CHICAGO, June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- If your idea of summer fun is soaring to breathtaking heights, plunging downward and whipping around a track at exhilarating speeds, the travel experts at the GO Group know just where you should go: Visit these top parks to ride newly opened roller coasters.
In Galena, Ill., Six Flags Great America opened its new, cutting-edge, wing-style rollercoaster with no track above or below. X-Flight features suspended seats, a 12-story initial plunge, 3,000 feet of drops, and five inversions.
Canada's Wonderland in Toronto opened its new, massive coaster dubbed Leviathan in early May. Reaching a top speed of 92 miles per hour, riders will climb to a height of 306 feet followed by an 80 degree drop, a series of giant camelback hills and an overbanked hammerhead turn at 115 degrees. It is one of the biggest and tallest coasters in the world.
On May 18 Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Va., opened Verbolten, the most technologically advanced roller coaster the park has built to date. It is an "immersive attraction," incorporating the latest in coaster technology with a storyline inspired by Grimm's fairy tales. Because of its low 48-inch ride-height requirement, young coaster fans can take part in the fun.
Hersheypark in Pennsylvania will open its much anticipated Skyrush this summer, its tallest, fastest, and longest roller coaster. Riders will sit four-across in trains featuring floorless outer seats and floored inner seats. The coaster takes thrill seekers 200 feet in the sky, then delivers the rush of five zero-G airtime hills while racing up to 75 miles per hour on the twisting track.
The United Kingdom's Thorpe Park, located 20 miles southwest of Central London, has unveiled its first wing rider coaster in the "post-apocalyptic-themed" The Swarm. Riders will experience the unique head first, inverted drop from 127 feet before ripping through the sky on its mission of "complete annihilation."
While The GO Group can't offer the speed, heights or adventure of a roller coaster, it can get you to and from the airports in the cities where the rides are located. Visit the website for list of airports served.
The GO Group, LLC is a one-stop source for door-to-door airport shuttle services. Each year, its members transport some 13 million passengers to and from airports in the United States, Mexico, Canada and Europe. Travelers can book ground transportation to and from both departure and destination airports through GO's website, www.goairportshuttle.com.
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