*Roller coasters are a part of every great summer I’ve ever had.

The first one I ever rode was the Blue Streak, a traditional “out and back” that’s still in operation at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio.  It features an initial drop of about 65 feet, which was excruciatingly scary when I was a kid. Nowadays, that’s just the warm up to the death traps that are featured at amusement parks around the country.

Cedar Point shows up on a recent list of the most anticipated roller coasters of 2016, but their newest coaster will dwarf the Blue Streak in both size and speed. Let’s take a look some of my favorite reasons to travel next year!

The Joker at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (Vallejo, California)


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