List of Top 11 Fastest Roller Coasters in the World

The first roller coaster was designed in the early 1800s in France, and it had a wooden track. The idea of the roller coaster is inspired from ice skating. Now, in every amusement and theme park, the roller coaster is the main attraction. Every amusement park competes to have the longest, tallest, and fastest roller coaster in the world so that riders that have the best time and thrilling experience of their life.

According to the current census report, there are over 4400 roller coasters in the world, and the number is increasing every week. Here are the fastest roller coasters in the world built to thrill riders.



Check out the Fastest Roller Coasters in the world


1. Formula Rossa


Speed: 149 mph (240 km/h)

Park: Ferrari World

Country: United Arab Emirates


It is the fastest roller coaster in the world, and it is holding the record since 2010. It is faster than free fall by nearly 5 times. It accelerates up to 150 mph in just 5 seconds which is very near to the initial acceleration of the expensive cars used for racing. The track is 2.2 km in length, and the ride duration is one and half minute. 


2. Kingda Ka


Speed: 128 mph (206 km/h)

Park: Six Flags Great Adventure

Country: United States


It is the fastest roller coaster in the United States. It has a height up to 456 feet, and the ride duration is less than half a minute. The reason is that it accelerates up to 128 mph in just 2.5 seconds. It climbs such great height and falls in the splash of an eye. 


3. Top Thrill Dragster


Speed: 120 mph (190 km/h)

Park: Cedar Point

Country: United States


It has a complete roller coaster circuit extending up to 400 feet in height. It takes 4 seconds to accelerate up to 120 mph. The train also does a 270-degree twist while descending which could be the most thrilling experience you ever encountered. But the ride duration is merely 30 seconds. 


4. Red Force


Speed: 112 mph (180 km/h)

Park: Ferrari Land

Country: Spain


It is a new roller coaster, and it started operating on 7th April 2017. It is the tallest Giga coaster in the world. It accelerates up to 112 mph in just 5 seconds. Currently, it is not operational due to some computer error. 


5. Dodonpa


Speed: 107 mph (172 km/h)

Park: Fuji-Q Highland

Country: Japan


This is probably to a most thrilling roller coaster as it speeds up to 107 mph in just 1.8 seconds. It could be really scary because it has nearly three times more acceleration that acceleration due to gravity. It will feel like you are floating in it. It does not have very high height and could go up to 170 feet and has ride duration of 55 seconds. 


6. Superman: Escape from Krypton


Speed: 100 mph (160 km/h)

Park: Six Flags Magic Mountain

Country: United States


The best part about this roller coaster is the acceleration it gets from 0 to 100 mph in just 7 seconds. It rises to 415 feet height, and the ride duration is short and lasts only 1 minute. You are sure to feel weightlessness in it. 


7. Tower of Terror II


Speed: 100 mph (160 km/h)

Park: Dreamworld

Country: Australia


It made history by being the first roller coaster in the world to reach a speed of 100 mph. It took $16 million for the entire construction. It goes up to 377 feet and the ride duration is less than 30 seconds.


8. Steel Dragon 2000


Speed: 95 mph (153 km/h)

Park: Nagashima Spa Land

Country: Japan


It is the longest roller coaster in the world. The ride duration is 4 minutes. Its height goes up to 318 feet. It also has the most steel in any roller coaster, and even Earthquake cannot shake it. There are mainly three high drops and many sharp turns. 

9. Fury 325


Speed: 95 mph (153 km/h)

Park: Carowinds

Country: United States


It started operating in 2015, and it is known for high-speed curves and reaches up to 325 feet. It cost around $30 million for the entire construction.  


10. Millennium Force


Speed: 93 mph (150 km/h)

Park: Cedar Point

Country: United States


The height of the drops varies from 300 to 310 feet. When it started its operation in 2000, it used to be the tallest and also the fastest roller coaster in the world. It has one of the longest track spanning over 6596 feet. The duration of the ride is around 2 minutes and 20 seconds. 


11. Leviathan    


Speed: 92 mph (148 km/h)

Park: Canada's Wonderland

Country: Canada



It is the fastest as well as the tallest roller coast you can get in Canada. It is nearly 305 feet tall, and the total track covers over 1672 meters. Some of the drops are at a steep angle of 80 degrees. There are three trains available for this ride, and the first drop is from its peak of 305 feet. The second is 183 foot. The ride duration of three and half minutes.



If you are tired of riding the local roller coaster and your need for speed is killing you, you should travel in the cities where these above-mentioned roller coasters are situated and have the most thrilling experience of your life. 



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