Is there anything that screams summer more than a roaring roller coaster?
TODAY's Natalie Morales got the season started right Monday at Cedar Point, "the roller coaster capital of the world," as a pregnant Jenna Bush Hager looked on (and noshed on cotton candy).
With 17 coasters, 71 rides and 3 million visitors every year, Ohio's internationally renowned amusement park provided a drool-inducing adrenaline rush — starting with its tallest coaster, the Top Thrill Dragster.
"It's our most intense experience in the park," Jason McClure, the park's general manager, told the duo. "You go from zero to 120 miles per hour in 3.7 seconds and then 420 feet in the air, over the top then back to 120 miles per hour on the 420-foot drop."
Watch Natalie ride the coaster (drool and all), and check out the other nine tallest coasters in America before summer officially gets underway:
1. Kingda Ka, Six Flags Great Adventure (456 ft.): Jackson, New Jersey
2. Top Thrill Dragster, Cedar Point (420 ft.): Sandusky, Ohio
3. Superman, Six Flags Magic Mountain (415 ft.): Valencia, California
4. Fury 325, Carowinds (325 ft.): Charlotte, North Carolina and Fort Mill, South Carolina
5. Millennium Force, Cedar Point (310 ft.): Sandusky, Ohio
6. Intimidator 305, Kings Dominion (305 ft.): Doswell, Virginia
7. Titan, Six Flags Over Texas (245 ft.): Arlington, Texas
8. Goliath, Six Flags Magic Mountain (235 ft.): Valencia, California
9. Intimidator, Carowinds (232 ft.): Charlotte, North Carolina and Fort Mill, South Carolina
10. Diamondback, Kings Island (230 ft.): Mason, Ohio