Fastest Wooden Roller Coasters in the United States

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

Overview

Which is the fastest wooden roller coaster ride in United States?
The fastest wooden roller coaster ride in United States is Steel Curtain of Kennywood, 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 United States 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 United States ranges from 78 km/h to 121 km/h, with the average top speed being 102.0 km/h.

 Compare Steel Curtain with GhostRider

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Let's check out United States'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 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.


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.


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.


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.


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 wooden roller coaster attraction. The roller coaster track is 33 meters tall and has a drop of 49 meters.

Outlaw Run is built by Rocky Mountain Construction and spans a length of 895 meters with a maximum vertical angle of 81 degrees.

Outlaw Run streaks to a top speed of 109 km/h along its 3-inversion track.

Total ride time: 1 minutes 27 seconds.

 

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

 Compare Outlaw Run 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.


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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