Universal's Islands of Adventure
Ticket Price: $109
Islands of Adventure has transformed from an extreme coaster park to a literal mecca for Harry Potter fans, as its mocked-up Hogwarts has brought many a Potter-head to Butterbeer-induced tears. And, yes, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure might be the best new ride to hit this park in decades. But you’d be remiss to skip stuff like the Dudley Do Right's Ripsaw Falls, and the face-peeling fun of the Hulk Coaster.
Hulk may be knocked off its top thrill ride perch this year with the addition with Universal Studios' addition of the Velocicoaster, a clever play on words featuring two high-speed launches and loads of velociraptors. The 100 second journey is filled with barrel rolls, steep drops, and dramatic music, all themed after the Jurassic World franchise.