Tallest Roller Coasters in the World
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  Overview

These are the world's tallest roller coasters and certainly not for the faint-hearted.

Which is the tallest roller coaster ride in the world?
The tallest roller coaster ride in the world is Kingda Ka of Six Flags Great Adventure in United States, at a heart-shattering height of 139 meters. Built by Intamin, Kingda Ka races down the world's tallest track at a top speed of 206 km/h.

The second tallest roller coaster ride in the world is Top Thrill Dragster of Cedar Point in United States, which stands at 130 meters, followed by Superman: Escape from Krypton of Six Flags Magic Mountain in United States, with a height of 127 meters. The heights of the roller coaster rides around the world can range from a regular 13 meters to 139 meters, with the average roller coaster ride being 50.7 meters tall.

 Compare Kingda Ka with Helix


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Droppiest RCs. The droppiest roller coaster ride in the world is Kingda Ka of United States with a drop of 127 meters.The average drop of the world's roller coasters is around 51.2 meters.

Fastest RCs. The fastest roller coaster in the world is Formula Rossa of United Arab Emirates with a top speed of 240 km/h.The average maximum speeds of the world's roller coasters is around 108.3 km/h.

Longest RCs. The longest roller coaster ride in the world is Steel Dragon 2000 of Japan that stretches 2,479 meters long.The average lengths of the world's roller coaster rides is around 1,171.3 meters.

Longest Ride Times. The roller coaster ride with the longest ride duration in the world is The Ultimate of United Kingdom with a ride duration of 454 seconds.The average ride duration of the world's roller coaster rides is about 135.0 seconds.

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

Steepest Vertical Angles. The roller coaster ride with the steepest vertical angle in the world is Takabisha of Japan with a maximum vertical angle of 121 degrees.The average maximum vertical angles of the world's roller coaster rides is about 75.4 degrees.

Most Inversions. The roller coaster ride with the most inversions in the world is The Smiler of United Kingdom with 14 inversions.The average number of inversions of the world's roller coaster rides is about 1.8 inversions.


Let's check out the world'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.


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.


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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