There are two kinds of people in the world. The people who can handle the extreme rides at theme parks, and then there are the people who can hardly stand to watch from the safety of the ground. Whichever type of person you are, you will be interested in reading this list for the thrills. If you're an extreme sports person, you're always up for a jog even in freezing weather, or you go skydiving on your days off - you'll want to read this list and save it to plan your trips in the future. If you're more of a 'watch from the safe, safe ground' type, then you can read this list and go 'wow that is insane' and have the thrill of the ride without going anywhere near it.

In this list, we will be talking about 20 of the most intense rides and attractions that only some people can handle. If you're looking to get your adrenaline going, you better start planning because the 20 attractions on our list are from different places around the globe. You've probably been at a theme park and saw the rollercoaster was the biggest attraction there. After you ride it you realize that all the other rides won't be as thrilling. Trust us when we say that this list is full of rides that will make you weigh the pros and cons before buying tickets. If you are a true thrill seeker looking for the next extreme ride, then this is definitely the list for you.

20 X2 - Six Flags Magic Mountain, California

We're not going to build up this list, we're diving straight in. The X2 roller coaster at Six Flags is a very popular attraction at the park in Valencia California. You can enjoy the views from 200 feet up in the air while traveling 76 miles per hour on this max extreme level coaster.

It's not built for the faint of heart, so make sure to watch the videos first, so you definitely know what you're getting into. Spoiler alert: there are flames involved. There's a lot of twists and turns on the 28 seat ride!

19 Fahrenheit - Hersheypark, Pensylvania

If you're looking for one of the most intense rides of your life then look no further. Fahrenheit at Hersheypark in Hershey, Pensylvania is one of the most extreme rides you can take.

Not only does it go 121 feet in the air, but you're also on a 90-degree angle all the way up, then coming down a 97-degree drop. It will twist your insides around and make you wonder who convinced you to buy tickets.

18 Insanity - Stratosphere Hotel, Las Vegas

This ride doesn't have a lot of twists or turns, and it may not go near 100 miles per hour, but its location is the odd factor. Insanity at the Stratosphere hotel in Vegas is not for the faint of heart.

It sits at the top of the Stratosphere Hotel, which means when you're buckled in (hopefully tightly) you are hanging 64 feet over the side of the building, and 900 ft above ground. Yeah...let that sink in. That added with its spinning, this sounds like too much for us.

17 Colossus - Thorpe Park, England

The first international addition to this list is the Colossus roller coaster in Thorpe Park. It's not your average looping roller coaster. Instead of one or two loops that get your adrenaline going and make you think 'wow that was fun', Colossus has ten loops.

Not only do you loop ten times, but it also reaches 10 ft high and has extremely strong g-forces. The intensity of the ride means there are minimum and maximum height restrictions, as well as torso restrictions as there are no sides on the ride.

16 Kingda Ka - Six Flags Great Adventure, New Jersey

If you're looking for an intense roller coaster experience then look no further than the Kingda Ka at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey. It's the tallest roller coaster in the world and the fastest in North America

If that doesn't excite and frighten you at the same time, we don't know what will. It takes 3 seconds to reach 128 miles per hour, and the 270-degree spiral will have you wondering if your organs have spun around inside.

15 Eejanaika - Fuji Q Highland, Japan

We often praise Japan for having some of the coolest and most modern technology in the world. Their roller coasters and theme parks are no different. The Eejanaika is not just a roller coaster, it's basically every scary ride you can think of, mashed into one.

It not only goes extremely fast but it goes quickly forwards and backward. While flipping you upside down and around a lot of times as well. Just watch this video and that should satisfy your curiosity enough.

14 The Smiler - Alton Towers, United Kingdom

Just the name of this ride is enough to scare us away from it. The Smiler is the world's first 14 loop roller coaster. Yep, 14 loops, which makes the Colossus seem like child's play. The Smiler was first built in 2013 and has been creeping out millions ever since.

The Smiler reaches speeds up to 52 miles per hour, and that may not sound like much but with added g-force from the 14 loops, it'll have you feeling the effects for ages afterward. Just check out this video.

13 Stealth - Thorpe Park, England

We're back with another addition from Thorpe Park in England. Since Colossus was outshined and out looped by The Smiler, Thorpe Park has another crazy attraction to make up for it.

Instead of spinning you through 14 loops, Stealth shoots you 205.1 ft in the air and reaches speeds of 80 miles per hour. Sounds pretty scary to us. Based on the reviews we have read people absolutely love it, and are terrified of it at the same time.

12 Spook-A-Rama - Coney Island

Coney Island is famous, and not just for the rides. It's often featured in many films and TV shows. This attraction isn't a fast-paced roller coaster but chances are it will still get your heart racing and your blood pressure up.

The Spook-A-Rama is a well-loved attraction at Coney Island and is a homage to the classic scares. After reading many of the reviews, we're convinced that it would give us a shock. Of course, there's also the souvenir photo you can take home - of course, taken at the ride's scariest point.

11 Wicked Twister - Cedar Point, Ohio

If you're a fan of speed, twists, and that feeling in your stomach when you're on a fast ride, the Wicked Twister is probably for you. To be honest, we're not sure how many people are actually fans of that stomach feeling, but hey thrill seekers are out there.

The Wicked Twister at Cedar Point reaches speeds of 72 miles per hour, and 215 feet in the air. Unlike normal roller coasters, the Wicked Twister has no smooth areas, you either twist around one way or the other. We recommend not eating before the ride.

10 Noah's Ark - Kennywood Park, Pennsylvania

This one is definitely not like the others on our list. You don't raise your blood pressure on Noah's Ark in Kennywood, but it is definitely a historical attraction. Noah's Ark is no doubt Kennywood's longest and most astounding attraction.

It was first opened in the 1930's and is currently the only Noah's Ark walkthrough attraction in the world. After it's revamped in 2016, Kennywood visitors can enjoy the rare piece of history whenever they visit.

9 The Twilight Zone Tower Of Terror - Disney's Hollywood Studios, Florida

Of course, we had to throw a Disney attraction in here, the park isn't that big for no reason. The popularity of Disney may be a lot of the princesses and characters, but Twilight Zone Tower Of Terror is there for thrill seekers.

It is a drop tower and one of the tallest attractions at the park. Thrill seekers will love it because of how fast it drops. Not only does it drop but the ride pulls you down faster than gravity so you will be flying around in your seat.

8 Texas SkyScreamer - Six Flags, Texas

The name of this ride is enough for us to be wary. Anything with the words 'sky' and 'screamer' and we're already sold that it's quite out there. The Texas Skyscreamer not only swings around dangerously, but it also does it while you're 400 ft in the air.

Yep, your life is literally held together by a thin chain and a buckle on your chair. While we have no doubt the view must be amazing from that height, we think we'll definitely skip it. Or just watch other people do it on YouTube.

7 Giant Canyon Swing - Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, Colorado

This one is not like the others on our list. The Giant Canyon Swing at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park doesn't have lots of twists and turns or loops, but it will get your heart going. This ride just drops you and that's it. Over a canyon.

You get strapped in safely (although it doesn't feel or look that way) and then you swing over a great canyon. We have no doubt the views are amazing, but we think we'd rather see them from the safety of the hard ground.

6 X-Scream - Stratosphere Hotel, Las Vegas

We thought since the first attraction from the Stratosphere Hotel on our list was so intense, we'd see what else they had to offer. The good and bad news is - they didn't disappoint.

The X-Scream ride at the Stratosphere will blow your mind and put your blood pressure through the roof. It is like a roller coaster but instead of doing twists it literally hangs you off the edge of the roof. You'll dangle helplessly while looking down at the ant people below you.

5 Sky Coaster - Fun Spot America, Florida

If simply looking at a ride could cause serious health issues, the SkyCoaster at Fun Spot America would be the one to do it. It is a huge archway of fun, thrills and possible sickness. It is the world's second tallest SkyCoaster and stands at 250 feet in the air.

If you feel like having the wind knocked out of you (literally) then you can as long as you're taller than 106cm. The positives of being children are you're never afraid to try anything, which is why the SkyCoaster is such a hit. You do get a great view of the area.

4 Sling Shot - Magical Midway, Florida

This one is giving us heart palpitations by simply watching a video of other people on the ride. The Sling Shot at Magical Midway in Florida is exactly what you think it is, but ten times worse.

The ride straps you in then slingshots you 350 feet into the air. We imagine it's what a rocket launch would feel like if the astronauts were outside of the ship. If you, for whatever reason, have thrill-seeking tendencies and want to try this ride, remember to take a GoPro with you.

3 Sky Jump - Stratosphere Hotel, Las Vegas

At this point, we believe that the Stratosphere Hotel owners should just pack up and chase their dreams. They are clearly skilled at thinking up fun but horrifying attractions, so why not just take the plunge and open an amusement park.

The SkyJump is the third addition on our list from the Stratosphere, and it is possibly the scariest. There are no carts for this one. The SkyJump is just you in a harness, jumping off a building. Yep. Freefalling off of a hotel.

2 Leap Of Faith - Atlantis, Bahamas

We haven't mentioned any water slides in this list so far, and we think the Leap of Faith is a great way to just dive right into it. Vacationing in the Bahamas just got a lot more thrilling. Watch out people, this isn't your average slide.

The Leap of Faith sends you spiraling down a 60-foot drop before going underwater and sliding through a tube with literal sharks on the outside. Of course, it's perfectly safe but we have to say, this is one leap of faith we don't think we could take.

1 Tower Of Terror 2 - DreamWorld, Australia

The last bizarre addition to our list is the Tower of Terror 2 in DreamWorld. We're not sure what happened to the first one, but we don't think it would have been as exhilarating as this.

The Tower of Terror two is a ride that shoots you up the side of a pole, which is around 350 feet in the air at 100 miles per hour. We totally understand why it was given its name. This is about as close to feeling like an astronaut as we will get.