The higher, the faster, right? We know roller coasters to be tall and wavy. However, what makes the adventure even more thrilling is going super high to the sky only to glide down with terrific speed. Roller coasters wouldn’t be interesting to ride on if they weren’t tall. It’s the height of the roller coaster that determines the steepness of the slope, which, in turn, determines the speed of the ride.
Aside from the height of the roller coaster, another thing that can give you a jolly good ride is the size of it (in width). In this article, we’re going to look at some of the biggest roller coasters in the world. Stay put; some of them might just be in your country.
1. Top Thrill Dragster
This roller coaster once held the record for being the tallest in the world for a couple of years. This 420 feet high roller coaster gives you terrific speed in 17 seconds after seeing the green light. Yes, you heard that right. The coaster alerts you of the impending speed by first showing you a red light, followed by yellow, and the green, which is when you have to hang on to whatever can to hold you in place. Top Thrill Dragster is located in Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio.
2. Red Force
Red Force is a Spanish roller coaster measuring up to 367 feet in height. The roller coaster doesn’t last long, but the speed that it delivers can get you sick if you don’t brace up for it. The coaster goes straight up and straight down, no curves in-between. Red Force uses a Ferrari themed ride that can speed up to 112 MPH. You would need to be Paul Walker to drive that fast. Red Force is located in Ferrari Land, PortAventura, Salou, Tarragona, Spain.
The roller coaster is 325 feet in height and was first opened in 2015. The steepness of the slope is up to 80 degrees, making it skid down as fast as 95 MPH. The roller coaster gives you an awe-inspiring ride that you’d love to ride over and over. Fury is located in Carowinds, Charlotte, North Carolina. This is one fantastic park to take your family to for the holidays. There are several other amazing rides to enjoy when you visit.
4. Steel Dragon 2000
Steel Dragon 2000 is the world’s longest roller coaster globally, measuring up to 8133 feet in length and 318 feet in height. The roller coaster has many ups and downs, but the highest speed with the steepest slope is 95 MPH in 4 seconds. I can bet you’d have had more than enough after the first ride.
Steel Dragon 2000 is located in Nagashima Spa Land, Nagashima, Japan. In the same park where you’ll find this coaster, there are several other gigantic coasters there to blow your mind away.
The holidays are upon us, take this time to think about which one of these fantastic roller coasters you’d like to visit with your family.