The 50 Most Terrifying Roller Coasters Ever Built (Paperback)

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Mega roller coasters of today reach heights of over 400 feet and speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour. While some thrill rides be content to simply tower over the landscape, the world's scariest roller coasters know how to tap into our deepest fears and emotions in the most creative of ways. Whether it's hurtling backwards through the darkness, navigating dizzying inversions, or braving unexpected surprises, the most terrifying coasters are a perfect storm of heart-pounding elements. One element alone may not make a ride terrifying but the sum of all of its parts does.

What make a roller coaster terrifying? It could be height, speed, inversions, backwards segments, unique track elements, darkness, unexpected surprises, and more all contribute to making your head spin and your knees tremble.

In The 50 Most Terrifying Roller Coasters Ever Built you'll explore a roller coaster...
...with an underwear dispenser
...that mimics a squirrel running on the underside of a tree limb
...tried to leap a gap in the tracks
...required an on duty nurse in the station
...airtime so extreme you'll swear it's trying to kill you

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.

**New 3rd Edition Updates**
  • Now with more than 50 Terrifying Roller Coasters
  • Updated stats and information
  • 10 more scary roller coasters added
  • More pictures
  • More pages
  • Peak into the future of roller coaster including new for 2024 coasters
There are three versions of The 50 Most Terrifying Roller Coasters Ever Built.
  • Kindle: color pictures, automatic updates when a new edition is released
  • Paperback: black and white images to keep costs down
  • Hardcover: full color pictures
Nick Weisenberger is the author of Coasters 101: An Engineer's Guide to Roller Coaster Design, Steam Trains and Monorails: The Best of America's Theme Parks, and Record-Breaking Roller Coasters. Catch him on the Coaster101 Podcast.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781500699963
ISBN-10: 1500699969
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: September 2nd, 2014
Pages: 114
Language: English