Roller coasters are the central attraction of most amusement parks and it’s easy to see why. They’re a marvel of architectural engineering, offering speeds and thrills that just aren’t possible on other types of attractions.
They’re designed to simulate danger and are generally very safe, but that still doesn’t make some of them any less terrifying. Engineers around the world have dreamed up all sorts of wild, seemingly-impossible coaster designs over the years. Rider beware — these 15 scary roller coasters will test even the most hardened thrill-seeker’s mettle.