What shouldn’t be missing in any amusement park are roller coasters. However, there are many different models, large, small, extremely fast and rather harmless, wooden roller coasters and even “underwater” roller coasters. Of course, the highest roller coasters are among the most spectacular. These can be found in different countries.
The 10 highest roller coasters for all adrenaline junkies
In 2016, there will be a new roller coaster at number one, the SkyScraper, which is located in the SkyPlex in the USA. This roller coaster is currently under construction. It is said to reach a height of 173 meters and to extend around a tower. The ride will go partly vertically downwards, with the gondola rotating with the passengers.
At the moment the first place is still the Kingda Ka, which is in the United States in the Six Flags Great Adventure. This roller coaster is 139 meters high. At the start of this run, the speed is so great that the cable must be cooled by water. The roller coaster can still be seen from the Seaside Heights Bridge, which is 34 km away.
In second place on the highest roller coasters is the Top Thrill Dragster, also in the USA, at Cedar Point. The height of this vehicle is 128 meters. This model is a steel roller coaster designed by a German engineering firm and built by a Swiss company.
The third place can also be found in the USA, in the SIX Flags Magic Mountain. Here is the 126.5 meter high Superman: Escape from Krypton. This steel shuttle coaster was opened on March 15, 1997.
The roller coaster Tower of Terror II is in fourth place. It can be found in the Australian Dreamworld. It is 115 meters high. When it opened in 1997, it was both the tallest and fastest roller coaster or world.
The smaller of the tall roller coasters
From fifth place, the highest roller coasters are all under 100 meters, which is still an enormous height.
The fifth place went to the Steel Dragon 2000 in Japan, which can be visited in the Nagashima Spa Land. It impresses with a height of 97 meters. A big highlight of this roller coaster is that it still holds the record as the longest roller coaster. It runs over a length of 2479 meters.
The Millennium Force is 94.5 meters high at Cedar Point in the USA. It is in 6th place and covers an area of 5.3 hectares.
Seventh is the Leviathan roller coaster in Canada’s Canada’s Wonderland. This is 93.3 meters high and a full 148 km / h. In Canada, this is not only the tallest, but also the fastest roller coaster.
Eighth place, the Intimidator 305 in the Kings Dominion in the USA, is an impressive 93 meters high. This had to be mitigated a few years ago because blackouts occurred for some passengers. However, there is no longer a problem here.
Ninth place is in Japan, in Tokyo Dome City. It is the roller coaster Thunder Dolphin with a height of 80 meters.
The Fujiyama roller coaster in the Fuji-Q Highland in Japan is only one meter lower. This vehicle measures 79 meters in height. For all fans of fast speed, there is guaranteed to be something here.