We have compiled a list of the 10 best and fastest US and world roller coasters. Hang on to your harness because some of these reach over 100 mph. If you are a thrill-seeker, then read on, we got just what you’ve been searching for.
Ranking in number one as the worlds fastest roller coaster in the world is Formula Rossa. The Formula Rossa accelerates to 145 mph during the ride. Riders experience 1.7 Gs of force and are given the rush of a lifetime. This roller coaster takes place in Ferrari World located in Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, part of the United Arab Emirates. In addition its speed the coaster also reaches a height of 171 feet.
Coming in second is Ring Racer. Located in Nurburg, Germany, this roller coaster uses it compressed-air launch technology to thrust the coaster from 0 to 135 mph in just 2.5 seconds. While it does reach record breaking speeds for a roller coaster it was mainly designed for that purpose only, considering it doesn’t contain inversions, banked turns, or other elements.
Next on the list is the Kingda Ka, which while it is one of the fastest, is most known for its death defying and record breaking 456-foot top hat tower. This hydraulic launches coaster bring terrifying to a whole new level as this roller coaster tops out at 128 mph and contains two massive drops, which were intended to give a free falling effect.
Another promising adventure is the Dodonpa, which reaches speeds of 107 mph. This is another roller coaster with terrifying drops at 170 feet. If the drop wasn’t enough they through in a 90 degree angel as well to make you fee like you’re virtually flying. This Fuji-Q Highland, Yamanashi, Japan roller coaster is one of the best in the world.
Other best and fastest roller coasters:
Top Thrill Dragster- 120 mph
Tower of Terror- 100 mph
Superman- 100 mph
Steel Dragon 2000- 95 mph
Intimidator 305- 94 mph
Millennium Force- 93 mph
Titan- 85 mph
Phantom’s Revenge- 85 mph