Rollercoasters with Dramatic Drops Abroad

Adventure-filled vacations are always a great time. Whether you like hiking, snowboarding, sailing, or theme parks, the fun never stops and these activities are the perfect way for adrenaline junkies to let loose and get their blood pumping. In this article, we are going to look at three rollercoasters situated across the globe that are ideal for thrill-seekers:

  

Oblivion at Alton Towers, UK

Oblivion is situated at Alton Towers, a popular theme park in the United Kingdom. This steel roller coaster opened as the world’s first dive coaster in 1988 and beckons riders to face their fears as they are held, overhanging the edge of the world’s first vertical drop roller coaster 60 feet in the air and at a 45-degree angle. Riders are held here for a few seconds before unexpectedly falling face-first towards to ground through a black hole, before hitting a highly banked turn and returning to the station. 

Capitol Bullet Train at motiongate™ DUBAI, UAE

Based on the popular movie The Hunger Games, the Capitol Bullet Train is located in motiongate™ DUBAI - a new theme park in Dubai opening in October. This is a 360-degree thrill ride that will take you on a once-in-a-lifetime journey to the Capitol. Riders should be prepared to be launched backwards, forwards, and upside down on this supersonic ride, as well as being left hanging from a dizzy height before being plummeted forward to enjoy the rest of the ride’s twists and turns ahead.

 

Kingda Ka, New Jersey, USA

The tallest and fastest roller coaster in North America, Kingda Ka boasts an upside down U-shaped track that takes riders 45 stories in the sky – or 456 feet. Riders leave the station going from 0 to 128 miles per hour in 3.5 seconds before shooting up a 90-degree angled track. Once at the top, there is nowhere else to go but down, as riders then plummet down in a 270-degree spiral that is finished off with a 129-foot camel hump. Sound scary enough?