By: Arthur Levine

Massiv Monster Blaster at Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Galveston, Texas

The family that operates the Schlitterbahn chain of water parks invented the uphill water coaster, which uses water jets to propel rafts uphill, and debuted the first one at its flagship location in New Braunfels, Texas. In 2016, it opened Massiv Monster Blaster, the world’s tallest water coaster. Starting at a height of nearly 82 feet, the ride blasts passengers through a series of turns and airtime-filled hills.