It just wouldn't be a day at the park – the amusement park that is – without a hearty chorus of screams. Parks have long appealed to our innate, cathartic desire to get our pulses racing and our adrenaline pumping. To better help us confront and conquer our fears, they've upped the ante lately with taller, faster, and more devilish contraptions. How devilish? Any one of the country's most thrilling rides would surely leave you breathless (after you've finished screaming, of course).
They don't call them "thrill rides" for nothing. The screams reverberating on amusement park midways are generated by the thrills that passengers experience as they hurtle along at bone-crushing speeds on roller coasters. Today's mechanical behemoths are faster, taller, crazier – and just plain more thrilling – than their predecessors. How thrilling? Well, check out some of the stats on the country's most extreme coasters. Full Throttle at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, Calif.
There were already 11 coasters at Massachusetts' Six Flags New England before The Joker opened this year. The new ride, however, is nothing like the park's other thrill machines. Dubbed a "4D Free Fly Coaster" by the park chain, it sends passengers flipping and dropping for a disorienting and unusual, but engaging ride experience. Outfitted in the DC villain's trademark indigo and green colors, The Joker is a striking and strange sight on the midway.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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