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 to West Texas! AND check out the VIDEOS and TAKE A RIDE NOW!

1) THE SANDSTORM - JOYLAND AMUSEMENT PARK (Lubbock, TX)

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    • Location: Joyland Amusement Park in Lubbock, Texas!
    • Address: 500 Canyon Lake Dr, Lubbock, TX 79401
    • Distance from Midland Odessa: 1 hr 51 min (119.4 mi) via TX-349 and US-87 N
    • Website Link HERE

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.

CHECK OUT THE ROLLERCOASTER VIDEO HERE!

 

2) THE GALAXY COASTER - JOYLAND AMUSEMENT PARK (Lubbock, TX)

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

CHECK OUT THE ROLLERCOASTER VIDEO HERE!

3) THE TEXAS TORNADO ROLLER COASTER - WONDERLAND AMUSEMENT PARK (Amarillo, Texas)

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  • Location: Wonderland Amusement Park in Amarillo, Texas!
  • Address: 2601 Dumas Dr, Amarillo, TX 79107
  • Distance from Midland Odessa:  3 hr 36 min (242.1 mi) via I-27 N
  • Website Link HERE

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.

CHECK OUT THE ROLLERCOASTER VIDEO HERE!​

 

4) THE CYCLONE - WONDERLAND AMUSEMENT PARK (Amarillo TX)

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CHECK OUT THE ROLLERCOASTER VIDEO HERE!​

 

5) THE MOUSE TRAP - WONDERLAND AMUSEMENT PARK (Amarillo TX)

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The website describes this one...

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

CHECK OUT THE ROLLERCOASTER VIDEO HERE!​

 

6) THE HURRICANE - WESTERN PLAYLAND (El Paso, Texas)

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      • Location: Western Playland
      • Distance from Midland Odessa: 4 hr 49 min (293.2 mi) 
      • Website Link HERE

There are 2 Roller Coasters at Western Playland! 

CHECK OUT THE ROLLERCOASTER VIDEO HERE!​

7) EL BANDIDO - WESTERN PLAYLAND (El Paso, Texas)

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El Bandido is an El Paso classic rollercoaster.

CHECK OUT THE ROLLERCOASTER VIDEO HERE!​

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