June 20, 1997
Web posted at: 8:30 p.m. EDT (0030 GMT)
(CNN) -- There's nothing like the feeling of wind in your hair, your heart in your throat, and perilously dainty-seeming strips of metal yanking you over a steel precipice toward looming loops, harrowing hairpins and daunting dips. It's summer, and millions of people with a yearning for G-force are lining up for adrenaline-saturated stints on the biggest and baddest roller coasters around.
There are more than 400 roller coasters in North America and hundreds of others worldwide. However, no matter where you live, five of them are no further than a click away. Enter at right.