Top must-ride roller coasters new this summer
These rides aren’t for the faint of heart.
If you’re a coaster buff, a thrill seeker, there is a slew of new gravity-defying roller coasters to put on the summer “must do” list.
- Topping the list Goliath! The wooden coaster debuts next month at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois.
It breaks three world records for wooden coasters; the fastest, the longest drop and the steepest drop.
- Next, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, along with the death-defying coaster, which is appropriately called “El Loco.”
It opened in February at Circus Circus Adventuredome and coaster enthusiasts say the ride lives up to its name. It’s crazy!
- The banshee is next and if the name isn’t enough of a warning, it should be.
It’s billed as the longest inverted coaster in the world.
It also has a curved drop, a dive loop and a zero gravity roll.
You can ride it at King’s Island in Ohio.
Other coasters on the list include the Thunderbolt at Luna Park in Brooklyn’s Coney Island and the Firechaser Express at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.