Top 3 Family Roller Coasters

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Top 3 Family Roller Coasters

This week’s Top 3 is fun for all ages. Not all roller coasters push the limits of human g-force tolerance like Kingda Ka. Family roller coasters are crowd-pleasers that are usually pretty tame.

Italian Job Stunt Coaster - Kings IslandItalian Job Stunt Coaster at Kings Island
Several former Paramount parks (Kings Island, Kings Dominion and Canada’s Wonderland) are home to launch coasters with Mini Cooper trains themed after the Italian Job movies. Feature three tame, but fun launch sections, Hollywood pyrotechnics, and a twisted trip through a tunnel.Journey to Atlantis - SeaWorld Orlando San Antonio San Diego

Journey to Atlantis at SeaWorld Orlando
Most flume-type rides aren’t roller coasters, but the new Mack water coasters are the exception. Water coasters are hybrids because they offer both flume and tracked sections. Also, check out the clones at SeaWorld San Antonio and SeaWorld San Diego.

Mr. Six’s PandeMr Six Pandemonium Six Flags New Englandmonium at Six Flags New England
Despite it’s terrible name, Mr. Six’s Pandemonium is by far one of the best family roller coasters I’ve ever ridden. The ride length, unique layout, spinning cars, and the fact that you can get a slightly different ride depending on your weight distribution make this a great coaster. Check out my full review of Mr. Six’s Pandemonium at Six Flags New England.

Honorable Mentions: Tony Hawk’s Big Spin Coasters at Six Flags St. Louis & Six Flags Fiesta Texas and Roller Soaker at Hersheypark.

Chime in with your favorite family coaster. Leave a comment below. Picture 1 & 2 courtesy of CoasterImage.

1 Comment

  1. I wouldn't class the Journy to Atlantis rides as clones, or family coasters. A ride with a 95 foot drop doesn't class.

    Then again, each is to his or her own.

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