SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Thrill Rides (Slideshow)

Heart-pounding attractions can be found at theme parks better known for their animal shows and exhibits.

Orlando is home to some of the most adrenaline-pumping, spine-tingling, scream-inducing thrill rides on the planet. But what many visitors don’t realize is that a lot of these heart-pounding attractions can be found at the theme parks better known for their animal shows and exhibits than for their roller coasters.

SeaWorld Orlando and its sister parks Aquatica and Busch Gardens Tampa pack a serious punch when it comes to rides that deliver a rush. Two of its coasters, Kraken and Manta, are consistently ranked among the top 10 in the world by the likes of Travel Channel, which featured both rides in its series “Insane Coaster Wars.” And those are just two of the heaping helping of thrills SeaWorld and company serves up.

Check out the gallery below for a roundup of our top picks for the most-thrilling rides at each park.

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(Photos courtesy SeaWorld Orlando)