USA TODAY: Full Throttle Named As Most Thrilling Coaster in the USA

They don’t call them “thrill rides” for nothing.

The screams reverberating on amusement park midways are generated by the thrills that passengers experience as they hurtle along at bone-crushing speeds on roller coasters. Today’s mechanical behemoths are faster, taller, crazier – and just plain more thrilling – than their predecessors.

riders on the thrilling coaster FULL THROTTLE going around the loop

Full Throttle at Six Flags Magic Mountain in California. This coaster will throw you for a loop – and at 160 feet, it is the world’s tallest. Using electromagnetic motors, Full Throttle screams out of the station, hits a full-throated 70 mph in no time flat, and immediately sends passengers racing around its crazy-tall inverting loop. It comes to a halt in a tunnel, launches backwards, then rockets forwards and soars – right side up this time – on the outside of the loop.

Arthur Levine, Special for USA TODAY – Published 7:45 a.m. ET Sept. 7, 2017

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