Top 15 Tallest Roller Coasters in the World
Riding on a roller coaster is quit amazing experience. From the feeling of weightlessness just before the fall through the breakneck speeds as the ride plummets down a drop to the twisting turns that make riders shriek with delight and throw their hands in the air, a day at an amusement park is never complete without a turn on one of these thrill rides. From Ohio to Japan, Fabulaes has complied a list of Top 15 Tallest Roller Coasters in the World.
In this list with highest roller coasters in the world we will encounter the tallest coaster constructions ever built. The top 10 highest roller coasters in the world will surely give you something to look at Lucky for us there are 5 roller coasters in this list on American soil. We will not only show the maximum height but also some other specs of the coasters! Here is the list of Top 15 Tallest Roller Coasters in the World.
15. Twisted Colossus
United States: 128 feet Hybrid
Twisted Colossus is a wood and steel hybrid roller coaster – the longest of its kind in the world – located in Six Flags Magic Mountain Park in Valencia, California. Originally built in 1978, the Colossus has always been an iconic part of this park, but in 2014 the ride was closed for an extreme makeover, and has reemerged in 2015 as the Twisted Colossus, a steel-tracked, amped-up version of the classic ride. The new version has higher speeds, twisting barrel rolls, and an initial 128-foot drop at an 80-degree angle.
14. Steel Vengeance
United States: 205 feet Hybrid
Cedar Point is the undisputed Roller Coaster Capital of the World, and with rides like Steel Vengeance, it’s easy to see why. Steel Vengeance is the first hybrid steel and wood roller coaster in the world, and those brave enough to take a ride will find a 90-degree drop straight down, four stomach churning upside-down loops, and almost 30 seconds of weightless airtime, more than any other coaster in the world! Steel Vengeance reaches speeds of up to 74 mph, and its tallest peak reaches heights of 205 feet above the ground.
13. Phantom’s Revenge
United States: 228 feet Steel
When the Phantom was built in the 1990s, it was one of the fastest and tallest roller coasters of its kind. But in the year 2000, Kennywood Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, announced that they would be closing the iconic ride. In its place, they built the Phantom’s Revenge, a hypercoaster with a lime green track and a showcase drop of 228 feet. With speeds of over 80 mph, high-speed twists and turns, and hills built for airtime, the Phantom’s Revenge has all the joys of the original coaster, but with the added bonus of modern technology for even more of an unforgettable ride.
United States: 255 feet Steel
Titan, located at Six Flags over Texas in the USA, is an example of what is known as a hypercoaster – a tall, full circuit roller coaster with a drop of over 200 feet. But the Titan takes it one step further, as a hyper twisted coaster, which means it sends its riders through a mind melting 540-degree spiral, and then on another one immediately afterward. The bright orange steel of this roller coaster bends up and down over humps and hills, maneuvers around tight turns, and does it all at speeds of up to 85 miles per hour.
Japan: 259 feet Steel
When it was built in 1996, Fujiyama broke several records as the tallest roller coaster in the world, the fastest, and having the highest drop. With a summit height of 259 feet and speeds of 81 mph, Fujiyama is a thrilling ride. Named after the famous Japanese Mount Fuji, the Fujiyama roller coaster has a steep slope just like its namesake, and will send riders plummeting down 230 feet at its first drop. The ride then consists of an exhilarating series of twists and turns, with bunny hills and headchopper moments that will thrill its riders.
10. Intimidator 305
United States: 305 feet Steel
King’s Dominion is a Virginia theme park near Richmond, and it is home to the Intimidator 305, a massive red and yellow steel roller coaster that will thrill its passengers. At its tallest point, the Intimidator 305 stands 305 feet tall, and the height of the first drop is an even 300 feet, at a steep 85 degrees. The high speeds of up to 90 mph, coupled with the breathtaking twists and turns along the way, have earned the Intimidator 305 a reputation as one of the most thrilling roller coasters on the United States’ East Coast.
Canada: 306 feet Steel
Canada’s Wonderland is a theme park just north of Toronto that is home to the Leviathan, a steel-track roller coaster whose tallest hill reaches 306 feet. The Leviathan is the tallest coaster in Canada’s Wonderland, and it reaches speeds of 92 mph during its epic journey across the turquoise tracks. Riders will travel distances of over 1 mile on the Leviathan, including the 80-degree drop from the summit hill. The ride leads passengers on a twisting, turning journey that will flip them upside down and whip them around turns on an epic adventure.
8. Millennium Force
United States: 310 feet Steel
The Millennium Force is famous among roller coaster aficionados. This giant of a ride is located at Cedar Point, the Roller Coaster Capital, and when it was built, it became the world’s first giga coaster because of its insane drop of over 300 feet. The Millennium Force reaches speeds of 93 mph, and it will have guests screaming with delight as it crests a summit with views of Lake Erie, and drops at a 90-degree angle down toward the ground, whips around turns, traverses dark tunnels, and follows the twisting blue track all the way back to the station.
7. Steel Dragon 2000
Japan: 318.3 feet Steel
The Steel Dragon 2000 is the longest roller coaster in the entire world as well as one of the tallest, and the 4-minute ride on this steel roller coaster will take riders into the sky at heights of over 300 feet. Before zooming around the park at 95 mph, the Steel Dragon 2000 builds anticipation with a slow climb up to the summit, and then it sends its riders barreling down the slope at top speed and around the twists and turns of the track, which stretches for over a mile and a half long.
6. Fury 325
United States: 325 feet Steel
Fury 325 is the tallest giga coaster in the world, meaning that it is a full-circuit roller coaster with a height and drop of 300-400 feet. At 325 feet, Fury 325 fits right into these criteria, and guests at Carowinds, a North Carolina theme park, will be thrilled by the 95 mph speeds, 81 degree drop, and 91-degree turns. With barrel rolls, twists, and loops, Fury 325 is designed to emulate the swooping, furious flight path of an angry hornet. It’s the longest steel coaster in North America, and the tracks of this ride cross state lines, zooming into South Carolina before heading back into North Carolina.
5. Red Force
Spain: 367.4 feet Steel
This vertical accelerator roller coaster is a part of Ferrari Land amusement park in Spain, and it is the fastest coaster in Europe and the fifth tallest in the world. Its tower summit reaches heights of 367 feet, and riders will experience an acceleration of 0 to 111 mph in just 5 seconds at the start of the ride. The Red Force has a vertical launch with a thrilling 90-degree angle to the top of the tower and back down again, and this short but incredibly fun ride will leave passengers reeling from start to finish.
4. The Tower of Terror II
Australia: 377 feet Steel
The Tower of Terror II begins quietly, with a moment of tense silence before the ride takes off in a blast of speed, going from 0 to over 100 mph in just 7 seconds and sending riders backwards at top speeds. The vertical tower of this roller coaster extends almost forty stories up into the sky, and riders will barrel up that steep slope before coming back down again face first. The ride mimics the experiences of an astronaut, first being blasted up into space, then the sensation of zero gravity, before coming back down to Earth.
3. Superman: Escape from Krypton
United States: 415 feet Steel
Superman: Escape from Krypton is a steel coaster located at Six Flags Magic Mountain. It’s an acceleration ride that shoots riders from the darkness of a cave-like station, up into the air at heights of over 400 feet, and then straight back down again. It’s like several of the other acceleration thrill rides on this list, except that Superman: Escape from Krypton sends its riders hurling out onto the track backwards. A breathtaking ascent up the track leads to over 6 seconds of weightlessness before the coaster car begins its equally thrilling descent.
2. Top Thrill Dragster
United States: 420 feet Steel
This short coaster, located at Cedar Point, mimics the feeling of drag car racing, if drag car racing had a massive peak involved that is. The roller coaster launches riders from 0 mph to 120 mph in mere seconds, up a steel track that climbs 420 feet high at a 90-degree angle. On the way back down, riders will careen toward the ground at the same sheer drop, with the added excitement of a spiraling twist. The ride comes to an abrupt halt shortly afterward, bringing the total ride time of the Top Thrill Dragster to a short but exciting 17 seconds.
1. Kingda Ka
United States: 456 feet Steel
Kingda Ka is the tallest roller coaster in the world, and its breathtaking heights of up to 456 feet above the ground quite simply dwarf many of the other coasters on this list. The King, as it is called, is a steel coaster that goes from 0 to 128 mph in a staggering 3.5 seconds, up a 90-degree slope to the top of the first peak. From there, riders will plummet back toward the ground in an intense spiraling drop, sail over a small hump, and be deposited, breathless, back at the station. The ride is less than a minute long, but it might just be the most exhilarating 50 seconds of your life.