10 most terrible attractions of the world

Review of the best according to the editors. About the selection criteria. The the material is subjective, is not advertising and is not serves as a guide to the purchase. Before purchase is needed consultation with a specialist.

In order to get your “adrenaline rush”, not at all be sure to engage in some kind of extreme or dangerous for lifestyle activities like bungee jumping and flying to wing suit. Enough to go to a suitable amusement park! Many of them are really scary, impressive and awakening. desire to live.

But where to go for these impressions is a separate issue. For tourists who want to “tickle the nerves”, we made a rating of 10 most terrible attractions of the world. It included a variety of parks and devices, since each has its own source adrenaline – someone is afraid of heights, and someone is afraid of speed …

Rating of the most terrible attractions in the world

Nomination a place Attraction rating
Rating of the most terrible attractions in the world 10 Formula Rossa (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates) 4.1
9 Kingda Ka (New Jersey, United States) 4.2
8 X Scream (Las Vegas, United States) 4.3
7 The Big Shot (Las Vegas, United States) 4.4
6 Insanity the Ride (Las Vegas, United States) 4.5
5 The Smiler (Staffordshire, England) 4.6
4 Tower of Terror II (Queensland, Australia) 4.7
3 Giant Canyon Swing (Glenwood, United States) 4.8
2 “Catapult” (St. Petersburg, Russia) 4.9
1 Sky Tower (Aarhus, Denmark) 5.0

10th place: Formula Rossa (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)

Rating: 4.1

Formula Rossa

Formula Rossa listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the fastest roller coaster in the world. The cars on them reach a shocking speeds of 240 kilometers per hour – and they do it in just 4.9 seconds. So vivid impressions begin almost immediately after boarding the ride.

Formula Rossa is located in the capital of the UAE, the city of Abu Dhabi, and is part of the Ferrari World theme park. It literally everything is dedicated to speed, and Formula Rossa’s roller coaster is its quintessence. Passengers who dare to travel, even special glasses put on so that dust and small insects do not damage the eyes.

The total length of the roller coaster is 2.2 km. Trolleys they pass this distance in less than 1.5 minutes. Maximum the height of the slide is 52 meters, which is only slightly less than that of the Statue Of freedom.

In Ferrari World 2 more dozen attractions, including racing simulators, space shots and 3D shows. The ticket that opens the entrance to the park and allows you to use everything presented, will cost (on the time of this writing) at 82 dollars. True most of Amusements will appeal only to fans of the Ferrari brand.

9th place: Kingda Ka (New Jersey, USA)

Rating: 4.2

Kingda Ka (New Jersey, USA)

New Jersey has an amusement park with challenging titled Six Flags Great Adventure. And there is another one Guinness Book record holder – the highest roller coaster in the world, called Kingda Ka. That’s where people should definitely not meddle with acrophobia. The trolleys in them rise to an impressive mark in 139 meters!

The 139-meter slide, however, is impressive not only in height. The form the rail is such that when lifting and lowering the trolley cranked up. In addition, rolling down from the top, you can reach enchanting speed of 206 km / h! It’s even faster than with free fall because the descent from a 139-meter height takes only 3.5 seconds.

If suddenly after Kingda Ka there are still forces left – do not leave from the park. There are several more in Six Flags Great Adventure spectacular, intimidating and adrenaline rushing rides. Zumanjaro drops passengers from a 126-meter height, and Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth swinging swing was not in vain awarded the title “Cry of the World”. A ticket to all sites will cost 41.5 dollars.

8th place: X Scream (Las Vegas, USA)

Rating: 4.3

X Scream (Las Vegas, USA)

Oh, this ride is treacherously exploiting the fear of falling. It is located in the Stratosphere amusement park in Las Vegas, on the highest of the observation towers. X Scream is Short rail track and small trolley designed for only 4 passenger on it.

After passengers board the trolley, it starts roll to the very edge of the observation deck, accelerating. Ahead – nothing but a 350-meter deep. And already at the very edge of the trolley pauses – and dives down. Because of this, a sensation appears that she fell, and passengers fall from a great height. AND even the most desperate daredevils cannot hold back a scream – after all, they don’t in vain the attraction is called X Scream, or “screech.”

X Scream often drives half empty. Still tourists who dare to ride this ride a bit. But if already arrived in Las Vegas, why not try a couple more sites with Stratosphere? They were awarded individual places in the ranking.

7th place: The Big Shot (Las Vegas, USA)

Rating: 4.4

The Big Shot (Las Vegas

Another scary ride from Stratosphere’s amusement park Las Vegas Only this time it is something like a “catapult.” Located at the very top of the observation deck, The Big Rest lifts passengers to a height of 329 meters.

But not only the height is scary, but also the type of ascent. He is sharp and fast. Passengers literally take off at a speed of up to 70 km / h, in including accelerating. And then, hovering at the highest point – sharply fall down.

With The Big Shot you can admire the panorama of Las Vegas and the surrounding nevada deserts. Unless, of course, this will be a desire. Usually passengers are not up to the yellow-red landscape – they survive want to! However, you should not worry about safety. The attraction was launched in 1996, and since then there has not been a single miserable case. Carousels from some of Gorky’s regional parks and then more dangerous.

By the way, The Big Shot is currently the highest attraction in the world.

6th place: Insanity the Ride (Las Vegas, USA)

Rating: 4.5

Insanity the Ride

If after X Scream and The Big Shot there are still strength and legs not bend down – it’s time to look at the next attraction of the park “Las Vegas Stratosphere” (here, by the way, a hotel, a casino and a restaurant in this tower is available). Insanity the Ride is a remote carousel, located 274 meters above the ground.

Passengers board this carousel, after which it turns around and extends beyond the tower. Under the feet of tourists – nothing but a 274-meter abyss. And it’s better to hold on stronger. And then the carousel starts to spin …

Insanity the Ride is not only high, but also different high speed. It spins up to 65 kilometers per hour! When there is nothing under your feet – it’s fast. Very fast. Too. And, spinning around, the carousel tilts the cabins – so that the passengers, in fact, they face the earth.

According to passengers, Insanity the Ride is worthy of the title the creepiest carousel in the world. And not everyone decides to open eyes to enjoy a bird’s eye view of Vegas.

5th place: The Smiler (Staffordshire, England)

Rating: 4.6

The Smiler

Great Britain is associated with stiffness, rigorous following traditions and aristocracy. However, tourists caught in Staffordshire on a ride with the cute name The Smiler (“Smile”), about a cup of tea and the episode “Monty’s Flying Circus Python “can only dream.

The Smiler is literally made to scare. In developing the construction and design of these roller coasters took part psychologists who have helped raise the “fear factor”. Trolley on the ride accelerates to an impressive 85 kilometers per hour and 14 turns pass, turning over.

And at the same time, the passengers finally lose the feeling reality. Around the slides there are a large number of contrasting decorative elements created to deceive. And so, racing through them, not understanding where the top is and where the bottom is, “choking” adrenaline, there is only one thing left – to scream.

4th place: Tower of Terror II (Queensland, Australia)

Rating: 4.7

Tower of Terror II (Queensland, Australia)

“Tower of fear” – and this is how the name of the attraction is translated Tower of Terror II located in Queensland, Australia – this is a place where you can feel weightlessness. And also monstrous overload and a bit of real horror.

The attraction is a vertical tower on which fixed rails. High Speed ​​Trolleys literally take off at a height of 115 meters. So they briefly freeze – and then abruptly break down. This is the distance they pass in 6.9 seconds, as a result of which the most true weightlessness.

But even after such a trip, the “attraction of fear” is not ends. The cars rise again, break again – and only after that the gray-haired passengers on cotton legs allowed to get off.

Residents of neighboring hotels and houses recall from Tower of Terror II negatively. They are just tired of the constant cries.

3rd place: Giant Canyon Swing (Glenwood, USA)

Rating: 4.8

Giant Canyon Swing (Glenwood, USA)

Another scary ride that can nerve a lot people with fear of heights. Yes, and passengers without it “swing” Giant Canyon Swing is quite capable of scaring. Why, they offer almost free fall over a cliff 400 meters high!

“Swing” Giant Canyon Swing are on the cliff of the canyon American Colorado River. The principle of their work is simple and clear – passengers sit down and swing. It’s better not to look down – 400 meters high and heaps of sharp red stones. Swing accelerate to 80 km / h and rise to an impressive 112 degrees relative to the horizon.

“Bonus” for those who are not afraid of heights, are beautiful views mountain America. Unless, of course, the passenger dares to open his eyes, he will see beautiful valleys with dark green pine forests and red stones characteristic of this territory of the USA.

2nd place: “Catapult” (St. Petersburg, Russia)

Rating: 4.9

10 most terrible attractions of the world

Russian attraction “Catapult” located in the park entertainment “Divo Ostrov” – one of the scariest, most dangerous in the world. And this is not an exaggeration. In 2016, the passenger died a few minutes after a trip to it. In reviews “Catapult” They call it nothing more than a “hellish machine.”

“Catapult” fully justifies its name. Passenger placed in a special metal sphere, securely fixed … a moment – and he is already at the level of the 20th floor. It’s like flight, as if a visitor was shot from a cannon. And then the capsule sphere in the air also flips over.

The cries of the Catapult passengers are heard throughout the amusement park. 80 meters in 4 seconds, a huge overload and a flip on a huge height – all this is really impressive. Even burnt extreme – and they may refuse to try this attraction.

In principle, the St. Petersburg park “Divo Ostrov” offers a huge number of extreme rides. Some shock one by its name (for example, “Velikoluksky meat processing plant”). So that extreme lovers do not have to travel to the USA or Australia some – impressive “slides” and stuff are right under sideways.

1st place: Sky Tower (Aarhus, Denmark)

Rating: 5.0

Sky Tower (Aarhus, Denmark)

And our rating is headed by a terrible attraction, on which … no insurance. There are no reliable, tested trolleys. Not special designs designed for safety. No belts and ropes. There are only 40 meters of completely free fall.

According to visitors to the Sky Tower attraction in a Danish park Tivoli Frihenden entertainment, “This is not a trip. This is a giant death trap “;” My friend took a chance. And I ran away like a chicken “; “I jumped yesterday. But I will never again”; “I want to leave!”.

The essence of the Sky Tower attraction is very simple. Visitor rises 40 meters high, there it is tied, placed so that there was nothing under him, and they let go. No insurance, no rope without anything. Below it is just a stretched mesh, after landing on which you want to live, enjoy every day and never again, never visit a Danish amusement park Tivoli Frihenden.

Free fall, although it lasts very little, but for people, who tried it – a whole life flies in these seconds. SkyTower is much more risky than it seems at first glance. Especially scary is the understanding that there is no insurance, and a fall is it is a fall, not a flight. One can only hope that the grid downstairs will accept you.

At the same time, Tivoli Frihenden is a family fun park. Therefore, there are few extreme attractions in it. Sky Tower – the most impressive of them. In addition, there are regular roller coasters – for those who did not dare to try free fall, but extreme wants anyway.


Attention! This rating is subjective, not advertising and does not serve as a guide to the purchase. Before the purchase consultation with a specialist is necessary.

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