San Diego County Fair Ride Challenge

The top five rides that will make your deep-fried-Twinkie-filled stomach drop

By Lauren Steussy
|  Wednesday, Jun 8, 2011  |  Updated 2:19 PM PDT
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Save the fried beef-jerky for after the Bungee Jump. It's #1 on our list of scariest rides.

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Nothing screams fun like being dropped upside down at 80 feet in the air and being twisted and turned in all directions.

While the thought of this ride – the Rock-It, a new one at the San Diego County Fair – may nauseate some, others are up for the challenge, and they won’t be wasting their ride coupons on anything less than terrifying.

For those thrill seekers, here are the top 5 scariest rides at the San Diego County Fair.

5. Windsurf takes a row of riders upside-down and twirling through the air. Passengers’ feet dangle off their seats as they totter and twist sporadically through the air.

4. Windstorm is a new rollercoaster at the fair. It loops, swoops and drops at speeds of up to 60 mph. It reaches extreme heights and extreme speeds for very extreme fair-goers.

3. If Windsurf didn’t send enough blood to your head, Speed just might. Speed turns pairs of riders through the air, upside-down and round and round.

2. Haven’t spent enough time upside-down? Rock-It, as mentioned, takes riders upside-down at 80 feet in the air and twists and turns riders in all directions.

1. Any ride that requires a parent consent form from minors under 18 means business. The truest thrill-seekers in San Diego can Bungee Jump from 130 feet in the air, only to be sprung back and dangled in midair from a crane.

Single ride coupons cost 75 cents, 28 coupons cost $20 and 72 coupons cost $50. Admission and ride ticket packages are available online or through Ticketmaster.
 

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