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Roller Coasters and Amusement Parks in America

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By Leah Bear


A.. ​is for

Adventuredome

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Adventuredome is located in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is an indoor amusement park that is built inside a large dome.


B.. ​is for BomBora

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BomBora is located at Lagoon, Utah. It includes sudden drops, banked turns, compound spirals, and beach themed music.


C.. ​is for

Cannonball Run

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Cannonball run is located at Waterville, Alabama. The highest drop is 62 feet and has a top speed of 43 MPH.


D.. ​is for Dutch Wonderland

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Dutch Wonderland is located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. It’s a 48-acre amusement park with a theme of a “Kingdom for Kids.”


E..​ ​is for El Toro

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El Toro is located in at Six Flags Great Adventure, New Jersey. Its name comes from a Spanish term meaning The Bull.


F..​ is for Fantasy Island Amusement Park

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Fantasy Island Amusement Park is located in Beach Haven, New Jersey.​ It is the only Amusement Park on Long Beach Island and includes a huge arcade, 19 amusement rides, and a specialty ice cream parlor.


G.. ​is for GhostRider

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Ghostrider is located at Knott’s Berry Farm, California. It has been very popular and received over 15 Golden Ticket Awards since 1999.


H.. ​is for Hershey Park

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Hershey Park is located in Hershey, Pennsylvania. It has over 70 attractions and a water park called “The Boardwalk At Hersheypark.”


I.. ​is for Impulse

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Impulse is located at Knoebels, Pennsylvania. When you first get on the ride, you go straight up and then fall down a 90 degree freefall. You also go through turns and four upside down twists.


J.. ​is for

Jenkinson’s Boardwalk

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Jenkinson’s Boardwalk is located at Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey. Even though it only stretches a mile, it provides lots of fun for families like DJs, an aquarium, rides, and miniature golfing.


K.. ​is for Kingda Ka

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Kingda Ka is located at Six Flags Great Adventure, New Jersey. It was built in 2005 and became the tallest roller coaster in the world with a height of 456 feet.


L.. ​is for Lightning Racer

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Lightning Racer is located at Hershey Park, Pennsylvania. It is famous for its racing theme where two roller coaster cars race around in many turns which gives riders more of an excitement.


M.. ​is for Mini Mine Train

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Mini Mine Train is located at Six Flags Over Texas, Texas. It is a sequel to the original, “Mine Train.” It was created so that little kids would still have a chance to ride a thrilling and adventurous ride.


N.. ​is for

Nickelodeon Universe

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Nickelodeon Universe is located in the Mall of America, Minnesota. When you are there, you can visit your favorite characters, visit special event, and ride different themed rides.


O.. ​is for Outlaw Run

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Outlaw Run is located at Silver Dollar City, Missouri. It has won a couple awards for popularness and was ranked #7 as top 50 Wood Coasters!


P.. ​is for Pacific Park

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Pacific Park is located in Santa Monica, California. It is an oceanfront amusement park and looks directly out onto the Pacific Ocean.


Q.. ​is for

Quicksilver Express

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Quicksilver Express is located at Gilroy Gardens, California. The coaster was built to look like a mine train and travels through the back forests of the park.


R.. ​is for Raptor

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Raptor is located at Cedar Point, Ohio. The cost to build the roller coaster was over 11 million dollars and when it first opened, it broke many records.


S.. ​is for Sesame Place

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Sesame Place is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The amusement park is just like the show Sesame Street, but in real life. It gives kids a chance to hang out and ride with their Sesame favorite characters.


T.. ​is for Titan

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Titan is located at Six Flags Over Texas, Texas. It is a combination of twister roller coaster and an out and back roller coaster. Out and back means a roller coaster goes all the way to the end of the track and makes a 180 degree turn back to the station.


U..​ is for Universal Studios Hollywood

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Universal Studios Hollywood is located in Los Angeles, California. It is an amusement park and film studio. The park has themes fr0m many movies and TV shows including Despicable Me, The Simpsons, Fast and Furious, Harry Potter, and many more.


V.. ​is for Viper

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Viper is located at Six Flags Magic Mountain, California. It includes lots of exciting elements including drops, a 171 foot drop and 7 loops.


W.. ​is for Walt Disney World

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Walt Disney World is located in Orlando, Florida. In the park you can ride many attractions, visit events, and find hidden Mickey heads. There are also secret tunnels under the park for employees.


X.. ​is for X2

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X2 is located at Six Flags Magic Mountain, California. The builders added special effects to the ride like fire shooting out at the passengers, Pyrotechnics, and a soundtrack.


Y.. ​is for Yankee Cannonball

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Yankee Cannonball is located at Canobie Lake Park, New Hampshire. It was first named the “Grey-hound” before a hurricane destroyed the first hill in 1954. In the mid 70’s, it was renamed “Yankee Cannonball.”


Z.. ​is for Zeus

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Zeus is located in Mt. Olympus Park, Wisconsin. It is a 2,700 feet long roller coaster and goes through twists, turns, and drops.


Summary As you can see, America has lots of exciting varieties of attractions. I hope you enjoyed reading about the different roller coasters and amusement parks in the United States.

Roller Coasters and Amusement Parks in America  

Summary As you can see, America has lots of exciting varieties of attractions. I hope you enjoyed reading about the different roller coast...

Roller Coasters and Amusement Parks in America  

Summary As you can see, America has lots of exciting varieties of attractions. I hope you enjoyed reading about the different roller coast...

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