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The 10 Tallest Roller Coasters in the World

Roller coasters are known for their speed. But in order to reach top speed, their trains have to first climb to the top. The world’s ten tallest roller coasters listed below make the grade for having the ten tallest drops. Check them out and share your favourite roller coasters in the comments section below.

1. Fujiyama, Fuji-Q Highland, Japan

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  • Fuji-Q Highland, Yamanashi, Japan
  • Type of coaster: Hyper Coaster
  • Height: 79 m (259 feet)
  • Drop: 70 m (230 feet)

Fujiyama is named after the iconic Mount Fuji. It is a combination of words “fuji” which means king, and “yama” which means mountain. When it opened in 1996 it was the world’s tallest roller coaster, and had the largest drop in the world at 70 m (230 ft).

More info: Wikipedia

2. Titan, Six Flags Over Texas, USA

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  • Six Flags Over Texas, Arlington, Texas, USA
  • Type of coaster: Hyper Coaster
  • Height: 75 m (245 feet)
  • Drop: 78 m (255 feet)

Titan is a combination of an out and back roller coaster and a twister roller coaster. It reaches a top speed of 137 km/h (85 mph) which places it among the world’s fastest coasters.

More info: Wikipedia

3. Shambhala, PortAventura, Spain

Shambhala rollercoaster

  • PortAventura, Salou, Spain
  • Type of coaster: Hyper Coaster
  • Height: 76 m (249 feet)
  • Drop: 78 m (256 feet)

Shambhala is named and themed after the inaccessible land in the Himalayas; Shambhala. The roller coaster located in PortAventura amusement park in Spain is the tallest and fastest hypercoaster (134 km/h) in Europe.

More info: Wikipedia

4. Millennium Force, Cedar Point, USA

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  • Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio, USA
  • Type of coaster: Out and back Giga-Coaster
  • Height: 94 m (310 feet)
  • Drop: 91 m (300 feet)

Millennium broke six world records and was the world’s first Giga Coaster, a roller coaster that exceeds 300 feet (91 m) in height. The coaster’s top speed is 150 km/h (93 mph) and features two tunnels, three overbanked turns, and four hills.

More info: Wikipedia

5. Leviathan, Canada’s Wonderland, Canada

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  • Canada’s Wonderland, Vaughan, Canada
  • Type of coaster: Out and back Giga-Coaster
  • Height: 93 m (306 feet)
  • Drop: 93 m (306 feet)

Leviathan is the tallest and fastest roller coaster in Canada, and the eighth-fastest roller coaster in the world

More info: Wikipedia

6. Steel Dragon 2000, Nagashima Spa Land, Japan

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  • Nagashima Spa Land, Nagashima, Japan
  • Type of coaster: Out and back terra-coaster
  • Height: 97 m (318 feet)
  • Drop: 93,5 m (307 feet)

Steel Dragon 2000 uses a traditional lift hill (rising an incredible 97 m) and gravity to propel it to a face-melting speed of 153 km/h (95 mph).

More info: Wikipedia

7. Fury 325, Carowinds, USA

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  • Carowinds amusement park located in Charlotte, North Carolina and Fort Mill, South Carolina, USA
  • Type of coaster: Out and back Giga-Coaster
  • Height: 99 m (325 feet)
  • Drop: 98 m (320 feet)

Fury 325 reaches speeds up to 153 km/h (95 mph)r, go through high-speed curves, and pass over and under the park’s main entrance.

More info: Wikipedia

8. Superman: Escape from Krypton, Six Flags Magic Mountain, USA

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  • Six Flags Magic Mountain, Valencia, California, USA
  • Type of coaster: Magnetic induction shuttle coaster
  • Height: 126,5 m (415 feet)
  • Drop: 100 m (328,1 feet)

Superman: Escape from Krypton was the first to utilize Linear Synchronous Motors (LSM) technology to propel vehicles to top speed of 167.4 km/h (104 mph). In 2011, Six Flags gave Superman a makeover with new cars and a new lease on life that has it running with greater height (and, likely, speed). It also reversed the shuttle trains so that they blast out of the station backwards, and send passengers free-falling down the 415-foot tower facing forwards.

More info: Wikipedia

9. Top Thrill Dragster, Cedar Point, USA

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  • Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio, USA
  • Type of coaster: Hydraulic launch rocket coaster
  • Height: 130 m (420 feet)
  • Drop: 120 m (400 feet)

Top Thrill Dragster is a steel accelerator roller coaster located at Cedar Point amusement park. It was the first full circuit roller coaster to exceed 400 feet (120 m) in height.

More info: Wikipedia

10. Kingda Ka, Six Flags Great Adventure, USA

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  • Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, New Jersey, USA
  • Type of coaster: Hydraulic launch rocket coaster
  • Height: 139 m (456 feet)
  • Drop: 127 m (418 feet)

The train is launched by a hydraulic launch mechanism to 206 km/h (128 mph) in 3.5 seconds. At the end of the launch track, the train climbs the main top hat tower, reaching a height of 139 m (456 ft) and spanning over a 950-metres-long (3,118 ft) track by the end of the ride.

More info: Wikipedia

Bonus Roller Coaster – Skyscraper, Skyplex, USA

Ride vehicles for the proposed world's tallest roller coaster, shown in a computer graphic, rise in a spiral pattern to the top before descending at speeds up to 60 mph.

  • Skyplex, Orlando, Florida. USA
  • Type of coaster: Polercoaster
  • Height: 150 m (500 feet)

Scheduled to open in 2017. When Skyscraper opens it will break several world records.

More info: Wikipedia

Do you like the tallest roller coasters? Share your favourite with us in the comment section below and check out 10 Most Terrifying Places In The World To Look Down.

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