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Best of New York 2007 • Fun

Best Loop-the-Loop Roller Coaster

  • Talon

    Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom, 3830 Dorney Park Rd., Allentown, Pa.; 610-395-3724

    Adrenaline junkies: Drive two hours south to Dorney Park’s Talon, the most intense drug-free 2.5 minutes this region has to offer. Riders plunge 135 feet, pinned to their shoulder harnesses through four inversions interspersed with a zero-gravity roll and multiple heart-pounding floating-in-space moments. It’s the tallest and longest looping coaster in the Northeast. The wait lines can be intense, so shoot for an early morning or an overcast day. The park itself is also one of the best, with six more coasters. Craigslist carpools depart from Brooklyn during the summer ($37.95 day pass, $25.95 before May 26).

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