The 10 scariest roller coasters in the world And by scary, we mean awesome. Besides, you can check out these terrifying coasters from the safety of your computer screen. Besides, you can check out these terrifying coasters from the safety of your computer screen.
Lightning Rod is a wooden roller coaster located at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Marketed as the world's first launched wooden roller coaster, the ride is themed to hot rod cars from the 1950s and was manufactured by Rocky Mountain Construction.
Superman: Krypton Coaster is a Bolliger & Mabillard Floorless Coaster at the Six Flags Fiesta Texas amusement park in San Antonio, Texas, USA. Opened in 2000, Superman: Krypton Coaster was one of the first floorless roller coasters in the world.
Dragon's Fury is a spinning roller coaster opened in 2004 at Chessington World of Adventures Resort in southwest London, England. This ride has four-person cars that can be weighted evenly or with bias to one side, depending on the amount of spin desired. The general theme is "surviving the dragon's wrath".
The El Toro roller coaster, also at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey, is the second-fastest wooden coaster in the world, reaching 70 mph speeds. When it comes to wooden coasters, there aren't many with loops, since wood won't torque and maintain strength like metal can.
Steel Venom features a single train suspended from an overhead steel track. Using "Linear Induction Motors" the train is accelerated both forwards and backwards multiple times until it has enough momentum to rise up the forward spiraling and then the reverse straight vertical spikes. Riders will reach heights of up to 185-feet and experience speeds of up to 68 miles-per-hour. Beware there is a scary surprise on Steel Venom, but we won't spoil that here.