Orlando Attractions - Top 10 Wild Rides
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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
navigating theme parks in Orlando with small children
helping you to avoid extra hassles and focus on the fun while on
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.