Summer Thrills

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Hawaii's newest, longest Zip Line is in Maui at Piiholo Ranch. You can scream over gulches and guava trees for five miles. piiholozipline.com.
Courtesy of Piiholo Ranch Zipline
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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. crocosauruscove.com.
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. britishmusicexperience.com.
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. buschgardens.com.
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. sudekumplanetarium.com.
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! visitkingsisland.com.
Courtesy of Kings Island
Debuting in July 2009, the Ring Racer in Nürburg, Germany, will be the world's fastest roller coaster. nuerburgring.de.
Courtesy of Schöne Grüsse vom Schulterblatt

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