Spring time has finally began warming up and and it is now almost summer! Kids will be out of school very shortly and university students will soon start their summer breaks as well! Do you know what this means?

It’s time to break out the swimsuits, load up the sunscreen, and dish out an insane amount of money for season passes to all of our favorite amusement parks! Though, amusement parks necessarily always everyone’s favorite. You shouldn’t easily get a queasy stomach, you need to love crowds, being somewhat of a thrill junky definitely comes in handy, and most importantly, you absolutely have to love the headache inducing and bone-shivering excitement that just comes with the joy so many get out of roller coasters.

People have enjoyed roller coasters for centuries now. Some believe the first technical roller coaster was built in Russia in the year 1784, though, others have contended that it was actually the French who invented the thrill ride.

In either case, it’s known that thrill seekers have found somewhere to quench that thirst inside them for ages now. These days, there are corporations with theme parks all around the globe and typically, we don’t have to go very far in order to find a good thrill, though it might end up costing us an arm and a leg, maybe even literally.

Thrills are all fun and games, until thrills ends up crossing that line and then turns into fear. So many rides have been forced to close due to genuinely becoming dangerous, or the threat not being realized until tragedy struck.

Here are 15 of the coolest, most exciting, and most dangerous roller coasters that nobody is allowed to ride anymore.

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Mantis

Let’s begin with one of the theme parks that is most popular throughout the United States, Cedar Point. While it isn’t exactly known for being a gigantic park, it is renowned due to it’s picturesque location right on Lake Erie, and also because it is one of the oldest amusement parks in the United States still operating, the second-oldest to be exact.

For a few years, one of the top rides was the Mantis, which was a stand-up roller coaster that had multiple upside downs that was added to the park in the year 1996.

It was the steepest, tallest, and quickest ride of its kind at the time! But maybe those recrods just weren’t meant to be broken… after twenty years of running, the ride was closed after several claiming reasons, but the biggest reason was all of the complaints of back pain and aches that were caused by this ride.

They completely redid the roller coaster to avoid lawsuits, so that it is now a dangling roller caster. It isn’t anywhere near the top thrill it once was, but the memory of it still lives on!

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