This is a list for all of you thrill-seekers out there. If you thought you’ve been on some fast roller coasters, you haven’t seen anything yet. Today, we’re giving you an up-close and personal look at some of the fastest, loopiest, craziest, tallest, and most intense roller coasters in the world.
Pick your poison. Are you looking for the tallest roller coaster of them all? Then head over to New Jersey. Do you want a never-ending track? Take a trip to Japan.
Kingda Ka In New Jersey
The Kingda Ka roller coaster is located at Six Flags amusement park in Jackson, New Jersey. It’s the tallest steel roller coaster in the world, standing at 456 feet. It’s also the second-fastest coaster in the world. It travels at 128 mph.
T Express In South Korea
The T Express roller coaster is located at Everland amusement park in South Korea. This coaster is the tallest wooden roller coaster in the world, standing at 183.8 feet at its tallest point.
Formula Rossa In The United Arab Emirates
A super-fast roller coaster called Formula Rossa is located at Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi. This is currently the fastest roller coaster in the world. It can reach speeds of up to 149 mph.
Steel Dragon 2000 In Japan
The Steel Dragon 2000 roller coaster is located in Japan at Nagashima Spa Land. The coaster’s track is 8,133 feet long, so strap in and get ready for a long ride.
The Smiler In England
The Smiler, which is located at Alton Towers in the UK, is the roller coaster with the most inversions in the world. An inversion refers to any time riders are flipped upside-down on the track. The Smiler has 14 inversions.
10 Inversion Roller Coaster In China
Speaking of inversions, right behind the Smiler is the 10 Inversion Roller Coaster in China. Its claim to fame is right there in its name. You can find this coaster at Chimelong Paradise in China’s Panyu District.
Wildfire In Sweden
Wildfire is a roller coaster located at Kolmården Wildlife Park in Sweden. This is a wooden coaster, and it has three whole inversions on its track (which is a lot for a wooden coaster).
Leviathan In Canada
Leviathan is Canada’s pride and joy when it comes to roller coasters. This coaster can be found at Canada’s Wonderland in Toronto. It’s over 300 feet tall, which means it has a drop from over 300 feet.
Red Force In Spain
This roller coaster called Red Force can be found in Ferrari Land at Port Aventura World in Salou, Spain. The top of the coaster pictured here stands at 367.4 feet.
Colossos In Germany
This is a picture of Colossos, a huge wooden roller coaster at Heide Park Resort in Soltau, Germany. It’s 164 feet tall and it travels at 68 miles per hour. This thing definitely lives up to its name.
LightSpeed In Turkey
The LightSpeed roller coaster can be found in Europe’s biggest theme park, Wonderland Eurasia. This coaster has a total of 10 inversions and it’s located in the Turkish capital city of Ankara.
Takabisha In Japan
Takabisha is the steepest roller coaster at Fuji-Q Highland amusement park in Japan. It is 141 feet tall, but what’s really crazy about it is its unpredictability. This starts off with an inward drop, ducks through a pitch-black tunnel, and then corkscrews, banana rolls, and turns 180 degrees.
Max Gravity Tilt In Taiwan
The Max Gravity Tilt coaster in Taiwan is unlike any coaster in the world. The whole track “breaks” and tilts to rejoin the rest of the track down below. Terrifying!
Hyperion In Poland
Hyperion is the biggest Mega Coaster in Europe. It’s located at Energylandia, which is the biggest amusement park in Poland. This steel coaster has a drop, and it features several hills and banked turns.
Top Thrill Dragster In Ohio
Top Thrill Dragster is a high-speed steel coaster that can be found at Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio. Before Kingda Ka was built, this was the tallest coaster in the world.
Wicked Twister In Ohio
Cedar Point has a lot of crazy coasters. We weren’t going to forget the Wicked Twister, which is the world’s largest suspended impulse coaster. This thing will get your head spinning.
Hades 360 In Wisconsin
The Hades 360 roller coaster located at Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, is a wooden roller coaster. It’s also the first wooden roller coaster ever to go upside-down.
Superman: Escape From Krypton In California
Superman: Escape From Krypton is one of the tallest, fastest, and longest coasters in the world. It’s located at Six Flags Magic Mountain in California. It has a 1,500-foot long track and an impressive 328-foot drop.
Fury 325 In North And South Carolina
This roller coaster is so big that it crosses state lines. That’s right, part of the Fury 325 is in North Carolina, and part of it is in South Carolina.
The Griffon In Virginia
The Griffon is located in Busch Gardens, Virginia. This coaster lets riders experience the tallest floorless dive in the world. That means there is nothing under the riders’ feet and they still fall over 200 feet at a 90-degree angle.