Top Ten Roller Coasters

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Roller coasters are the perfect creators of exhilaration for thrill junkies like me. I have been a roller coaster enthusiast since the age of six. Since then, I have ridden 177 roller coasters worldwide.

Here are my top 10 roller coaster recommendations:

10: Gold Striker
Park: California’s Great America
Manufacturer: Great Coasters International
Opened 2013
This woodie is absolutely fantastic. I love this coaster and its ability to maintain speed throughout the entirety of the layout, which provides an amazing experience. Here, the adrenaline rush is sure to give its riders the time of their lives. This is definitely a must-ride if you’re every nearby San Francisco.

9: Full Throttle
Park: Six Flags Magic Mountain
Manufacturer: Premier Rides
Opened 2013
This coaster has the tallest loop in North America. The loop gives you some serious hangtime at the top, making you feel like you’re going to fall out of your seat, only being held down by a lap bar. The top hat of the loop gave me the best airtime I have ever experienced. It was plain awesome!

8: Superman the Ride
Park: Six Flags New England
Manufacturer: Intamin
Opened 2000
This hyper coaster has made the Golden Ticket Awards top five since 2001, ranking number two, ten times and number one, five times. That shows how great this coaster is. The ride offers an intense airtime and G-force experience. The best part is that this coaster is roughly 2 hours away from us, so hop in your car and go to Six Flags New England to experience this ride!

7: Behemoth
Park: Canada’s Wonderland
Manufacturer: Bolliger & Mabillard
Opened 2008
This coaster has a configuration that’s unlike most coasters; the seats are almost in a “v” shape. Behemoth may have a basic B&M hyper coaster layout, but that doesn’t make it less awesome with all the airtime and forces you receive.

6: Nitro
Park: Six Flags Great Adventure
Manufacturer: Bolliger & Mabillard
Opened 2001
Airtime is very apparent here. There are so many airtime hills throughout the layout of this coaster that it’s almost guaranteed to make you feel like you’re going to be thrown out of your seat. This coaster is still very much enjoyable and thrill-seeking, despite being slightly overrated.

5: Twisted Colossus
Park: Six Flags Magic Mountain
Manufacturer: Rocky Mountain Construction
Opened 2015
This hybrid quasi möbius coaster is not always guaranteed to duel, but when it does, it’s fantastic. There is a serious “high five” moment where you feel like you can touch hands with the other train, and there are moments when one train is hanging upside down when the other isn’t. Definitely a must ride if you’re ever near Los Angeles.

4: Leviathan
Park: Canada’s Wonderland
Manufacturer: Bolliger & Mabillard
Opened in 2012
This giga coaster, which is a coaster with a drop of 300 feet or greater, gives you some serious G-forces. I felt like I was flying while experiencing this, the experience was stupendous. On top of G-forces, you get airtime, which is just plain fantastic.

3: Maverick
Park: Cedar Point
Manufacturer: Intamin
Opened 2007
This coaster proves that you don’t need to be tall to be amazing. Despite only having a height of roughly 100 feet, you’re zooming at 70 mph thanks to two launches throughout the track’s layout. If you’re afraid of heights, but still like speed, then this coaster is for you! G-forces are very apparent on this coaster and the best part is that this ride retains its speed throughout the entire experience!

2: El Toro
Park: Six Flags Great Adventure
Manufacturer: Intamin
Opened 2006
This has got to be my favorite wooden roller coaster ever! It’s so intense and I absolutely love it. From the airtime hills at the beginning to being whipped around through several turns, this coaster will leave you thinking, “What the heck did I just experience?” It’s a must ride if you’re ever in New Jersey!

1: Wicked Cyclone
Park: Six Flags New England
Manufacturer: Rocky Mountain Construction
Opened 2015
This coaster, like Maverick, proves that you don’t need to be tall to be awesome, but this coaster takes it a step further by showing that high speeds are not always all that in a coaster. The three inversions on this hybrid coaster give you serious hangtime and there are so many ejector airtime moments on this ride. This is my number one recommendation to ride if you ever find yourself at Six Flags New England! RMC never fails to amaze me with their creations!