Top 10 New Theme Park Attractions That Will Amaze You

Every year, theme parks across the United States unveil a fresh array of attractions that thrill visitors with their innovative designs and immersive experiences. This past year has been no different.

To identify the standout new theme park attractions, we consulted a panel of experts who nominated their favorites, and readers voted for the top choices. Here are the 10 most impressive new theme park attractions of the year:

Primordial at Lagoon Amusement Park

Farmington, Utah Lagoon Amusement Park in Utah introduced its newest attraction, Primordial, in September 2023. This coaster boasts sudden drops, an interactive shooting game, and speeds reaching up to 40 mph.

Wildcat’s Revenge at Hersheypark

Hershey, Pennsylvania A contemporary twist on the legendary Wild Cat, Hersheypark’s Wildcat’s Revenge features an exhilarating 82-degree drop and multiple inversions, continuing the park’s century-old tradition of thrilling rides.


The Surf Coaster at Seaworld Orlando – Orlando, Florida Seaworld Orlando’s Pipeline: The Surf Coaster offers a unique surfing experience with stand-up seats that move dynamically throughout the ride, reaching speeds of 60 mph and heights of 110 feet.

ArieForce One at Fun Spot America Atlanta

Fayetteville, Georgia Fun Spot America Atlanta’s ArieForce One accelerates to 64 mph, delivering 16 moments of intense airtime and a breathtaking raven-truss dive, ensuring a pulse-pounding experience for thrill seekers.

Zambezi Zinger at Worlds of Fun

Kansas City, Missouri Inspired by Africa’s Zambezi River, Worlds of Fun’s Zambezi Zinger features 2,428 feet of track with both steel and wooden elements, offering riders speeds up to 45 mph for a thrilling safari adventure.

Whispering Pines Haunted Hotel

Saco, Maine At Funtown Splashtown USA in Maine, Whispering Pines Haunted Hotel offers a spine-chilling experience with animatronics, strobe lights, and fog, creating an eerie atmosphere within a haunted hotel setting.

Big Bear Mountain at Dollywood

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee Dollywood’s Big Bear Mountain stands as the park’s longest roller coaster, spanning 3,990 feet of track. With sharp turns and speeds of 48 mph, it promises an adrenaline-packed journey through the Smoky Mountains.

Spinvasion at Kennywood

West Mifflin, Pennsylvania Debuting in May 2023, Kennywood’s Spinvasion invites guests into a colorful spaceship for an interactive battle against space invaders, reaching speeds up to 30 mph in a high-energy ride experience.

Serengeti Flyer at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Tampa, Florida Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s Serengeti Flyer elevates guests 135 feet in the air, offering exhilarating negative G-forces and speeds up to 68 mph, all amidst the backdrop of the park’s vibrant Serengeti Plain.

TRON Lightcycle / Run at Magic Kingdom Park

Lake Buena Vista, Florida Inspired by the iconic “TRON” franchise, Magic Kingdom’s TRON Lightcycle / Run races guests across more than 3,000 feet of track illuminated by dazzling lights, blending futuristic thrills with spectacular visuals.

These 10 attractions showcase the cutting-edge creativity and excitement that define today’s top theme park experiences, ensuring unforgettable adventures for visitors of all ages.

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