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.
- Mako – SeaWorld Orlando in Orlando, FL
- Phantom’s Revenge – Kennywood in West Mifflin, PA
- Phoenix – Knoebels in Elysburg, PA
- Fury 325 – Carowinds in Charlotte, NC
- Lightning Rod – Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN
- Steel Vengeance – Cedar Point in Sandusky, OH
- Montu – Busch Gardens Tampa in Tampa, FL
- The Voyage – Holiday World in Santa Claus, IN
- Millennium Force – Cedar Point in Sandusky, OH
- Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure – Universal’s Islands of Adventure in Orlando, FL
Source: CBS News