In Travel Channel’s new series Thrill Factor, two Mythbusters vets are (literally) diving into science to find out why some of the nation’s most amazing amusement park rides get adrenaline junkies’ blood pumping every time.
In an exclusive clip from Wednesday’s premiere episode, “Fear of Falling 335 Feet,” Kari Byron and Tory Belleci use themselves as test subjects as they take the plunge down Florida’s Busch Gardens’ Falcon’s Fury, the tallest freestanding ride in North America at 335 feet.
Emotions run high in the clip as the ride pulls the hosts up hundreds of feet, with Belleci asking Byron, “What did you have for breakfast?”
“You’re about to find out,” she responds.
After their Falcon’s fall, Belleci declares the roller coaster to be “by far, one of the most terrifying rides I’ve ever ridden on.”
The series will follow the hosts as they tackle adventures like racing IndyCars, plummeting down the world’s tallest water slide and jumping out of airplanes – all while delving into the engineering, physics and biomechanics that explain “the science behind the fun,” according to the network.
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Thrill Factor premieres Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on Travel Channel.