We cannot deny that roller coasters are the main attraction in most amusement parks. No matter what the age is, most people love the thrill brought by riding in these amusement rides. Many roller coaster enthusiasts even travel great distances just to ride the fastest or the longest or the steepest roller coaster rides. Even the roller coaster rides with the most number of inversions are being visited by many.
So it is not surprising that all amusement parks continue to improve or develop these rides be it in speed, steepness, number of inversions, or length. Ranking these roller coaster rides is difficult due to the list of attributes that are needed to take into consideration so this list will focus on only one thing: speed. Listed below are the fastest roller coasters in the world.
1. Formula Rossa, United Arab Emirates
Holding the position as the fastest roller coaster in the world, this roller coaster reaches a top speed of 240kph within 4.9 seconds only.
It surpassed Kingda Ka after it was launched in 2010. Riders in the front row are even asked to wear glasses to protect their eyes due to its immense speed.
2. Kingda Ka, United States
Situated at Six Flags Great Adventure in the United States, this roller coaster holds the second position as the fastest roller coaster with its speed of 206 kph that it reaches within 3.5 seconds only.
It also holds the position as the tallest roller coaster in the world with its height of 456 ft.
3. Top Thrill Dragster, United States
Top Thrill Dragster is located at Cedar Point, United States. True to its tagline “Race for the Sky,” this roller coaster holds the position as the second tallest roller coaster in the world.
But that’s not all; it also holds the third position as the fastest roller coaster with its speed of 190 kph.
4. Dodonpa, Japan
Dodonpa is a steel roller coaster ride located at Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park, Japan, and has a speed of 172 kph.
When it was launched in 2001, it earned two world records: fastest roller coaster and the fastest acceleration for the roller coaster.
5. Superman: Escape from Krypton, United States
Superman: Escape from Krypton is a steel shuttle coaster found in Six Flags Magic Mountain, United States.
As stated before, it held the position as the fastest roller coaster in the world from 1997 to 2001 with the Tower of Terror II.
Currently, it is the 5th fastest roller coaster in the world with the Tower of Terror II.
So here are the top five roller coasters that will surely fill your need for speed. Travel now and experience the adrenaline rush brought by these amazing roller coasters. Ride on them and scream to your heart’s delight.