Who's ready to hit up a ROLLER COASTER this summer? Man, are you ready to hit up an amusement park? More specifically a ROLLER COASTER?  So, what roller coasters are in the West Texas area? Here are 7 of the closest ones in West Texas!

1) The Sandstorm located at Joyland Amusement Park in Lubbock, Texas!

Distance from the 432? 1 hr 51 min (119.4 mi) via TX-349 and US-87 N

So, Joyland Amusement Park is in Lubbock, Texas and they actually have 2 rollercoasters at the park. They have the 'Sandstorm' rollercoaster. According to their website the Sandstorm goes up to a height of 30 feet and

 it goes into a drop and quickly spirals into an upper helix. It then continues into a tunnel and proceeds into a downward helix and comes back through the station where it begins it all again.

 

2) The Galaxy Coaster located at Joyland Amusement Park in Lubbock, Texas

Distance from the 432? 1 hr 51 min (119.4 mi) via TX-349 and US-87 N

The website states that this rollercoaster was actually built in Italy! The video looks awesome.

3) THE TEXAS TORNADO ROLLER COASTER at Wonderland Amusement Park in Amarillo, Texas

Distance from the 432? 3 hr 36 min (242.1 mi) via I-27 N

The Texas Tornado looks sweet! Their website states...

Rated as one of the top 50 steel coasters in the United States, this popular ride offers more than 2,000 feet of Texas-sized thrills.

4) The Cyclone located at Wonderland Amusement Park in Amarillo, Texas
Distance from the 432? 3 hr 36 min (242.1 mi) via I-27 N

5) The MOUSE TRAP located at Wonderland Amusement Park in Amarillo, Texas

Distance from the 432?  3 hr 36 min (242.1 mi) via I-27 N

The website describes this one...

 This massive coaster, which is 1710 feet long, was manufactured in Italy before finding its forever home in Amarillo.

 

 

6) The HURRICANE located at Western Playland in El Paso, Texas.

Distance from the 432? 4 hr 49 min (293.2 mi) via US-180 W/US-62 W

There are 2 Roller Coasters at Western Playland! 

7) El Bandido located at Western Playland in El Paso, Texas

Distance from the 432? 4 hr 49 min (293.2 mi) via US-180 W/US-62 W

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