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Jigyasha Prasad Apr 17 2014

Which are the best roller coasters in the world?

Reet Cheema Apr 17 2014
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Ride some of these best roller coasters in the world before you die. So, take the thrill-seeker in you for a ride in the tallest, fastest and longest roller coasters in the world.

The Kingda Ka, Six Flags Great Adventure, New Jersey

The Kingda Ka is the world’s tallest and second fastest roller coaster going from 0 to 128 miles per hour in just 3.5 seconds and reaches a height of 456 feet (139 metres). The ride has a petrifying 418-foot drop (127 metres) and is surely not recommended for weak hearted people.


Photo of Kingda Ka (by Dusso Janladde)

The Smiler, Alton Towers, England

The Smiler located at Alton Towers in Staffordshire with a jaw dropping 14 inversions, holds the world record for most inversions on a roller coaster. With plunging 30 metre drops, the ride also uses mind-manipulating triggers such as flashing lights, spinning wheels and even tickling to blur the line between illusion and reality.


Photo of The Smiler (by TowersStreet)


Colossus, Thrope Park, England

Colossus is world's first 10-looping monster roller coaster which propelled Thrope Park to the premier league of UK Theme Parks. The inversions include a vertical loop, a cobra roll, two corkscrews and five heartline twists. A ride in this extreme roller coaster is enough to get your blood pumping.



Photo of Colossus (by Stefen Scheer)


Top Thrill Dragster, Cedar Point, Ohio

Built in 2003, Top Thrill Dragster was the first full circuit roller coaster to exceed 400 feet in height and was considered the tallest in the world, till Kingda Ka came up in 2005. In a matter of seconds, a high-horsepower shot takes you to a height of 420 feet in the air before crashing down to the finish line.



Photo of Top Thrill Dragster (by Craig Lloyd from Fort Wayne, United States)


The Takabisha, Fuji-Q Highland, Japan

With its famous 121-degree drop, the Takabisha located at the Fuji-Q Highland theme park in Japan is the steepest roller coaster in the world. This 1000 metre ride has seven hair-raising inversions which include slow heartline roll, a banana roll, corkscrew and more to take your breath away.


Photo of Takabisha (by Alex Brogan)

Formula Rossa, Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi

Located at Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi, Formula Rossa is the world's fastest roller coaster which reaches to a top speed of 240 km/hr in approximately 5 seconds. Riders are provided with safety goggles to shield their eyes from airborne particulates or insects, while being carried at high air speeds.



Photo of Formula Rossa (by Jazon88)

Steel Dragon 2000, Nagashima Spa Land, Japan

The Steel Dragon 2000 is another one in the list of best roller coasters in the world which is a must-ride for thrill-seekers. It holds the record for the longest track length (8,133 feet) and is the second fastest coaster in Japan.



Photo of Steel Dragon 2000 (by Ivan Lucas)

Millennium Force, Cedar Point, Ohio


Millennium Force was the first complete circuit roller coaster in the world that exceeded 200 feet in height. The coaster has a 310 feet and 45 degree inclined lift hill with a 300 feet drop and also features two tunnels and three overbanked turns. Even though it briefly held the title of the tallest and fastest complete circuit roller coaster, the ride here is still one of the best in the world.



Photo of Millennium Force (by Coasterman1234)


Superman: Escape from Krypton, Six Flags Magic Mountain, California

For thrill and blood rush, you don't need to be a superhero, you can rather head to Six Flags Magic Mountain for Superman ride. The ride climbs up a 415 feet tall tower at a 90 degree angle and blasts you out of the station backwards at a speed of 100 mph in approximately 7 seconds.



Photo of Superman ride ( by flickr)

Gatekeeper, Cedar Point, Ohio

With its 170-foot wing drop, GateKeeper has the highest inversion in the world. This roller coaster has also established other records, including the highest drop and longest track.



Photo of GateKeeper (by Jeremy Thompson)

So, if you are one of the adrenaline junkies, try riding in one of the best roller coasters in the world to experience a thrill of a lifetime.

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Udbhav Rai Apr 21 2014
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Another favorite ride of mine at Cedar Point, Ohio is The Raptor.

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