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Two New England roller coasters named among Top 50 in the world

Posted by Eric Wilbur, Boston.com Staff  May 3, 2012 12:12 PM

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A pair of New England thrill rides found their way onto Complex's wide-ranging list of the 50 best roller coasters in the world.

Coming in at No. 44 was the "Boulder Dash" at Lake Compounce, in Bristol, Conn., a wooden coaster that was designed based on its natural surroundings. Agawam's Six Flags New England's "Bizarro" came in at impressive No. 12 with a 221-foot drop that takes riders down on a 70-degree angle.

Complex's No. 1 roller coaster was the Kingda Ka at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, N.J., a ride which is the world's tallest coaster at 456, has the longest drop (418 feet) and goes from 0 to 128 miles per hour in 3.5 seconds.

You can check out each of the coasters below from an armchair perspective.

Boulder Dash

Bizarro

Kingda Ka


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