Whether you’re slowly climbing that 300-foot chain lift hill or racing out of the station on the freeway faster than a sports car, roller coasters are very effective at attracting thrill seekers and the brave for a quick adrenaline rush. Usually, the logo of any amusement park is the tallest and fastest roller coaster in the area. Or theme parks might advertise the number of times their roller coaster reverses, or the amount of time the ride puts the rider through high levels of gravity.
Sometimes, however, the key to marketing roller coasters is to design something really weird, so much so that you wonder if you’re looking at a real roller coaster or a Photoshop passion project with clickbait posters. So here comes the Sequoia Magic Ring roller coaster from Italy, which has no problem making a statement.
Jazz lovers rejoice because the number one roller coaster on this list features the one-of-a-kind inversion known as the Saxophone. What is the Saxophone, you might ask? Well, imagine a roller coaster flipping upside down…and just traveling further upside down by a good distance before flipping right-side-up again.
And this happens three times on Sequoia Magic Loop. This ride, built at Italy’s Gardaland in 2005 by U.S. manufacturer S&S Sansei, is certainly the most eye-catching ride on this list, if not the most nauseating. While it is a hard category to get hard numbers for, there is definitely an argument for the claim that Magic Loop hangs its riders completely upside down more than any other roller coaster on Earth.