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Top 10 Thrill Rides in Orlando Theme Parks

The Incredible Hulk Coaster

The magnificent and beautiful theme parks in Orlando can offer a little bit of everything for any kind of visitor. But let’s face it, the thrill rides are the element that produces butterflies in the stomach and spices the things up. If you like to amp up your experience at the parks and looking for the rides that will keep you at the edge of your seat, then look no further. Here you will find top 10 thrill rides in Orlando Theme Parks that will definitely get that heart rate going in no time!

The Incredible Hulk Coaster

The Incredible Hulk Coaster at Universal’s Islands of Adventure has to be one of the most relentless and fastest thrills rides out there, in the buzzing theme park world of Orlando.

Named after the Marvel’s comic book character The Hulk and operating since 1999, it reaches the dizzying speeds of 67mph.

Ready to get your heart rate up? Better be! Because The Hulk will launch you into the thrill ride with seven inversions, zero-gravity roll, and vertical loops all the way across this 3,700-foot-long adrenaline journey.

Kraken Unleashed

Located in the SeaWorld Orlando theme park, the Kraken Unleashed roller coaster is the second largest floorless coaster on the planet.

It has all the statistics and features for a thriller to be experienced. With the heights of 153 feet, top speeds of 65 mph it also features vertical and dive loops, multiple inversions and movements like cobra roll and corkscrew to keep the riders on the edge of their seats throughout the ride.

Themed after mythological sea monster that was caged by Poseidon, be ready to unleash your excitement and adrenaline that you have kept until the ride!

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Mako

Our previous ride, the Kraken Unleashed was the fastest one at SeaWorld Orlando theme park, until Mako was constructed in the summer of 2016.

Award-winning and greatly reviewed since its opening, today Mako is the longest, tallest and fastest not only in the SeaWorld Orlando but among other theme park coasters as well.

Named after the world’s fastest sharks, this mind-blowing hyper-coaster heights of 200 feet will let you touch Orlando’s skyline while the maximum speeds of 73 mph and moments of weightlessness will make this trip like no other.

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Revenge of the Mummy

A fairly intense ride, the Revenge of the Mummy at Universal Studios Florida will be your different kind of roller coaster and a thrilling adventure.

You will know you are in for a special journey when launching you from a standstill position to its top speed of 45 mph takes only a matter of seconds, as the Imhotep himself will be after your soul.

Complete darkness at times with surprise drops and fantastic animation and visual effects, combine for a thrilling and unforgettable indoor coaster ride.

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Tower of Terror

Situated in a Disney’s Hollywood Studios and inspired by The Twilight Zone, the Tower of Terror is another unique and thrilling ride in Orlando.

Ever wondered how it feels to fall inside the elevator? Wonder no more as the haunted elevator will take you up to 13 stories high just to drop you at the speeds of 39 mph.

Not only the ride will try to inflict terror to the visitors but will make them face their fears as well. Be prepared!

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Rock n Roll Coaster

If there was ever a time to buckle up, it’s with the exhilarating and electrifying Rock n Roll coaster ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Hop on board to your luxurious limo and hear Steven Tyler from Aerosmith do the countdown to something truly mind-blowing. The moment where you and other riders will be launched from 0 to 57 mph in less than 2.8 seconds making the riders feel more G’s than in an actual rocket launch. How about that?

Venture out on the dark highway with your stretched limo with rock n roll blasting through hundreds of speakers while various loops, rolls, and inversions come your way.

Rock n Roll Coaster is definitely one of the coolest and most thrilling rides out there!

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Expedition Everest

Expedition Everest is an intense and action-packed thrill ride that can be found at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park.

Here, the road to the top of Mt. Everest is no easy task, as the mythical Yeti will interrupt, redirect and send you back straight into the darkest parts of the mountain with thrilling speeds of 50 mph.

The tallest attraction in Walt Disney World was listed as the most expensive roller coaster in the world back in 2011.

No doubt that it is one of the most exciting rides as well. Let the train take you through the Himalayas with mythological elements for an unforgettable journey!

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Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit

With the first ever non-inverting loop, the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit ride at Universal Studios Florida is another unique thriller ride waiting to be discovered by adrenaline enthusiasts.

Climb the scary 17-story vertical hill and fall with screams surrounding you, pick your own soundtrack out of multiple famous songs and music genres and expect some breathtaking moments to come and go really fast.

Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit has all the characteristics, elements and surprise movements to make this one of the most thrilling rides you have ever experienced. And don’t forget to empty your pockets!

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Jurassic Park River Adventure

Jurassic Park River Adventure is a water-based ride that is themed around the famous movie Jurassic Park and located in the Islands of Adventure theme park.

Guests will be boarded to their rafts, as the adventure through the dinosaur-infested river surroundings begins.

Not only you will get soaked in water and chased down by the hungry Tyrannosaurus rex reptile, but the fast-paced tropical journey will also have a pleasant finale at the end. A thrilling drop and plunge into the lagoon from the heights of 85 feet.

If you love water activities and a little bit of adrenaline rush, then definitely try out the Jurassic Park River Adventure.

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Dr. Doom’s Fearfall

Themed around the Marvel universe, the Dr. Doom’s Fearfall is your classical drop tower ride that can be found in the Islands of Adventure theme park.

After boarding the vehicle in the launch platform, you and the other riders will be blasted up and then freefalling down. That is a proven and classical recipe for an accelerated heartbeat and a feeling like no other.

And don’t trust the countdown, as the evil Dr. Doom likes to randomize it, making the waiting a little bit more hair-raising and scary.

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