10 Best Roller Coasters

1. El Toro, Six Flags Great Adventure, New Jersey – The fastest wooden roller coaster in the world, opened to the public on June 11, 2006. When it opened, it had the steepest drop of any wooden roller coaster in the world at 76 degrees, until the record was broken in 2008 by one degree. Overall, its structure height of 181 feet (55 m) is ranked third, its drop height of 176 feet (54 m) is ranked first, and its top speed of 70 miles per hour (110 km/h) is ranked first among all wooden roller coasters in the world

El Toro - The fastest wooden roller coaster in the world

El Toro – The fastest wooden roller coaster in the world

 

2. American Eagle, Six Flags Great America, Illinois – A wooden roller coaster built in 1981. It was the tallest (drop height) and fastest wooden roller coaster ever at the time of its completion, and is still one of the premier racing wooden roller coasters in the United States. In 2006, American Eagle celebrated its Silver Anniversary

10 Best Roller Coasters: American Eagle

10 Best Roller Coasters: American Eagle

 

3. Colossos, Heide Park, Germany – This wooden roller coaster is currently the tallest wooden roller coaster in the world with a height of  a height of 196 ft (59 m). It opened in 2001, and has a max drop of 159 ft (48 m), a length of 4,409 ft (1,344 m) and it reaches a max speed of 68 mph (109 km/h)

Colossos - the tallest wooden roller coaster in the world

Colossos – the tallest wooden roller coaster in the world

4. Steel Dragon 2000, Nagashima Spa Land Park, Japan – The longest roller coaster in the world with a track length of 8,133 feet and 2 inches (2,478.99 m). The total duration of this ride is exactly 4:00 minutes and it reaches a max speed of  95 mph (153 km/h). The Steel Dragon opening was in 2000 – “The Year of the Dragon” in Asia

The Steel Dragon 2000 - The longest roller coaster in the world

The Steel Dragon 2000 – The longest roller coaster in the world

 

5. Kingda Ka, Six Flags Great Adventure, New Jersey – The tallest roller coaster in the world with a height of 456 ft (139 m) and also the longest roller coaster drop in the world with a drop of 418 ft (127 m). And it’s even the second fastest in the world at a speed of 128 mph (206 km/h). Opened in 2005, this ride is only 0:28 seconds long, but it seems to be more than enough

Kingda Ka - The tallest roller coaster in the world (source: wiki)

Kingda Ka – The tallest roller coaster in the world

 

6. Formula Rossa, Ferrari World Park, Abu Dhabi – Fastest roller coaster in the world with a whopping 149 mph (240 km/h)! The coaster train accelerates to its top speed in approximately 5 seconds and the total duration of the ride is 1:32 minutes

Formula Rossa - fastest roller coaster in the world

Formula Rossa – fastest roller coaster in the world

 

7. The Smiler, Alton Towers Park , England – Holds the world record for number inversions on a roller coaster: 14 inversions! The Smiler opened on May 31, 2013 and is 2:45 minutes long

The Smiler, Alton Towers Park , England - world record for number of inversion

The Smiler, Alton Towers Park , England – world record for number of inversion

8. Takabisha, Fuji-Q Highland Park, Japan – This roller coaster is famous for having a drop angle of 121° – the steepest coaster in the world

Takabisha, Fuji-Q Highland Park, Japan - steepest roller coaster in the world

Takabisha, Fuji-Q Highland Park, Japan – steepest roller coaster in the world

 

9. T Express, Everland, South Korea – The first roller coaster to utilize three trains and also the second tallest wooden roller coaster It is world

T Express, Everland, South Korea

T Express, Everland, South Korea

 

10. GateKeeper, Cedar Point Park, Ohio – The roller coaster with the highest inversion in the world with its 170-foot (52 m) Wing Over drop at 170 ft (52 m). It is the fifth Wing Coaster model in the world (where pairs of riders sit on either side of a roller coaster track in which nothing is above or below the riders) and as such It has broken several Wing Coaster records including those for speed, track length, drop height and the number of inversions

GateKeeper, Cedar Point Park, Ohio - highest inversion in the world

GateKeeper, Cedar Point Park, Ohio – highest inversion in the world

         

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