I'm a big fan of roller coasters -- I've been going to Cedar Point since I was in a stroller.
(Editor's note: I'm still unsure as to why my parents thought it was a good idea to bring a toddler to Cedar Point … every year … when I couldn't even ride anything until I was about 5 … but I guess they're just hard core roller coaster fans.)
So naturally, I was intrigued about this article, America's 5 Scariest Roller Coasters. I think I'm going to make this a life goal -- riding America's scariest roller coasters. Who's in?
Unfortunately, none of these are at Cedar Point, let alone Michigan's Great Adventure. I wish my Cedar Point season pass counted for these other parks … but alas, I'm just going to go cry myself to sleep until I can plan the Roller Coasters Across America Tour for myself. Thanks to Yahoo! for the list!
Kingda Ka, Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, NJ
Kingda Ka is the world's tallest roller coaster, and it was the fastest in 2004 when it opened. It rockets you to 130 mph in 3.5 SECONDS. THREE POINT FIVE SECONDS. I just got chills.
El Toro, Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, NJ
Don't worry, after you've thrown up from Kingda Ka, you can just head over to El Toro. Wooden roller coasters might seem like a thing of the past, but this one is the third tallest wooden roller coaster in the world at 188 feet.
Intimidator 305, Kings Dominion, Doswell, VA
This beast was named in memory of Dale Earnhardt, and reaches a top speed of about 90 mph. Five hills are so sharp that they cause you to feel weightless -- and the speeds had to be toned down because people passed out on them. The 300-ft drop is one of the largest in the world. COUNT ME IN!
Big Shot, Stratosphere Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
Big Shot might not seem very impressive next to these other roller coasters, but the Big Shot is located atop the tallest structure in Las Vegas -- the hundred-story Stratosphere Hotel. You'll be vaulted 1,000 feet over the Las Vegas Strip. Geeze, Louise.
Superman: Krypton Coaster, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, San Antonio, TX
This floorless coaster leaves your legs dangling over the Texas landscape with six inversions, coupled with the largest complete vertical loop in the world. You might not be the man of steel, but … you may need nerves of steel.
Sadly, none of the Cedar Point coasters made this list. GET ON THAT, AMERICA'S ROLLER COAST!