These days, roller coasters are all about height and speed. Across the globe, parks race to outdo each other each year, striving for the claim to fame of “fastest roller coaster” or “tallest roller coaster.” Read on to explore the current 10 fastest roller coasters on the planet.
10. Intimidator 305
8. Millennium Force
7. Steel Dragon 2000
6. Ring Racer
5. Superman: Escape from Krypton & Tower of Terror
3. Top Thrill Dragster
2. Kingda Ka
• reaches a top speed of 128 miles per hour
• features a slightly taller hill of 456 feet
• has over-the-shoulder restraints as opposed to lap bars
• has an additional airtime hill on the return back to the station
In almost every other regard, Kingda Ka and Top Thrill Dragster are the same ride. Still, many roller coaster junkies who have ridden both claim that there’s a big difference between 120 miles per hour and 128.
1. Formula Rossa
There you have it: the top 10 fastest roller coasters in the world. Do you have what it takes to conquer them?