Tallest Wooden Roller Coasters in United States

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Categories: Travel Urban United States Americas
Dataset contains 18 data items (see table below).

Overview

Which is the tallest wooden roller coaster ride in United States?
The tallest wooden roller coaster ride in United States is Steel Curtain of Kennywood, which towers at 67 meters. Built by S&S - Sansei Technologies, Steel Curtain barrels down United States's tallest wooden track at a top speed of 121 km/h.

The second tallest wooden roller coaster ride in United States is El Toro of Six Flags Great Adventure in United States, which stands at 55 meters, followed by Goliath (Six Flags Great America) of Six Flags Great America in United States, with a height of 50 meters. The heights of the wooden roller coaster rides around United States can range from a regular 25m to 67m, with the average wooden roller coaster ride being 39.4m tall.

 Compare Steel Curtain with American Eagle

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Droppiest Wooden RCs. The droppiest wooden roller coaster ride in United States is Goliath (Six Flags Great America) of Six Flags Great America with a drop of 55m.The average drop of United States's wooden roller coasters is around 40.1m.

Fastest Wooden RCs. The fastest wooden roller coaster in United States is Steel Curtain of Kennywood with a top speed of 121 km/h.The average maximum speeds of United States's wooden roller coasters is around 102.0 km/h.

Longest Wooden RCs. The longest wooden 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 wooden roller coaster rides is around 1,285.6m.

Longest Ride Times. The wooden 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 wooden roller coaster rides is about 143.3 seconds.

Strongest G Forces. The wooden roller coaster ride with the strongest G force in United States is El Toro of Six Flags Great Adventure with a G force of 4g.The average G force of United States's wooden roller coaster rides is about 3.7g.

Steepest Vertical Angles. The wooden roller coaster ride with the steepest vertical angle in United States is Goliath (Six Flags Great America) of Six Flags Great America with a maximum vertical angle of 85 degrees.The average maximum vertical angles of United States's wooden roller coaster rides is about 64.0 degrees.

Most Inversions. The wooden 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 wooden roller coaster rides is about 1.1 inversions.


Let's check out United States's tallest 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 67-meter tall wooden roller coaster attraction.

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 The Voyage from Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, United States.

 Compare Steel Curtain with The Boss from Six Flags St. Louis, United States.


El Toro.

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

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

The 1,300-meter long El Toro is built by Intamin and has a maximum vertical angle of 76 degrees.

El Toro streaks to a top speed of 110 km/h along its track with a G force of 4g.

Total ride time: 1 minutes 42 seconds.

 

 Compare El Toro with Wood Coaster (Mountain Flyer) from OCT East, China.

 Compare El Toro with Zeus from Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park, United States.


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) is built by Rocky Mountain Construction and has a maximum vertical angle of 85 degrees.

  Third fastest wooden roller coaster in the world at a max speed of 116 km/h — Goliath (Six Flags Great America) races along its track with2 inversions, reaching a top speed of 116 km/h.

Total ride time: 1 minutes 45 seconds.

 

 Compare Goliath (Six Flags Great America) with Outlaw Run from Silver Dollar City, United States.

 Compare Goliath (Six Flags Great America) with Boulder Dash from Lake Compounce, United States.


Lightning Rod.

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

Located at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, United States, Lightning Rod is a 50-meter tall wooden roller coaster attraction. The roller coaster track also has a drop of 50 meters.

The 1,200-meter long Lightning Rod with a maximum vertical angle of 73 degrees is built by Rocky Mountain Construction.

  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 Steel Curtain from Kennywood, United States.


The Voyage.

The Voyage Off-Ride Holiday World (Youtube/Coaster Studios)

Tallest roller coaster track built by The Gravity Group — Located at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari in Santa Claus, Indiana, United States, The Voyage is a 48-meter tall wooden roller coaster attraction. The roller coaster track also has a drop of 47 meters.

  Second longest wooden roller coaster track in the world at 1,964 meters — The 1,964-meter long The Voyage is built by The Gravity Group and has a maximum vertical angle of 66 degrees.

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

 

 Compare The Voyage with American Eagle from Six Flags Great America, United States.

 Compare The Voyage with Jupiter from Kijima Amusement Park, Japan.


Hades 360.

Hades 360 off-ride footage Mt Olympus, Wisconsin Dells (Youtube/Cincy Bros Coasters 365)

Second tallest roller coaster track built by The Gravity Group — Hades 360 is a wooden roller coaster attraction with a height of 41 meters and a drop of 43 meters at Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, United States.

Second longest roller coaster track built by The Gravity Group — Hades 360 is built by The Gravity Group and spans a length of 1,447 meters with a maximum vertical angle of 65 degrees.

Second fastest roller coaster built by The Gravity Group — The track has 1 inversions and a G force of 4g, enabling the roller coaster to reach a maximum speed of 97 km/h.

Roller coaster built by The Gravity Group with the second longest ride duration — Total ride time: 2 minutes 20 seconds.

 

 Compare Hades 360 with GhostRider from Knott's Berry Farm, United States.

 Compare Hades 360 with Tonnerre De Zeus from Parc Astérix, France.


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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