Top 10 Tallest Roller Coasters in the World
Are you one of those people who love adrenalin rush? Do you find roller coasters extremely dangerous or rides that can give you the ultimate thrill and fun? If so, then you perhaps have taken a ride of at least one roller coaster. In this world, there are people who think that making tall roller coasters would be a great source of money, since there are millions of people who would pay to make their hearts skip beats and feel the air up in the sky. Some of the tallest roller coasters go up to over 100 meters. That would be like taking a ride to heaven and then rapidly fall down to the hell. Pretty scary, but if you are an adrenalin seeker and if you love roller coasters and can’t imagine a proper amusement park without one, then this article will give a smile on your face.
The following list contains some of the tallest (and probably most dangerous) roller coasters in the world. Keep reading and think twice if you actually take a ride on them
#1. Kingda Ka, Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, NJ, USA – 456 feet
This was the tallest roller coaster in the world till 2010 when Formula Rossa was opened. Its train is launched to 128 miles per hour in just 3.5 seconds. The tallest point takes 456 feet or 139 meters.
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#2. Top Thrill Dragster, Cedar Point, Ohio, USA – 420 feet
This is the second tallest roller coaster in the world which was the first “Strata Coaster”. Since 2007 this roller coaster amused and scared over one million people.
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#3. Superman: Escape from Krypton, Six Flags Magic Mountain, California, USA – 415 feet
If you take a ride on this roller coaster you will be launched from 0 to 104 miles per 7 seconds. Then you will climb up and will face downward looking the ground from 415 feet height. During 7.5 seconds while the roller coaster goes fast up and down you will be completely weightless. Mortifyingly cool, right?
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#4. Tower of Terror II, Dreamworld, Queensland, Australia – 377 feet
In 1997 when this roller coaster was opened it was briefly the tallest rollercoaster in the world. Only 14 riders can seat in the wagons and they will get launched with a maximum speed of 100 miles per hour. There are many spins and ups and downs, which make the whole riding scary.
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#5. Steel Dragon 2000 Nagashima Spa Land Nagashima, Mie, Japan 318 feet
The building of this construction that contains more steel than any other roller coaster in the world, were spend over 50 million dollars.
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#6. Bullet Coaster and OCT Trust
Located in the Happy Valley in China, this 197 feet tall got its spot on the list of the tallest roller coasters in the world. With two very dangerous drops tower rides, this monster coaster would give any rider an adrenalin rush like they intended to get.
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#7. Desperado – With height of 209 feet
The Desperado is the only tall thing in the desert of Nevada, USA where it is located. Besides the creepy surrounding, this coaster will give the fear the rider expects to get while riding on the edgy curves that drop down and give you the feeling that it is the end.
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#8. Phantom’s Revenge
The name is scary enough, but just wait to see this monster and its magnificent 160 feet. Not only it is tall enough, but has a dangerous fall of 225 feet into a ravine. Only the bravest want to go back. It is located in Pennsylvania, USA.
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This is the longest roller coaster in the world with running time of 3:36. Yes it might look like it is no time, but once you take a ride on this 259 feet, you would beg your gods for it to end.
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Located in Spain, it is tall 249 feet, this roller coaster is a must if you thrill to feel the real fear and adrenalin mixed with yours and other riders’ screams. For now, this is the tallest rollercoaster on the European continent.
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