Fastest Wooden Roller Coasters in the World
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Which is the fastest wooden roller coaster ride in the world?
The fastest wooden roller coaster ride in the world is Steel Curtain of Kennywood in United States, racing at a top speed of 121 km/h across its 1,200-meter long track with a maximum height of 67 meters.

The second fastest wooden roller coaster ride in the world is Lightning Rod of Dollywood in United States with a maximum speed of 117 km/h, followed by Goliath (Six Flags Great America) of Six Flags Great America in United States at 116 km/h. The top speeds of wooden roller coaster rides around the world ranges from 70 km/h to 121 km/h, with the average top speed being 98.6 km/h.

 Compare Steel Curtain with Hades 360


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

Steel Curtain.

Steel Curtain Cinematic Off-Ride Kennywood (Youtube/Coaster Studios)

  Tallest wooden roller coaster track in the world at 67 meters — Located at Kennywood in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, United States, Steel Curtain is a wooden roller coaster attraction. The roller coaster track is 67 meters tall.

Built by S&S - Sansei Technologies, Steel Curtain stretches 1,200 meters in length.

  Fastest wooden roller coaster in the world at a max speed of 121 km/h — Steel Curtain has a maximum speed of 121 km/h, with 9 inversions in its track.

Total ride time: 2 minutes.

 

 Compare Steel Curtain with El Toro from Six Flags Great Adventure, United States.

 Compare Steel Curtain with Outlaw Run from Silver Dollar City, United States.


Lightning Rod.

Lightning Rod Off-Ride & Backstage Tour Dollywood (Youtube/Coaster Studios)

Lightning Rod is a wooden roller coaster attraction with a height of 50 meters and a drop of 50 meters at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, United States.

Built by Rocky Mountain Construction, Lightning Rod stretches 1,200 meters in length and has a maximum vertical angle of 73 degrees.

  Second fastest wooden roller coaster in the world at a max speed of 117 km/h — Lightning Rod races along its track with a G force of 4g, reaching a top speed of 117 km/h.

Roller coaster built by Rocky Mountain Construction with the second longest ride duration — Total ride time: 3 minutes 12 seconds.

 

 Compare Lightning Rod with Wodan Timbur Coaster from Europa-Park, Germany.


Goliath (Six Flags Great America).

Goliath Off-Ride Six Flags Great America (Youtube/Coaster Studios)

Goliath (Six Flags Great America) is a wooden roller coaster attraction with a height of 50 meters and a drop of 55 meters at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois, United States.

The 940-meter long Goliath (Six Flags Great America) with a maximum vertical angle of 85 degrees is built by Rocky Mountain Construction.

  Third fastest wooden roller coaster in the world at a max speed of 116 km/h — Goliath (Six Flags Great America) has a maximum speed of 116 km/h, with 2 inversions in its track.

Total ride time: 1 minutes 45 seconds.

 

 Compare Goliath (Six Flags Great America) with GhostRider from Knott's Berry Farm, United States.

 Compare Goliath (Six Flags Great America) with Wood Coaster (Mountain Flyer) from OCT East, China.


Wildfire (Kolmården Wildlife Park).

Wildfire 4K Cinematic Off-Ride Kolmården (Youtube/Coaster Studios)

  Third tallest wooden roller coaster track in the world at 56 meters — Wildfire (Kolmården Wildlife Park) is a wooden roller coaster attraction with a height of 56 meters and a drop of 49 meters at Kolmården Wildlife Park in Kolmården, Sweden.

  Second longest roller coaster track in Sweden at 1,265 meters — The 1,265-meter long Wildfire (Kolmården Wildlife Park) with a maximum vertical angle of 83 degrees is built by Rocky Mountain Construction.

  Fastest roller coaster in Sweden at a max speed of 115 km/h — The track has 3 inversions and a G force of 4g, enabling the roller coaster to reach a maximum speed of 115 km/h.

  Roller coaster ride with the third longest ride duration in Sweden — Total ride time: 2 minutes.

 

 Compare Wildfire (Kolmården Wildlife Park) with American Eagle from Six Flags Great America, United States.

 Compare Wildfire (Kolmården Wildlife Park) with Wicker Man from Alton Towers, United Kingdom.


Colossos - Kampf Der Giganten.

Colossos - Kampf der Giganten 2019 (Heide Park Resort) (Youtube/PicturesThemePark)

  Third tallest roller coaster track in Germany at 50 meters — Located at Heide Park in Soltau, Lower Saxony‎, Germany, Colossos - Kampf Der Giganten is a wooden roller coaster attraction. The roller coaster track is 50 meters tall and has a drop of 49 meters.

  Second longest roller coaster track in Germany at 1,344 meters — The 1,344-meter long Colossos - Kampf Der Giganten with a maximum vertical angle of 61 degrees is built by Intamin.

The track has a G force of 4g, enabling the roller coaster to reach a maximum speed of 110 km/h.

Total ride time: 2 minutes 25 seconds.

 

 Compare Colossos - Kampf Der Giganten with Shivering Timbers from Michigan's Adventure, United States.

 Compare Colossos - Kampf Der Giganten with Boulder Dash from Lake Compounce, United States.


El Toro.

El Toro 4K off-ride Six Flags Great Adventure (Youtube/CoasterForce)

Located at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey, United States, El Toro is a 55-meter tall wooden roller coaster attraction. The roller coaster track also has a drop of 54 meters.

El Toro is built by Intamin and spans a length of 1,300 meters with a maximum vertical angle of 76 degrees.

El Toro has a maximum speed of 110 km/h and a G force of 4g.

Total ride time: 1 minutes 42 seconds.

 

 Compare El Toro with Troy from Toverland, Netherlands.

 Compare El Toro with Mine Blower from Fun Spot America Kissimmee, United States.


Outlaw Run.

Outlaw Run Off Ride and Reverse POV - Silver Dollar City (Youtube/Theme Park Review)

Located at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri, United States, Outlaw Run is a 33-meter tall wooden roller coaster attraction. The roller coaster track also has a drop of 49 meters.

Built by Rocky Mountain Construction, Outlaw Run stretches 895 meters in length and has a maximum vertical angle of 81 degrees.

Outlaw Run has a maximum speed of 109 km/h, with 3 inversions in its track.

Total ride time: 1 minutes 27 seconds.

 

 Compare Outlaw Run with Jupiter from Kijima Amusement Park, Japan.

 Compare Outlaw Run with Colossos - Kampf Der Giganten from Heide Park, Germany.


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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