Top 10 Fastest Roller Coasters in the World

Everyone dream about a roller coaster ride at least once in their life. There are many amusement parks and modern theme parks which offers adventurous amusement rides. Most of the roller coasters have many seats (about 20 at least) in which passengers can sit and ride. You will be flying in the air once you ride on a huge roller coaster. A roller coaster ride is something that will definitely take your breath away from you for some seconds. Presently, in all there are 2 thousand 5 hundred and eighty nine (2,589) roller coasters in the world. that’s a big treat for us; who doesn’t wants to have a lifetime experience by riding on giant roller coasters!!! I am listing the of Top 10 Fastest Roller Coasters in the World:

10) Leviathan

It is placed at the park named Canada’s Wonderland, Vaughan, Ontario in Canada. It was manufactured by Bolliger & Mabillard in 2012. It runs with a top speed of 92 miles per hour (148 km/h). It is ranked 7th in the list of tallest roller coasters in the world. In Canada, it is the fastest and tallest roller coaster and stands at 16th position. It was publicly inaugurated on 6 May 2012. In 2012 on January 19th, the concept of “First Rider Auction” started in which the people who want to be the first rider of Leviathan bids against each other. The winner will have the opportunity to ride first.

9) Millennium Force

Situated at Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio, United States, Millennium Force is 91 meters tall (i.e. above 300 feet) making it the tallest closed circuit roller coaster in the world. This roller coaster was built in year 2000. It can speed up to 93 mph. Since 2001, the coaster has earned the Amusement Today’s Golden Ticket Award for the best steel roller coaster in the world seven times. “The future is riding on it” is the tagline of Millennium Force roller coaster. It also has a cable lift system.

8) Tower of Terror II

Tower of Terror II was the tallest and the fastest roller coaster of its time. It is placed at the Dreamworld, Coomera, Queensland in Australia in 1997. Popularly known as the Tower of Terror, this roller coaster can reach 161.9 kilometers per hour. As per the 2010 rankings, it is the third tallest roller coaster in the world and stands at the fourth position in the rankings of the fastest roller coasters. It utilizes a hydraulic locking system and can carry 14 passengers at a time. It also provides its riders a Giant Drop free fall ride and can speed up to 100 mph.

 7) Superman: Escape from Krypton

Superman: Escape from Krypton roller coaster is inspired from “Superman: The Escape”. The coaster was opened in 1997 at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California. To redevelop the roller coaster, the coaster was closed during end half of 2010. This ride is quite similar to Tower of Terror II. The maximum speed of the coaster is 100 mph (i.e. 160 km/h). This coaster earned the title of world’s tallest roller coaster for four years. Actually it was a tie between this roller coaster and Tower of Terror.

6) Steel Dragon 2000

It is the tallest roller coaster in Mie Prefecture, Japan at Nagashima Spa Land amusement park. It was opened in 2000 at Cedar Point. The track of the roller coaster is about 2,478.99 m long (i.e. 8,133 feet and 2 inches long). Presently, this roller coaster has the record of longest track in the world. It was announced as the tallest complete-circuit coaster with a customary chain lift across the world. It uses more steel as compared to other roller coasters to protect it from earthquake making its cost to cross $50 million.

5) Dodonpa

Dodonpa roller coaster has a record of fastest acceleration. When it comes to acceleration, this steel roller coaster is unbeatable. It was the first roller coaster to use a new technology of Linear Synchronous Motors (LSM) to boost its speed of 107 mph. It was built on 21st December 2001. This was the first roller coaster to have the title of the fastest roller coaster of the world. After some years its refurbishment is done and it was reopened on March 19, 2011. To launch its trains it uses the power of compressed air.  It is another creation of S&S Worldwide. It is one of the fastest roller coasters ever in the world situated at Fuji-Q Highlands, Fuji Yoshida-shi, Yamanashi, Japan.

4) Top Thrill Dragster 


Top Thrill Dragster was built in 2003 at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, United States. The roller coaster is the 2nd tallest of all the roller coasters after Kingda Ka. “Race for the Sky” is the tagline of Top Thrill Dragster. The roller coaster can speed up to 120 mph and is exceeded to 120 m (400 feet) in height. The only strata coasters in existence are the Top Thrill Dragster and Kingda Ka. It is the first full circuit with steel accelerator roller coaster built by Intamin.

3) Kingda Ka

Kingda Ka roller coaster uses a steel accelerator to run at a speed of 128 miles per hour (i.e. around 206 km/h) in 3.5 seconds only. It is world’s third fastest roller coaster. Before Kingda Ka, only one Strata coaster was build named Top Thrill dragster at Cedar Point. This roller coaster also uses a hydraulic launch mechanism. Its track is 950 m long (or 3,118 foot long) and its height is 139 m or 456 feet. The roller coaster was built in 2005 and was sited at Six Flags Great Adventure Jackson, New Jersey, United States. Kingda Ka offers its riders a very breathtaking ride.

2) Ring°Racer 

The roller coaster was opened on August 15th in 2009. The coaster was located at Nurburgring, Rheinland-Pfalz in Germany. It has a pneumatic launch and can speed up to135 mph (more than 160 km/h). The coaster was manufactured by S&S Worldwide. After sometime of its release on 3 September 2009, some people were injured due to severe damage in the pneumatic system of the roller coaster. The total cost of the roller coaster was around 12.3 Million Euro. Ring°Racer is a must to ride roller coaster at least once.

1)       Formula Rossa 

Formula Rossa stands at the first position and thus, is the fastest roller coaster in the world. This roller coaster was released in 2010 and is located at Abu Dhabi, N/A, United Arab Emirates. Formula Rossa gives a memorable ride to the people by reaching its top speed of 240 km/h (i.e. 150 mph). The track of the Roller coaster is about 2.2 km long ranking 6th across the world. It can generate the same release velocity as the aircraft carrier steam catapults can generate. The shape of the roller coaster was similar to that of Autodromo Nazionale Monza racetrack. It is compulsory to wear protective glasses while riding in Formula Rossa as because of high speed there is a huge possibility of collision with insects or dust. The coaster has a hydraulic launch system; with the help of this system it can cover its top speed in just 4.9 seconds.


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