The thrill of having a roller coaster ride is something that is loved by many. They are made in a way to gives you an exhilarating experience and an adrenaline rush. If you mind waiting in line and sitting elbow-to-elbow with other riders, these adrenaline-churning thrill rides sound downright energizing. Modern roller coasters these days have elements like hydraulic launches and inversions to make the roller coasters even faster. They also utilize park terrains in unique ways adding to the thrilling element. So if you are looking for an exciting day, here are World’s Fastest Roller Coaster Rides for you to enjoy.
Here Is A List Of The World’s Largest Roller Coaster Rides
Though Falcon Flight is not set to open till 2023, this is one of the world’s largest roller coaster rides that is set to hit an impressive top speed of 155 miles per hour for about two and a half miles making it the world’s longest roller coaster. The roller coaster is being built outside the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh will set world records in all of those areas when it opens at Six Flags Qiddiya in 2023. The roller coaster promises not only high speeds but also the world’s biggest drop at 525 feet.
With a top speed, 149.1 mph in 4.9 seconds flat Formula Rossa is on the top when it comes to the fastest roller coasters in the world. Formula Rossa climbs 171 feet and generates 1.7 Gs. This hydraulic launch coaster, darts inside the indoor theme park, accelerates through the dome, travels outside the park, and returns to the loading station inside the building. Located in Ferrari World, on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, Formula Rossa is an intense roller coaster ride, in fact so intense that passengers are issued goggles to protect their eyes from the desert sand.
Kingda Ka is the fastest roller coaster in the United States and it was the fastest roller coaster in the world before the Formula Rossa was built. At 456 feet Kingda Ka is still the tallest roller coaster in the world. The roller coaster has a hydraulic launch system enabling it to reach crazy speeds of 128mph. It climbs 90° straight up and once you get to its top, you will be plummeting right back down in a 270-degree spiral. Located at Six Flags Great Adventure Park in Jackson, New Jersey this roller coaster is perfect for all you thrill-seekers out there.
Top Thrill Dragster
Located at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio Top Thrill Dragster is the world’s first-ever strata coaster that features a complete circuit roller coaster that exceeds the height of 400ft. This roller coaster’s tagline is “Race for the Sky” because it climbs 42 stories before falling 90 degrees straight down to ground level. Made of 2800 feet of track with a top speed of 120mph this roller coaster is every thrill-seekers joyride. Furthermore, the train also follows a 270-degree twist upon its descent.
Europe’s fastest vertical accelerator Red Force flings its riders at unprecedented speed. Opened in 2017 as part of Ferrari Land this roller coaster uses magnetic motors to launch its trains at 112 mph. The top hat tower looks similar to Top Thrill Dragster and Kingda Ka and is the fastest roller coaster in Europe. Red Force’s trains have three cars each. Each car seats four riders, allowing a total of 12 riders per train. The ride can accommodate approximately 1,200 riders per hour.
Dodonpa goes from 0 to 112 mph in just under two seconds using a compressed air-launch system. This Japanese coaster races up and down a 161-foot top hat tower at 90 degrees. The fastest roller coaster in Japan with the quickest acceleration at 3.27g Do-Dodonpa is located at Fuji-Q Highland amusement park in Yamanashi. It is also the world’s fastest coaster that features an inversion of a giant 161-foot tall vertical loop. Moreover, the track’s total length is 4,081 ft and reaches a height of 161 feet during its journey.
Superman: Escape from Krypton
Holding the distinction of being the first coaster to reach 100 mph Superman: Escape from Krypton has an incredible 415-foot tall tower and when it debuted in 1997 was the world’s tallest and fastest coaster. Located at the Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California this roller coaster is the only reverse freefall coaster model left in operation as of November 3, 2019. It accelerates from zero to 100 mph in seven seconds before shooting straight up a 41-story into the sky.
Famous as the world’s longest roller coaster, located at Nagashima Spa Land Amusement Park in Nagashima, Mie Prefecture, Japan Steel Dragon is a wild four-minute ride that will send riders plummeting from 307 feet high and reaching speeds of 95 mph. One of the fastest roller coasters it got its name from the year 2000, representing the dragon in Chinese astrology and zodiac calendars. It is the fastest and tallest among complete-circuit coasters that utilize a traditional lift hill. Due to this, it may take a while to climb but the pay-off is worth it.
North America’s tallest, fastest, and longest Giga coaster, Fury 325 is the world’s fifth-tallest roller coaster located at Carowinds amusement park in Charlotte, North Carolina. Like the Steel Dragon, this roller coaster also uses a traditional lift hill. It pulls up at 325 feet and drops the riders at speeds up to 95 mph. After an incline of 81 degrees at the top, passengers race into a 190-foot high barrel turn and a high-speed S-curve, making its way to the park’s north entrance. An astonishing 91-degree overbanked 157-foot horseshoe turn is what riders can enjoy above the park’s front entrance.
Reaching a dizzying 93 mph, the Millenium force is the first roller coaster to exceed 300 feet. Located at Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio it is the first roller coaster that promotes a cable lift system rather than a traditional chain lift. Featuring two tunnels, three overbanked turns, and four hills officials named it so because of its introduction in the new millennium. It takes approximately 2 minutes and 20 seconds to complete one cycle and the ride is so intense that some passengers may experience panic-stricken “grayout” moments while onboard.
Have A Thrilling Ride
If you are looking for a fun day what better way than to spend the day in an amusement park. And if you want to pack some adrenaline in your trip take a ride on the roller coaster. Our list of these thrilling rides ends here but if you have a favourite rollercoaster that you have been on, let us know in the comments below.