2014 is proving to be one for the books in terms of amazing theme park attractions. While amazing rides already exist in hundreds of parks in the U.S. and hundreds more around the world, there are 3 which are making waves, at least here in the United States. In honor of the big day for Universal Studios with the launch of the new Harry Potter attraction which opened this morning, we present to you, 3 of this year’s best of the best.
If it is heart stopping water slides you seek, look no further than Verruckt. Translating in English to Crazy, this ride may be a little crazy but it is also one-of-a-kind and one of the best of the year. Not yet open, this ride is set to open soon. The tallest water slide in the world, it is located at Schlittterbahn Water Park in Kansas City Kansas. Plummeting a full 168 feet 7 inches virtually straight down, and then skyrocketing another 5 stories back up, you truly have never seen or felt anything like this before in the world of water slides.
If it is roller coasters you crave, then look no further than Six Flags in Illinois and the newest wooden roller coaster called Goliath. The worlds tallest, steepest and fastest wooden roller coaster, this coaster breaks not one but 3 world records. 72 mph, 180 feet down at 85 degrees and through 180 degree zero G turns, be ready to be amazed at this ride.
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If Harry Potter is what you love then head to Universal Studios Orlando who just opened their second Harry Potter based ride/adventure. Buy tricks from the Weasleys, dine at the Leaky Cauldron, pick up your own wand and head on an adventure under Gringotts Bank. Plan to spend the day as this one costs over $130, but if you are a lover of all things Potter, how you could you ever go wrong with a trip into the world of Harry Potter itself?
What makes a great ride great in your opinion? Find out for yourself when you head to any of these or other amazing new rides in theme parks around the globe.
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