Tallest Roller Coasters in the United States
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Which is the tallest roller coaster ride in United States?
The tallest roller coaster ride in United States is Kingda Ka of Six Flags Great Adventure at an awesome height of 139 meters. Kingda Ka is built by Intamin and runs through United States's tallest track at a top speed of 206 km/h.

The second tallest roller coaster ride in United States is Top Thrill Dragster of Cedar Point which stands at 130 meters, followed by Superman: Escape from Krypton of Six Flags Magic Mountain with a height of 127 meters. The heights of the roller coaster rides around United States can range from a regular 25 meters to 139 meters, with the average roller coaster ride being 58.2 meters tall.

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Droppiest RCs. The droppiest roller coaster ride in United States is Kingda Ka of Six Flags Great Adventure with a drop of 127 meters.The average drop of United States's roller coasters is around 57.8 meters.

Fastest RCs. The fastest roller coaster in United States is Kingda Ka of Six Flags Great Adventure with a top speed of 206 km/h.The average maximum speeds of United States's roller coasters is around 116.4 km/h.

Longest RCs. The longest roller coaster ride in United States is The Beast of Kings Island that stretches 2,243 meters long.The average lengths of United States's roller coaster rides is around 1,332.0 meters.

Longest Ride Times. The roller coaster ride with the longest ride duration in United States is The Beast of Kings Island with a ride duration of 250 seconds.The average ride duration of United States's roller coaster rides is about 144.2 seconds.

Strongest G Forces. The roller coaster ride with the strongest G force in United States is Anaconda (Kings Dominion) of Kings Dominion with a G force of 5g.The average G force of United States's roller coaster rides is about 4.0g.

Steepest Vertical Angles. The roller coaster rides in United States with the steepest vertical angle are Kingda Ka of Six Flags Great Adventure, Top Thrill Dragster of Cedar Point, Superman: Escape From Krypton of Six Flags Magic Mountain and Steel Vengeance of Cedar Point with maximum vertical angles of 90 degrees respectively.The average maximum vertical angles of United States's roller coaster rides is about 70.7 degrees.

Most Inversions. The roller coaster ride with the most inversions in United States is Steel Curtain of Kennywood with 9 inversions.The average number of inversions of United States's roller coaster rides is about 1.0 inversions.


Let's check out the United States's tallest 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.

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.


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.


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 — The 2,010-meter long Millennium Force is built by Intamin and has a maximum vertical angle of 80 degrees.

Millennium Force has a maximum speed of 150 km/h and a G force of 5g.

Total ride time: 2 minutes 20 seconds.

 

 Compare Millennium Force with Thunder Dolphin from Tokyo Dome City Attractions, Japan.

 Compare Millennium Force with Baron 1898 from Efteling, Netherlands.


Intimidator 305.

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

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

Built by Intamin, Intimidator 305 stretches 1,600 meters in length and has a maximum vertical angle of 85 degrees.

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

 

 Compare Intimidator 305 with Steel Force from Dorney Park, United States.

 Compare Intimidator 305 with Red Force from Ferrari Land, Spain.


Orion.

Orion Birdseye View (Youtube/Kings Island)

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

Third longest roller coaster track built by Bolliger & Mabillard — Orion is built by Bolliger & Mabillard and stretches 1,622 meters in length, with a maximum vertical angle of 85 degrees.

Total ride time: 3 minutes.

 

 Compare Orion with Takabisha from Fuji-Q Highland, Japan.

 Compare Orion with The Ultimate from Lightwater Valley, United Kingdom.


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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