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ALL ABOUT ROLLER COASTER IN THE WORLD Top 5 Tallest Roller Coasters in America America is proud to say that the three of the five world’s tallest roller coasters lie in her territory. These are Kingda King, Top Thrill Disaster and Superman: The Escape from Krypton. In addition, another two of its roller coasters landed places in the ten world’s tallest roller coasters, the Millenium Force and the Intimidate 305. The five mentioned roller coasters are among the tallest roller coasters in the America. Kingda King, with a height of 456 feet (139 meters), is recognized as the tallest roller coaster in America and in the world. It is hailed as the king of roller coasters. It is also the fastest roller coaster in America. It is situated in Six Flags Great Adventure Park in Jackson, New Jersey. Its hydraulic and catapult engineering lift-off system mechanism drives its passengers with a speed from 0 to 128 in 3.5 seconds. It is one of the two strata coasters in the world. Strata coaster is the one that has a complete circuit. It has also the tallest steel roller coaster drops, with a drop height of 418 feet (127 meters). Top Thrill Dragster, with a height of 420 feet (128 meters), is the second tallest roller coaster in the America and in the world. It is situated in Cedar Point Park in Sandusky, Ohio. It is the first ever made strata coaster. It is basically the older, shorter and slower version of Kingda King. Its drop height, which is 400 feet (122 meters), has been surpassed by Kingda King. It had three records in the past: the tallest, fastest and the steepest drop since it was introduced in 2003.The records were beaten later by Kingda King. Superman: The Escape from Krypton, with a height of 415 feet (126 meters), is the third tallest roller coaster in America and in the world. It can be found in Six Flags Magic Mountain Park in Valencia, California. It is a roller coaster with a reverse freefall launch mechanism. Its drop height, which is 328 feet (100 meters), is also the world’s third tallest roller coaster drops. Millenium Force, with the height of 310 feet (94 meters), is the fourth tallest roller coaster in America. It is also the world’s sixth tallest roller coaster. It is known as giga coaster due to its


great height. Like Kingda King, it is also located in Cedar Point Park in Sandusky, Ohio. It is the best roller coaster in the world and the most popular one in the Cedar Point Park, based on consistent votes and poll ranking. Indeed, it is the ultimate scream machine in the world. With a length of 6,595 feet (2010 meters), it is also the longest roller coaster in America. It has a speed of 93 miles per hour. It has a drop height of 300 feet (91 meters) is the world’s fifth tallest roller coaster drop height. Intimidate 305, with a height of 305 feet (93 meters), is the fifth tallest roller coaster in America. It is also the world’s seventh tallest roller coaster. It is situated in Kings Dominion in Doswell, Virginia. It has a speed of 90 miles per hour. It is also a giga coaster. It shares with the Millenium Force the slot as the world’s fifth tallest roller coaster drop height.

Top 5 Tallest Roller Coasters in Asia The five tallest roller coasters in Asia are located within the mainland of the continent: four of which are from Japan and one from mainland China. Steel Dragon 2000, a giga coaster, is the Asia’s tallest roller coaster, with the height of 318 feet (97 meters). It has also the feat of being the world’s fifth tallest roller coaster. It is also the third fastest roller coaster in Asia, with a speed of 95 miles per hour. With the length of 8133 feet (2479 meters), it is also world’s longest roller coaster. Its drop height of 307 feet (94 meters) makes it as the tallest roller coaster drops in Asia. It is also the world’s tallest roller coaster that makes use of a traditional chain launch mechanism. It is situated at Nagashima Spa Land in Nagashima, Mie, Japan. It was opened to the public in year 2000 which is a year of the dragon. It was built by Chance Morgan. This roller coaster has been built with much steel requirements necessary for the earthquake protection. Thunder Dolphin, a mega coaster, is the Asia’s second tallest roller coaster, with the height of 262 feet (80 meters).It is also the world’s sixth tallest continuous circuit roller coaster. It is also the fourth fastest roller coaster in Asia, with the speed of 81 miles per hour. Its drop height of


218 feet (66 meters) makes it the Asia’s third tallest roller coaster drop. It is located at the LaQua section of the Tokyo Dome City Attractions in Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan. It was opened to the public in year 2003. It was designed and built by Intamin. Fujiyama is the Asia’s third tallest roller coaster, with the height of 259 feet (79 meters). It is also the fourth fastest roller coaster in Asia, with the speed of 81 miles per hour, same with Thunder Dolphin. With its length of 6709 feet (2045 meters), it is also Asia’s second longest roller coaster. Its drop height of 230 feet (70 meters) makes it the second tallest roller coaster drop in Asia. It is located at Fuji-Q Highland in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan. Its name was derived from the famous Mt. Fuji. It was introduced to the public in year 1996. During that time, Fujiyama was the tallest roller coaster and the tallest roller coaster drop in the world. Eejanaika is the Asia’s fourth tallest roller coaster, with the height of 249 feet (76 meters). It is also the sixth fastest roller coaster in Asia, with the speed of 78 miles per hour. It is also located at Fuji-Q Highland in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan. It was opened to the public in year 2006. It was designed by S&S Arrow. It has a four- dimensional structural design and it is the world’s second four-dimensional roller coaster made. It is also the one with the most inversions in the world. Diving Coaster is the Asia’s fifth tallest roller coaster and also the tallest and the largest roller coaster in China, with the height of 213 feet (65 meters). It is situated at Happy Valley in Songjiang, Shanghai, China.

Top 5 Tallest Roller Coasters in Europe Silver Star is the tallest roller coaster in Europe with the height of 240 feet (73 meters), making it a hyper coaster. It is also the third fastest roller coaster in the continent, with the speed of 79 miles per hour. With the length of 5315 feet (1620 meters), it is the Europe’s third longest roller coaster. It also grabs the feat of being the continent’s tallest roller coaster drop with the drop height of 220 feet (67 meters). It is located at Europa Park in Rust, Baden Wuerttemberg, Germany. It was built by Bolliger & Mabillard and was introduced to the public in year 2002.


Pepsi Max Big One is the second tallest roller coaster in Europe with the height of 213 feet (65 meters). It is also the fifth fastest roller coaster in the continent, having a speed of 74 miles per hour. With the length of 5497 feet (1675 meters), it is the Europe’s second longest roller coaster. It has also a second rank in the continent’s tallest roller coaster drop having a drop height of 205 feet (62 meters).

It is located at Pleasure Beach in Blackpool, Lancashire,

England, United Kingdom. It was originally made by Arrow Dynamics and was made open to the public in year 1994.During that time, Pepsi Max Big One was the tallest and the fastest roller coaster in the world. It is sponsored by Pepsi Cola Corporation, under Pepsi Max product. Stealth is the third tallest roller coaster in Europe with the height of 205 feet (62 meters). It is also the second fastest roller coaster in the continent, with the speed of 80 miles per hour. It is also the fastest and the tallest wooden coaster in Europe. It is the second tallest wooden coaster in the world. With the It is situated at Thorpe Park in Chertsey, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. It was built by Intamin of Switzerland and was introduced to the public in year 2006. Colossus, a wooden coaster, is the fourth tallest roller coaster in Europe having a height of 197 feet (60 meters). It is also the Europe’s seventh longest roller coaster, with the length of 4410 feet (1344 meters). It is the roller coaster with the most number of inversions in the world. It is the sixth tallest roller coaster drop in the continent with a drop height of 159 feet (48 meters).It can be found at Heide-Park Soltau in Soltau, Lower Saxony, Germany. It was made open to the public in year 2001. Stunt Fall is the fifth tallest roller coaster in Europe with a height of 192 feet (59 meters). It is also got eight places in the fastest roller coaster in the continent, with a speed of 66 miles per hour. It is also the Europe’s fourth tallest roller coaster drop with a drop height of 177 feet (54 meters). It is situated at Parque Warner Madrid in San Martin de la Vega, Madrid, Spain. It was introduced to the public in year 2002.


Top 5 Tallest Roller Coasters in the world Roller coasters are the most popular rides in recreational parks around the world. The top five world’s tallest roller coasters, in descending order, are Kingda Ka, Top Thrill Dragster, Superman: The Escape from Krypton, Tower of Terror II, and the Steel Dragon 2000. Kingda Ka is hailed as the world’s tallest roller coaster. It is located in Six Flags Great Adventure Park in Jackson, New Jersey, USA. It reaches a height of 456 feet (139 meters), accelerates to a speed of 128 miles per hour in 3.5 seconds and a ride lasts for 28 seconds. It was introduced to the media in September 2004 and was formally commenced to the public on May 2005. It is a strata coaster, a roller coaster with a complete circuit.

It uses hydraulic lift-off rocket

mechanism and utilizes an engineered electromagnetic catapult launch. Its name came from a golden tabby Bengal tiger from an Indian myth. Top Thrill Dragster is the second tallest roller coaster in the world. It is located in Cedar Point Park in Sandusky, Ohio, USA. It reaches a height of 420 feet (128 meters) and accelerates to a speed of 120 miles per second in 3.8 seconds and a ride lasts for 17 seconds. It is also a complete circuit roller coaster or strata coaster. It is also a hydraulic lift-off rocket roller coaster that gives passengers an adrenaline rush and uses an electromagnetic brake system for smooth stop. Superman: The Escape from Krypton is the world’s third tallest roller coaster. It is located in Six Flags Magic Mountain Park in Valencia, California, USA. It reaches a height of 415 feet (126 meters) and with a speed of 100 miles per hour. It uses a magnetic induction launch mechanism. It is a shuttle roller coaster type. Tower of Terror II is the fourth tallest roller coaster in the world. It is located in Dreamworld Amusement Park in Coomera, Queensland, Australia. It reaches a height of 377 (115 meters) feet and accelerates to a speed of 100 miles per hour in 7 seconds and a ride lasts for 27 seconds. It is actually a steel shuttle roller coaster type and uses a magnetic induction launch system. It had a renovation and was re-introduced in September 2010. It is not considered a roller coaster by some people. Actually, it is only a tower car that goes up and down.


Steel Dragon 2000 is the fifth tallest roller coaster in the world. It is located in Nagashima Spa Land Amusement Park in Nagashima, Mie, Japan. It reaches a height of 318 feet (97 meters), with a speed of 95 miles per hour and a ride lasts for 3 minutes and 17 seconds. It was introduced to the public in year 2000(a year of the dragon). It uses a traditional chain launch mechanism, making it as the world’s tallest roller coaster that continuously using that particular lift-off system. It is also the world’s longest roller coaster having a length of 8133 feet (2749 meters). Its design resembles a dragon’s tail through its series of camel humps-like structures.

Top 5 the Most Dangerous Roller Coasters The danger of a roller coaster can be identified and perceived by knowledge of its height, length, speed, number of inversions, strength of materials used, location, numbers of allowed passengers and others such as cases of accidents. Below are the top fives most dangerous roller coasters, from the most dangerous ones to the least ones based on each criterion. In terms of height of the roller coaster, the top five most dangerous roller coasters are the following: Kingda Ka (456 feet) from USA, Top Thrill Dragster (420 feet) from USA, Superman: The Escape from Krypton(415 feet) from USA, Tower of Terror II (377 feet) from Australia and Steel Dragon 2000(318 feet) from Japan. In terms of speed of roller coaster, the top five most dangerous roller coasters are the following: Formula Rossa (149 miles per hour) from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Ring Racer (135 miles per hour) from Germany; Kingda Ka (128 miles per hour) from USA; Top Thrill Dragster (120 miles per hour) from USA; and Dodonpa (107 miles per hour) from Japan. Speaking of the number of inversions, the top five most dangerous roller coasters are the following: 10 Inversion Roller Coaster (10 inversions) from China; Colossus (10 inversions) of UK; Avalancha (8 inversions) from Guatemala; Dragon Khan (8 inversions) from Spain and Flight of the Phoenix (8 inversions) from China. In terms of roller coaster drop height, the top five most dangerous roller coasters are the following: Kingda Ka (418 feet) from USA; Top Thrill Dragster (400 feet) from USA; Superman: The Escape from Krypton (328 feet) from USA; Tower of Terror II (328 feet) from Australia and Steel Dragon 2000 (307 feet) from Japan.


In terms of roller coaster length, the top five most dangerous roller coasters are the following: Steel Dragon 2000 (8133 feet) from Japan; Ultimate (7442 feet) from UK; Beast (7359) from USA; Son of Beast (7032 feet) from USA and Fujiyama (6709 feet) from Japan. The danger of wooden coaster based on its height can also be considered. The top five (based on height) most dangerous wooden coasters are the following: Son of Beast (218 feet) from USA; Colossus (197 feet) from Germany; T Express (184 feet) from South Korea; El Toro (181 feet) from USA and Rattler (180 feet) from USA. The vulnerability of wooden coaster can also be pinpointed, especially on its length. The top five (based on length) most dangerous wooden coasters are the following: Beast (7359 feet) from USA; Son of Beast (7032 feet) from USA; Voyage (6442 feet) from USA; White Cyclone (5577 feet) from Japan and Mean Streak (5427 feet) from USA. The danger of wooden coaster based on its speed can also be considered. The top five (based on speed) most dangerous wooden coasters are the following: Son of Beast (78 miles per hour) from USA; El Toro (70 miles per hour) from USA; Voyage (67 miles per hour) from USA; Boss (66 miles per hour) from USA and American Eagle (66 miles per hour) from USA.


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