Looking for some fun this summer in Central Florida? Are you a daredevil who loves a thrill? Or, do you prefer a more relaxed ride? Regardless of which type of coaster you love, Central Florida has what you need! Here are the top 5 roller coasters to check out!
Kraken Roller Coaster: Located in Orlando’s Sea World, this roller coaster is one of the fastest in the area, clocking speeds at more than 65 mph. The Kraken is the areas only floorless coaster, taking its riders 150 feet up in the air with feet dangling underneath them. Shoulder restraints are what keeps you in your seat as you fly through loops, turns, and drops at extremely high speeds. Not for people who don’t enjoy a thrill, only riders who are 54 inches or taller should experience the Kraken.
Rock-n-Roller Coaster: This rock-n-roll coaster is found at Disney’s MGM in Orlando, Florida. Ready to cruise through Los Angeles, all the while listening to some rocking Aerosmith tunes? If so, and if you are at least 48 inches tall, this ride may be for you! This coaster can go from 0-60 mph in 2.8 seconds flat, making it not for the faint of heart. Experience loops, turns and high-speeds all while feeling like you are in an F-14 fighter jet. Think you can handle it?
Kumba Roller Coaster: Located in Bush Gardens in Tampa, Florida, this coaster will start you out with a 135 foot drop, dive you down again 110 feet, then take you through a loop that will leave you feeling weightless for a total of 3 seconds. Kumba will ride you through 7 inversions for the thrill of a lifetime! If you aren’t 54 inches yet, than this roller coaster is off limits for you!
The Hulk Roller Coaster: What is wrong with Bruce Banner? Ride the Hulk and see! Located at Universal’s Island of Adventure in Orlando, Florida, this coaster goes up 150 feet in the air, reaching top speeds of 67 mph and takes its riders on 7 different inversions. Lasting 2 minutes 15 seconds, this ride will take you from 0-40 mph in 2.8 seconds flat. Not a coaster for people who don’t like a thrill, you must be 54 inches tall and enjoy extreme adventure!
Triple Hurricane Roller Coaster: Cypress Gardens in Winter Haven, Florida is home to this old-time roller coaster. This coaster, modeled after the first classic wooden roller coasters is 1365 feet long and goes 40 feet high. This coaster travels at 32 mph, making it an enjoying ride for the whole family. With a wood track and fast hills, this coaster is recommended for anyone 36 inches or taller who wants to have fun, but not experience an extreme thrill in bigger, faster coasters.
Are you ready for some fun? These coasters have it! Central Florida truly does offer some of the best roller coasters in the country! Whether its family fun you want or a thrill of a lifetime, come discover it in the Central Florida area!