101 Amazing Thrills Travel Guide

Before planning your next action-packed adventure, check out our guide of the wildest rides, slides, thrills and chills that no adrenaline junkie should miss.


Activities
Air Combat USA
Challenge your friends and family to dog fights 8,500 feet in the sky as you test out your top guns and experience up to 5 G's of force. "Everything is real… except the bullets!"
Air Combat USA
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  • 3815 W Commonwealth Ave
  • Fullerton, CA 92833 US

Air Combat USA

Challenge your friends and family to dog fights 8,500 feet in the sky as you test out your top guns and experience up to 5 G's of force. "Everything is real… except the bullets!"
3815 W Commonwealth Ave Fullerton, CA, US
Phone: +1 714-525-7590
Schlitterbahn
Verruckt, the featured ride of the park, stands at 168 feet and is now known as the world’s tallest waterslide. Those not so keen on stomach-hurling rides may be more comfortable floating on the lazy river or relaxing in a private beach cabana
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Photo by Schlitterbahn Kansas City
  • 9400 State Ave
  • Kansas City, KS 66112 US

Schlitterbahn

Verruckt, the featured ride of the park, stands at 168 feet and is now known as the world’s tallest waterslide. Those not so keen on stomach-hurling rides may be more comfortable floating on the lazy river or relaxing in a private beach cabana
9400 State Ave Kansas City, KS, US
Phone: +1 913-312-3110
Six Flags New England
Ride along 5,400 feet of track — starting with a 221-foot drop into an underground tunnel — as you soar across Six Flags New England on the park's featured ride, Bizzaro.
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  • 1623 Main St
  • Agawam, MA 01001 US

Six Flags New England

Ride along 5,400 feet of track — starting with a 221-foot drop into an underground tunnel — as you soar across Six Flags New England on the park's featured ride, Bizzaro.
1623 Main St Agawam, MA, US
Phone: +1 413-786-9300
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
In the heart of the Rocky Mountains lies an adventure park that is a must-see when visiting Colorado. Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is home to some serious thrill rides, including the park's Giant Canyon Swing.
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Photo by Eve Nagode
  • 51000 Two Rivers Plaza Rd
  • Glenwood Springs, CO 81601 US

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

In the heart of the Rocky Mountains lies an adventure park that is a must-see when visiting Colorado. Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is home to some serious thrill rides, including the park's Giant Canyon Swing.
51000 Two Rivers Plaza Rd Glenwood Springs, CO, US
Phone: +1 800-530-1635
Schlitterbahn Waterpark
Experience the innovative acceleration of Master Blaster and Dragon's Revenge, 2 waterslides that utilize special jets to propel rafts uphill like a roller coaster!
Photo by Schlitterbahn New Braunfels
  • 400 N Liberty Ave
  • New Braunfels, TX 78130 US

Schlitterbahn Waterpark

Experience the innovative acceleration of Master Blaster and Dragon's Revenge, 2 waterslides that utilize special jets to propel rafts uphill like a roller coaster!
400 N Liberty Ave New Braunfels, TX, US
Phone: +1 830-625-2351
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Home to the roller coaster Tatsu, a $21 million dollar beast that is the longest and tallest flying coaster in the world. Lasting for 3 1/2 minutes, it is the only flying coaster on earth to spin riders through a gut-churning zero-gravity roll.
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  • 26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy
  • Valencia, CA 91355 US

Six Flags Magic Mountain

Home to the roller coaster Tatsu, a $21 million dollar beast that is the longest and tallest flying coaster in the world. Lasting for 3 1/2 minutes, it is the only flying coaster on earth to spin riders through a gut-churning zero-gravity roll.
26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy Valencia, CA, US
Phone: +1 661-255-4100
Six Flags Great Adventure
Six Flags Great Adventure features several fast-paced coasters, including Kingda Ka, El Toro, Blackbeard's Lost Treasure Train, Bizarro and much more.
Photo by Six Flags Great Adventures
  • 1 Six Flags Blvd
  • Jackson, NJ 08527 US

Six Flags Great Adventure

Six Flags Great Adventure features several fast-paced coasters, including Kingda Ka, El Toro, Blackbeard's Lost Treasure Train, Bizarro and much more.
1 Six Flags Blvd Jackson, NJ, US
Phone: +1 732-928-2000
Formula Rossa - Ferrari World
The largest indoor amusement park in the world, Ferrari World opened in November 2010. This park is home to the Formula Rossa, the world’s fastest coaster with a top speed of 150 mph.
Formula Rossa
Photo by Wikipedia - Jazon88
  • Yas Island
  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Formula Rossa - Ferrari World

The largest indoor amusement park in the world, Ferrari World opened in November 2010. This park is home to the Formula Rossa, the world’s fastest coaster with a top speed of 150 mph.
Yas Island Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 2-496-8000
Mount Olympus Water and Theme Park
Don't miss the park's featured ride, Hades, a thrilling wooden roller coaster that plummets twice into the world's longest underground tunnel.
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Photo by Mt. Olympus Resorts - Theme Parks - Water Parks
  • 1701 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy
  • Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 US

Mount Olympus Water and Theme Park

Don't miss the park's featured ride, Hades, a thrilling wooden roller coaster that plummets twice into the world's longest underground tunnel.
1701 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy Wisconsin Dells, WI, US
Phone: +1 800-800-4997
Verzasca Dam Bungee Jump
Prepare for death-defying feats as you hurl yourself off the Verzasca Dam (aka the Contra Dam) like a young James Bond in Golden Eye. This incredible 721-foot dive sends thrill-seekers plummeting at speeds of up to 89 mph as they dangle 19 feet from the wall. 
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  • Trekking Team AG
  • Casa Rosina
  • Tegna, Ticino 6652 Switzerland

Verzasca Dam Bungee Jump

Prepare for death-defying feats as you hurl yourself off the Verzasca Dam (aka the Contra Dam) like a young James Bond in Golden Eye. This incredible 721-foot dive sends thrill-seekers plummeting at speeds of up to 89 mph as they dangle 19 feet from the wall. 
Trekking Team AG Tegna, Ticino, Switzerland
Phone: +41 91-780-78-00
Armourgeddon
Suit up in army gear, team up with a group of friends, hop inside an 18-ton tank and begin firing on the world’s only tank paintball course. Just make sure you can handle the heat, as these high-powered paintballs travel at speeds of 250 mph.
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Photo by Armourgeddon
  • Southfields Farm
  • Husbands Bosworth, Leicestershire LE17 6NW United Kingdom

Armourgeddon

Suit up in army gear, team up with a group of friends, hop inside an 18-ton tank and begin firing on the world’s only tank paintball course. Just make sure you can handle the heat, as these high-powered paintballs travel at speeds of 250 mph.
Southfields Farm Husbands Bosworth, Leicestershire , United Kingdom
Phone: +44 18-5888-0239
Sunway Lagoon
Strobe lights, fog machines, lasers and water — nope, you’re not at one of Malaysia’s fancy new nightclubs. Question what’s real and what’s not on the world’s first-ever 5-D water ride.
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  • 3 Jalan PJS 11/11
  • Subang Jaya, Selangor 47500 Malaysia

Sunway Lagoon

Strobe lights, fog machines, lasers and water — nope, you’re not at one of Malaysia’s fancy new nightclubs. Question what’s real and what’s not on the world’s first-ever 5-D water ride.
3 Jalan PJS 11/11 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Phone: +60 3-5639-0000
Gladiator Training at Gruppo Storico Romano
You know what they say — “When in Rome!” Go back in time and become a true gladiator by learning hand-to-hand combat skills at the city’s No. 1 gladiator training school.
  • Via Appia Antica 18
  • Rome, Lazio 179 Italy

Gladiator Training at Gruppo Storico Romano

You know what they say — “When in Rome!” Go back in time and become a true gladiator by learning hand-to-hand combat skills at the city’s No. 1 gladiator training school.
Via Appia Antica 18 Rome, Lazio, Italy
Phone: +39 06-5160-7951
Cedar Point Amusement Park
Visit Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, OH, to conquer the "Fearsome Foursome Challenge" — riding 4 of the world's tallest and fastest coasters in less than 1 hour.
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Photo by Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio
  • 1 Cedar Point Dr
  • Sandusky, OH 44870 US

Cedar Point Amusement Park

Visit Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, OH, to conquer the "Fearsome Foursome Challenge" — riding 4 of the world's tallest and fastest coasters in less than 1 hour.
1 Cedar Point Dr Sandusky, OH, US
Phone: +1 419-627-2350
Kalahari Water Park
Kalahari Water Park is an epic 179,000 square feet of jungle love with 23 rides, including the 5-story, 450-foot-long Zimbabwe Zipper.
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Photo by Kalahari Resorts & Conventions
  • 7000 Kalahari Dr
  • Sandusky, OH 44870 US

Kalahari Water Park

Kalahari Water Park is an epic 179,000 square feet of jungle love with 23 rides, including the 5-story, 450-foot-long Zimbabwe Zipper.
7000 Kalahari Dr Sandusky, OH, US
Phone: +1 419-433-7200
Zoombezi Bay Waterpark
The park has 15 slides, a wild wave pool with 4-foot swells and the relaxing lazy river at Croctail Creek.
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Photo by Grahm S. Jones, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
  • 4850 W Powell Rd
  • Powell, OH 43065 US

Zoombezi Bay Waterpark

The park has 15 slides, a wild wave pool with 4-foot swells and the relaxing lazy river at Croctail Creek.
4850 W Powell Rd Powell, OH, US
Phone: +1 614-724-3600
Blizzard Beach at Walt Disney World
There is something for everyone here. For thrill-seekers, there is Summit Plummet, once the world's tallest waterslide, and for families, there are many different attractions, including Teamboat Springs, a family raft ride.
Photo by Disney
  • 1500 W Buena Vista Dr
  • Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 US

Blizzard Beach at Walt Disney World

There is something for everyone here. For thrill-seekers, there is Summit Plummet, once the world's tallest waterslide, and for families, there are many different attractions, including Teamboat Springs, a family raft ride.
1500 W Buena Vista Dr Lake Buena Vista, FL, US
Phone: +1 407-560-3400
Six Flags St. Louis
Six Flags is home to the steel roller coaster Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast, along with countless other rides. 
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Photo by Six Flags St. Louis
  • 4900 Six Flags St. Louis Railroad
  • Eureka, MO 63069 US

Six Flags St. Louis

Six Flags is home to the steel roller coaster Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast, along with countless other rides. 
4900 Six Flags St. Louis Railroad Eureka, MO, US
Phone: +1 636-938-5300
Area 47
Catapult your friends 25 feet into the air before they land in a gorgeous lake in Otztal Valley, Austria. This quirky water activity involves a 30-foot vinyl tube that’s filled up with only 2 pounds of air pressure.
  • Otztaler Achstraße 1
  • Otztal-Bahnhof, Tyrol 6430 Austria

Area 47

Catapult your friends 25 feet into the air before they land in a gorgeous lake in Otztal Valley, Austria. This quirky water activity involves a 30-foot vinyl tube that’s filled up with only 2 pounds of air pressure.
Otztaler Achstraße 1 Otztal-Bahnhof, Tyrol, Austria
Phone: +43 5266-8-76-76
Acroland
Whether you're into freestyle waterskiing or just looking to get your blood pumping, Acroland in Tignes, France, is sure to get your adrenaline surging. The featured ride at Acroland is the Hot Jump waterslide.
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Photo by Andyparant.com / Acroland
  • Parc National de la Vanoise
  • Tignes, 73320 France

Acroland

Whether you're into freestyle waterskiing or just looking to get your blood pumping, Acroland in Tignes, France, is sure to get your adrenaline surging. The featured ride at Acroland is the Hot Jump waterslide.
Parc National de la Vanoise Tignes, France
Phone: +33 4-79-40-04-40
Saadani National Park
This is one of the few places in the world where you can get up close and personal with wild animals in the jungle or right on the beach. Private safaris are available by 4x4, foot or boat.
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Saadani National Park

This is one of the few places in the world where you can get up close and personal with wild animals in the jungle or right on the beach. Private safaris are available by 4x4, foot or boat.
Bagamoyo, Tanzania
Europa Park
At the home of the roller coaster Blue Fire, thrill-seekers looking to get their fix of high-speed German engineering head straight for the heart-pounding coaster. At the start, this turbocharged launch coaster rockets from 0 to 60 in a flash.
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Photo by Europa Park
  • Europa-Park-Straße 2
  • Rust, Baden-Württemberg 77977 Germany

Europa Park

At the home of the roller coaster Blue Fire, thrill-seekers looking to get their fix of high-speed German engineering head straight for the heart-pounding coaster. At the start, this turbocharged launch coaster rockets from 0 to 60 in a flash.
Europa-Park-Straße 2 Rust, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Phone: +49 78-22-77-66-88
Railay Beach
Receiving an instant adrenaline rush from the time they jump until the time their parachutes fly open and they land safely on the sand, fearless base jumpers from around the world travel to Thailand each year to leap off one of the highest limestone cliffs on Railay Beach.
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Photo by Anek / Moment / Getty Images
  • Ao Nang
  • Muang Krabi District
  • Krabi, 81000 Thailand

Railay Beach

Receiving an instant adrenaline rush from the time they jump until the time their parachutes fly open and they land safely on the sand, fearless base jumpers from around the world travel to Thailand each year to leap off one of the highest limestone cliffs on Railay Beach.
Ao Nang Krabi, Thailand
Silverwood Theme Park
Silverwood Theme Park transforms into Scarywood Haunted Nights — a terrorizing time, complete with haunted houses, nighttime rides and menacing ghouls who taunt any guest within reach.
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Photo by Silverwood Theme Park
  • 27843 US Route 95
  • Athol, ID 83801 US

Silverwood Theme Park

Silverwood Theme Park transforms into Scarywood Haunted Nights — a terrorizing time, complete with haunted houses, nighttime rides and menacing ghouls who taunt any guest within reach.
27843 US Route 95 Athol, ID, US
Phone: +1 208-683-3400
Wet 'n' Wild Phoenix
Cool off in the heat of Arizona by heading to Wet 'n' Wild Phoenix, the state's largest water park. While there, take on the only dueling water coaster in the world, Maximum Velocity.
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Photo by Wet’n’Wild Phoenix
  • 4243 W Pinnacle Peak Rd
  • Glendale, AZ 85310 US

Wet 'n' Wild Phoenix

Cool off in the heat of Arizona by heading to Wet 'n' Wild Phoenix, the state's largest water park. While there, take on the only dueling water coaster in the world, Maximum Velocity.
4243 W Pinnacle Peak Rd Glendale, AZ, US
Phone: +1 623-201-2000
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Don't miss this stop in Northern California, where you can visit Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, the only park in America that lets you experience marine life and more than 40 wild rides.
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Photo by Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
  • 1001 Fairgrounds Dr
  • Vallejo, CA 94589 US

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Don't miss this stop in Northern California, where you can visit Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, the only park in America that lets you experience marine life and more than 40 wild rides.
1001 Fairgrounds Dr Vallejo, CA, US
Phone: +1 707-644-4000

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