The roller coasters are made of steel rides arising in amusement parks around the world. These structures are exclusive pastimes for thrill lovers. And, oh, the thrill they get…
Classified by height, speed, and length, roller coasters are one of the main attractions of amusement parks. This is why theme parks often compete in the construction of these rides. Only the fastest, tallest, and longest-running mountains are an unmissable attraction for lovers of heart-pounding emotions. Even higher, even more sensational, seems to be the motto of the roller coaster.
But only the best and true roller coasters deserve to be celebrated. And, we did exactly that in our ranking. So, here we give your the 6 highest roller coasters in the world!
6. Fury 325
Height: 99 meters
Location: North Carolina
Amusement park: Carowinds
Fury 325, one of the most impressive rides at Carowinds Amusement Park, in North Carolina, is set to prove itself as one of the fastest and most impressive roller coasters in the world. Whoever takes this roller coaster reaches a maximum height of 99 meters. During the journey, you reach 153 km/h.
Fun fact: During the journey, which lasts a couple of minutes, you will pass above and under the main entrance of the park. Seeing is believing!
5. Red Force
Height: 112 meters
Amusement park: Ferrari Land, PortAventura
Red Force is located at the Ferrari Land park within the PortAventura complex, in Spain. This spectacular roller coaster promises to bring the sensations of F1 to life through an 880 meters long adrenaline-fueled route and a maximum height of 112 meters, with an acceleration of 180km/h in just 5 seconds.
4. The Tower of Terror II
Height: 115 meters
Location: Australia, Gold Coast
Amusement park: Dreamworld
The Tower of Terror II boasts an enviable record: it was the first roller coaster in the world to reach 160 kilometers per hour. In case you are interested, the tower of terror is located inside the Dreamworld amusement park on the Gold Coast, in Queensland, Australia. Originally known as the Tower of Terror, it underwent modifications in September 2010, from then being the 4th highest roller coaster in the world. Its vertical descents develop along the slopes of a hill that runs along the entire park, which also allows you to enjoy an excellent view. Provided you can keep your eyes open.
3. Superman: Escape from Krypton
Height: 126 meters
Location: Valencia, California
Amusement park: Six Flags Magic Mountain
The tallest and fastest roller coaster in the state of California, the Escape from Krypton, takes third place on our list. To climb on this attraction, you must have a strong stomach. With its dizzying heights, the Escape from Krypton offers massive doses of emotional suggestions. The very fast ascent and the equally rapid descent leave no room for words. Maximum peak? 126 meters!
2. Top Thrill Dragster
Height: 130 meters
Location: Sandusky, Ohio
Amusement park: Cedar Point
In the second place, with a peak that reaches 130 meters, we find the Top Thrill Dragster. This roller coaster is located in Cedar Point, Ohio, USA. There is not a person who’s not upset after having traveled the orbit of the Top Thrill Dragster. As far as we are concerned, we can assure you that launching from this tower, with its 270-degree rotation, represents one of the most exciting sensations you can experience in life. The maximum speed is close to 193 km/h. The only contraindication of this roller coaster is that the train can’t climb the top of the tower in the event of a headwind. So, before you go, check the weather conditions.
1. Kingda Ka
Height: 139 meters
Location: Jackson, New Jersey
Amusement park: Six Flags Great Adventure
Kingda Ka is the tallest roller coaster in the world, with a height of 139 meters. It’s located in the Six Flags Great Adventure amusement park, in Jackson town, in the US state of New Jersey. Inaugurated in 2005, this roller coaster reaches a speed of 206 km/h. It consists of four trains, identified by a specific color: blue, green, orange, and light blue. After reaching the pick, the trains descend vertically to the so-called camel hump, with twists at 270 degrees.