Orlando is home to some of the most exciting rides in the world, and roller coasters aren't the only fast rides in town. If the daredevils in your family are looking for extreme thrills, Orlando is definitely the place to be. From slingshots to coasters and water slides to car rides, this city is ready to take you in the fast lane. Here's our list of the top 10 fastest rides in Orlando - if you're brave enough.
World's Tallest SkyCoaster at Fun Spot America
Strap into a special suit connected to a cable and prepare to be hoisted up 300 feet. When the lift cord disconnects you're sent soaring 120 feet straight down and then forward at speeds up to 85 miles per hour. This gigantic swing at Fun Spot America in Kissimmee is the closest thing to jumping out of a plane besides actually jumping out of a plane!
Mako at SeaWorld Orlando
SeaWorld's newest roller coaster is not only the fastest, but also the tallest and longest in Orlando. This hyper coaster reaches a top speed of 73 miles per hour and is 200 feet tall at its highest point. You'll feel like you’re a mako shark on the hunt as you swerve, dive and surge through an underwater ship wreck.
Incredible Hulk Coaster at Universal's Islands of Adventure
After being blasted with green gamma radiation, you're launched out with the force of a fighter jet into spiraling coaster maneuvers over the lagoon. Feel your pulse race as you reach a top speed of 67 miles per hour with zero-gravity rolls, 7 inversions and on-board music that keeps the bass thumping while your adrenaline's pumping.
Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit at Universal Studios Florida
Select your song and get ready to rock. This coaster starts out with a 90-degree lift hill, taking you straight up 167 feet into the air. Then it sends you back down into the first drop and then a non-inverting loop at 65 miles per hour. This unique ride allows you to select from 30 different songs to tailor the ride to your own tastes!
Test Track at Epcot
This high-tech attraction has you traveling through a course designed for testing cars before they're released to market. One of the most important tests is the speed test. Your car is sent out of the research facility at a breakneck pace, so you can take it out onto the open road. The finale takes you around an intense banked curve at speeds up to 65 miles per hour.
Kraken Unleashed at SeaWorld Orlando
Orlando's only floorless coaster, Kraken Unleashed pushes riders to their limits with extreme barrel rolls, sudden drops, and some serious loops. Your feet dangle below as you climb the lift more than 150 feet above the ground, just to soar back down at a rate of 65 miles per hour.
Ko’okiri Body Plunge at Universal's Volcano Bay
After climbing to the top of the 200-foot tall Krakatau Volcano, you're ready to take the plunge on the world's tallest trap-door water slide. Your heart will race while you wait for the moment when the floor drops out below you. When it does you'll fall 125 feet down a near-vertical 70-degree drop in a matter of seconds, reaching speeds up to 60 miles per hour on your way down.
Summit Plummet at Disney's Blizzard Beach
Take a deep breath and brace yourself. This water slide at the top of Mount Gushmore in Walt Disney World's Blizzard Beach is only for the very bravest. You'll plunge 12 stories down and reach speeds of 60 miles per hour, passing through a dark tunnel before splashing down in a spray of water at the end of this 360-foot-long run.
Rock 'n' Roller Coaster at Disney's Hollywood Studios
Hold on tight and get ready to launch into busy Los Angeles traffic when this coaster accelerates from 0 to 57 miles per hour in just 2.8 seconds! Experience 4.5 G's on the first inversion alone while listening to the blasting rock music coming from the 32,000 watt audio system built into the coaster train.
The Slingshot at Magical Midway Thrill Park
Experience complete weightlessness after you're shot into the air connected to a bungee cord in the world's largest Slingshot ride. You'll feel the force of 5 G's while traveling up to 99 miles per hour on this insane ride that launches you straight up 390 feet above Central Florida. It is a beautiful view to behold, if you can keep your eyes open!
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