Hey, roller-coaster lover! Let’s get this straight you would like to experience every roller coaster, be it the tallest one or the fastest one. But what will excite you the most? The quick and thrilling ride of 50 seconds or an average ride of 1 minute? What if we say you can get them both? Let’s check the 7 most thrilling and fastest roller coasters in the world.
There is no chance that you will miss this list of the fastest roller coasters in the world. That thing is made to be fast, but up to what extent its speed can go? Can it be as fast as Ferrari or more than that? Let’s know about them.
Which are the Fastest Roller Coasters in the World?
1. Formula Rossa (U.A.E)
Park: Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Speed: 150 miles per hour
Height: 171 feet
Duration: 1.32 minutes
Formula Rossa is the fastest roller coaster in the world, reaching the maximum speed of 240 km/h. This thrilling ride can make your heart scream within 5 seconds by reaching the speed of 150 m/h from zero.
You can imagine the level of a jerk your head will experience. They even provide you with sunglasses to protect your eyes (from popping out. Hehe, just kiddin’).
It climbs the hill of 171 feet and has a hydraulic launch track with the help of which it can accelerate up to the highest speed within seconds. The pattern of its track is inspired by the Italian track Autodromo Nazionale Monza.
Formula Rossa has the steel track and comes sixth in the world for steel roller coasters.
2. Kingda Ka (U.S)
Park: Six flags great adventure, New Jersey, United States
Speed: 128 miles per hour
Height: 456 feet
Duration: 28 seconds
Kingda Ka, situated in the United States, was holding the records of both the fastest and tallest roller coaster ride in the world. But now it has only one record in its hand, and it is the tallest roller coaster in the world.
The maximum speed of this ride is 128m/hr. It completes its whole length of 3118’ in 28 seconds. It reaches its highest speed in 3.8 seconds (uses the same mechanism as Formula Rossa – Hydraulic Launch Track).
The speed helps the driver to reach the highest height within seconds. The speed will wrap for the face and height will give you goosebumps. The real fun starts when it takes the drop, you won’t be able to hold the scream.
3. Top Thrill Dragster (U.S)
Park: Cedar Point, Ohio, United States
Speed: 120 miles per hour
Height: 420 feet
Duration: 30 seconds
Again the U.S is the fastest roller coaster on the world’s board. The length of Cedar Point’s top thrill dragster is 2800’, it takes just 30 seconds to complete the ride. But those 30 seconds will also take the scary shit out of you!
It will pick up the speed of 120 m/hr in 4 seconds and then it will start moving upwards at the angle of 90 degrees and takes a twist of 270 degrees while descending from the height point.
Look at the POV video of it and you will feel butterflies flying in your stomach. The Top Thrill Dragster was the first-ever Strata Roller Coaster in the world.
4. Red Force (Spain)
Park: PortAventura Park, Salou, Tarragona, Spain
Speed: 112 miles per hour
Duration: 24 seconds
The steel launched roller coaster Red Force is installed in the Ferrari Land of Spain, which is the fastest and tallest roller coaster in Europe. It accelerates to the highest speed in just 5 seconds and climbs the hill of 367 feet.
This roller coaster has a track, inspired by Kingda Ka and Top Thrill Dragster. It has the Rosso Red color depicting the presence of Ferrari. And the tagline of the ride ‘challenge the wind.’ And we must say it sure is challenging the wind.
24 seconds and you will feel your heart in your throat.
5. Do Dodonpa (Japan)
Park: Fuji-Q highland amusement park in Yamanashi, Japan
Speed: 110 miles per hour
Height: 161 feet
Duration: 55 seconds
Securing 5th place in the list of the world’s fastest roller coaster is at number 1 position in Japan. Within 1.8 seconds, it reaches the speed of 107 m/hr, which is impressively 2.7 times faster than the acceleration and this is all due to gravity.
It reaches a height of 161 feet during the ride and there will be slow down (for milliseconds) and the drop-down will your stomach churn and heart scream.
You will hear the sound of drums playing while boarding, it creates excitement and scariness. The name is kept after that only.
#FYI: Ever heard about the Skyscraper Roller Coaster? Maybe not. But soon, you will find it on the list of tallest roller coasters in the world (that too in the first place). Right now, it is under construction.
6. Superman: Escape from Krypton (U.S)
Park: Six flags magic mountain park in Valencia of California
Speed: 100 miles per hour
Height: 415 feet
Duration: 56 seconds
Seen superman flying? Wanna experience the same? We know it’s a comic character and nothing like that exists in reality. But the six flags magic mountain park in Valencia, CA thought of creating a ride that resembles the flying capability of him.
You can be superman but you can not fly like one. To be specific you will ride like one while sitting on a roller coaster that goes straight up in the air. The length of the ride is 1235 feet and goes up to the height of 415 feet and has a blazing drop-down. It accelerates from 0 to 100mph within just 7 seconds.
Superman: Escape from Krypton is a shuttle-type roller coaster (the one that doesn’t complete the circuit) with the dual-track. It will go up in a reverse position and will descend the hill from the same position.
7. Fury 325 (U.S)
Park: Carowinds, Charlotte, North Carolina
Speed: 95 miles per hour
Height: 325 feet
Duration: 3:25 minutes
One of the longest roller coasters in the world is Fury 325. The length of the ride is 6602 feet and this one is also located in the U.S. It climbs the hill of 325 feet and drops with the highest speed.
It has competition in the Carowinds park only, there is a total of 13 roller coasters and Fury 325 is the father of all. The fastest and the longest among them. The climbing is done traditionally via cable and you rush down with increasing heartbeats.
The roller has all the records in the hand. It has secured its place in the lists of fastest, tallest, and longest roller coasters in the world.
#FYI2: There is one more roller coaster in making that will have the records of all types of roller coasters in its hand and it will be in the first place. The name is Falcons Flight Coaster. This roller coaster will have a speed of 155 miles per hour. It is going to open in Saudi Arabia at the Six Flags. It will have an opening ceremony in the year 2023.
Feel the Thrill and Wait for the Drop:
Roller Coaster is all about enjoying the highest highs and the lowest lows (sounds like Life, right?). When it is climbing to the hill you will feel the thrill and excitement, once it takes a drop everything in the stomach feels like dancing and you feel free and weightless. This is the reason it is loved by most people. You just need to enjoy and enjoy and enjoy the ride be it the longest one, tallest one, or the fastest one. The one that is satisfying is a mixture of the three with the addition of the scariest one. Visit any one of them, and let us know how you felt!
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