Are you a thrill-seeking, the-faster-the-better kind of daredevil? If so, you can thank us now … We have found the best, fastest roller coasters in the world. From Virginia to Japan, these coasters will knock the wind out of you, make you pray for survival and leave you wanting more …
5.) Intimidator 305, Kings Dominion Park, USA
- Speed: 90MPH
- Location: Kings Dominion, Virginia, United States
- Height: 305 feet
- Ride duration: 3 minutes
Named in honor of famed NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt, whose nickname was Intimidator, this coaster is the tallest and fastest roller coaster on the East Coast.
4.) Dodonpa, Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park, Yamanashi, Japan
- Speed: 107 MPH
- Park : Fuji-Q highland Amusement Park, Yamanashi, Japan
- Height: 171 feet.
- Ride duration: 55 seconds
While Dodonpa no longer holds the title of the fastest roller coaster in the world, it is still the fastest roller coaster in Japan, and also has the “world’s fastest acceleration” for a roller coaster, going from 0-107 MPH in just two seconds. To put that into comparison, that’s faster than Formula One! It owes this success to its hot air mechanism, where hot air is used to push riders out of the launch tunnel with intense and incredible force
3.) Top Thrill Dragster, Cedar Point, Ohio, USA
- Speed: 120 MPH
- Park: Cedar Point, Ohio, United States
- Height: 420 feet
- Ride duration: 30 seconds
From 0-120 MPH in less than 4 seconds …
2.) Formula Rossa, Ferrari World, United Arab Emirates
- Speed: 150 MPH
- Park: Ferrari world, Abhu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
- Height: 171 feet
- Ride duration: 1.32 minutes
“Bigger, faster, better” seems to be the motto of the UAE these days, as evidenced by their indoor beaches, ski mountains, and even skydiving, so it should come as no surprise that they are not only home to a few of the faster roller coasters in the world, but are also home to the fastest roller coaster in the world.
1.) Kingda Ka, Six Flags, New Jersey, USA
- Speed: 128 MPH
- Park: Six Flags Great Adventure, New Jersey
- Height: 456 feet
- Ride duration: 28 seconds
A quickie but a goodie, Top5Central ranks this #1 on their list of Top 10 Deadliest Roller Coasters in the world, and it’s certainly number one on our list, too. Not only is it the tallest roller coaster in the world, but it’s the fastest roller coaster in the United States! As if those factors weren’t intimidating enough, the roller coaster also tends to experience rollback, meaning it can roll backward off of a point instead of forward, so as you approach the top of a hill, you don’t know whether you’ll make it over the top or rollback. But don’t worry — it does have magnetic breaks that will (eventually) kick in to prevent it from rolling all the way back to the station … Talk about an adrenaline rush!
We’ve got through the fastest, now what about the scariest roller coasters?? What’s your favorite roller coaster? Let us know in the comments!