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Top Five Xtreme Roller Coasters

Dec 27, 2006

Want more than an even tan this summer? Then hold on to your hemoglobin 'cause here comes KW's list of the Top Five Xtreme Roller Coasters of 2003.


-Our first stop is at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio home to one of the tallest, fastest and steepest inverted roller coasters in the world, the Raptor. This bright green scream machine serves up six inverted twists and a "cobra roll", an upside down 180-degree roll in both directions. Cedar Points ski-lift style coaster has everything but a floor, so make sure your shoe laces are double knotted.

4) Nitro-If you're all about the S-curves, steep drops and white-knuckles, then Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey is the place for you. From the first drop of 230 feet (that's 23 stories!) Nitro gives you your moneys worth. For four ultra-thrilled minutes this mile long mega-coaster gives new meaning to the word scream.

3) Apollo's Chariot- In Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Virginia you will discover what it's like to be a god. Or at least to fly like one. This myth of a hypercoaster races through drops, valleys and extreme "air time" with its uniquely elevated seats. Apollo's Chariot equals "free-flight". Zeus would be proud.

2) Millennium Force-It's back to Cedar Point for the second most xtreme coaster. Built in 2000, Millennium Force is called the tallest and fastest roller coaster in the universe, taller than the Statue of Liberty. This "giga-coaster" holds ten records including speed (an incredible 93-mph), and largest vertical drop. And for your viewing pleasure, Millennium Force comes with tiered, stadium style seating.

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