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of today reach heights of over 400 feet and speeds in excess of 100
miles per hour. Roller coasters towering taller than a certain
height are terrifying for many individuals but it would be boring to
simply make a list of the world’s tallest coasters. As a result,
most of the bone-chilling machines in this list do not use sheer
height to terrify, but instead prey on our fears and emotions in
other, more creative ways. One element alone may not make a ride
terrifying but the sum of all of its parts does. What factors make a
roller coaster terrifying? Height, speed, inversions, backwards
segments, unique track elements, darkness, and unexpected surprises
all contribute to making your head spin and your knees tremble.
Where are the most terrifying
roller coasters found? Who designs them? Which park builds the
craziest rides? Find out by reading The 50 Most Terrifying Roller
Coasters Ever Built!
The second coaster book from Nick
Weisenberger, author of Coasters 101: An Engineer’s Guide to Roller
Coaster Design which is the most in-depth look at how a roller
coasters are designed, from concept through construction.
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