Adventureland Roller Coaster Opens; Named One of 10 Best for 2016 [VIDEO]
"The Monster" is now open in Altoona. See video of the very first ride and photos and videos of the other 10 top roller coasters for 2016.
Fox News placed "The Monster" number four on the Top 10 Roller Coasters to Get You Screaming in 2016. You'll travel 65 miles-per-hour. You'll go nearly straight up and almost straight down. This won't be for the faint of heart. Just take a look:
Here's Fox News' complete Top 10 for those of you wanting to find some thrills on a vacation this summer:
#10: Storm Chaser at Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville, Kentucky. It's 100 feet tall with more than 2,750 feet of track.
#9: The Joker at Six Flags Discovery in Kingdom Vallejo, California. It features a zero-gravity barrel roll.
#8: The Incredible Hulk at Universal Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Florida. The ride, originally opened in 1999, has been updated for 2016. [VIDEO]
#7: GhostRider at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California. More than 4,500 feet of wooden track has been newly refurbished and ready to ride again.
#6: Valravn at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio. The theme park's 18th roller coaster holds 10 world records. It's the fastest, at 75 miles-per-hour; longest dive coaster at 3,145 feet; 223-feet tall, the tallest in the world; oh, and SEVEN other world records. [VIDEO]
#5: Phobia Phear at Lake Compounce Amusement Park in Bristol, Connecticut. 15-stories high and speeds of 65 mph on this bad boy.[VIDEO]
#4: The Monster at Adventure Park in Altoona, Iowa. It was about a year ago that we got an idea of what it would look like. It looks far more terrifying now in the video at the top. A thrill-seekers delight that they were testing just last weekend in Altoona:
#3: Mako at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida. It's named after one of the fastest sharks in the ocean and it's fast alright. 73 mph and almost an entire mile of track.
#2: Lightning Rod at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. It's expected to be the world's fastest wooden roller coaster, traveling as much as 73 mph. It won't open until sometime this summer. [VIDEO]
#1: The Joker at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey. It's a 4D spin coaster that will have you flipping at least six times. [VIDEO]
10 awesome roller coasters from all over the U.S. Isn't it great that one of them is just a short drive away? Good luck if you're going to tackle "The Monster." You might wanna have lunch afterwards.
[via Fox News]