July 23, 2014

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Play along with as Kathie Lee and Mark Orwoll as they quiz the Today Show audience on the world's most popular tourist attractions.


1.) What city is home to the world’s tallest Ferris Wheel?

A) Orlando

B) New York City

C) Las Vegas

D) London

2.) Which of the following attractions has the most annual visitors?

A) Las Vegas Strip, Nevada

B) Niagara Falls, NY & Ontario

C) Faneuil Hall, Boston

D) Times Square, New York City

3.) Which of the following is not true about the attraction called "The Ledge"?

A) There are four large glass enclosures

B) It extends 4.3 feet out with 1,353 feet underneath

C) It overlooks the Grand Canyon

D) It is on the 103rd floor of a building

4.) New Jersey’s new roller coaster Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom, drops its riders a record-breaking height that is equivalent to how many stories?

A) 30

B) 36

C) 39

D) 41

5.) The World's Tallest Waterslide, Verruckt, recently opened in Kansas City. It is a German word that means

A) Waterfall

B) Fast

C) Insane

D) Wedgie


1.) Answer , Las Vegas, and the 550-foot-tall High Roller. It has 28 glass-enclosed gondolas, each holding as many as 40 people who pay up to $35 each for the thrill. But the “world’s tallest” distinction won’t last long. Even taller Ferris Wheels are planned for New York City and Dubai in the near future.

2.) Answer D, Times Square! With roughly 40 million visitors a year, Times Square—the Crossroads of the World—comes in as the most visited tourist attraction in the world. They say that if you stay there long enough, right in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, eventually you’ll see everyone you’ve ever known. Which may or may not be a good reason to visit. The others choices are all in the Top 10.

3.) The answer is C! Take an elevator to the top of the Willis Tower in Chicago, and at 1,353 feet step out onto The Ledge, the highest public viewing area in the U.S. The Ledge is like a plexiglas box that extends from the side of the building, giving you unimpeded views of just how far you would fall if the floor gave way!

4.)D! Zumanjaro is a heartless, relentless, ride that drops riders down 415 feet—the equivalent of a 41-story building. And if that’s not enough to freak you out, you’ll hit speeds of up to 90 mph on the gut-churning descent!

5.) It’s C, and if you were watching the Today Show a couple of weeks ago you’d know that, because we showed a video of this monster. It’s brand new, and called Verruckt, a German word for “insane.” You’ll reach speeds of up to 70 mph with a drop of 168 feet--higher than Niagara Falls. And by “you,” I mean you, not me.