Iconic Theme Park Rides From Around U.S.

Take a virtual ride on these popular theme park attractions from around the country.

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Visitors to Coney Island enjoy a thrill ride on the world famous Cyclone roller coaster July 14, 2002, in Coney Island, N.Y. The ride opened in 1927 and is still whipping riders around at 60 mph. Click to see more iconic park rides.
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The Texas Giant roller coaster at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington features a record 95-degree drop, steeper than any coaster in the world.
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The Deja Vu roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, Calif. This coaster goes around the track twice, once forward and once backward.
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Riders take a trip on the Double Shot at the Keansburg Amusement Park in N.J. This ride features spectacular views of the ocean, as well as stomach-turning drops.
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Lakers star Kobe Bryant rides the Matterhorn Bobsleds with Jonathan Guerrero, 4, and his father David Guerrero of Pomona, Calif. at Disneyland in on June 18, 2009, in Anaheim, Calif. The bobsleds have been a star attraction at Disneyland since 1959.
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Park attendees get soaked as they ride the Monsoon Falls ride at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, Calif. Riders are guaranteed to get wet on this ride.
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Crowds gather outside the re-launch ceremony of Disneyland's Space Mountain attraction at Disneyland on July 15, 2005, in Anaheim, Calif. The whole ride takes place in near complete darkness.
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The Pacific Wheel Ferris wheel, which has appeared in countless television shows, feature films and commercials, stands on the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, Calif.
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Kevin Jonas, eldest of the musical group Jonas Brothers, takes his wife Danielle for a ride on Dumbo the Flying Elephant at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif.
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A couple are launched high above Coney Island on the Boardwalk Flight attraction at Luna Park in New York, N.Y. Riders drop from a height of more than 200 feet.
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Riders reach the summit of the "Kingda Ka" roller coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure amusement park in Jackson, N.J. The monster ride uses a hydraulic launch system to slingshot riders horizontally from 0 to 205 kilometers (128 miles) per hour in 3.5 seconds.
Riders hang off the side of the track and reach speeds of 55 mph on X-Flight at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Ill.
The Apocalypse roller coaster at Six Flags America in Prince George's County, Md., goes through three inversions, a vertical loop, and a corkscrew.
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