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
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
7. Steel Dragon 2000
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
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.
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.