Hunter gets “nercited” before she gets on a roller coaster! This word means nervous and excited, all at the same time. That is how we feel as we are waiting in the line at our favorite thrill rides. We feel a little nervous and a little excited! Once we get on the ride, we scream and laugh all at the same time. This is why we love thrill rides! Orlando has some amazing thrill rides from scares with Yeti to huge drops on Tower of Terror. Here are some of our favorite Orlando thrill rides.
8 Must Do Orlando Thrill Rides
#8 Space Mountain at Magic Kingdom: This roller coaster at Magic Kingdom is just a classic. The thrill is being in the dark and all of the tight spins and drops. For roller coaster buffs, Space Mountain is just plain fun. This coaster is a good one for thrill seekers to bring little thrill seekers for their first roller coaster experience.
#7 Expedition Everest at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park: The newest coaster at Disney World is Expedition Everest. This coaster combines the three favorite thrills at Magic Kingdom into one. You have the tight spins and drops like Space Mountain, train track ride experience similar to Big Thunder Mountain, and a huge drop like Splash Mountain. Add a scary Yeti and you will be sure to scream!
#6 Doctor Doom’s Fearfall at Islands of Adventure: Just watching this ride gives most people googebumps. You are strapped in, shot up in the sky and then…drop! You can hear the screams from Dr. Doom’s Fear Fall around Islands of Adventure. This is a great ride and an incredible view.
#5 Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith at Disney’s Hollywood Studios: If you love Aerosmith, rock and roll, and roller coasters, this is the ride for you. You ride in a super stretch limo with 125 speaker 24 sub-woofer sound system, as you jam to Aerosmith hits! This coaster has a great launch from 0-60 mph in less than 3 seconds with lots of great twists and turns.
#4 Dragon Challenge at Islands of Adventure: Unfortunately, this ride is currently closed BUT it still makes our best of the best list! Tim helped build Dueling Dragons (when it was Lost Continent) so we just love this coaster! You can choose one of two dragons called Fire or Ice and take a thrill ride of a lifetime with drops, loops and twists. You even get a close call as the dragons duke it out.
#3 Tower of Terror at Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Combine a haunted hotel and a few drops in an elevator and you will have lots of screams. Tower of Terror has been a long time thrill ride favorite in Orlando. Disney likes to kick up the thrills a little bit as they have changed the drop sequences may times on this ride, so the guest never knows what will happen next. Once you ride Tower of Terror, you will never look at an elevator the same.
#2 Manta at Sea World: This new sleek coaster opened recently and is already on the map for best coasters in the world. Manta allows you to feel like you are the ray as you swoop and dive around the Sea World park coming inches from water. The other thrill about Manta is the fact that you are lying on your stomach face down on this coaster. It is a new kinda of thrill in Orlando – check it out.
#1 The Incredible Hulk at Islands of Adventure: Even with a new exciting roller coaster like Hollywood, Rip, Ride and Rockit, our thrill fans still voted Hulk as the top thrill ride in Orlando. There is just something about this big green coaster at Islands of Adventure that causes big screams. I am sure it has nothing to do with the fact that you launch from 0 to 40 mph in 2 seconds and are shot right into a loop. Whatever the reason, for thrill seekers in Orlando, Hulk is a must do.
What is your favorite thrill ride in Orlando?