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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