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Most Anticipated Theme Park Rides of 2012

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2012's Most Anticipated Rides

If you love theme park rides, especially roller coasters, get your travel bags packed, because 2012 looks to be a blockbuster year for thrill seekers in North America. From one of the tallest and fastest roller coasters in the world, to what is being dubbed as America’s first “winged” coaster, the offerings on tap are some of the most exciting in recent years.

Click ahead for details and animated videos, including some point-of-view experiences, for some of the most anticipated theme park rides of 2012.

By Constance Parten
Posted 22 November 2011

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