Cheetah Hunt at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Credit: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

By Derek Brown

Stomach turning, scream inducing and heart racing roller coaster rides are as much of a summer tradition as barbecues and beaches.  Every year there’s a race to build faster, more exhilarating and technologically-advanced rides.  From coast to coast, 2011 is no exception.


GREEN LANTERN: First Flight at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Credit: Six Flags Magic Mountain.

The following 5 new rides are worth their weight in steel:

  1. Cheetah Hunt at Busch Gardens in Tampa
  2. Dare Devil Dive at Six Flags over Georgia
  3. GREEN LANTERN Extreme at Six Flags Great Adventure
  4. GREEN LANTERN: First Flight at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Los Angeles
  5. SUPERMAN: Escape from Krypton at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Los Angeles

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Derek Brown, a member of the Orbitz editorial team, broke his roller coaster teeth in on the now removed Python at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

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