Give a Great Big Scream

February 18, 2008 at 10:34 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I love roller coasters. Something about being strapped into a seat and being flung around a track amuses me. So for today’s item you are to go on one of the world’s best roller coasters. Now what defines the best roller coaster is up to you. Here is a list of some of the top roller coasters in the world and you be the judge on which is the best.

Tallest Roller Coaster:

1. Kingda Ka, Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, New Jersey Height: 456ft

2. Top Thrill Dragster, Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio Height: 420ft

3. Superman: The Escape, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Valencia, California Height: 415ft

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The Kingda Ka

Fastest Roller Coaster:

1. Kingda Ka, Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, New Jersey Speed: 128mph

2. Top Thrill Dragster, Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio Speed: 120mph

3. Dodonpa, Fuji-Q Highlands, FujiYoshida-shi, Yamanashi, Japan Speed: 107mph

Longest Roller Coaster:

1. Steel Dragon 2000, Nagashima Spa Land, Nagashima, Mie, Japan Length: 8133ft

2. Daidarasaurus, Expoland, Suita, Osaka, Japan Length: 7677ft

3. Ultimate, Lightwater Valley, Ripon, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom Length: 7442ft

Biggest Roller Coaster Drop:

1. Kingda Ka, Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, New Jersey Drop: 418ft

2. Top Thrill Dragster, Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio Drop: 400ft

3. Superman: The Escape, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Valencia, California Drop: 328ft

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The Superman

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5 Comments

  1. Jan-Marie said,

    Nice post Whit,
    I’ve been on the Top Thrill Dragster. It is an unbelievable ride. Looks like I’ll be heading to New Jersey so I can keep saying I’ve been on the fastest, and biggest drop rollercoaster!

  2. Nancy said,

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  3. Ashley said,

    I’ve done The Superman!

  4. bananatree said,

    I’ve been to Fuji-Q highlands, but the line for the Dodonpa was too long for us to wait. I did ride “FujiYama” while I was there which held the record of biggest drop and tallest for a few years. Exciting stuff.

  5. Monica said,

    I just went on Kingda Ka last Saturday. I can’t express how AWESOME it was in words. Check out my most recent post to see pics, etc. Definitely go on it if you ever have the chance.

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