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Adventure at its Extreme: World’s Most Dangerous Amusement Parks and Rides

Dec 2 2019 By Manoj B.

Amusement parks are fun parks featuring many games and rides, and with food and drinks booths.

The games and rides include merry-go-round and roller coasters and many others.

So, the parks are definitely for those who value adventures.

This article is a brief coverage of some of the most dangerous amusement parks and park rides in the world.

Some of the listed parks and park rides are shot for forever.

These amusement parks feature/featured rides that are/were beyond extreme – some resulted in riders’ death as well.

 

Busch Gardens Tampa Amusement Park, Florida, USA

Adventure at its Extreme: World’s Most Dangerous Amusement Parks and Rides

Busch Gardens Tampa Amusement Park could be a tougher test for so called fearless riders.

Its leading weapon of terror is the Falcon’s Fury.

North America’s longest free standing drop tower (102m), Falcon’s Fury is a horror scene for anyone.

The courageous hearts, who choose to feel the thrill, are thrown vertically downwards from the top.

The speed they acquire during the fall is 100 km/hr. Too quick to not elicit fright.

 

Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Lancashire, England

Adventure at its Extreme: World’s Most Dangerous Amusement Parks and Rides

Blackpool is another intimidating location for fearless hearts. Meanwhile, timid people may want to stay away from its Red Arrows Sky Force ride.

This ride is unique by the way it’s been built. The non stop whirling chair, the speed at which it does so, you may yell to stop it.

The result post this adventure will tell you how dangerous it could be. Only few tend to avoid dizzying head shortly afterwards.

 

Dreamworld, Gold Coast, Australia

Adventure at its Extreme: World’s Most Dangerous Amusement Parks and Rides

Dreamworld used to run Thunder Rapids Ride.

The ride was a fun filled adventure for many visitors but only until 2016.

Four riders in search of thrill lost their breath due to a malfunction.

That incident meant the ride would be dismantled and never be opened again.

 

Alton Towers Resort, Staffordshire, England

Adventure at its Extreme: World’s Most Dangerous Amusement Parks and Rides

Alton Towers Resort, run by Merlin Entertainments Group, has a theme park, water park as well as mini golf and hotel complex.

Of the 10 roller coasters this amusement park operates, the Smiler was always in the news.

The number of inversions this roller coast uses, i.e. 16, is the highest for any roller coasters in the world.

The park saw this ride meet with many brutal accidents.

For this case, the ride faced a temporary ban in 2016.

But after some drastic improvements in its safety standards, it has been resumed.

 

Action Park, New Jersey, USA

Adventure at its Extreme: World’s Most Dangerous Amusement Parks and Rides

Action park is often recalled as the Accident Park. During its 18 years of existence, it was a death hammer to 6 riders.

The poor design was blamed to be the main reason for the park’s downfall.

The park body couldn’t convince the authorities despite their tries; and finally, the park was closed in 1996.

 

Banshee Roller Coaster, Ohio, USA

Banshee Roller Coaster is Kings Island’s frightening 1257m track.

The steel roller coaster is the longest inverted roller coaster in the world.

The roller coaster when reaches its full speed of 109 km/hr., it could easily take riders’ hearts to their mouths.

This fear theater is still in operation.

 

Sky Tower, Denmark

Adventure at its Extreme: World’s Most Dangerous Amusement Parks and Rides

The Sky Tower is a free fall adventure in Tivoli Friheden amusement park in Denmark.

Convincing yourself for this courageous fall might be the second difficult decision, first: being ready to fall.

You are thrown down from a height of 40m to be hit into a big net.

You have to go through several tests before they let you perform this thrill.

 

X-Scream, Las Vegas, USA

X-Scream is an amusement ride performed at the top of Stratosphere Tower in Las Vegas.

The name has some hint for the riders.

You can’t remain without screaming when you are at a height of 264m and feel like you may fall down at any time.

The vehicle with 8 riders is a terror train.

 

Giant Canyon Swing, Colorado, USA

This pendulum swing, 1300 ft. Colorado River is only for braves, as they say.

This terrifying swing takes the riders at a vertical height, almost as close as the swinging arc.

The speed gained by the riders then is 80 km/hr.

Don’t forget, your will is not enough to get you in this horrible ride. You may have to fulfill some criteria.

The funny thing is the owner himself never tried to feel the thrill for the second time.

Fear isn’t an emotion, it’s a business. If you are willing to wave goodbye to your fear, you can help yourself out coming close to the fear these amusement park rides sell.

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