These Thrilling Roller Coasters Are the Fastest In The World for 2015 …Get Ready for a Crazy Ride

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Roller coasters can be found in almost all amusement parks around the world. They originated in the 17th century, when they were still made of wooden sleds. Though there are still wooden roller coasters being produced, most of the modern ones are made of steel.

Roller coasters that exceed speeds of 100 miles per hour are Formula Rossa, Top Thrill Dragster, Dodonpa, Superman: Escape from Krypton, and Kingda Ka. Below are the 10 of the fastest roller coasters made from steel.

10. Intimidator 305, Kings Dominion Park, United States (90 mph)

Opened on April 2, 2010, the Intimidator 305 is the tallest and fastest roller coast in the Eastern United States. Standing at 305 feet, this 90 miles per hour ride was voted Best New Roller Coaster of 2010. It is located in Kings Dominion theme park in the state of Virginia.

It was named after NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt. The track and carriage of the ride also has a racing theme. The three-minute thriller will take you past four hills and eight turns.

Basic Info : Intimidator 305

  • Park: Kings Dominion, Virginia, United States
  • Maximum speed: 90 miles per hour ( 145 kilometers per hour)
  • Height: 305 feet
  • Ride duration: 3 minutes
  • Height restriction: 1.37 meter

9. Leviathan, Canada’s Wonderland, Ontario, Canada (92 mph)

The sea monster-themed Leviathan ride is the tallest and fastest roller coaster in Ontario, Canada. The total length of the track is 1,672 meters and its highest drop is at 306 feet. The maximum speed is 92 miles per hour.

Basic Info : Leviathan Roller Coaster

  • Park: Canada’s Wonderland, Ontario, Canada
  • Maximum speed: 92 miles per hour
  • Height: 306 feet
  • Ride duration: 3 minutes and 28 seconds
  • Height restriction: 1.37 m to 2.13 m

8. Millennium Force, Cedar Point Park, Ohio, United States (93 mph)

When it opened in 2000, the Millennium Force was the tallest and fastest roller coaster in the world. Since then, it has been surpassed by other rides in speed and height. The ride’s nine passenger cars go through 6,595 feet of track with height ranges of between 300 to 399 feet in 80 seconds.

Basic Info : Millennium Force

  • Park: Cedar Point Park, Ohio, United States
  • Maximum speed: 93 miles per hour
  • Height: 310 feet
  • Ride duration: 2 minutes and 20 seconds
  • Height restriction: 1.22 m to 1.98 m

7. Steel Dragon 2000, Nagashima Spa Land, Mie Prefecture, Japan (95 mph)

The Steel Dragon 2000 is the second fastest roller coaster in Japan, but overall it is the sixth fastest in the world. Acceleration speed is 95 miles per hour with its hills between 210 to 318 feet.  This is reinforced with steel so that it is protected in case of earthquakes.

Basic Info : Steel Dragon 2000

  • Park: Nagashima Spa Land, Mie Prefecture, Japan
  • Maximum speed: 95 miles per hour
  • Height: 318 feet
  • Ride duration: 4 minutes
  • Height restriction: 1.40 m to 1.85 m

6. Ring Racer, Nurburging, Germany (99.4 mph)

The Formula One-themed Ring Racer has reached speeds of 99.4 miles per hour. Because of technical difficulties, the opening of this ride was delayed from 2009 to 2013. In 2014, the Ring Racer project was terminated.

Basic Info : Ring Racer

  • Park: Nurburging, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
  • Maximum speed: 99.4 miles per hour
  • Height: 123 feet
  • Ride duration: 1 minute and 25 seconds

5. Superman : Escape from Krypton, Six Flags Magic Mountain, California (100 mph)

Located in Six Flags Magic Mountain, Valencia, California, this steel roller coaster accelerates from 0 to 100 miles per hour in 7 seconds. At its highest, it takes riders up 415 feet. In 2011, there was a complete overhaul of this ride and it reopened with backward facing trains.

Basic Info : Superman : Escape from Krypton

  • Park: Six Flags Magic Mountain, Valencia, California
  • Maximum speed: 100 miles per hour
  • Height: 415 feet
  • Ride duration: 56 seconds
  • Height restriction: 1.37 meter

4. Dodonpa, Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park, Yamanashi, Japan (107 mph)

The fastest roller coaster in Japan is Dodonpa. Located in Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park, this ride reaches 107 miles per hour in less than 2 seconds. Its track length of 1,189 meters is covered in just a 55 second ride. Opened in 2001, it reaches a height of 52 meters during the ride duration.

Basic Info : Dodonpa

  • Park: Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park, Yamanashi, Japan
  • Maximum speed: 107 miles per hour
  • Height: 171 feet
  • Ride duration: 55 seconds
  • Height restriction: 1.3 meters

3. Top Thrill Dragster, Cedar Point, Ohio, United States (120 mph)

The second fastest roller coaster in the USA is the Top Thrill Dragster. This will take riders from 0 to 120 in 4 seconds. The highest hill in the ride is 412 tall.

Basic Info : Top Thrill Dragster

  • Park: Cedar Point, Ohio, United States
  • Maximum speed: 120 miles per hour
  • Height: 420 feet
  • Ride duration: 30 seconds
  • Height restriction: 1.32 m to 1.98 m

2. Kingda Ka, Six flags Great Adventure, New Jersey, United States (128 mph)

The fastest roller coaster in the USA is Kingda Ka found in Six Flags Great Adventure. With its hydraulic launch, it will gain a top speed of 128 miles per hour. It reaches 456 feet heights with a descent of 418 feet and the ride will zoom through 3,118 feet of track in 28 seconds.

Basic Info : Kingda Ka

  • Park: Six Flags Great Adventure, New Jersey, United States
  • Maximum speed: 128 miles per hour
  • Height: 456 feet
  • Ride duration: 28 seconds
  • Height restriction: 1.37 m

1. Formula Rossa, Ferrari World, United Arab Emirates (150 mph)

Distinguished as the fastest roller coaster in the world, the Formula Rossa reaches top speed of 150 miles per hour. Located in Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi, this ride will cover 2.2 kilometers of track in a ride duration of 1.32 minutes. That kind of acceleration is faster than free falling.

Basic Info : Formula Rossa

  • Park: Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Maximum speed: 150 miles per hour
  • Height: 171 feet
  • Ride duration: 1.32 minutes
  • Height restriction: 1.30 m

For more about roller coasters, read this

10 Tallest Roller Coasters in the World

20 Adrenaline-Pumping Theme Park Rides

 

 

 

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