Fastest Roller Coasters in the United States

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Categories: Travel Urban United States Americas
Dataset contains 38 data items (see table below).

Overview

Which is the fastest roller coaster ride in United States?
The fastest roller coaster ride in United States is Kingda Ka of Six Flags Great Adventure, racing at a top speed of 206 km/h across its 950-meter long track with a maximum height of 139 meters.

The second fastest roller coaster ride in United States is Top Thrill Dragster of Cedar Point in United States with a maximum speed of 190 km/h, followed by Superman: Escape from Krypton of Six Flags Magic Mountain in United States at 161 km/h. The top speeds of the roller coaster rides around United States can range from 78 km/h to 206 km/h, with the average roller coaster ride speeding at 116.4 km/h.

 Compare Kingda Ka with Desperado

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Let's check out United States's fastest roller coaster rides:

Kingda Ka.

Kingda Ka Off-Ride Six Flags Great Adventure (Youtube/Coaster Studios)

  Tallest roller coaster track in the world at 139 meters — Located at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey, United States, Kingda Ka is a steel roller coaster attraction. The roller coaster track is 139 meters tall and has a drop of 127 meters.

The 950-meter long Kingda Ka with a maximum vertical angle of 90 degrees is built by Intamin.

  Second fastest roller coaster in the world at a max speed of 206 km/h — Kingda Ka races along its track with a G force of 5g, reaching a top speed of 206 km/h.

Total ride time: 28 seconds.

 

 Compare Kingda Ka with The Swarm from Thorpe Park, United Kingdom.

 Compare Kingda Ka with Euro-Mir from Europa-Park, Germany.


Top Thrill Dragster.

Top Thrill Dragster - Official POV (Youtube/Cedar Point)

  Second tallest roller coaster track in the world at 130 meters — Top Thrill Dragster is a steel roller coaster attraction at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, United States. The roller coaster track is 130 meters tall and has a drop of 120 meters.

The 850-meter long Top Thrill Dragster is built by Intamin and has a maximum vertical angle of 90 degrees.

Total ride time: 30 seconds.

 

 Compare Top Thrill Dragster with Goliath (Six Flags New England) from Six Flags New England, United States.

 Compare Top Thrill Dragster with Battlestar Galactica from Universal Studios Singapore, Singapore.


Superman: Escape From Krypton.

Superman: Escape From Krypton Review Six Flags Magic Mountain (Youtube/Coaster Studios)

  Third tallest roller coaster track in the world at 127 meters — Located at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California, United States, Superman: Escape from Krypton is a steel roller coaster attraction. The roller coaster track is 127 meters tall and has a drop of 100 meters.

Built by Intamin, Superman: Escape from Krypton stretches 376 meters in length and has a maximum vertical angle of 90 degrees.

  Third fastest roller coaster in North America at a max speed of 161 km/h — Superman: Escape from Krypton streaks to a top speed of 161 km/h along its track with a G force of 5g.

Total ride time: 28 seconds.

 

 Compare Superman: Escape From Krypton with Anaconda (Kings Dominion) from Kings Dominion, United States.

 Compare Superman: Escape From Krypton with Altair from Cinecittà World, Italy.


Fury 325.

Fury 325 off-ride Carowinds (Youtube/CoasterForce)

Tallest roller coaster track built by Bolliger & Mabillard — Fury 325 is a steel roller coaster attraction at Carowinds in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. The roller coaster track is 99 meters tall and has a drop of 98 meters.

  Second longest roller coaster track in North America at 2,012 meters — The 2,012-meter long Fury 325 is built by Bolliger & Mabillard and has a maximum vertical angle of 81 degrees.

Total ride time: 2 minutes 10 seconds.

 

 Compare Fury 325 with Steel Dragon 2000 from Nagashima Spa Land, Japan.

 Compare Fury 325 with Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain from Disneyland Paris, France.


Millennium Force.

Millennium Force - Official POV (Youtube/Cedar Point)

Millennium Force is a steel roller coaster attraction with a height of 94 meters and a drop of 91 meters at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, United States.

  Third longest roller coaster track in North America at 2,010 meters — Millennium Force is built by Intamin and stretches 2,010 meters in length, with a maximum vertical angle of 80 degrees.

The track has a G force of 5g, enabling the roller coaster to reach a maximum speed of 150 km/h.

Total ride time: 2 minutes 20 seconds.

 

 Compare Millennium Force with Der Schwur Des Kärnan from Hansa-Park, Germany.

 Compare Millennium Force with The Ultimate from Lightwater Valley, United Kingdom.


Orion.

Orion Birdseye View (Youtube/Kings Island)

Third tallest roller coaster track built by Bolliger & Mabillard — Orion is a steel roller coaster attraction at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio, United States. The roller coaster track is 87 meters tall and has a drop of 91 meters.

Third longest roller coaster track built by Bolliger & Mabillard — The 1,622-meter long Orion is built by Bolliger & Mabillard and has a maximum vertical angle of 85 degrees.

Total ride time: 3 minutes.

 

 Compare Orion with Taron from Phantasialand, Germany.

 Compare Orion with Superman: Escape From Krypton from Six Flags Magic Mountain, United States.


Intimidator 305.

Intimidator 305 Off-Ride Kings Dominion (Youtube/Coaster Studios)

Intimidator 305 is a steel roller coaster attraction with a height of 93 meters and a drop of 91 meters at Kings Dominion in Doswell, Virginia, United States.

The 1,600-meter long Intimidator 305 with a maximum vertical angle of 85 degrees is built by Intamin.

Roller coaster built by Intamin with the second longest ride duration — Total ride time: 3 minutes.

 

 Compare Intimidator 305 with Der Schwur Des Kärnan from Hansa-Park, Germany.

 Compare Intimidator 305 with Shambhala from PortAventura Park, Spain.


Goliath (Six Flags Magic Mountain).

Goliath off-ride Six Flags Magic Mountain (Youtube/Coasterworks)

Located at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California, United States, Goliath (Six Flags Magic Mountain) is a steel roller coaster attraction. The roller coaster track is 72 meters tall and has a drop of 78 meters.

The 1,400-meter long Goliath (Six Flags Magic Mountain) with a maximum vertical angle of 61 degrees is built by Giovanola.

Total ride time: 3 minutes.

 

 Compare Goliath (Six Flags Magic Mountain) with Altair from Cinecittà World, Italy.

 Compare Goliath (Six Flags Magic Mountain) with Golden Wings In Snowfield from Happy Valley Beijing, China.


Titan (Six Flags Over Texas).

Six Flags over Texas, Titan Roller Coaster! | Drone Sony Nex5n (Youtube/Photo FlyBoy)

Located at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, Texas, United States, Titan (Six Flags Over Texas) is a steel roller coaster attraction. The roller coaster track is 75 meters tall and has a drop of 78 meters.

Built by Giovanola, Titan (Six Flags Over Texas) stretches 1,609 meters in length and has a maximum vertical angle of 65 degrees.

Total ride time: 3 minutes 30 seconds.

 

 Compare Titan (Six Flags Over Texas) with Coaster Though The Clouds from Nanchang Sunac Land, China.

 Compare Titan (Six Flags Over Texas) with Fury 325 from Carowinds, United States.


Datasets on Fastest, Longest, Tallest, Droppiest Roller Coasters in the World

Tallest Tracks:  World  Asia  Europe  USA  Canada  Australia  China  Japan  Germany  UK

Fastest Coasters:  World  Asia  Europe  USA  China  | Japan  Germany  UK

Longest Tracks:  World  Asia  Europe  USA  China  Japan  Germany  UK

  Droppiest Tracks:  World  Asia  Europe  |  USA  China  Japan  Germany  UK

  Longest Duration:  World  |  Asia Europe  |  USA  |  China  |  Japan  |  Germany  |  UK

  Most Inversions:  World  |  Asia  |  Europe  |  USA  |  China  |  Japan  |  Germany  |  UK

  Fastest Wooden:  World  Asia  Europe  USA

  Longest Wooden:  World  Asia  Europe  USA

Tallest Wooden:   World  Asia  Europe  USA

Droppiest Wooden:  World  Asia  |  Europe  |  USA

Longest Duration Wooden:  World  |  Asia  |  Europe  |  USA

Well-known Roller Coasters built by: Intamin  Bolliger & Mabillard  Custom Coasters International  Mack Rides  Rocky Mountain Construction  Vekoma 

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