Celebrate National Roller Coaster Day with Top POV Videos

August 16, 2021, 1:29 PM · It's National Roller Coaster Day. So far, we have not seen any announcements of new coasters, as often happened on past National Roller Coaster Days. But I couldn't let the day pass without putting something roller coaster related on our front page.

If you haven't seen it, please check out our World's Top 25 Roller Coasters page, based on results from our year-end survey last year. Subscribers to our email newsletter get to participate in that survey, so please sign up if you want your say in our Top 25 list for next year.

But for now, to celebrate the day, enjoy these POV videos from our readers' top 10 roller coasters:

Hagrid's Magical Creature Motorbike Adventure, Universal's Islands of Adventure

Steel Vengeance, Cedar Point

El Toro, Six Flags Great Adventure

Lightning Rod, Dollywood

Expedition Everest, Disney's Animal Kingdom

Incredible Hulk Coaster, Universal's Islands of Adventure

Fury 325, Carowinds

Maverick, Cedar Point

Twisted Colossus, Six Flags Magic Mountain

Intimidator 305, Kings Dominion

And here is our POV from a top candidate to join this list next year, the new Jurassic World VelociCoaster at Universal Orlando's Islands of Adventure.

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Replies (5)

August 16, 2021 at 2:07 PM

Disappointed to see Everest still ranking in the top 5 when its signature icon hasn't worked as designed for over a decade. Sure, it's easily one of the best Disney coasters in the US, but that's an extremely low bar to clear when matching it against far superior experiences outside of Disney parks.

August 16, 2021 at 4:02 PM

I am hoping that TRON and Guardians will give Disney World fans better alternatives to rally around when they open.

August 16, 2021 at 4:24 PM

As someone who has only ever experienced Everest without the fully moving Yeti I have to say that I can’t imagine it making that much of a difference to my enjoyment of the ride. It’s a stunningly themed coaster, beautifully integrated into its landscape and with a strong narrative, and it delivers a great ride. It’s not the most thrilling ride in the universe but it’s one of the most enjoyable. And that makes it a great coaster.

August 17, 2021 at 5:50 AM

Busch Gardens Tampa had a rather anemic National Roller Coaster Day yesterday. Multiple simultaneous coaster closures for technical reasons (not weather related.)

August 17, 2021 at 12:03 PM

They wanted to do a moment of silence for their fallen comrade... Iron Gwazi


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