Each year amusement parks around the world try to one-up one another by building bigger, faster and more intense amusement rides. Here, Sinorides takes a look at some of the strangest, scariest and most innovative non-roller-coaster rides. And now we are going to unravel the mystery of the 13-16 in the list of 30 strangest rides around the whole world.
Tracked rides that shoot people straight into the air are not uncommon, but ones that are built atop skyscrapers deserve notice. Big Shot, located on Las Vegas's Stratosphere, takes 16 riders more than 1000 feet above the city in a matter of seconds. During the 160-doot ascension, riders will experience the force of 4 g's. Pribonic says riding the Big Shot at night is the maximum thrill.
14. Disk 'O Coaster
While this ride may look a little docile, it's a nice alternative for smaller parks and carnivals that don't have the space or funding for a full roller coaster. Zamperla, manufacturer of Disk 'O Coaster, says on its website that the ride can hit speeds of 70 kilometers per hour (43 mph).
SkyCycle, arguably the world's most eco-friendly roller coaster, is located in Washuzan Highland park in Okayama, Japan. It is a pedal-powered ride that runs along roller-coaster tracks.
16. Human Trebuchet
For about $70, visitors to Middlemoor Water Park in the U. K. payed for the privilege to be shot from the massive trebuchet. Transforming a medieval weapon into an amusement ride may sound like a good idea, but as PM previously reported, things didn’t pan out with this human catapult. In 2002, an unfortunate rider missed the net and was killed.