Top 10 Fastest Roller Coasters till Date

Everyone loves a thrill and one of the best ways to get this is on a roller coaster.A speed rush is one of the best adrenaline thrills one can experience and a roller coaster ride is certainly the best expedition to witness such thrill. Here is a list of the 10 Fastest Roller Coasters in the world to date.

10. Intimidator 305

Kings Dominion in Doswell, Virginia, United States

Intimidator 305 Roller Coaster

Top speed: 90 miles per hour (140 km/h)
Built in 2010 as the park’s fourteenth roller coaster, The Intimidator 305 is located in the Congo section of the park. It stands around 305 feet (93 m) and is the second giga-coaster to be built in North America. Named after the NASCAR driver, Dale Earnhardt, the Intimidator is constructed with an investment of $ 25 million. It has a drop of 300 feet, air-time with a maximum descent angle of 85 degrees. A mix of both Millennium Force and Maverick, It features airtime humps and three near ground-level high-speed turns over 5,100 feet (1,600m) of track.

9. Leviathan

Canada’s Wonderland in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada

Leviathan Roller Coaster

Top speed: 92 miles per hour (148 km/h)
At 5,486 feet long, 306 feet tall, and with a top speed of 92 miles per hour, Leviathan is the tallest and fastest roller coaster inCanada. Located in the medieval Faire section of the park, It is also ranked as the seventh-tallest roller coaster in the world. It operates with three open-air steel and fibreglass trains. Each train seats 32 riders, who are restrained using lap bars. One cycle of the ride lasts about 3 minutes and 28 seconds. The ride is fast, smooth and gives an incredible thrill.

8. Millennium Force

Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio, United States

Millennium Force Roller Coaster

 Top speed: 93 mph (150 km/h)
Standing at 310 feet, Millennium force was the first Giga coaster in the world and also the first roller coaster to use a cable lift system. The ride features two tunnels, three overbanked turns, and four hills. It also includes a 310 ft (94 m), 45 degrees inclined lift hill with a 300 ft (91 m) drop. The 2 minute 20-second ride covers 13 acres of the track. Millennium Force has been voted the number one steel roller coaster in the world eight times in Amusement Today’s Golden Ticket Awards.

7. Steel Dragon 2000

Nagashima Spa Land amusement park in Mie Prefecture, Japan

Steel Dragon 2000 Roller Coaster

 Top Speed: 95 mph / 152.9 km/h
Steel dragon 2000 when debuted surpassed the Cedar Point coaster as the world’s tallest complete-circuit coaster. It stands at 318 feet and is the tallest coaster to utilise a traditional chain cliff. Because of the length of the lift hill, two chains are used –one for the bottom half and one for the top half. It holds the record for the longest track length—8,133 feet 2 inches (2,478.99m).

6. Ring°racer

Nürburgring race track, Germany

Ring°racer Roller Coaster

 Top speed: 99.4 mph (160.0 km/h)
The formula-1 themed roller coaster is based in the Nürburgring race course in Germany. It was manufactured by S&S
Worldwide and features a pneumatic launch. The coaster stands at 123 feet and is 3976 feet long. The total investment on the coaster is about 12.3 Million Euro. It accelerates at 99.4 mph which is twice that of an F-1 racer. With a raceway style oval layout, It is a high thrill coaster.

5. Superman : Escape from Krypton

Six Flags Magic Mountain Park, California

Top speed: 100 mph (161.0 km/h)

It is a steel shuttle roller coaster at six flags magic mountain park in Valencia of California. The liner synchronous motors will accelerate this roller coaster from 0 to 100 mph in juts 7 seconds. It will also rise up to a height of 415 feet like superman and riders will also feel weightlessness at that moment. The launching of this roller coaster was originally set for 1996. But it was delayed due to several problems. Later, the completely renovated ride opened in 2011 with backwards facing trains.

4. Dodonpa

Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park, Yamanashi, Japan

Top speed: 107 mph (172.2 km/h)

Dodonpa is the fastest roller coaster in Japan located at Fuji-Q highland amusement park in Yamanashi. The ride goes up to the speed of 107 miles per hour in 1.8 seconds. Impressively, it is 2.7 times faster than that of acceleration due to gravity.  In that way, Dodonpa offers floating experience for its riders. The total length of the track is 1189 meters and the ride will cross this distance in just 55 seconds. It will also reach to the height of 52 meters during its journey. It was opened in the year 2001 and held the title of the fastest roller coaster in the world until it was surpassed by top thrill dragster in 2003.

3. Top Thrill Dragster

Cedar point, Ohio, United States

Top speed: 120 mph (193.2 km/h)

Top Thrill Dragster is a steel accelerator roller coaster built by Intamin at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, United States. It was the sixteenth roller coaster built at the park since the Blue Streak in 1964. When built in 2003, it was the first full circuit roller coaster to exceed 400 feet (120 m) in height, and was the tallest roller coaster in the world, before being surpassed by Kingda Ka at Six Flags Great Adventure in May 2005. Top Thrill Dragster, along with Kingda Ka, are the only strata coasters in existence.

2. Kingda Ka

Six flags great adventure, New Jersey, United States.

Top speed: 128 mph (206.0 km/h)

Kingda Ka at six flags great adventure park is the fastest roller coaster in the United States. The hydraulic launch mechanism in the ride helps it to gain top speed of 128 mph in just 3.5 seconds. This blazing speed also helps the ride to climb the 456 feet tall hill easily. Then it will descend 418 feet straight down at an angle of 270 degrees. It will cover 3118 feet long track in just 28 seconds. The journey through upside down track with blazing speed also makes weightlessness among riders.

1. Formula Rossa

Ferrari World, United Arab Emirates

Top speed: 149 mph (239.0 km/h)

Formula Rossa is the fastest roller coaster in the world with top speed of 150 mph. This roller coaster is located in Ferrari world of Abu Dhabi. Formula Rossa accelerates from zero to top speed of 150 miles per hour in just five seconds. Such blazing acceleration is 4.8 times faster than free fall. The formula Rossa track is 2.2 kilometers in length and have theme of Italian track Autodromo Nazionale Monza. The ride contains four trains with four passenger cars.

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