6 Scream-worthy roller coasters

Jun 1, 2012 at 10:39 a.m. ET

Attention, adrenaline junkies: looking for some twisting, turning, stomach-dropping fun? Check out our top picks for six scream-worthy roller coasters across the U.S.

Knott's Berry Farm -- Ghostrider rollercoaster


Knott's Berry Farm -- Buena Park, California

If you like your coasters on the spooky side, head to GhostRider at Knott's Berry Farm. Measuring in at over 118 feet tall, this wooden roller coaster is one of the longest and tallest in the world. As you enter this thrill ride, you'll find yourself in a mysterious mine, where you'll board a mining car and start your 4,533-foot-long twisting, dropping, dipping and banking ride.


Cedar Point -- Sandusky, Ohio

Cedar Point's Corkscrew is one wild ride. You'll feel the rush as you spiral around this high-speed coaster that flips you upside-down not once, not twice, but three times over the duration of the ride. Look out below, because the Corkscrew was the first coaster to be built right over the park midway, giving you a birds-eye view of park-goers on the midway.

Wild Thing

Valley Fairgrounds -- Shakopee, Minnesota

Feeling the need for speed? Hop on Wild Thing at Valley Fairgrounds, where you'll reach speeds up to 74 miles per hour. Hold on tight as you click... click... click... up to a height of 207 feet, then come barreling down a 200-foot 60-degree drop. You just might lose your voice on Wild Thing, as you whip around the "S" curves, 360-degree spiral and more than four drops, each over 100 feet long. Oh, and one more thing -- this coaster features the longest low-gravity section of any coaster in the world. How's that for a thrill ride?

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