There is nothing like riding a roller coaster, especially in new theme parks.
Just before lift hill, the built-up tension released by free fall and turns, as riders scream and zero-gravity weightlessness is the best experience you can have.
According to the roller coaster database, we can divide roller coasters into two categories: Steel and Wooden coasters. In this post, we will be concerned only about tall Steel roller coasters.
Here is the list for the top 10 tallest roller coasters in the world in 2020:
10. Orion: 300-Foot Drop
A new roller coastline located Kings Island has become one of just seven gigantic coasters (a 300-399-meter class high or falling roller coasters).
Riders fall to their first depth from 300 feet tall height and are on average at a speed of up to 3 minutes on seven further pathways and a track of 5,321 feet.
This roller coaster and other roller Banshee and Diamondback coasters were built by Bolliger & Mabillard (B&M) exclusively for Kings Island.
The coaster’s minimum height requirement is 54 inches.
9. Intimidator 305: 305-Foot Drop
Intimidator 305 is a steel-constructed second Giga Coaster in North America, located in King’s Dominion amusement park in Doswell, Virginia.
Inaugurated in 2010, it reaches 93 meters, the highest height.
The first drop is 91 meters in height, and the maximum angle of descent is 85 degrees.
The ride’s first turn was significantly rebuilt after the first season of operation to reduce the number of gray outs and blackouts that many riders experienced on this thrill ride.
Theme park owners invested $25 million for the construction of this coaster.
It is termed for late NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt, who was nicknamed ‘The Intimidator.’
Intimidator 305 is no less intimidating as both the tallest and fastest roller coaster give you an adrenaline rush at a maximum speed of 140 kph.
8. Leviathan: 306-Foot Drop
Don’t look any further if you are an ambitious thrill seeker looking to overcome the highest and fastest roller coaster in Canada.
Leviathan will take you on the journey of your life, just like its name of mystical creature.
With an incredible 80 degrees descent, riders could ascend the highest peak on this latest Giga coaster.
The Leviathan stands at a dizzying height of 93 meters and is situated in Wonderland Amusement Park in Vaughan, Ontario, with a drop of the same length.
It was started in 2012 and with a top speed of 148 km/h (eighth fastest coaster in the world).
The steel coaster has a significant number of crazy drops over its track length.
7. Millennium Force: 300-Foot Drop
Millennium Force is a roller coaster located at Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio, United States.
Since the opening of the Blue Streak in 1964, this is 14th Roller Coaster.
When the Millennium Force started in 2000, it set six world records and was the first Giga Coaster in the world.
It has a 91-meter-high drop, which reaches a top speed of 150 km/h.
Fury 325, a mammoth 325-foot-high coaster, debuted in 2015 at Cedar Point’s sister property, Carowinds, in Charlotte, North Carolina.
It overtook the title from Millennium Force, which was voted as the best steel roller coaster for six straight years.
6. Steel Dragon 2000: 307-Foot Drop
This coaster boasts a significantly simple linear design like a fast train traveling at a top speed of 153 km/h on a twisted launchpad track.
It’s named Dragon, not because of the design but it was opened in 2000, the Year of the Dragon.
This 97-meter-high steel coaster is located in Nagashima Spa Land, Japan, and features a maximum drop of 93 meters and two tunnels.
5. Fury 325: 320-Foot Drop
Fury 325 is a roller coaster located at the Charlotte, North Carolina amusement park.
In the Carowinds Amusement Park of Charlotte, North Carolina, the new Fury 325 roller coaster’s height is above the Statue of Liberty and drops at an 81-degree stomach-churning angle.
The riders reach speeds of up to 153 km/h during the ride, experience extreme G-force because of its sharp curves with combined high speed.
Fury 325 attracts many people as it passes under and above the main entrance of the park.
As already mentioned, beating the six-year streak of the Millennium Force, Fury 325 is winning the Best Steel Coaster award and Best Roller coaster title since its four years running.
4. Red Force: 367-Foot Drop
The Red Force is the fastest and tallest roller coaster in Europe. Its brutal acceleration of the ride overshadows its summit height.
Thrill-seekers are at their highest 180 kph speed and accelerate from 0-100 km/h in approx 2s, pulled by a whopping horizontal G force of 1.35G during initial acceleration.
As the coaster swoops down, people on board feel 4G downforce (four times gravity) before they have enough time to scream, plummet, or understand.
In the Spanish theme park PortAventura, Red Force is the starting point of the recently opened Ferrari Land.
With the train-car that imitates a Formula One vehicle’s appearance, the design ensures that the ride was as rapid as the actual F1 car.
3. Superman: Escape from Krypton: 328.1-Foot Drop
Designed and built by Intamin at the end of the 1990s, the first Reverse Free Fall Coaster was the world’s first ride to break down the 160 km/h barrier, as well as the world’s highest roller coaster.
It is still the 3rd highest roller coaster in the world. Even now. It opened in 1997 and is still in operation.
It is 126.5 meters high and has a heartstopping 108.2-meter drop.
This thrilling ride has a top speed of just over 167 km/h. Like SUPERMAN, you will take off, launching up the trail at 90 degrees, a total of 415 feet in the air!
This roller coaster has high acceleration and combines weightlessness and the experience of free fall, which makes this ride so unique and attractive.
2. Top Thrill Dragster: 400-Foot Drop
The second-highest roller coaster, Top Thrill Dragster, is located in Cedar Point, Ohio.
Cedar Fair Entertainment Company operates this park since it started.
The ride takes a 17-second hydraulic launch to ascend and is still enough to terrify the most daring adventurers.
It was opened in 2003 with a total height of 130 meters and a 120-meter drop. In just 3.8 seconds, this scary roller coaster reaches an astonishing speed of 190kph.
1. Kingda Ka: 418-Foot Drop
Kingda Ka is located at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey is the tallest roller coaster in the world.
Opened in 2005 with a total height of 139 meters and a straight vertical, 127m high heart-stopping drop is a world record.
It reaches its insane top speed of 206 km/h in a short time of 3.5 seconds, which exceeds any sports bike or fast car.
So these are the steel coasters ranked by height.
There are many world’s tallest coasters options available for us Americans as weekend getaways.
Every year the rides are becoming wilder and scarier, and thrilling people like me absolutely love it!
Whether it’s extreme record-holders, ride off its tracks, backward rides, or insanely high-speed coasters, there’s certainly a ride you love for your romantic getaways.
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