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Five Favorite Florida Roller Coasters

Looking for the ride of your life? Make your way to the Sunshine State and visit some legendary theme parks – all of which feature some intimidating coasters. Find yourself in Hollywood, Africa, and even under-the-sea – without ever leaving Florida – on one five thrilling roller coasters.

 

1. Expedition Everest

Established in 2006, Expedition Everest is located in Disney World – more specifically Lake Buena Vista, Florida in Disney's Animal Kingdom. A steel coaster designed by Walt Disney Imagineering, Everest explores both Mt. Everest and the Yeti – and is Disney World’s tallest artificial mountain complete with an 80-foot drop.

Coaster Stats: Height: 112 Feet | Speed: 50 MPH | Duration: 2:50 Minutes

 

2. Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit

Set in Universal Orlando, the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit was established in 2009 as one of the fastest coasters in Orlando – with a track length of 3,800 feet. A steel coaster, the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit features more than 30 songs to listen to during the ride.

Coaster Stats: Height: 167 Feet | Speed: 65 MPH | Duration: 1:45 Minutes

 

3. SheiKra

Located in Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, the SheiKra is set in Tampa in central Florida. Found in the park’s Stanleyville section, SheiKra became North America’s first dive coaster upon it’s opening in 2005. This floorless coaster ride starts with a 200-foot, 47-degree climb, followed by the anticipated 200-foot, 90-degree drop.

Coaster Stats: Height: 200 Feet | Speed: 70 MPH | Duration: 2:20 Minutes

 

4. The Kraken

Established in 2000, Kraken is a steel, floorless coaster located at SeaWorld Orlando in, you guessed it, Orlando. Along its 4,177 feet of track, the Kraken features a 144-foot drop, and a g-force of 3.9. Constructed over Serpent's Lagoon, Kraken is a pride of SeaWorld Orlando – after Shamu of course.

Coaster Stats: Height: 149 Feet | Speed: 65 MPH | Duration: 3:36 Minutes

 

5. LEGO TECHNIC Test Track Coaster

Found in Winter Haven’s LEGOLAND Florida, the LEGO TECHNIC Test Track Coaster a steel coaster of the wild mouse ride design. Set in the Lego Technic section of the park, the Test Track Coaster features a 50-foot drop – and some neat LEGO cars to boot.

Coaster Stats: Height: 52 Feet | Speed: 35 MPH | Duration: 1:35 Minutes

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