theme park attractions.
STORM RUNNER, Hersheypark, Pennsylvania
Go from 0 to 72 in around two seconds on this ultra-high-speed coaster, complete with horizontal curves, a hydraulic launch system, and two corkscrew turns.
And you thought air travel was fast.
(800) 437-7439, www.hersheypa.com
REVENGE OF THE MUMMY, Universal Studios Orlando and Universal Studios Hollywood
You might really want your mommy after riding the Mummy, which takes you on a roller-coaster-style whirl through a darkened subterranean world. Along the way, you’ll do battle with the Mummy and his minions in a struggle to escape with your soul. Help!
(800) 864-8377, www.universalstudios.com
DINO MOUNTAIN, San Diego Zoo’s Wild Animal Park
A tour that takes you back — way back — to the Jurassic and Cretaceous eras for a face-to-face encounter with beasts that roamed the earth more than 100 million years ago. These dinosaurs look so real, you’d swear they weren’t robotic. (760) 747-8702, www.wildanimalpark.org
— Josh Sens