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9 Best Rollercoasters in Orlando

Orlando’s Biggest, Fastest and Best Rollercoasters

Ask most theme park fans ‘what’s the best rollercoaster in Orlando?’ and you’ll likely be given a different answer every time. That’s because there are so many excellent rides and attractions here, and it really depends what type of experience you want. Some rides go for outright speed, others want to leave you in suspense and still more go for an immersive experience with a whole storyline along the incredible ride.

Regardless of this variety, we’ve put our heads together and come up with this list of rollercoasters in Orlando, found in any theme park in the city, that we feel are the most fun and, depending on your outlook, frightening rollercoasters that will have you shrieking for joy and leave you pumped with adrenaline. Of course, not everyone wants to be scared senseless, so we have included some rides that are fast, but not too fast, although there are plenty of loop-the-loops, gravity-defying twists and intense drops just waiting for the adventurous among you in this list too.

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    Mako Rollercoaster

    SeaWorld Orlando

    Mako at SeaWorld Orlando is the tallest, fastest, and longest roller coaster in Orlando. The ride is named after one of the fastest known sharks in the ocean. Mako has several tall peaks, vertical drops and extremely high speeds. In total, there are 9 moments of airtime on the ride. In fact, this ride is so intense it has a whole new category of ride to describe it – hyper-coaster! Read More...

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    The Manta Rollercoaster

    SeaWorld Orlando

    The only one of its kind, this high-octane experience gives each rider the experience of what it’s like to move like a Manta Ray. You’ll slide, glide, fly, and experience 4 head-first, face-down, inverted nose dives. The highlight of Manta is the 270 degree turn with jets of water spraying against the side of the ride to simulate diving through the aquarium. You get to look through the aquarium too, as you wait to get on the ride. It’s beautifully set up and a truly thrilling experience that you do not want to miss. The track is smooth, which gives each rider the sensation of flying for 2 minutes and 36 seconds. Read More...

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    The Incredible Hulk Rollercoaster at Universal Studios Florida is one of the world’s most thrilling amusement rides. It sends you whizzing through the air at incredible speeds, twisting around and turning upside down on an epic ride. There’s a storyline to enjoy before you board the ride: you enter the laboratories of the famous Dr. Bruce Banner before noticing a glitch in the system, and then the ride begins! Strapped safely into your carriage, you spin and turn until you become the Incredible Hulk. The ride goes from 0 to 40 mph in just 2 seconds, and you get to experience a completely weightless zero g roll as you’re propelled along the course. The rollercoaster reaches 150 feet in the air over the rest of the theme park (don't look down!) and gets to speeds of up to 67 mph! Read More...

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    Hollywood Rip Ride and Rockit is Universal Orlando Resort’s tallest ride. On it, you can enjoy hit songs on every twist and turn as you travel at a top speed of 65 mph and reach heights of 167 feet. The 1 minute and 37 second ride at Universal Studios is one of the most thrilling and fun rides in the park as you get to choose a song to listen to on the way round and travel at incredible speeds. As the music starts pumping, you are lifted up 7 storeys, high above Universal Studios, before the adrenaline-pumping ride begins. Read More...

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    Despite running since 1975, Space Mountain will still get the heart racing and take you twisting and turning through the darkness until you reach the fantastic sight of thousands of stars and galaxies above you and around you. There are no loop-the-loops or vertical drops in Space Mountain, which means people who might feel apprehensive about such rides can still enjoy a rollercoaster experience. Read More...

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    Kraken Rollercoaster

    SeaWorld Orlando

    Kraken is a floorless rollercoaster located at SeaWorld Orlando that swoops and rolls to the delight fans of fast and frantic rides. The coaster features 7 inversions, including 7 vertical loops, a dive loop, a zero-g roll, a cobra roll, and a corkscrew. The ride is one of the longest floorless coasters in the world, and reaches 65 mph, is 4,177 feet long, and stands 151 feet tall. Read More...

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    The Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith is an enclosed launch steel roller coaster ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort. The coaster has 3 inversions, goes from 0 to 57 mph in 2.8 seconds, and lasts 1 minutes 22 seconds. Enjoy the story that unfolds while you wait in line to board, as Aerosmith are late for a concert. During the ride, you get to enjoy a range of the band’s biggest hits. Read More...

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    Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a steel rollercoaster takes you on an accelerated journey in and around the caves of Mount Everest, where you soon find the ride track torn apart. Your only choice is to retreat deeper into the mountain and run the risk of encountering the yeti. Riders fly at a speed of 50 mph, but you must be at least 44 inches tall to board. Read More...

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    Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls

    Universal's Islands of Adventure

    Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls is a log-flume water ride at Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure. Featuring various water effects, this ride is guaranteed to leave you soaked. Follow Dudley Do-Right as he attempts to save his damsel in distress from the evil hands of Snidely Whiplash – culminating in a 75 foot drop! Non-riders can use water cannons to further soak those riding, and ‘people-dryers’ are available for use outside the exit for a small fee. Read More...

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