Best New Midwest Attractions: 2009
The latest thrills
Sandusky, Ohio -- Daredevils who find Cedar Point's 17 roller coasters too tame head for the adjacent Challenge Park, which opened the Skyscraper (left) last May. Seats spin on two arms twirling like a giant electric mixer 16 stories high at 55 mph.
Cincinnati -- Live your Superman fantasy on Kings Island's new Firehawk. After launching on their backs, riders flip face-down to race along 115 feet high at 51 mph. In 2009, the park opens Diamondback, a 230-foot-high coaster with 10 vertical drops and 80-mph speed.