9 theme park rides that will have your adrenaline pumping next year


As some theme parks wind down this season, these new theme park rides for 2019 will have you wishing that that calendar pages turn quickly.

Theme park rides are getting faster, taller and more thrilling with every turn. In addition to the adrenaline rush they bring, the rides look to entice fans with concepts that incorporate their favorite fandoms. Favorite comic book characters or even genres are becoming more common. While those fearful of heights may be a little uneasy, the excitement of these new offerings could alleviate their trepidations.

Looking at the 2019 theme park season, these theme park rides look to be the most exciting offerings to date.

Batman: The Ride 4D wing coaster, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Who doesn’t want to experience flight like the winged superhero? This new coaster will have you flipping, dropping and more. Riders are also said to experience sensory overload as they never quite know what is coming at the next drop, fall or twist. Who knew Batman was so diabolical?

West Coast Racers, Six Flags Magic Mountain

Are you ready to race? West Coast Racers at Six Flags Magic Mountain is going to be the world’s first racing launch coaster. Featuring two side-by-side tracks, the coaster will feature a variety of over/under near misses, banked turns and hills. Since this ride is a collaboration with West Coast Customs, the ride will feature an “immersive real time pit stop.” This new coaster gives Six Flags Magic Mountain 20 roller coasters, the most coasters of any theme park.

Cyborg, Six Flags New England

Inspired by the DC Super Hero, this dark ride experience offers extreme immersive fun. Riders will enter battle as they help to take regain control of S.T.A.R Labs. It will be interesting to see how tech and thrills combine in this new ride.

Six Flags Great America, new ride Maxx Force, photo provided by Six Flags Great America

Maxx Force, Six Flags Great America

Billed to be the fastest launch coaster in North America, this new addition to the Midwest theme park is hoping to achieve multiple world records. The roller coaster is said to accelerate to “78 mph in less than two seconds,” Also, it will feature “feature the fastest inversion in the world with a Zero-G Roll more than 60 miles-per-hour and the highest double inversion of any roller coaster in the world at 175-feet above the ground.” Riders will experience these thrills in custom coaster trains that are said to look like Formula 1 racing cars. This newest ride will put Six Flags Great America in a strong position as a leader in theme park thrill rides.

Copperhead Strike, Carolwinds

Climb aboard the getaway cars and race through this steel, double-launch roller coaster. These 1930s coup style cars send riders through Jojo rolls, 360-degree loops and multiple inversions. The extreme thrill comes from the low-to-ground experience and a series of near misses. Could this strike be more lethal than its namesake?

Lone Star Revolution, Six Flags Over Texas

Another record-breaking coaster comes to a Six Flags Theme park. In face-off seating, riders hit 100 feet in the air and then loop around through tons of hand time. Who wouldn’t expect bigger, more intense thrills in Texas?

Ratatouille, Epcot

Even though visitors don’t see a lot of pixie dust in the French Pavilion, this new ride should be ready for its debut in 2019. Foodies, don’t worry though about losing your beloved macaroons and ice cream. This ride will seamlessly fit into the French area, and we’re happy to see the beloved Ratatouille film getting some theme park love.

Pandemonium, Six Flags Over Georgia

Part of the new Steampunk themed area, Pandemonium will be the tallest swinging pendulum in the Southeast. This ride will be the big feature of ScreamPunk. This area will feature Steampunk themed food, shopping experiences and more.

Supergirl, Six Flags St. Louis

Ready to take flight like Supergirl? This ride is said to mimic Supergirl’s stamina and strength in the gigantic, whirling wheel. How high do you dare to go?

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These theme park rides are just some of the new offerings that are scheduled to open in 2019. Universal Islands of Adventure in Florida may open its new Harry Potter-themed ride. SeaWorld Entertainment could offer new rides as well. Thrill seekers get ready, because more announcements may happen later this year at the annual IAAPA event in Orlando.

Which theme park rides would make your must-ride list? What has been your favorite new ride of 2018?