‘Insane Coaster Wars’
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Photos: 24 rides competing in ‘Insane Coaster Wars’

‘Insane Coaster Wars’
The new “Insane Coaster Wars” on the Travel Channel lets viewers take a virtual ride on many of the best roller coasters in the United States right from the comfort of their living room couch. (Travel Channel)
The Voyage
The Voyage hybrid ride with a steel frame at Indiana’s Holiday World competes in the Splintering Speedsters category on the Travel Channel’s “Insane Coaster Wars.” (Holiday World)
Thunderhead
The twister-style Thunderhead at Tennessee’s Dollywood competes in the Splintering Speedsters category on the Travel Channel’s “Insane Coaster Wars.” (Dollywood)
El Toro
The air time-heavy El Toro at New Jersey’s Six Flags Great Adventure competes in the Splintering Speedsters category on the Travel Channel’s “Insane Coaster Wars.” (Six Flags Great Adventure)
The Beast
The Beast at Ohio’s Kings Island, the longest wooden coaster in the world, competes in the Splintering Speedsters category on the Travel Channel’s “Insane Coaster Wars.” (Kings Island)
Millennium Force
The 310-foot-tall Millennium Force at Ohio’s Cedar Point competes in the Extreme Heights category on the Travel Channel’s “Insane Coaster Wars.” (Cedar Point)
Kingda Ka, at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, N.J., is the world’s tallest coaster, peaking at 456 feet.
The 456-foot-tall Kingda Ka at New Jersey’s Six Flags Great Adventure competes in the Extreme Heights category on the Travel Channel’s “Insane Coaster Wars.” (Six Flags Great Adventure)
Intimidator
The 232-foot-tall Intimidator at Carowinds competes in the Extreme Heights category on the Travel Channel’s “Insane Coaster Wars.” (Carowinds)
Diamondback
The 230-foot-tall Diamondback at Ohio’s Kings Island competes in the Extreme Heights category on the Travel Channel’s “Insane Coaster Wars.” (Kings Island)
Xcelerator
The 82 mph Xcelerator at Knott’s Berry Farm in California competes in the Speed category on the Travel Channel’s “Insane Coaster Wars.” (Knott’s Berry Farm)
Top Thrill Dragster
The 120-mph Top Thrill Dragster at Cedar Point competes in the Speed category on the Travel Channel’s “Insane Coaster Wars.” (Cedar Point)
Desperado
The 80-mph Desperado at Buffalo Bill’s Resort and Casino on the California-Nevada border competes in the Speed category on the Travel Channel’s “Insane Coaster Wars.” (Buffalo Bill’s Resort and Casino)
Wild Eagle
The Wild Eagle wing coaster at Tennessee’s Dollywood competes in the Wrong Way Up category on the Travel Channel’s “Insane Coaster Wars.” (Dollywood)
Vortex
The looping Vortex at Ohio’s Kings Island competes in the Wrong Way Up category on the Travel Channel’s “Insane Coaster Wars.” (Kings Island)
Kraken
The floorless Kraken at SeaWorld Orlando competes in the Wrong Way Up category on the Travel Channel’s “Insane Coaster Wars.” (SeaWorld Orlando)
Hydra
The floorless Hydra the Revenge at Pennsylvania’s Dorney Park competes in the Wrong Way Up category on the Travel Channel’s “Insane Coaster Wars.” (Dorney Park)
Montu
The inverted Montu at Busch Gardens Tampa competes in the Hang ‘em High category on the Travel Channel’s “Insane Coaster Wars.” (Busch Gardens Tampa)
Manta
The flying Manta at SeaWorld Orlando competes in the Hang ‘em High category on the Travel Channel’s “Insane Coaster Wars.” (SeaWorld Orlando)
Alpengeist
The inverted Alpengeist at Busch Gardens Williamsburg competes in the Hang ‘em High category on the Travel Channel’s “Insane Coaster Wars.” (Busch Gardens Williamsburg)
Aftershock
The boomerang-style Aftershock at Idaho’s Silverwood competes in the Hang ‘em High category on the Travel Channel’s “Insane Coaster Wars.” (Silverwood)
SheiKra
The diving-style SheiKra at Busch Gardens Tampa competes in the G-Force Giants category on the Travel Channel’s “Insane Coaster Wars.” (Busch Gardens Tampa)
Medusa
The floorless Medusa at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom competes in the G-Force Giants category on the Travel Channel’s “Insane Coaster Wars.” (Six Flags Discovery Kingdom)
Apollo’s Chariot
The high-speed Apollo’s Chariot at Busch Gardens Williamsburg competes in the G-Force Giants category on the Travel Channel’s “Insane Coaster Wars.” (Busch Gardens Williamsburg)
Afterburn
The inverted Afterburn at Carowinds competes in the G-Force Giants category on the Travel Channel’s “Insane Coaster Wars.” (Carowinds)
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