coasters are the epitome of that architecture. They bend minds. They push the limits with every turn.


At Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California, the X2 is a sight to see. You’re almost intimidated looking at it. Actually, there are people who refuse to ride based on that alone.

Insanity Stratosphere

At the Stratosphere Tower in Las Vegas, Nevada, Insanity Stratosphere is a different kind of ride. It’s literally above the city. You’re looking down on the streets while getting scared out of your mind.

Kingda Ka

Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey, the Kingda Ka takes you up into the sky and it feels like it’s going to shoot you into the clouds. But, a quick turn and you’re way back down. Try not to eat before you get on this bad boy.