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Jenna kicks back while Natalie soars, screams on giant roller coaster ride

With Jenna Bush Hager sidelined due to pregnancy, Natalie Morales flew sky-high in a super scary roller coaster.
/ Source: TODAY

Life naturally has lots of ups and downs. But when TODAY's Natalie Morales and Jenna Bush Hager recently visited Ohio's famed Cedar Point amusement park, they added a whole lot more of both to their lives.

Morales a bit more than Hager, though.

The thrill-seeking duo set out for the ride-packed park (which has 17 roller coasters, 71 rides and over 3 million visitors per year) after over 50,000 TODAY viewers helped choose it as their next adrenaline-pumping destination.

But this particular trip was different than the others, because Hager could not go on any rides. She's pregnant, so while she sat on the sidelines being fed fried dough, cotton candy and getting fanned by workers, Morales had to take two for the team.

First she went up in the Top Thrill Dragster (which goes zero to 120 miles per hour in less than 4 seconds straight up 420 feet). When it was over, she noted, "I had so much drool all over my face!"

READ: Check out the 10 tallest roller coasters in the U.S.

Next, she tackled the Rougarou, a roller coaster that had her legs dangling. And through it all (despite drool) she acquitted herself nicely.

"You clearly enjoyed yourself a little too much," she joked with Hager later.

"Nothing says summer like funnel cake!" grinned the mom-to-be.

Tune in to TODAY Friday when Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker head to Orlando for a visit to another amazing amusement park: Universal Orlando on Friday for different kinds of entertainments!

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