Fastest Roller Coasters in the World
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Which is the fastest roller coaster ride in the world?
The fastest roller coaster ride in the world is Formula Rossa of Ferrari World Abu Dhabi in United Arab Emirates, racing at a top speed of 240 km/h across its 2,000-meter long track with a maximum height of 52 meters.

The second fastest roller coaster ride in the world is Kingda Ka of Six Flags Great Adventure in United States with a maximum speed of 206 km/h, followed by Top Thrill Dragster of Cedar Point in United States at 190 km/h. The top speeds of the roller coaster rides around the world can range from 45 km/h to 240 km/h, with the average roller coaster ride speeding at 108.3 km/h.

 Compare Formula Rossa with Flying Aces


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Let's check out the world's fastest roller coaster rides:

Formula Rossa.

Formula Rossa Off Ride Ferrari World Abu Dhabi (Youtube/Theme Park Worldwide)

  Third tallest roller coaster track in Middle East at 52 meters — Formula Rossa is a steel roller coaster attraction with a height of 52 meters and a drop of 52 meters at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

  Longest roller coaster track in Middle East at 2,000 meters — Formula Rossa is built by Intamin and stretches 2,000 meters in length.

  Fastest roller coaster in the world at a max speed of 240 km/h — Formula Rossa streaks to a top speed of 240 km/h along its track with a G force of 5g.

  Roller coaster ride with the second longest ride duration in Middle East — Total ride time: 1 minutes 32 seconds.

 

 Compare Formula Rossa with Intimidator from Carowinds, United States.

 Compare Formula Rossa with Goliath (Six Flags New England) from Six Flags New England, United States.


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.

Kingda Ka is built by Intamin and stretches 950 meters in length, with a maximum vertical angle of 90 degrees.

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

Total ride time: 28 seconds.

 

 Compare Kingda Ka with Goliath (Six Flags New England) from Six Flags New England, United States.

 Compare Kingda Ka with The Big One from Blackpool Pleasure Beach, United Kingdom.


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 with a height of 130 meters and a drop of 120 meters at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, United States.

Top Thrill Dragster is built by Intamin and spans a length of 850 meters with a maximum vertical angle of 90 degrees.

Total ride time: 30 seconds.

 

 Compare Top Thrill Dragster with Steel Force from Dorney Park, United States.

 Compare Top Thrill Dragster with Behemoth from Canada's Wonderland, Canada.


Red Force.

Red Force | POV | Ferrari Land (Youtube/PortAdventura)

  Tallest roller coaster track in Europe at 112 meters — Located at Ferrari Land in Salou, Catalonia, Spain, Red Force is a 112-meter tall steel roller coaster attraction.

Built by Intamin, Red Force stretches 880 meters in length and has a maximum vertical angle of 90 degrees.

Total ride time: 22 seconds.

 

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

 Compare Red Force with Behemoth from Canada's Wonderland, Canada.


Do-Dodonpa.

Do-Dodonpa POV - Fuji-Q Highland (Youtube/EverydayThrills)

Do-Dodonpa is a steel roller coaster attraction at Fuji-Q Highland in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan. The roller coaster track is 49 meters tall and has a drop of 49 meters.

Built by S&S - Sansei Technologies, Do-Dodonpa stretches 1,244 meters in length.

  Fastest roller coaster in Asia at a max speed of 172 km/h — Do-Dodonpa has a maximum speed of 172 km/h and a G force of 4g, with 1 inversions in its track.

Total ride time: 1 minutes.

 

 Compare Do-Dodonpa with Sky Scrapper from World Joyland, China.

 Compare Do-Dodonpa with Goliath (Six Flags Over Georgia) from Six Flags Over Georgia, United States.


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

The 376-meter long Superman: Escape from Krypton with a maximum vertical angle of 90 degrees is built by Intamin.

  Third fastest roller coaster in North America at a max speed of 161 km/h — Superman: Escape from Krypton has a maximum speed of 161 km/h and a G force of 5g.

Total ride time: 28 seconds.

 

 Compare Superman: Escape From Krypton with Taron from Phantasialand, Germany.

 Compare Superman: Escape From Krypton with Diving Coaster from Happy Valley Shanghai, China.


Fury 325.

Fury 325 off-ride Carowinds (Youtube/CoasterForce)

Tallest roller coaster track built by Bolliger & Mabillard — Located at Carowinds in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States, Fury 325 is a steel roller coaster attraction. 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 with a maximum vertical angle of 81 degrees is built by Bolliger & Mabillard.

Total ride time: 2 minutes 10 seconds.

 

 Compare Fury 325 with Helix from Liseberg, Sweden.

 Compare Fury 325 with Millennium Force from Cedar Point, United States.


Steel Dragon 2000.

Steel Dragon 2000 Cinematic Off-Ride Nagashima Spa Land (Youtube/Coaster Studios)

  Tallest roller coaster track in Asia at 97 meters — Steel Dragon 2000 is a steel roller coaster attraction at Nagashima Spa Land in Mie Prefecture, Japan. The roller coaster track is 97 meters tall and has a drop of 94 meters.

  Longest roller coaster track in the world at 2,479 meters — Built by D. H. Morgan Manufacturing, Steel Dragon 2000 stretches 2,479 meters in length and has a maximum vertical angle of 68 degrees.

  Roller coaster ride with the second longest ride duration in Asia — Total ride time: 4 minutes.

 

 Compare Steel Dragon 2000 with Millennium Force from Cedar Point, United States.

 Compare Steel Dragon 2000 with Goliath (Six Flags New England) from Six Flags New England, 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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