Do you love roller coaster? Do you feel the rush of adrenaline when you hear the roller coaster car climb up slowly on the track? Does you jaw drop, when the car pauses just for few seconds before hurling down a high speed? Then Orlando is the Mecca for you. Orlando has more than two dozen roller coasters. Riding each of them is an experience of its own and is unfair to compare them one-to-one. For Orlando visitors who are short one time, we have tried to select the wildest of the wild roller coaster rides.
Here Are The Top 5 Roller Coasters In Orlando:
Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit, Universal Studios
Rip Ride Rockit in Universal Studios is customized high tech roller coaster, providing multi sensory thrilling ride. The roller coaster takes off straight up from a lift hill 17 storey high, then hurls down reaching a maximum speed of 65 mph, taking a non inverting loop before bursting through movie-set scenery. Before boarding the roller coaster, riders have to choose the music, which is blaring through the built in speakers in the car’s built-in speakers. It is Orlando’s tallest roller coaster and has implemented world’s first non inverting loop. This roller coaster is an earth shattering combination of sound and special effects engineering, with extra spice of personalization.
SheiKra, Busch Gardens
The Sheikra roller coaster in Busch Gardens is the wildest one. The innovative design of the coaster allows seating of eight riders in the front row. As the roller coaster glides up, the riders see the previous car facing a jaw dropping 90 degree drop. It is an exhilarating experience even for the onlookers at ground level as there is a splash zone. SheiKra is the fastest roller coaster near Orlando.
Montu, Busch Gardens
Montu is inverted corkscrew roller coaster in Busch Gardens. The roller coaster first climbs high into air, pauses for a corkscrew drop, following it up with 60 ft vertical loop, simultaneous loop with roll and finishing it off with zero-G roll. There are seven inversions in Montu and one can experience the pull of 3.85G, which makes this corkscrew monster an all time favorite. Montu is world’s first roller coaster to incorporate the simultaneous loop and roll, also called as Immelmann loop named after German fighter pilot.
Kraken, SeaWorld Orlando
High and mighty Kraken is a roller coaster in the most unlikely places – Sea World Orlando. It is named after a mythical sea monster. It is floorless and has the longest drop in Orlando area. It meanders and goes through a series of heart stopping vertical loops and dive loop, cobra and zero-g roll and finishes off with a corkscrew.
Manta, Seaworld Orlando
Manta is an attraction where the queue is based on the theme of various species of rays and monstrous steel flying roller coaster. It is quite deceptive in the looks. There are ten aquaria and separate zone for non riding guests. One can have close encounters with numerous species of manta ray and sting rays, before boarding a roller coaster designed in shape of a Manta ray. Then starts the thrilling mile long roller coaster ride with four inversions, above the park, reaching top speeds of 56 miles per hour. Manta is designed to resemble the motion of manta ray is water. The riders are seated upright on trains in eight rows in groups of four. The first car has the shape of manta ray. Manta is true to its words ‘Dive Deep, Fly High’.