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Orlando Attractions – Top 10 Wild Rides

  1. The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man (Universal’s Islands of Adventure)—Become a part of Spider-Man’s comic book world on this moving 3-D simulation ride, which includes a virtual 400 foot freefall experience. As Spidey swings high above the city, riders will see, hear, and feel the action unfolding around them.
  2. Incredible Hulk Coaster (Universal’s Islands of Adventure)—Thrill seekers who are less than 54″ tall need not apply for a trip on this hair-raising roller coaster, which launches riders from 0 to 40 mph in two seconds flat. The Hulk has a total of seven inversions and two subterranean trenches during the 2-minute 15-second ride.
  3. Dueling Dragons (Universal’s Islands of Adventure)—Another ride with a 54″ minimum height requirement, Dueling Dragons are the world’s first inverted, dueling roller-coasters. Locked in mortal combat (and coming as close as 18″ of each other) each dragon’s 2-minute and 25-second flight includes several inversions, including a zero-g roll, a Cobra roll, two corkscrews, and two vertical loops.
  4. Mission Space (Walt Disney World’s Epcot)—This ride is not for the faint of heart; it was designed with help from NASA to simulate what astronauts experience during a launch and spaceflight. Riders can choose between the heavy-duty g-forces of the original Mission: Space or a slightly milder version of this ride.
  5. Expedition Everest (Disney’s Animal Kingdom)—This roller coaster takes riders hurtling towards the peak of Mount Everest, and if the forward motion isn’t enough, the coaster goes backwards too! There are a few surprises as well, including the fearsome Yeti, which lurks in the Himalayan mountain range.
  6. Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith (Disney’s Hollywood Studios)—Roller coaster lovers and hard rock fans unite; this ride enables you to zoom from 0 to 60 mph with the force of a supersonic F-14, take in high-speed loops and turns on the LA freeway, and it is all synchronized to a specially recorded Aerosmith soundtrack.
  7. Kraken (SeaWorld)—Consistently ranked as one of the top 10 rides by coaster enthusiasts, Kraken looms large over SeaWorld. It is the tallest, fastest, and only floorless steel roller coaster in Orlando.
  8. Test Track (Walt Disney World’s Epcot)—Do you have what it takes to be a crash test dummy? Strap yourself into Epcot’s Test Track ride, where you can test the brakes, round hairpin curves, experience extreme weather conditions, and rush on to 50-degree banked curves at 60 miles an hour.
  9. Men in Black Alien Attack (Universal Studios Florida)—Based on the hit Men in Black movies, this ride challenges you to hunt down deadly aliens through the streets of New York City. Score high enough and earn the title of an MIB agent (not to mention the pride that comes from saving the world).
  10. Revenge of the Mummy (Universal Studios Florida)—This indoor roller coaster is a frightening journey through the darkened Mummy’s tomb, complete with fireballs, scarab beetles, and an army of warrior mummies—and you don’t even have to wait for Halloween to experience all of the ghoulish terror.

These rides are perfect for teenagers and adults who love roller coasters and thrill rides of the Orlando attractions.   For families traveling with small children, please view our top 10 mild rides in Orlando and navigating theme parks in Orlando with small children helping you to avoid extra hassles and focus on the fun while on vacation.

Many of these popular attractions are in close proximity to Universal Studios Hotels and SeaWorld Hotels, with easy access to the theme parks either by trolley, taxi or rental car.