Cedar Point is a place like no other with 18 world-class roller coasters. The riding experiences are so diverse, there’s a roller coaster for every thrill seeker. From pint-sized starters like Woodstock Express to the 120-mph Top Thrill Dragster – if you love roller coasters, this is the only place you need to be.
In fact, Millennium Force’s creation demanded an all-new category just to classify its one of a kind nature – thus was born the giga-coaster. Ranking as one of the world’s best steel coasters, this behemoth shoots riders over hills, past lagoons and through tunnels, all at unthinkable speeds.
Take the pedal to the metal attitude of funny car racing, then turn it up a few notches and you’ve got the insane Top Thrill Dragster. Riders are launched from zero to white knuckles in the blink of an eye on a race track climbing 420 feet in the air. So we aren’t kidding when we say that this high-octane sprint to the checkered flag knows a thing or twenty about horsepower. Vroom vroom.
Fury 325 is currently the seventh fastest, sixth tallest, and fourth longest roller coaster in the world. In North American rankings, the roller coaster is the tallest, fastest, and longest non-launched steel roller coaster on the continent. The roller coaster is currently the tallest in the world to use a chain lift hill.
Superman the Ride (formerly known as Bizarro and Superman: Ride of Steel) is a steel roller coaster located at Six Flags New England in Agawam, Massachusetts. Built by Intamin in 2000, it features a 208-foot (63 m) lift hill, a 221-foot (67 m) drop, and over 1-mile (1.6 km) of track.
Kingda Ka is a steel accelerator roller coaster located at United States in Jackson, New Jersey, United States. It is the world's tallest roller coaster, the world's second fastest roller coaster, and was the second strata coaster ever built.
Intimidator is a steel roller coaster built by Bolliger & Mabillard at Carowinds. The roller coaster is located in the Carowinds Plaza section of the park. Intimidator is the thirteenth roller coaster installed at Carowinds and is located near the entrance of the theme park.
Apollo's Chariot is a steel roller coaster at the Busch Gardens Williamsburg theme park in James City County, Virginia, United States. The ride was the first Hyper Coaster designed by Swiss firm Bolliger & Mabillard. It officially opened to the public on March 30, 1999.
There are a ton of steel roller coasters. They are, by far, the most popular type of thrill machine. Although within the category, there are all kinds of sub-genres such as inverted coasters, launched coasters, and hypercoasters. But only a few -- well OK, 10 -- can make this list of the best steel coasters.
Diamondback is a steel roller coaster designed by Bolliger & Mabillard (B&M) at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio, United States. The ride is located in Rivertown just behind International Street and the Eiffel Tower. When built in 2009, it was the first hypercoaster to feature a splashdown and the first B&M roller coaster at Kings Island.
Magnum XL-200, colloquially known as simply Magnum, is a steel roller coaster built by Arrow Dynamics at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio. When built in 1989, it was the tallest, fastest, and steepest complete-circuit roller coaster in the world as well as the first hypercoaster – a roller coaster that exceeds 200 feet (61 m) in height.
You may remember the legendary Texas Giant from when it first opened as a world class wooden coaster. To celebrate its 20th birthday, this magnificent structure was brilliantly remodeled with the very latest in steel track technology, taking a classic into the new millennium and beyond.
Phantom's Revenge (formerly known as Steel Phantom) is a steel roller coaster at Kennywood. When it opened in 1991, it was the fastest roller coaster and had the longest drop of any roller coaster in the world. The ride was originally manufactured by Arrow Dynamics.
Maverick is a steel roller coaster built by Intamin at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, United States. It was the seventeenth roller coaster built at the park since Blue Streak in 1964. It is notable as being the 500th roller coaster designed by German engineer Werner Stengel and the first roller coaster featuring a Twisted Horseshoe Roll.
But only a few -- well OK, 10 -- can make this list of the best steel coasters. Speaking of hypercoasters, let's start with number 10, which is a tie between the essentially similar Ride of Steel at Darien Lake in Darien, NY and Superman: Ride of Steel at Six Flags America in Mitchellville, MD.
El Toro, a Spanish term meaning The Bull, is a wooden roller coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey. Designed by Intamin of Switzerland, it opened to the public on June 11, 2006. Intamin also worked with members of Rocky Mountain Construction to build the ride.
X² (formerly known as X) is a steel roller coaster operating at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California.It is the world's first 4th Dimension roller coaster and was the final roller coaster conceived and installed by ride manufacturer Arrow Dynamics.The ride is unique in that the trains' seats pitch 360 degrees forwards and in reverse independent of the main chassis.
Kumba was the first ride in the world to feature a number of now-common roller coaster elements, including interlocking corkscrews and a dive loop. Riders of Kumba experience up to 3.8 times the force of gravity on the 3 minute ride. Kumba features four steel and fiberglass trains, each containing eight cars.
So let’s jump right in. I opted to rank the wooden and steel coasters separately. Hersheypark’s Steel Coasters Ranked 1. Skyrush. My assessment: Skyrush is a miniature Intimidator 305 (of Kings Dominion). And as I-305 currently sits atop my list of favorite steel coasters, Skyrush has rightfully earned the second spot.
Eurosat - CanCan Coaster at RCDB Pictures of Eurosat - CanCan Coaster at RCDB Eurosat - CanCan Coaster is an upcoming enclosed roller coaster at Europa-Park. The ride is part of a refurbishment from the original Eurosat which will include new track, some minor layout changes and a virtual reality experience that will have its own separate station. Eurosat - CanCan Coaster will open in 2018.
You will feel the “force” through this white-knuckle maze with a 205-foot drop, two mystifying tunnels, steep banks, dips and turns and speeds reaching 75 miles per hour. This mega-coaster is recognized as one of the best steel roller coasters in the world.
Wicked Cyclone (formerly Cyclone) is a steel roller coaster located at Six Flags New England amusement park. The ride originally opened as a wooden roller coaster named Cyclone on June 24, 1983. Its name and design were inspired by the 1927 historic roller coaster Cyclone located at Coney Island.
Steel Dragon 2000 is a steel giga roller coaster located at Nagashima Spaland in Kuwana, Mie, Japan. Opened on August 1, 2000 it became the tallest and fastest full-circuit roller coaster in the world, surpassing Millennium Force at Cedar Point which opened three months earlier.
The Voyage previously held the record for most air-time on a roller coaster at 24.3 seconds from 2006-2018 when Steel Vengeance opened. It is also ranked sixth overall in height and second in length (behind only The Beast at Kings Island).
Bizarro (previously Medusa) is a steel floorless roller coaster built by Bolliger & Mabillard at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson Township, New Jersey, United States. The ride debuted as Medusa on April 2, 1999 as the world's first floorless roller coaster.
Leviathan / l ɪ ˈ v aɪ. ə θ ən / is a steel roller coaster in the Medieval Faire section of the park at Canada's Wonderland in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada. It is the first roller coaster designed by Swiss firm Bolliger & Mabillard to exceed a height of 300 feet (91 m), putting it in a class of roller coasters commonly referred to as giga.
Superman: Escape from Krypton (originally known as Superman: The Escape) is a steel shuttle roller coaster located at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California. When it opened in 1997, it was the tallest roller coaster in the world, and its speed of 100 mph (160 km/h) was tied for the fastest with Tower of Terror II, a similar roller coaster which opened two months earlier at Dreamworld in Australia.
Boulder Dash is a wooden roller coaster located at Lake Compounce in Bristol, Connecticut. Construction for the coaster began in June 1999 and was completed in May 2000. The coaster was built by Custom Coasters International using Southern Yellow Pine wood; while the track is made of Douglas Fir.
Mako is a steel hypercoaster manufactured by Bolliger & Mabillard at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida, United States. Upon completion, Mako became an anchor attraction to the new park area themed to sharks in general, and is located adjacent to SeaWorld's previously existing shark attractions, such as the Shark Encounter aquarium and its attached "Sharks Underwater Grill" restaurant.
GateKeeper is a steel roller coaster located at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio. Designed by Bolliger & Mabillard (B&M), it was the fifth Wing Coaster installation in the world. The ride opened on May 11, 2013, on the most successful opening weekend to date in the park's history.
Taron is a multilaunch steel roller coaster manufactured by Intamin located at Phantasialand in Germany. It is the fastest and longest multi-launched roller coaster in the world. Taron opened on 30 June 2016. The ride is situated in the 'Klugheim' area of the theme park, a mythical village reflecting Old Norse cultures.
Full Throttle is a steel launched roller coaster at the Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park in Valencia, California. The ride is designed by Premier Rides and featured the world's tallest vertical loop at 160 feet (49 m) when it opened (this record is now held by Flash, a steel roller coaster at Lewa Adventure, China).
SheiKra (/ ˈ ʃ iː k r ə /, SHEE-krə) is a steel Dive Coaster roller coaster at the Busch Gardens Tampa Bay amusement park in Tampa, Florida, United States. The roller coaster was proposed by Mark Rose, vice-president of design and engineering for the park, and designed by Bolliger & Mabillard.