Fastest Wooden Roller Coasters in the United States
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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 Lightning Rod


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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.

Steel Curtain is built by S&S - Sansei Technologies and spans a length of 1,200 meters.

  Fastest wooden roller coaster in the world at a max speed of 121 km/h — Steel Curtain streaks to a top speed of 121 km/h along its 9-inversion track.

Total ride time: 2 minutes.

 

 Compare Steel Curtain with T Express from Everland, South Korea.

 Compare Steel Curtain with Outlaw Run from Silver Dollar City, 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 wooden roller coaster attraction. The roller coaster track is 50 meters tall and has a drop of 50 meters.

Lightning Rod is built by Rocky Mountain Construction and spans a length of 1,200 meters with 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 has a maximum speed of 117 km/h and a G force of 4g.

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

 

 Compare Lightning Rod with T Express from Everland, South Korea.

 Compare Lightning Rod with Le Monstre from La Ronde, Canada.


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) streaks to a top speed of 116 km/h along its 2-inversion track.

Total ride time: 1 minutes 45 seconds.

 

 Compare Goliath (Six Flags Great America) with Le Monstre from La Ronde, Canada.

 Compare Goliath (Six Flags Great America) with Tonnerre De Zeus from Parc Astérix, France.


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.

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

Total ride time: 1 minutes 42 seconds.

 

 Compare El Toro with The Cú Chulainn Coaster from Tayto Park, Ireland.

 Compare El Toro with Screamin' Eagle from Six Flags St. Louis, 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.

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 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 Coaster-Express from Parque Warner Madrid, Spain.

 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 wooden roller coaster attraction. The roller coaster track is 48 meters tall and has a drop of 47 meters.

  Second longest wooden roller coaster track in the world at 1,964 meters — The Voyage is built by The Gravity Group and stretches 1,964 meters in length, with 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 El Toro from Six Flags Great Adventure, United States.

 Compare The Voyage with Wildfire (Kolmården Wildlife Park) from Kolmården Wildlife Park, Sweden.


The Boss.

Boss Front Seat on-ride POV Six Flags St. Louis (Youtube/CoasterForce)

Tallest roller coaster track built by Custom Coasters International — The Boss is a wooden roller coaster attraction with a height of 37 meters and a drop of 46 meters at Six Flags St. Louis in Eureka, Missouri, United States.

Third longest roller coaster track built by Custom Coasters International — Built by Custom Coasters International, The Boss stretches 1,412 meters in length.

Roller coaster built by Custom Coasters International with the longest ride duration — Total ride time: 3 minutes.

 

 Compare The Boss with Time Travel from Hot Go Park-Happy Jungle World, China.

 Compare The Boss with Wood Coaster (Mountain Flyer) from OCT East, China.


American Eagle.

2019 The American Eagle Roller Coaster On Ride Front Seat (Youtube/Theme Park POV)

American Eagle is a wooden roller coaster attraction at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois, United States. The roller coaster track is 39 meters tall and has a drop of 45 meters.

The 1,417-meter long American Eagle is built by Intamin and has a maximum vertical angle of 55 degrees.

Total ride time: 2 minutes 23 seconds.

 

 Compare American Eagle with El Toro from Six Flags Great Adventure, United States.

 Compare American Eagle with Balder from Liseberg Amusement Park, Sweden.


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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