Top 10 Thrill Rides

thrill ridesThe atmosphere of theme parks, paired with the adrenaline of riding a roller coaster, provides the perfect setting for you family vacation. However, not all thrill rides are equal and some far outrank others in terms of adrenaline rush and all around fun. There are wonderful vacation rentals located near each of the following top 10 thrill rides. A vacation rental is the perfect lodging option for your family because they offer much more space than a hotel and include a variety of amenities.

1. SheiKra – Busch Gardens – Tampa, Florida

Taking a spot on the list of top 10 thrill rides, SheiKra takes its name after an African hawk. Feel your heart beat as the ride dives into an underground tunnel at over 70 mph. Browse our Tampa rentals today.

2. Storm Runner – Hersheypark, Hershey Pennsylvania

Strom Runner deserves a spot on the list of top 10 thrill rides for its initial launch to 72 mph in 2 seconds. This ride races you through loops, 18 story dives, and rolls so don’t attempt it if you are faint of heart! Ready to go? Book your Hershey rental today.

3. XCelerator – Knott’s Berry Farm – Buena Park, California

The XCelerator thrill ride at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park pushes the limits with its launch off to 82 mph in 2.3 seconds. The ride climbs to 205 feet and plunges back down into loops and turns. With its heart pumping features, XCelerator belongs on the list of top 10 thrill rides.

4. Montu – Busch Gardens – Tampa, Florida

The Montu ride at Busch Gardens in Tampa is a favorite for thrill seekers. This ride deserves a spot on the list of top 10 thrill rides for being among the tallest and longest thrill rides in the world.

5. Apollo’s Chariot – Busch Gardens – Williamsburg, Virginia

Apollo’s Chariot is the star of Busch Gardens in Williamsburg and has earned its place on the list of top 10 thrill rides in America. Hold on as you plunge 825 feet throughout this ride at neck breaking speeds of 73 mph.

6. Manhattan Express – New York, New York Casino – Las Vegas, Nevada

Earning its keep on the list of top 10 thrill rides in America, the Manhattan Express offers a truly unique experience from its location inside the New York, New York Casino in Las Vegas. Brace yourself for the 144 foot plunges and 203 foot ascents with loops and turns along the way.

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7. Raptor – Cedar Point Amusement Park – Sandusky, Ohio

This inverted thrill ride features 3790 feet of nonstop action. There is no doubt Raptor belongs on the top 10 thrill rides list with its featured cobra roll that takes you through a 180 degree roll not just once, but again in reverse. Check out our Sandusky rentals before you head here.

8. Steel Force – Dorney Park – Allentown, Pennsylvania

Hold on tight for twists, dives, tunnels and more on the Steel Force thrill ride at Dorney Park. Steel Force takes a spot on the list of top 10 thrill rides with its 205 foot ascent and 75 mph heart racing speeds. Book a rental near the park.

9. Nitro – Six Flags Great Adventure – Jackson, New Jersey

The Nitro thrill rides earns a slot on the list of top 10 thrill rides for its initial launch to a staggering 230 feet before plunging into a 215 foot dive with 80 mph speeds. This ride features seven adrenaline pumping drops, loops, and curves all designed to get your heart racing. Book a Spring Lake rental (by the beach but close to Jackson), or something in between, for your adventure.

10. Superman – Ride of Steel – Six Flags America – Largo, Maryland

Superman is a fitting name for this thrill ride, with its deep plunges and heart racing turns. Glimpse a breathtaking view of the park then hold on tight as you dive 200 feet at over 70 mph. Check out our Maryland vacation rentals for your trip.

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