Honestly when I first rode Dinosaur at Disney's Animal Kingdom I was taken by surprise. I wasn't expecting Disney to design a ride as intense as that. The Tower of Terror was very good and the effects were great. Also the launch on the Hulk was quite a rush.
Coasters aside (obviously), I'd have to say Power Tower or really any circular ride that provides a lot of cetripetal force - the squish-or-squash effect. You can't help but get a good laugh out of those rides. Calypso (CP) and the genre of Himalayas would be good examples.
As ridiculous as this might seem, the most thrilling ride I was ever on was Doctor Doom's Fearfall at IoA. It was the first strictly drop/Turbo Shot I'd ever been on, and was the only thrill ride to date that has ever actually made me even more frightened the SECOND time I rode it. I even had to comfort a Spanish-speaking boy who was going to ride in the row with me, when I was terrified myself! *Es muy rapido...pero es muy divertido tambien.* I was definitely trying to convince myself as well! Must have been the theming...
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I still get quite a rush after Drop Zone @ Carowinds. The airtime is amazing and it seems to be for more than just a split second. About half way down the tower I usually begin moving because the ride is still going when it seems like it should be at the ground.
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Are we talking about best non-coaster ride? If so, I'm surprised Spiderman hasn't come up. IMO, it's the best dark ride in existance...absolutely awesome. Overall, though, coasters are still more thrilling for me...MF tops my list.
Supreme Scream with your arms out, your eyes wide, and your legs free (not pulling underneath your seat). At its apex, that ride is madness...utter madness. I was sooo terrified, and yet, once the drop happens...pure bliss. Rode it over and over :)
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