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Summer is a great time to visit amusement parks, and it’s pretty apparent most people agree on what are the best rides to go on once you get there.

  • CBS News recently held a poll to discover America’s favorite amusement park rides, with roller coasters by far the favorite.
  • 35% of those polled picked roller coasters as their top amusement park ride, followed by:
    • Bumper cars (13%)
    • Ferris Wheel (10%)
    • Log ride (10%)

And speaking of roller coasters…

  • Yesterday was actually National Roller Coaster Day, and in honor of the day USA Today readers voted for their favorite roller coasters in the U.S.
  • Topping the list is Mako at SeaWorld Orlando in Orlando, Florida.
  • The ride is Orlando’s tallest, longest and fastest roller coaster, reaching speeds of 73 miles an hour.
  • Coming in at #4 is Charlotte’s own Carowinds Fury 325!

Reader’s Choice Top 10 Roller Coasters in the U.S.

  1. Mako – SeaWorld Orlando in Orlando, FL
  2. Phantom’s Revenge – Kennywood in West Mifflin, PA
  3. Phoenix – Knoebels in Elysburg, PA
  4. Fury 325 – Carowinds in Charlotte, NC
  5. Lightning Rod – Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN
  6. Steel Vengeance – Cedar Point in Sandusky, OH
  7. Montu – Busch Gardens Tampa in Tampa, FL
  8. The Voyage – Holiday World in Santa Claus, IN
  9. Millennium Force – Cedar Point in Sandusky, OH
  10. Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure – Universal’s Islands of Adventure in Orlando, FL

Source: CBS News