Many of us who enjoy a day out at a theme park head straight for the big white knuckle rides as soon as we arrive as we just can't get enough thrills and white knuckle moments that get the adrenalin pumping. Where are the UK's scariest roller coasters? Here we list the most frightening roller coasters that thrill seekers will love. We will tell you in which park they are located plus offer a few facts and figures about what each ride entails. Prepare to be thrilled!
The Stealth at Thorpe Park Surrey
The Stealth speeds around at 80 miles per hour making it one of the fastest roller coasters in the UK. Riders of The Stealth at Thorpe Park experience a G force of 4.8 as The Stealth accelerates from 0 to 80 in 1.6 seconds which is an exhilirating whoosh! This is a roller coaster that gets the adrenalin going big style and has to be ridden to be appreciated fully.
The Big One at Blackpool Pleasure Beach
As you stand beneath The Big One you will appreciate the awesome height that this fabulous roller coaster reaches. At 235 feet high at the tallest point the roller coaster requires a beacon so that low flying aircraft don't crash into it! With speeds of up to 87 miles per hour the thrills and spills of Blackpool Pleasure Beach's The Big One provide the ultimate white knuckle ride.
Oblivion at Alton Towers
Oblivion was the world's first vertical drop roller coaster to be built at the time and still thrills its riders today. Best not look down when sitting on Oblivion unless you want to frightened out of your mind. For some Alton Towers's Oblivion is not strictly a roller coaster as traditionally roller coasters travel along but we agree that Oblivion is one scary ride and is the ultimate vertical roller coaster.
Speed at Oakwood Theme Park Near Tenby
Featuring a barrel roll and a 97 degree drop Speed is one of the most thrilling roller coasters out just now. Speed by name Speed by nature as this ride travels at speeds just short of 100mph which is super fast! This fabulous Oakwood roller coaster will keep you adrenalin junkies coming back for more, that's a certainty!
Kumali at Flamingo Land North Yorkshire
Kmali is a looped suspending roller coaster where riders whizz round a huge 87 feet tall loop from one side to the other. Travelling at 57 miles per hour as you go, this Flamingo Land ride is one of the best white knuckle roller coasters in the UK.
Storm Force 10 at Drayton Manor
Storm Force is one of the UK's first reverse chute water coasters. Travelling backwards until you fall down an awesome nine metre drop from an 180 degree angle riders experience the thrill of a lifetime when riding Drayton Manors fabulous Storm Force 10 ride.
Infusion at Blackpool Pleasure Beach
This ride is Blackpool's latest thriller that it is an inverted roller coaster that actually travels out over water giving it that extra edge. Not one for the faint hearted, Blackpool's Infusion suspends its riders with feet dangling as it loops along reaching dizzy heights only the brave will love. Blackpool Pleasure Beach has another huge success on its hands with this amazing roller coaster.
Colossus at Thorpe Park Surrey
This fabulous ride is aptly named as it is one Colossus of a roller coaster in anyones language. The ride features ten vertical loops plus a quadruple barrel roll that will see you hanging on for dear life. How many times can you endure being turned upside down? If it isn't ten then the Colossus at Thorpe Park isn't for you. With a G force of 4.2 this is a white knuckle roller coaster you wont want to miss!
Nemesis at Alton Towers
Nemesis may not be the newest roller coaster on the block but its enduring appeal has never waned since its creation back in 1994. Nemesis was Europe's first inverted roller coaster and it takes its riders on a spiralling journey at super fast speeds that will leaving thrill seekers begging for more. Alton Towers superb creation travels at speeds up to 50 miles per hour, has drops of up to 13 metres, a G force of 4 and is one of the most exhillarating roller coasters, still, today.