When the first roller coaster debuted in Paris in 1817 it was considered quite thrilling, but the Promenades-Aériennes was a total snoozefest compared to the crazy thrill rides of today.
And even though theme parks keep finding new ways to combine cutting edge technology with rides to make them even more thrilling they still can't beat a high speed ride down the rails on a coaster.
Full Throttle at Six Flags Magic Mountain in California looks plain and simple as far as coasters go, but it features the world's tallest vertical coaster loop (160 ft.) making it simply insane to ride.
The Lihpao Land Discovery World in Taiwan features a crazy coaster called Gravity MaxX that starts you off with a jaw clenching 90 degree drop at 114 miles per hour, proving the bigger the drop the bigger the thrills.
And if you're tired of roller coaster rides lasting a mere minute or two then The Steel Dragon 2000 at Nagashima Spa Land in Japan is the ride for you- because it's the longest roller coaster in the world at 8,133 feet long.