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Top 10 New Theme Park Rides and Attractions In USA 2009 - Part II

Updated on June 9, 2009

Here is the continuation of the "Top 10 New Theme Park Rides in USA 2009". Check out some more thrilling ride opened this year. 

6. Prowler Wooden Coaster - Worlds of Fun, Kansas City

The two-and-a-half minute high speed chase begins with the ride’s only feature above the trees’ cover, a swooping 85 foot plummet into a ravine. After the spiral plunge, the train rips through a seemingly endless amount of high speed hills and sharply banked turns that hug the wooded land below. With a top speed of 51 MPH, riders grasped in the clutches of prowler carve a path with powerful but smooth changes of direction, speed, and elevation.

Prowler Wooden Coaster

7. Pilgrims Plunge - Holiday World, Santa Claus, Indiana

Pilgrims Plunge starts with a classic shoot-the-chutes ride and adds a modern lift. An open-air elevator to take you higher than any other water ride in the world! After swiftly rising to the top of the 135-foot tower in an open-air elevator, each boat will pause briefly before descending rapidly down the flume at a 45-degree angle, creating a dramatic splashdown.

Pilgrims Plunge

8. Sasquatch drop tower - Six Flags Great Escape, Lake George, New York

Sasquatch is a legendary drop ride with two 19-story steel towers. You'll be shot to the top in less than three seconds. But it doesn't end there. Once you reach the highest point, you'll be rocketed downward with a 2 G-force before experiencing a series of aircushioned bounces up and down the tower.

Sasquatch drop tower

9. Flying Turns - Knoebels, Elysburg, Pennsylvania

The Flying Turns is another Knoebels in-house project involving the re-creation of a classic ride popular in the early 20th century. The train rides in a trough with no further guide than the curved walls surrounding it. This ride is yet to open. 

Flying Turns - Test Run

10. Creature From the Black Lagoon: The Musical - Universal Studios Hollywood, Los Angeles

With state-of-the-art stagecraft, acrobatic choreography and hilarious, toe-tapping music, the Creature will be brought to life in a story based on the original screenplay, updated to emphasize the element of romance and just a bit of comic relief. Original new music and dazzling production numbers will keep the attraction contemporary and lively.


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