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Number 10 Most Underrated Roller Coaster: Swamp Fox
Top 10 Most Underrated Roller Coasters in North America

Swamp Fox at Family Kingdom

Family Kingdom, 2008. Used with permission.
The top 10 most underrated roller coasters are the Rodney Dangerfields of parkdom: They just don't get no respect. No respect at all. Maybe they are overshadowed by bigger, flashier coasters on the midway. Or perhaps they are located at smaller parks that are generally under the radar of most ride fans. Whatever the reason, the following coasters offer wonderful ride experiences; but I'll wager there's a good chance you'd never know it, because you've never heard of them. I aim to change that by giving these underrated coasters some of the love they deserve.

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Number 10 Most Underrated Roller Coaster: Swamp Fox
Family Kingdom in Myrtle Beach, SC

At one time, roller coasters and other amusements dotted the shorelines; now, seaside amusement parks are an endangered species. One of the few remaining beach havens is Family Kingdom, and its white-latticed Swamp Fox is a sight to behold along Myrtle Beach's Grand Strand. Reaching a height of 75 feet and a top speed of 50 mph, the circa-1966 figure-eight woodie provides just enough out-of-control moments and airtime to deliver decent thrills, but doesn't scare away guests who might skip the behemoth extreme coasters that tower over many park midways.

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