For all you thrill seekers and rollercoaster lovers alike out there, do you really want to spend another summer holiday sat in front of a pool sunbathing? Do you really want to let another year go by when the most exciting thing you do on your vacation is to choose to eat a local delicacy that you’ve never tried before? Can you really put up with yet another year of travelling halfway across the globe just to do what you could do at home: nothing? If not, then why not take to, instead, travelling the globe to find the best theme parks and roller coasters that the world has to offer?
And where better to start than the U.S? America is home to all manner of monstrous coasters that are situated all over the country, and you can’t go wrong with making Six Flags New England the first stop on your whirlwind tour. This is because it is home to the rollercoaster known as the Superman: Ride of Steel; if you’re particularly into your drops when it comes to rides, then this is the one for you as it offers a truly horrific 208ft one. But no discussion about the rollercoasters of the U.S. could be had without mentioning Walt Disney World in Orlando, could it? It may not strike initially as being a place where people that are serious about rollercoaster riding should flock to because of the ‘child-like’ feel to it, but it should be placed on any theme park tour as it boasts some of the all-time great rides that really boast a rich history. Take Space Mountain, for instance — first opened in 1975 this timeless ride is not to be missed if you’re a fan of the history of the rollercoaster. Other thrilling attractions for all adrenaline junkies to enjoy in this resort include the likes of Expedition Everest, Mission Space and the Rock ’n’ Roller Coaster. So, if you fancy a magically thrilling trip, make sure to check this website offer and get yourself down to Disney! Also, travelling the U.S. to find the biggest, fastest and best roller coasters that is has to offer is also a great way to be able to see the country. For instance, you can travel from the aforementioned theme park in Massachusetts all the way down to Orlando via train and see all the breathtaking sights on offer on America’s east coast. On an Amtrak train you can travel down the east, right to the golden sands of Florida, passing through New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington and Jacksonville as you do.
However, the U.S. is not the only place in the world that offers the most monstrous rides. All of you that are itching to to spread your wings this summer and set sail across the globe can rest assured that there are a host of other theme parks to be enjoyed, even in as far away as Japan. Situated at the foot of Mount Fuji there is the Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park that, upon its latest addition, now boasts the world’s steepest rollercoaster. It is called Takabisha and offers a 121-degree freefall; this certainly blows the former owner of that title, the Mumbo Jumbo in Flamingo Land, Yorkshire, out the water. Takabisha offers a drop of 141ft, so again, if drops are your thing, then this is a ride that is not to be missed. The best thing of all for all you drop-enthusiasts is that it comes halfway through, which means that that anticipation and excitement really has time to build within you. But you don’t have to go as far as the Far East to find your thrills as Europe offers up its fair share or rides: the fastest of which in this continent is the Furius Baco in Port Aventura, Salou, Spain. This ride exposes its riders to all sorts of elements, and, of course, a whole lot of speed, so it might be a good idea to bring a hairbrush if you like to look your hair to be looking at its best at all times.
There are even theme park and rollercoaster tours that you can get yourself involved with, so what’s stopping you? When the time comes and your other-half starts showing you some great deals for relaxing getaways that they’ve found (and that time is coming very soon), you can now reply saying you know exactly where you want to go, and that’s to any one of the rollercoaster destinations above!