Today, roller coasters are all about height and speed. Across the globe, the parks vie to outdo each other every year, struggling to claim fame to have the fastest roller coaster or the highest roller coaster. In this selection are the 10 fastest roller coasters in the world See also water parks most visited in the world .
Intimidator 305 = 144 km / h
Located in Kings Dominion is Doswell, Virginia, USA. Intimidator 305 was inspired by NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt and achieves an impressive top speed of 90 miles per hour, or 144 km / h. In fact, when the tour was opened, it hit 94 miles per hour, however it needed to be diminished by excessive G forces.
Leviathan = 148 km / h
Designed and manufactured by Switzerland’s giant Bolliger and Mabillard, this Canadian roller coaster can be found in Canada’s Wonderland near Toronto and boasts a top speed of 92 miles per hour, or 148 km / h. Visitors love the insane but surprisingly smooth speed that attracts roller coaster lovers from around the world.
Millennium Force = 149 km / h
The world’s first giant roller coaster, exceeding 300 feet tall, broke all kinds of records when it debuted in 2000. Located at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, Millennium Force was manufactured by Intamin of Switzerland and reaches a top speed of 149 Km / h per hour following its first 310-foot hill.
Steel Dragon 2000 = 152 km / h
Nagashima Spa Land is an amazing amusement park located in Japan, and took the fastest rollercoaster position Millennium Force of the world’s Cedar Point later in 2000 with the introduction of the Steel Dragon 2000.
With a top speed of 152 Km per hour, the first hill of this roller coaster is so high that it requires 2 separate lifting chains to lead up to the top. It is known to be the longest in the world.
Ring Racer = 159 km / h
Located in Nurburgring Park in Germany, it debuted in 2009 and was manufactured by S & S Worldwide. The single compressed air launch system is actually designed to launch trains at 159 km / hr per hour, but due to concerns over G forces, the top speed is listed at 99 miles per hour.
Superman: Escape from Krypton & Tower of Terror = 160 km / h
This roller coaster is actually a link between 2 similar roller coasters, Superman at Six Flags Magic Mountain in California, and Tower of Terror at Dreamworld in Australia.
Both launch the visitors at 160 km per hour to a giant tower and then allow them to fall back to Earth in reverse, before stopping back at the station.
Visitors on both tours actually reach a staggering 100 miles per hour twice during each trip, once during the initial launch and again during the descent back.
Dodonpa = 172 km / h
Dodonpa is classified as thrust, and is located in Fuji-Q Highland in Japan and reaches a top speed of 107 miles per hour. This factor is also combined with the launch of a 90 degree tower.
Top Thrill Dragster = 193 km / h
From the same creators of the Cedar Point Millennium Force record-breaking destroyer, Top Thrill Dragster appears, which debuted in the same park in 2003, and ranks third among the 10 fastest roller coasters in the world.
This roller coaster was first to exceed 120 meters in height and use a hydraulic launch to boost visitors from 0 to 193 km per hour in just seconds.
Kingda Ka = 205 km / h
Kingda Ka is the fastest version of Top Thrill Dragster at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey and is second in the selection of the 10 fastest roller coasters in the world.
The ride is produced by the same manufacture and is almost identical in design, with few exceptions. Kingda Ka reaches top speed of 205 miles per hour, and has a slightly higher hill of 138 meters.
Formula Rossa = 239 km / h
Formula Rossa is the fastest roller coaster in the world, being the leader in this selection, and is located at Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi, reaching the top speed of astonishing 239 km per hour. It was inaugurated in 2010 by the Ferrari car manufacturer, inspired by the Monza track.
Visitors are launched at full speed in just 5 seconds using a hydraulic launch system similar to the Top Thrill Dragster and Kingda Ka. However, this tour is so intense that they require visitors to wear glasses in their 2.2 km route.