In a year of many roller coaster firsts, Laff Trakk is certainly one of the most unique ones. The newest addition to Hershey Park in Hershey, Pennsylvania, Laff Trakk is the country's first indoor, spinning glow-coaster. What does that mean exactly? It means this ride is a cross between a roller coaster and a fun house ride.
Rougarou, formerly known as Mantis, is a floorless roller coaster located at Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio. Designed and built by Bolliger & Mabillard, the roller coaster originally opened in 1996 as a stand-up roller coaster called Mantis, which at the time was the tallest, fastest, and longest of its kind in the world.
Thunderbird, the newest addition to Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana, is a what roller coaster enthusiasts call a "wing coaster." That means, riders board extra-wide trains and are positioned on either side of the track with their legs dangling in the air.
Wicked Cyclone (formerly Cyclone) is a steel roller coaster located at Six Flags New England amusement park. The ride originally opened as a wooden roller coaster named Cyclone on June 24, 1983. Its name and design were inspired by the 1927 historic roller coaster Cyclone located at Coney Island.
Fury 325 is currently the seventh fastest, sixth tallest, and fourth longest roller coaster in the world. In North American rankings, the roller coaster is the tallest, fastest, and longest non-launched steel roller coaster on the continent. The roller coaster is currently the tallest in the world to use a chain lift hill.