Cool Roller Coasters for Kids

Timber Twister Coaster
Courtesy Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park
If your child is too short or too scared to ride a big coaster, take a spin with him on one of these fun rides.
Courtesy of Busch Gardens
Courtesy of Busch Gardens

Grover's Alpine Express

Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, Virginia
Sesame Street's Grover gets the front seat in this ride that's a teensy bit more intense than typical kid coasters. (38" and up)

Courtesy of Legoland California
Courtesy of Legoland California

Coasteraurus

Legoland California, Carlsbad
Navigate curves and small drops around a prehistoric jungle of dinosaurs made from Legos. (36" and up)

Courtesy of Elitch Gardens
Courtesy of Elitch Gardens

Blazin' Buckaroo

Elitch Gardens, Denver
The Western-themed steel coaster takes riders over the top of a barn. It has a few quick turns and small drops, but never exceeds 15 miles per hour. (36" and up)

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Courtesy of Kings Island
Courtesy of Kings Island

The Great Pumpkin Coaster

Kings Island, Mason, Ohio
This Peanuts-themed ride has two turns and a few little hills and dips. (36" and up.)

Courtesy of Disneyland Park
Courtesy of Disneyland Park

Gadget's Go Coaster

Disneyland Park, Anaheim, California
Based on the show Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers, this coaster takes riders around Toon Lake. Watch for the spitting frog at the end. (35" and up.)

Courtesy of Six Flags Over Georgia
Courtesy of Six Flags Over Georgia

Wile E. Coyote Canyon Blaster

Six Flags Over Georgia, Austell (just outside Atlanta)
In wagon-type cars, kids roll out of the station and speed through a mine tunnel at up to 30 miles per hour. (36" and up.)

Courtesy Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park
Courtesy Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park

Timber Twister Coaster

Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park, Gilroy, California
Shaped like a rattlesnake, this coaster slithers around an area with hundreds of trees in this nature-themed park. (42" and up.)

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