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These are the best new theme park attractions for 2021

Each summer, amusement parks across the United States introduce park goers to a new lineup of attractions. Despite everything that's happened, 2020 was no exception. Here are the top 10, as voted by our readers.

10. Catwoman Whip - Six Flags Over Georgia

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A giant arm lifts and tilts the super-sized wheel as it rotates horizontally. Riders reach heights of up to 67 feet in the air with their feet dangling below them.

9. Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway - Disney's Hollywood Studios

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This new ride takes guests on an adventure through a cartoon universe. Goofy engineers the train as it follows Mickey and Minnie on a drive in their roadster.

8. West Coast Racers - Six Flags Magic Mountain

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This is the world’s first single track quadruple launch racing coaster. The ride features two side-by-side tracks with four high-speed launches and an immersive “pit stop” designed to complete the racing experience.

7. Mystic River Falls - Silver Dollar City

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This new family river expedition features an 82-foot-tall lift tower and will be the hub of a new park area, known as Rivertown.

6. Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance - Disneyland

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This massive attraction combines elements of a trackless dark ride, motion simulator, walk-through attraction and drop ride system, and the experience lasts 18 minutes – all in an epic battle against the First Order.

5. Texas Stingray - SeaWorld San Antonio

This is the tallest, fastest and longest wooden roller coaster in Texas. Riders experience 3,379 feet of track, a 100-foot drop and max speeds of 55 MPH.

4. Candymonium - Hersheypark

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This hyper coaster features a 210-foot ascent, seven camelback hills and maximum speeds of 76 MPH.

3. Cheetah Chase - Holiday World

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Splashin’ Safari introduced what they’re calling the “world’s first launched water coaster” in 2020. Riders face off on two powered racing slides across some 1,700 feet of track.

2. The Bourne Stuntacular - Universal Studios Florida

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This new stunt show takes guests into the world of Jason Bourne as he dangles from a helicopter in Dubai, races across the rooftops of Tangier and races by motorcycle through Virginia.

1. Orion - Kings Island

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Orion is only the seventh giga coaster (coasters that have a drop of 300 to 399 feet) in the world. Thrill seekers plummet down a 300-foot drop to kick things off. The ride reaches speeds up to 91 MPH along the 5,321 feet of track.

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