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Top 5 Fastest Roller Coaster Rides in the World

Updated: Sep 19, 2022

The most popular attractions at the amusement parks are the gigantic roller coaster rides. They offer thrill, lots of excitement, and a great way to pump your adrenaline. Maybe it’s that sudden drop, the turns, the twists, or the feeling that you are about to launch in the air that gives you an adrenaline rush. The situation in which you are strapped into the seat with no option to escape gives you goosebumps. Whatever it is, the fact that can’t be denied is that roller coaster rides give a lot of fun. They are one of the most thrilling and exhilarating experiences one can have.

If you are riding it for the first time, just be careful and make sure you follow all the guidelines and precautions. If you are having any query any question in your mind feels free to ask the operators, they are there to help you in every aspect. Follow the rules and leave the rest to the operators they will make you enjoy. So, if you're feeling brave, why not give one of these rides a go?

Roller coaster rides are all known for their great speed, making new records every now and then. The top speed of these rides is determined at the point where they hit the highest which is usually the drop point.

Here is the list of some top-notch roller coaster rides famous for their world record speeds.

1. Formula Rossa

The world’s fastest roller coaster blasts to its top speed of 240km/h in just 4.9 seconds. This supersonic roller-coaster rise is located at Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The shape of the track was inspired by the legendary Italian racetrack Autodromo Nazionale di Monza. So lash in, and gear up with your goggles to have an adrenalin rush of the Formula Rossa to heights of 52 meters.

2. Kindga Ka

The Kingda Ka roller coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure, New Jersey, United States is the tallest and second fastest roller coaster in the world. The coaster reaches speeds of up to 206km/h and heights of up to 456 feet. The ride is intense and thrilling and is sure to give riders an adrenaline rush. The track is U-Shaped upside down and is also known as the King because of the height and speed.

3. Top Thrill Dragster

Top Thrill Dragster is a steel roller coaster located at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, United States. The roller coaster was opened to the public on May 4, 2003. It is the second tallest and third-fastest roller coaster in the world, reaching a height of 420 feet and speeds of 193km/h. The ride features a vertical drop of 420 feet with a series of twists and turns.

4. Red Force

The Red Force roller coaster is a steel coaster located at Ferrari Land in Salou, Spain. The ride is Europe's tallest and fastest roller coaster, standing at 368 feet and reaching speeds of up to 180km/h which is the fourth fastest in the world. The Red Force roller coaster ride is an adrenaline-pumping experience that will leave you feeling exhilarated. The Red Force is sure to give you an unforgettable experience.

5. Do Dodonpa

Do-Dodonpa is located at Fuji-Q Highland in Yamanashi, Japan, and is the fifth fastest roller coaster in the world opened on Dec 21, 2001. It reaches its maximum speed of 180km/h in just 1.56 secs. the launch point is installed in a dark tunnel, the ride starts and you are launched into the bright light which gives you an amazing sense of feeling. while waiting in line, passengers experience the percussive sound of taiku drums through speakers which in old Japanese tradition are the symbol of power and influence.

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