• Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth
    Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

    The newest ride at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth, is an extreme pendulum ride that swings guests 147 feet in the air for a feeling of weightlessness before propelling them to the other side at speeds of up to 70 miles per hour.
    Photo courtesy of Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

  • Pandora – The World of Avatar
    Disney's Animal Kingdom

    Disney's much-anticipated Pandora – The World of Avatar opened in Animal Kingdom in 2017. This new land celebrates the magic of nature with floating mountains, glowing flora and two new rides, the 3D Avatar Flight of Passage and Na'vi River Journey through a bioluminescent rainforest. 
    Photo courtesy of Preston Mack / Walt Disney World Resort

  • Rollin' Thunder
    OWA

    One of the best rides at the all-new OWA theme park in Alabama is Rollin' Thunder, the park's largest coaster. The 114-foot coaster includes four inversions, a 90-degree vertical drop and speeds of up to 55 miles per hour.
    Photo courtesy of OWA

  • Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster
    SeaWorld San Antonio

    Join the SeaWorld San Antonio rescue team to help an animal in danger aboard the park's newest thrill ride, Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster. Aboard a jet ski-style car, riders race over a lake and launch 60 feet into the air along 2,600 feet of track.
    Photo courtesy of SeaWorld San Antonio

  • Mine Blower
    Fun Spot America

    Mine Blower, a hybrid wooden and steel rollercoaster new to Kissimmee's Fun Spot America, features banked turns of up to 115 degrees and an inversion right over the station. It's the only wooden rollercoaster in Florida to go upside down. 
    Photo courtesy of Fun Spot America

  • Drop Line
    Dollywood

    Dollywood's new Drop Line lifts thrill seekers 20 stories above the Pigeon Forge park in a slowly spinning gondola before plummeting them back toward the ground at speeds of up to 77 miles per hour.
    Photo courtesy of Dollywood

  • North Star
    Valleyfair

    You haven't experienced a swing ride until you've ridden it 230 feet in the air. That's what's on offer with Valleyfair's new attraction, North Star. Riders are lifted 20 stories above the park and swung at speeds of up to 40 miles per hour. 
    Photo courtesy of Valleyfair

  • Hydrus
    Casino Pier

    While riding Hydrus, the new steel rollercoaster at Casino Pier in Seaside Heights, N.J., adrenaline junkies enjoy a beyond-vertical 97-degree drop, three inversions and speeds of up to 45 miles per hour.
    Photo courtesy of James Loesch / WIkimedia Commons

  • Mystic Timbers
    Kings Island

    Kings Island debuted Mystic Timbers in  2017, a wooden coaster with 16 airtime hills, extreme S turn, mid-course tunnel and speeds of up to 53 miles per hour. 
    Photo courtesy of Jeremy Thompson / Flickr

  • Haunted Mine Drop
    Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

    The Haunted Mine Drop at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is the world's first drop ride to go underground, taking riders 110 feet inside Colorado's Iron Mountain.
    Photo courtesy of Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

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