Fastest Roller Coasters in United Kingdom

By  Kujimo , views , updated
Categories: Travel Urban United Kingdom Europe
Dataset contains 9 data items (see table below).

Overview

Which is the fastest roller coaster ride in United Kingdom?
The fastest roller coaster ride in United Kingdom is Stealth of Thorpe Park, racing at a top speed of 130 km/h across its 400-meter long track with a maximum height of 63 meters.

The second fastest roller coaster ride in United Kingdom is The Big One of Blackpool Pleasure Beach in United Kingdom with a maximum speed of 119 km/h, followed by The Swarm of Thorpe Park in United Kingdom at 95 km/h. The top speeds of the roller coaster rides around United Kingdom can range from 70 km/h to 130 km/h, with the average roller coaster ride speeding at 90.7 km/h.

 Compare Stealth with The Smiler

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

Stealth.

Stealth (Thorpe Park) - Planet Coaster (Youtube/Loakin)

  Second tallest roller coaster track in United Kingdom at 63 meters — Located at Thorpe Park in Surrey, United Kingdom, Stealth is a steel roller coaster attraction. The roller coaster track is 63 meters tall.

Stealth is built by Intamin and spans a length of 400 meters with a maximum vertical angle of 90 degrees.

Total ride time: 50 seconds.

 

 Compare Stealth with Crystal Wing from Happy Valley Beijing, China.

 Compare Stealth with Hakugei from Nagashima Spa Land, Japan.


The Big One.

The Big One Blackpool Pleasure Beach Off Ride (Youtube/Theme Park Updates)

  Tallest roller coaster track in United Kingdom at 65 meters — The Big One is a steel roller coaster attraction with a height of 65 meters and a drop of 62 meters at Blackpool Pleasure Beach in Blackpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom.

  Second longest roller coaster track in Europe at 1,675 meters — Built by Arrow Dynamics, The Big One stretches 1,675 meters in length and has a maximum vertical angle of 65 degrees.

  Second fastest roller coaster in United Kingdom at a max speed of 119 km/h — The Big One races along its track with a G force of 4g, reaching a top speed of 119 km/h.

  Roller coaster ride with the third longest ride duration in United Kingdom — Total ride time: 3 minutes.

 

 Compare The Big One with Steel Vengeance from Cedar Point, United States.

 Compare The Big One with Mamba from Worlds Of Fun, United States.


The Swarm.

The Swarm - Thorpe Park 2018 - 4K (Youtube/Nolimitscoasterfan)

  Third tallest roller coaster track in United Kingdom at 39 meters — Located at Thorpe Park in Surrey, United Kingdom, The Swarm is a steel roller coaster attraction. The roller coaster track is 39 meters tall.

The Swarm is built by Bolliger & Mabillard and stretches 775 meters in length.

  Third fastest roller coaster in United Kingdom at a max speed of 95 km/h — The Swarm streaks to a top speed of 95 km/h along its 5-inversion track with a G force of 5g.

Total ride time: 1 minutes 15 seconds.

 

 Compare The Swarm with Zadra from Energylandia, Poland.

 Compare The Swarm with Colossus (Thorpe Park) from Thorpe Park, United Kingdom.


The Smiler.

Smiler Cinematic Off-Ride Alton Towers (Youtube/Coaster Studios)

Third tallest roller coaster track built by Gerstlauer — The Smiler is a steel roller coaster attraction at Alton Towers in Staffordshire, United Kingdom. The roller coaster track is 30 meters tall and has a drop of 30 meters.

  Third longest roller coaster track in United Kingdom at 1,170 meters — The Smiler is built by Gerstlauer and stretches 1,170 meters in length.

Third fastest roller coaster built by Gerstlauer — The Smiler has a maximum speed of 85 km/h and a G force of 5g, with 14 inversions in its track.

Roller coaster built by Gerstlauer with the longest ride duration — Total ride time: 2 minutes 45 seconds.

 

 Compare The Smiler with Blue Fire from Europa-Park, Germany.

 Compare The Smiler with DC Rivals HyperCoaster from Warner Bros. Movie World (Gold Coast), Australia.


Icon.

Icon Cinematic Off-Ride Blackpool Pleasure Beach in 4K (Youtube/Coaster Studios)

Located at Blackpool Pleasure Beach in Blackpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom, Icon is a 27-meter tall steel roller coaster attraction. The roller coaster track also has a drop of 25 meters.

Third longest roller coaster track built by Mack Rides — Icon is built by Mack Rides and spans a length of 1,140 meters.

The track has 1 inversions and a G force of 4g, enabling the roller coaster to reach a maximum speed of 85 km/h.

Roller coaster built by Mack Rides with the third longest ride duration — Total ride time: 2 minutes 41 seconds.

 

 Compare Icon with Titan (Six Flags Over Texas) from Six Flags Over Texas, United States.

 Compare Icon with Formula Rossa from Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.


The Ultimate.

The Ultimate Front Row POV HD GoPro (Youtube/Coaster Crazy)

The Ultimate is a steel roller coaster attraction with a height of 33 meters at Lightwater Valley in North Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

  Second longest roller coaster track in the world at 2,268 meters — The Ultimate is built by British Rail and spans a length of 2,268 meters.

  Roller coaster ride with the longest ride duration in the world — Total ride time: 7 minutes 34 seconds.

 

 Compare The Ultimate with The Swarm from Thorpe Park, United Kingdom.

 Compare The Ultimate with Eejanaika from Fuji-Q Highland, Japan.


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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