Top 10 Fastest Roller Coasters

5. Superman

Escape from Krypton – Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California, USA

Superman Ultimate Six Flags Roller Coaster
Superman Ultimate Six Flags Roller Coaster

Top Speed: 100 mph / 161 km/h
Perhaps, the most spine-tingling roller coaster in the world. The superman is a straight track that rises to 41 stories in a matter of seconds and then comes down with a frenzy drop. The L-shaped ride acclerates 104 mph in 7 seconds. The drop involves 6.5 seconds of weightlessness. As of 2014, Superman: Escape from Krypton has the third tallest structure, and the third longest drop. The refurbished ride opened on March 19, 2011 with new trains that face backwards.

4. Dodonpa

Fuji-Q Highlandi n Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan

Dodonpa Roller Coaster
Dodonpa Roller Coaster

Top Speed: 106.9 mph / 172 km/h
Dodopana is 170 feet tall, and has a launch speed of 107 mph, within the first 1.7 seconds. It is a steel sit-down roller coaster with a compressed air launch. This 55 second ride takes the rider across 3,901 feet of steel tracks, and peaks at a maximum height of 170 feet 7 inches, with an element with some extreme negative G forces. The musical sound, Dodonpa, is played for the customers waiting to board it.

3. Top Thrill Dragster

Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, USA

Top Thrill Dragster Roller Coaster
Top Thrill Dragster Roller Coaster

Top speed: 120 mph/ 190kmph
Top Thrill Dragster was the first strata coaster in the world. When constructed in 2003, it was the first full circuit roller coaster to exceed a height of 400 feet. It stands 420 feet with a drop of 400 feet. After reaching its maximum velocity in about four seconds, the train begins to climb up a 90-degree incline with a counter-clockwise twist. A hydraulically launched roller coaster built by Intami, Its tagline is “ Race for the sky”.

2. Kingda Ka

Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson Township, New Jersey, USA

Kingda Ka Roller Coaster
Kingda Ka Roller Coaster

Top Speed: 128 mph / 206 km/h
The worlds tallest roller-coaster standing at 456 feet, Kingda ka is launched by a hydraulic launch mechanism to 128 miles per hour in 3.5 seconds. At the end of the launch track, the train climbs the main top hat tower and reaches a height of 456 feet. The ride spans over a 3,118-foot-long track, with a duration of 28 seconds. The ride does not operate in even light rain because of the high speed and open natures of the train.

1. Formula Rossa

Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Formula Rossa Fastest Roller Coaster
Formula Rossa Fastest Roller Coaster

Top speed : 150 mph/ 240 kmph
A launched roller-coaster, Formula rossa is manufactured by Intamin. It is 220 m in length and stands at a height of 174 feet. The coaster reaches its top speed in about 5 seconds using a hydraulic launch system. It generates a release velocity similar to that of aircraft carrier steam catapults. The ride lasts for about 1 minute and 32 seconds. Formula Rossa outstripped Kingda Ka at the Six Flags Great Adventure as the World’s Fastest Roller Coaster.

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