TOP 10: Tallest Roller Coasters in the World

So I am a huge geek when it comes to roller coasters. I have been obsessed with them ever since I first played Roller Coaster Tycoon on the original xbox when I was little. Eventually Im going to college for engineering and hopefully i'll learn how to design and build coasters myself. yay for dreams.

*These aren't ranked by actual height but ranked by the height of the drop, Since some even go underground. So if you're confused as to why some of the drops are higher than the actual height, thats why.*

10: Fujiyama - 230 Foot Drop

TOP 10: Tallest Roller Coasters in the World

Amusement park: Fuji-Q Highland

Located: Yamanashi, Japan

Height: 259 feet

Other records:

  • 4th longest (in length) roller coaster in the world at 6709 Feet long.

9 (tied): Titan - 255 Foot Drop

Amusement park: Six Flags Over Texas

Located: Arlington, Texas

Height: 245 feet.

Other records:

  • This is also the 10th (tied with Goliath) fastest coaster in the world at 85 MPH.

9 (tied): Goliath - 255 Foot Drop

Amusement Park: Six Flags Magic Mountain

Located: Valencia, California

Height: 235 feet

Other records:

  • Also the 10th (tied with Titan) fastest coaster in the world at 85 mph.

8: Shambhala - 256 Foot Drop

Amusement park: Portaventura

Located: Salou, Tarragona, Spain

Height: 249 Feet

Other records:

  • Tallest roller coaster in Europe.
  • Just 2 MPH away from being in the worlds top 10 fastest coasters.

7 (tie): Intimidator 305 - 300 Foot Drop

Amusement park: Kings Dominion

Located: Doswell, Virginia

Height: 305 Feet

Other records:

  • Also ranked the 9th fastest coaster in the world with 90 MPH.

7 (tie): Millennium Force - 300 Foot Drop

Amusement park: Cedar Point

Located: Sandusky, Ohio

Height: 310

Other records:

  • Also the 7th fastest coaster in the world at 93 MPH.
  • 6th longest (in length) in the world at 6595 feet long.

6: Leviathan - 306 Foot Drop

Amusement park: Canada's Wonderland

Located: Maple, Ontario, just outside Toronto

Height: 306 feet

Other records:

  • 8th fastest coaster in the world at 92 MPH.

5: Steel Dragon 2000 - 307 Foot Drop

Amusement park: Nagashima Spa Land

Located: Nagashima, Japan

Height: 318 Feet.

Other records:

  • 6th (tied with Fury 325) fastest roller coaster in the world at 95 MPH.
  • Longest (in length) coaster in the world at 8133 Feet.

4: Fury 325 - 318 Foot Drop

Amusement park: Carowinds

Located: Charlotte, North Carolina

Height: 325 feet.

Other records:

  • 6th (tied with Steel Dragon 2000) fastest coaster in the world.
  • 5th longest (in length) coaster in the world at 6602 Feet long.

3 (tied): Tower of Terror - 328 Foot Drop.

Amusment park: Dreamworld

Located: Queensland, Australia

Height: 377 feet.

Other records:

  • 5th (tied with Superman:Escape from Krypton) fastest coaster in the world at 100 MPH.

3 (tied): Superman: Escape from Krypton - 328 Foot Drop

Amusement park: Six flags Magic Mountain

Located: Valencia, California

Height: 415 feet.

Other records:

  • First coaster to drop over 300 feet.
  • 5th (tied with Tower of Terror) Fastest coaster in the world at 100 MPH.

2: Top Thrill Dragster - 400 Foot Drop

Amusement park: Cedar Point

Located: Sandusky, Ohio

Height: 420 feet

Other records:

  • 3rd fastest roller coaster in the world.

1: Kingda Ka - 418 Foot Drop

Amusement park: Six flags Great Adventure

Location: Jackson, New Jersey

Height: 456 feet

Other records:

  • 2nd fastest coaster in the world.

Bonus: Skyscraper - coming in 2017.

Drop height: I couldnt find any information on the drop height. But judging by the animated preview video and pictures, it doesn't seem it will have a very long drop. Even though it would have the worlds highest height, I dont think it would have the highest drop.

Amusement park: It will not be located at a theme park, but it will be an entertainment complex called SkyPlex. There is said to be a drop ride in it as well, a restaurant at top, and judging by the "Concerts here" banner, I think there will be some sort of arena at the bottom? Im not sure.

Location: Orlando, Florida

Height: The entire tower will be 570 feet I think. But thats including the restaurant at top. The actual height of the coaster will be 501 feet. Making it the tallest coaster in the world.

Other records:

  • Highest inversion in the world (current record: 170 feet)
  • Steepest drop in the world at 123 degrees.
  • Only ride in the world to have 2 beyond vertical drops.

Thats all!

Have you been on any of these coasters? Would you if you had the opportunity? Or are you too scared? ;)

Give me ideas on other Top 10s I could do.


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What Girls Said 1

  • I would go on the steel 2000, Fujiyama, intimidator 305, Titan, Goliath, and the Anaconda.

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What Guys Said 1

  • Those are facts, what's your take?

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    • I could write a take about something completely harmless like butterflies and puppies and people will still find a way to complain about it

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    • didn't wanted me* to complain..

    • Just why does any of this matter so much

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