Summer Thrills

By , Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 12:00 AM

Source Article: Summer Thrills

Hawaii's newest, longest Zip Line is in Maui at Piiholo Ranch. You can scream over gulches and guava trees for five miles. (Courtesy of Piiholo Ranch Zipline)

Meet Choppa, an 18-foot croc who can shred a bull shark with his jaws. Face him from inside a sturdy see-through box, called the Cage of Death, at Crocosaurus Cove aquarium in Darwin, Australia. (Courtesy of Crocosaurus Cove)

Cranking amps, glaring lights, wall-sized screens of classic performances: Find it all at the new British Music Experience in London. (Courtesy of AEG Europe & Thames Clippers)

Since last summer, you can play tug-of-war with one of 11 Bengal tigers at Jungala at Busch Gardens in Tampa. (Courtesy of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay/Adventure Island)

Defy gravity in Nashville at the new Space Chase wing of the Sudekum Planetarium, a weightlessness simulator that uses harnesses. (Courtesy of Sudekum Planetarium)

In April, The Diamondback ride opened at Kings Island, not far from Cincinnati. The open-air vehicle has no sides—scary! (Courtesy of Kings Island)

Debuting in July 2009, the Ring Racer in Nürburg, Germany, will be the world's fastest roller coaster. (Courtesy of Schöne Grüsse vom Schulterblatt)