While the cost of making a wooden coaster as long as the steel ones we have already seen would be astronomical there are still some pretty impressive woodies that seem to go on forever. What is doubly interesting with the worlds longest wooden coasters is the ride times. Because they have to go slower than their steel counterparts the ride time of this top ten is almost the same! Anyway, let’s get our tickets and get in the queue to ride this lot…
The Top 10 Longest Wooden Roller Coasters in the World
10 – Hades 360 in Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park, United States – Total Length: 4,746 ft (1,447 m)
If this rides 360-degree roll isn’t enough for the thrill seekers among you maybe its 110-degree overbanked turn, steep 65-degree drop and 90-degree banked turn are. All that at over 70 MPH should keep you screaming with excitement for the whole two minutes this ride goes on for.
9 – Wood Coaster in Knight Valley, China – Total Length: 4,817 ft (1,468 m)
With not one but two station fly-bys and GCI’s famous Millennium Flyer trains this ride screams of excitement as it weaves and twists around itself like a tangled ball of wood and steel.
8 – The Boss in Six Flags St. Louis, United States – Total Length: 5,051 ft (1,540 m)
With its impressive 570 degrees helix, this ride makes great use of the park’s terrain and features 4 big drops to enjoy over its impressive 3 minutes of ride time.
7 – Python in Bamboo Forest in Nanchang Wanda Park, China – Total Length: 5,111 ft (1,558 m)
With a top speed of 62.1 MPH, this coater is well over 5000ft long and was built in 2016. With its rather scary python theming it is not one for the faint of heart.
6 – Jupiter in Kijima Amusement Park, Japan – Total Length: 5,249 ft (1,600 m)
This was the very first wooden coaster in Japan until the White Cyclone opened at Nagashima Spa Land amusement park. Sadly Japan doesn’t have that many woodies because it is prone to earthquakes which this ride is built to withstand at considerable extra cost.
5 – Shivering Timbers in Michigan’s Adventure, United States – Total Length: 5,383 ft (1,641 m)
CAt just over two and a half minutes of ride time this $4.5 million ride gets to speeds of 65 mph (105 km/h) and has a maximum vertical angle of 53.6° which is sure to make the knuckles white.
4 – T Express in Everland, South Korea – Total Length: 5,383.8 ft (1,641.0 m)
Built into the hillside so the layout can take advantage of the terrain is this 3-minute ride that is often voted as the best wooden coaster in the world for both design and comfort of ride.
3 – White Cyclone in Nagashima Spa Land, Japan – Total Length: 5,577 ft (1,700 m)
It’s not hard to see how this coaster got its name. At just over two minutes of ride time, this is one of the fastest coasters on this list with a top speed of 63.4 mph (102.0 km/h).
2 – The Voyage in Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, United States – Total Length: 6,442 ft (1,964 m)
One of the newest on this list it opened in 2016 and is themed to the famous voyage of the Mayflower by Pilgrims to North America in 1620. Still today this coaster has the claim to fame for having the most “air-time” of any coaster at just over 24 seconds.
1 – The Beast in Kings Island, United States – Total Length: 7,359 ft (2,243 m)
Opened in 1979 at the time it was the tallest, fastest, and longest wooden roller coaster in the world! With 2 hill lifts and more than four minutes of ride time with this coaster you really do gets your money’s worth.