All of us must have experienced a ride in what is popularly known as roller coaster. In any amusement or theme park coasters form the most important part of the trip. The thrill associated with the ride and the chill it gives is just unexplainable. The faster the ride, the better it gets. Taking a ride of a coaster may satisfy a thrill-seeking person for once but it makes him hungry for more—speed and thrill. This brings us to our point of discussion, the baddest, meanest and most thrilling coasters to exist on this earth.
Here goes the list :
1. Formula Rossa Roller Coaster :- Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, the coaster will be the world’s fastest at a top speed of 240 Km per hour (150 mph). The ride uses a hydraulic launch system that is used on aircraft carriers to accelerate from 0 to 240 Km/hr in 4 seconds.
2. Ring Racer Roller Coaster 135 mph:– The Formula-One themed roller coaster is located at the Nurburgring race course in Germany. Scheduled to open on August 15, 2009, the project faced a series of explosions in the pneumatic system during test run on September 3, 2009.
3. Kingda Ka Roller Coaster :– Located at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey, USA, Kingda holds the record for the tallest and fastest working roller coaster open to public. Based on a hydraulic launch mechanism, the train reaches 0 to 128 mph in 3.5 seconds. The height attained before train is launched is remarkable 139 meters (456 feet).
4. Top Thrill Dragster Roller Coaster :– Located at Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, Ohio, the dragster was the first complete circuit coaster over 400 feet tall. The top speed reaches 120 mph.
5. Dodonpa Roller Coaster :– Located at Fuji-Q Highland, Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan, the ride reaches 0 to 172 Km/hr (107 mph) in less than 2 seconds.
6. Superman The Escape Roller Coaster :– Located in the Samurai Summit area of Six Flags Magic Mountains in Valencia, California, the Superman is a launched shuttle roller coaster. The top speed reaches 100 mph (160 Km/hr).
7. Tower Of Terror II Roller Coaster :– Located at the Dreamworld amusement park on Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, TOT II shares the stage with Superman with top speed reaching 100 mph.
8. Steel Dragon 2000 Roller Coaster :– Located at Nagashima Spa Land Amusement Park in Mie Prefecture, Japan, the Dragon holds record for the longest track length – 8133 feet, 2 inches (2479 m). The top speed of this demon is 95 mph (153 Km/hr).
9. Millenium Force Roller Coaster :– Located at Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio, USA, this coaster has a top speed reaching 93 mph (150 Km/hr).
10. Goliath Roller Coaster :– This coaster setup in Six Flags Magic Mountain, Valencia, California, USA has a top speed of 85 mph (137 Km/hr).
11. Phantom’s Revenge Roller Coaster :– Location – Kennywood, West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, USA Speed – 85 mph (137 Km/hr).
12. Titan Roller Coaster :– Location – Six Flags Over Texas, Arlington, Texas, USA Speed – 85 mph (137 Km/hr).
13. Furius Baco Roller Coaster :– Location – Port Aventura, Salou, Tarragona, Spain Speed – 84 mph (135 Km/hr).
14. Xcelerator Roller Coaster :– Location – Knotts Berry Farm, Buena Park, California, USA Speed – 82 mph (132 Km/hr).
15. Fujiyama Roller Coaster :– Location – Fuji-Q Highland, Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan Speed – 81 mph (130 Km/hr).
16. Thunder Dolphin Roller Coaster :– Location – Tokyo Dome City, Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan Speed – 81 mph (130 Km/hr).
Filed Under: Entertainment