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Best Roller Coasters in the World
If you're an adrenaline junkie who loves being tossed about at break-neck speeds and flung into the air, you'll love our top ten list of the best roller coasters in the world. The top rated roller coasters across the globe are decided by feedback forms from the top theme parks, dedicated surveys by follow coaster lovers and top performance rankings.
Nemsis is an inverted roller coast at Staffordshire, Alton Park. 18 years after it was built, Nemesis is still considered one of the best roller coasters in the world; its inverted ride style and sharp turns and twist create intense G-force for riders. The roller coaster also complimented for its scenery, where the track runs below the tree line and through riverines, rocky scenery and bloodied waterfalls.
Dodonpa, Fuji-Q Highland, Japan
If you're not content with the fastest, the longest or the highest rollercoaster in the world, Dodonpa can grant you the fastest acceleration in the world. Riders are often confused by the intentional 'false start' of the ride, before they are hurdled into the vertical half-pin curve and tunnels at an impressive 172 kilometres in just 1.8 seconds.
Intimidator 305, Virginia, US
Intimidator 305 is one of the fastest and tallest roller coasters on the East Coat. It is also considered a 'Giga Coaster', because the height drops over 300 feet. When riders reach the huge 85-degree 300 foot drop, they're ploughed with a 4.3 maximum G-Force, followed by a series of air humps and ground-level twists and turns at 90 miles per hour. It's no wonder this particular coaster was voted "Best New Roller Coaster" in 2010 by "Amusement Today".
Tower of Terror, Austrailia
Tower of Terror looked to be nearing its sale-by date, but a revamp and relaunch in 2010 saved the roller coaster and gave it a brand new reputation as a jaw-clenching catapult. Riders are launched backwards into the air reaching an intense 165 miles per hour before hanging at the top of the 115ft tower, motionless and weightless, and finally being dropped back down into the tunnel.
Kingda Ka, New Jersey, USA
At a staggering 456 feet, Kingda Ka is the world's tallest roller coaster. With a top speed of 128 miles per hour, it is also the second fastest roller coaster after Formula Rossa. The total 28 seconds of the ride provides upside down turns, hydraulic launch system and a 90 degrees drop from its impressive height.
For anyone who enjoys the turmoil and thrill of the best roller coasters in the world, El Toro is a must-see ride. Although the wooden roller coaster doesn't compete with some of the most expensive steel-giants in Japan, it does live up to its Spanish name, which means "bull". The ejector airtime and constant negative G-Force give the user a feeling of being 'bucked' from a bull; because of the impressive nature of the ride and its ejector capacity, restraints are a lot tighter than usual rides, and some passengers may not even fit.