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Reserve Direct Destination’s Offer Top Roller Coaster Thrills

You might not know it, but Reserve Direct, the parent company of Reserve Branson, services other great travel destinations.  As Travel Expert for Reserve Direct, I get to experience all of them and help keep our customers (that would be you!) informed about the latest and greatest things to do.  With the arrival of Spring theme park season is in full effect, which means one thing – it’s time for rollercoasters!  Since I can’t get enough of a thrilling coaster ride, I thought it would be fun to mention the best coasters on all of Reserve Direct’s destinations.  Ready to learn more about my guide to rollercoasters?  Read on.

Outlaw Run at Silver Dollar City

Branson, MO:  Silver Dollar City is the premier theme park of this Ozark Mountain destination.  With old-fashioned fun centric to the park, they also add plenty of modern fun at their attractions.  Outlaw Run, a high-speed, twisting coaster, debuted last year to rave reviews.  Featuring the world’s steepest drop on a wooden coaster – 162 feet at 81 degrees – Outlaw Run is paving an innovative trail for coaster enthusiasts.  It is also the only wood roller coaster to twist upside down and, at 68mph, is the second fastest in the world.  All reasons why it’s one of the top coaster thrills!

Intimidator 305 at Kings Dominion

Williamsburg, VAKing’s Dominion, located just a short distance from the historic hamlet of Williamsburg, has a world-class collection of rollercoasters.  The best, in my opinion, is the Intimidator 305.  Not only is it the tallest, fastest and most thrilling roller coaster on the East Coast, but it reaches top speeds of 90mph!  On top of that, the ride stands 305 feet at its highest point with a first drop of 300 feet at an 85-degree angle.  It’s gets even better, though.  Intimidator 305 lasts three minutes, a long time for a coaster attraction, and the twists and turns of the track make it the most extreme ride at Kings Dominion VA.

Hulk Coaster at Universal Orlando
Orlando, FL:  Central Florida is the theme park capital of the world, with Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld and neighboring Busch Gardens located here.  When it comes to rollercoasters though, Universal Orlando reigns supreme.  The Hulk Coaster is the best action-packed ride available for thrill seekers.  You start with an adrenaline including acceleration from zero to 40mph in two seconds flat, and then your world turns upside down with a weightless “Zero G” roll.  The high-speed coaster lasts over two minutes, and features seven inversions that keep you looping through the hulk-green monster track.  The second best coaster in Orlando?  That would be Manta SeaWorld Orlando.  Created to simulate the flying-like capabilities of manta rays, you ride this attraction head-first, face-down – which sets it apart from any other coaster.  A total of 3,359 feet of track features plenty of dips, twists and turns, including a wing dip maneuver splashing the manta-shaped riding apparatus into a lagoon surrounding the coaster, lightly splashing you with water.  It’s so much fun you’ll want to ride it more than once! 
Wild Eagle at Dollywood

Pigeon Forge, TN:  Dollywood is the place for families to gather for theme park fun in the Smokies.  The park strives to offer a mix of attractions for both young and old, and thrill seekers like me.  Several coasters at Dollywood provide a quick rush, but none do it better than Wild Eagle.  The first wing coaster in the country, Wild Eagle packs a lot of excitement into its more than 3,000 feet of track.  You ride with nothing above or below you (securely strapped in of course) to simulate the flight of an eagle.  Climbing 210 feet, offering a brief but spectacular view of the Smoky Mountains, and plummeting 135 feet, this soaring coaster zips along the track at speeds up to 61mph through curves, spirals and a giant loop.  It’s the best way to get an adrenaline rush at Dollywood! See if you’re up for the coaster challenge and try out these top rollercoasters when you visit these vacation destinations.  They’re sure to make your heart race while putting a smiling on your face.

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Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Reserve Direct’s destinations to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know. Before you pack your bags, get the latest scoop on vacations from Ashley.