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  • 10 Best Rollercoasters in Orlando

    Orlando’s biggest, fastest and best Rollercoasters

    Ask most theme park fans ‘what is the best rollercoaster in Orlando?’ and you will 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 are after. Some rides go for outright speed, others want to leave you in suspense, while others go for a more immersive experience with a whole storyline along the incredible ride.

    Regardless of this, we have 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-loop, 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
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    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 nine 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 Dueling Dragons or Dragon Challenge are two fast and thrilling rollercoasters at Universal's Islands of Adventure, and part of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The two rides are imagined as two chasing dragons that intertwine, loop and race through the air over The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The Chinese Fireball Dragon ride reaches a top speed of 60 mph while the Hungarian Horntail Dragon ride reaches a top speed of 55 mph, and both rollercoasters have five crazy inversions to keep your heart pumping as you go round, under and through. Read More...

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    The Manta Rollercoaster SeaWorld Orlando
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    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 will slide, glide, fly, and experience 4 head-first, face-down, inverted nose dives. The highlight of Manta is 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 board the ride. It is 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 this epic rollercoaster. There is 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 two seconds, and you get to experience a completely weightless “zero g” roll as you are propelled along the course. The rollercoaster reaches 150 feet in the air over the rest of the theme park below (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 Studio Florida's tallest ride, reaching up to an epic 167 feet into the air and reaching a top speed of 65 mph! The 1 minute and 37 second ride is one of the most thrilling and fun rides in the park and it also has the cool function of allowing you to choose a song to listen to on the way round and travel at incredible speeds! There is the option of having your ride turned into your very own music video too, with you as the star. Read More...

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    Despite dating back to 1975, Space Mountain is still one of the most fun rollercoasters in Orlando. This space-themed rollercoaster will 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 is no loop-the-loops or vertical drops on Space Mountain, which means people who might feel to apprehensive about the above rides, can still enjoy a rollercoaster experience. Read More...

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    Kraken Roller Coaster SeaWorld Orlando
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    Kraken is a floorless roller coaster located at SeaWorld Orlando that swoops and rolls to the delight fans of fast and frantic rides. The coaster features seven inversions including two vertical loops, a dive loop, a zero-g roll, a cobra roll, and a corkscrew. The ride reaches 65 miles per hour (105 km/h), is 4,177 feet long (1,273 m), and stands 151 feet (46 m) tall. Kraken is the second longest, floorless coaster in the world. 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 three inversions, goes from 0 to 57 mph (0 to 92 km/h) in 2.8 seconds, and lasts 1 minutes 22 seconds. The storyline for this ride builds as you are queueing for the ride, as Aerosmith are late for a concert, and 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 steel roller coaster 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 Mountain Yeti. Rides fly at a speed of 50 mph, and must be at least 44 inches tall to ride. Read More...

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    Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls is a log-flume water ride at Universal Orlando’s Island 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 are able to 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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