Starting off at the Mantis and working our way up to the scariest and most fatal roller coasters of all time. Let’s get started with.
Number 15 Mantis. One of the most popular theme parks in the United States, Cedar Point is home to Mantis, which was the top right of the park for a few years. It was a stand up roller coaster with multiple upside downs.
At the time it was added in 1996, it was the tallest, steepest and fastest ride of its kind. But Mantis closed after 20 years, mainly due to the complaints of back aches caused by the ride. Then they completely transform Mantis into a dangling coaster which is nowhere near the fun and thrill it used to be. But the memory of Mantis still lives on. This one might sound thrilling, but wait till you find out about the Fujian Region Two which went out of track midride and dragged girl’s head along the rails of the ride. Moving on to
Number 14 Thunderbolt.
This was the most attractive part of the Dreamworld amusement park in Queensland, Australia. The Thunderbolt was a genuinely striking roller coaster which was the first one in Australia to feature vertical loops. It was one of the oldest roller coasters of the park and was so popular that despite being old and shaky, its owners spent dollars to make the ride more comfortable. However, the maintenance issues kept raising concerns and hence the Thunderbolt was shut down in 2004 to make room for more modern and safer rides. Moving on to
Number 13. Rollercoaster
Once housed in a small amusement park named Joyland in Wichita, Kansas. Neither the roller coaster nor the park where it once existed can be found today. Joyland was kind of a minor, cheap and wrecked park. Just as it’s one and only coaster named the Roller Coaster, it was a big wooden coaster with an 80 foot drop that reached speeds of over 50 mph.
It used to be pretty amazing except for the complaints of how very jolting the ride could sometimes get. In the early 2000s, when the crowds reduced and the numbers dropped, the whole park was closed and abandoned. Finally, in 2016, roller coaster and all its surrounding rides were demolished. That doesn’t sound too bad to you. Then wait till you hear about the Fujian Rage and tooth that went out of track midride. Moving on to
Number 12. Roller coaster.
Well, not a very creative name for roller coaster. This was once located in Idola’s theme park in Ligonier, Pennsylvania. The roller coaster was too old and was getting into a state of collapse.
So what happens when a ride gets too old? He keeps running and running with frequent maintenance issues until something terrible happens which would result in shutting down the ride permanently. The same thing happened with roller coaster being a family friendly ride for most people of all ages. A three yearold riding with his mother was critically injured. Roller coaster closed after that incident and never reopened.
Wait on until you hear about the insane story of Fujian rage two that got derailed midride. Moving on to
Number 11 Jetstar
you all heard of Hurricane Sandy, haven’t you? It’s threat could be recognized from miles away. It was the deadliest storm and the most intense of all in the history of the United States. The Jetstar, housed in the Casino Pier in New Jersey also became a victim of the storm.
This iconic ride had been around for decades and was one of the biggest attractions of Jersey’s shores. After the storm passed and all of the Casino Pierre was underwater, the jet stars stood there broken and lonely. Special removal services had to be hired to extract Jetstar once and for all. Moving on to
Number 10 the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster.
Gatlinburg is a town that everybody tries to visit.
While it’s kind of hard to explain what makes it a tourist hotspot, maybe it’s because Gatlinburg is settled in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, making it a relaxing venue with things to do and tourists to take. The Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster was one of the favorites about visiting this place. It was a simple track that seated one rider in the front and another behind and zipped them around the gorgeous trees in the mountains. In 2016, a girl tragically fell out of her seat on the coaster and that was when the famous coaster was closed. Following her accident, the girl broke both her kneecaps, wrist, a few ribs and suffered a concussion. Nobody would trust such a dangerous and poorly regulated ride again would they? Moving on to
Number 9, the Big Dipper.
Since 1887, the Gouga Lake Amusement Park in Bainbridge Township, Ohio has been a state’s pride. It was one of the oldest amusement parks in the United States and the most favorite ride of all was the Big Dipper. It was a wooden roller coaster that had been there since the 1920s.
We know that everything is old and shaky with age, but this one seemed pretty fit and was well taken care of. So what exactly happened to the well loved Big Dipper? Nothing tragic, but the park was forced to shut down the ride in 2007. By that time, the Big Dipper was the 7th oldest wooden roller coaster in the US and the oldest in Ohio itself. Sadly, the ride was demolished in the later years, ending all hopes for the future riders.
But the Big Dipper deserved to live longer considering the fact that it never really caused any tragic accident. What do you guys think? Hang on till you find out about the Fujian region. Two that went off rail mid ride folks. Moving on to
Number 8, the Big Dipper.
Another Big Dipper. Yeah. This one was located in Krug Park of Omaha, Nebraska. The park housed all kinds of marbles, including the big wooden roller coaster. The Big Dipper tragedy occurred in 1930 when a break malfunction caused many of the cars to detach.
Imagine cars of children and teenagers flying off the rails into the ground. Four people were killed in this accident, including 17 others. And after that, Omaha banned roller coasters in the city, which broke down the number of riders at Krug Park. Finally, the park had to be closed in 1940. Moving on to
Number 7. The Big Dipper.
Yep, that’s a Big Dipper again. And it looks like it’s just going to fall into trouble. Like the others, this Big Dipper was a part of the Battery Park fun fair. The Big Dipper is one of its oldest and staple attractions.
It should have been shut down 20 years before its poor maintenance caused a tragic accident. The rope pulling the coaster to the top of the Hill one day snapped and slid back down the Hill. The coaster crashed off course, and five children at the back were dreadfully crushed to death. That was not all, but 13 more were injured. Well, that incident not only claimed the lives of those, but the life of the coaster and the whole park as well.
Maybe it’s just the fate of all Big Dippers to get dipped full time. Wait till you hear the tragic incident of the Fujian Rage and two that went off rail mid ride. You might never want to ride on a coaster again. Moving on to
Number 6. Derby Racer.
This story is going to be an absolute tragedy, folks. But yeah, also kind of hilarious. Let’s see, the Derby Racer was a toprated twotrack wooden roller coaster in Boston. It attracted riders from all over New England. Now, I said this is a little hilarious, right?
Well, in 1911, the owner of the company that owned the Derby Racer was supposed to deliver a speech on roller coaster safety. This guy decided it would be more fun and entertaining to do it while he rode the coaster. So he stood up to give his lecture on coaster safety while the ride was running. And what do you think happened next? He was thrown to his death.
Of course, after two more riders were thrown off the Derby Racer, in succeeding years, the ride was shut down completely. There are so many rides as such an existence today, but we can’t be sure if these incidents happen due to the fault of the ride or it’s dumb riders. Moving on to
Number 5. Hypersonic XLC.
This ride of King’s Domain in Virginia was shut down due to a completely different reason from all the other rides we talked of so far.
The Hypersonic XLC was a modern coaster that had to be shut down due to the dangers and physics of this ride that imposed on the human body. According to the physics of this ride. The eight passenger cart would be launched up a 90 degree slope and would then be brought back into the station. Sounds boring to you? Yeah, you’re mistaken.
The riders on the Hypersonic XLC would go from zero to 80 mph in approximately one and a half seconds. That’s crazy, folks. But many riders did not realize that their bodies wouldn’t like such rapid acceleration. Can you imagine that the riders who put their hands up while on the ride frequently suffered from dislocated shoulders due to the sheer force of its launch. So despite being an attraction, the ride was shut down and replaced at the park.
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Number 4, The Patea Park.
Formula One sounds pretty cool, right? The Patea Park, Funny Land in the Potato province of Thailand, has long been one of Thailand’s most fun attractions. Since the early 2000s, the country went through a lot of attempts to secure its name as a luxury vacation spot. In that attempt, they came up with this one theme park and made it a competitor to Parks Worldwide. They tried to build a ride called the Formula One to keep up with the competition.
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