You’re going to be glad these ten costers you are about to see are not the Human Powered Rollercoasters we have seen before in this blog because they are the worlds tallest and some of them are far taller than some of the worlds major landmarks! So let’s pull down our safety bars and hold on because any of these coasters will make you scream for a very long time…
The Top 10 Tallest Steel Roller Coasters in the World
10 – Intimidator 305 in Kings Dominion, United States – Highest Point: 305 ft (93 m)
If you don’t like heights you will find the Intimidator 305 and indeed all of the coasters on this list to be very intimidating. Still today this is only the second Giga Coaster to be built in North America. So far anyway!
9 – Leviathan in Canada’s Wonderland, Canada – Highest Point: 306 ft (93 m)
This coaster was the first one designed by Swiss firm Bolliger & Mabillard to be over 300 feet high. With a top speed of 92 MPH (148 KPH) it doesn’t take long at all to zoom around its 5,486 ft (1,672 m) of track.
8 – Millennium Force in Cedar Point, United States – Highest Point: 310 ft (94 m)
When this ride was finished in 2000 for just a single month it broke six world records! At its launch, it was the world’s first Giga Coaster, the tallest, fastest (in North America) to name just a few. But then sadly the Steel Dragon 2000 ride opened and most of its achievements were gone quicker than it takes riders to go around the track.
7 – Steel Dragon 2000 in Nagashima Spa Land, Japan – Highest Point: 318.3 ft (97.0 m)
Steel Dragon 2000 got its name because it was opened in 2000 which in Asia was the year of the Dragon! It was manufactured by Bolliger and Mabillard and is still the World’s longest steel roller coaster at 2,479 m (8,133 ft).
6 – Fury 325 in Carowinds, United States – Highest Point: 325 ft (99 m)
Fury 325 is the 2nd tallest and fastest Giga Coaster in the world but only makes it into 6th tallest steel coaster overall. With a top speed of 95 MPH(153 KPH), it doesn’t take long to go over its 6,602 ft (2,012 m) of track.
5 – Red Force in Ferrari Land, Spain – Highest Point: 367.4 ft (112.0 m)
Said to be the highest and fastest vertical accelerator roller coaster in Europe this ride travels along its 880-meter track accelerating to a top speed of 112 MPH (180 HPH) is just 5 seconds!
4 – Tower of Terror II in Dreamworld, Australia – Highest Point: 377 ft (115 m)
When this ride was built in 1997 it was the fastest rollercoaster in the world with a top speed of 100 MPH (160.9 KPM). It was originally called just “Tower of Terror” but after a refit, the designers saw it as a new ride so called it Tower of Terror II
3 – Superman: Escape from Krypton in Six Flags Magic Mountain, United States – Highest Point: 415 ft (126 m)
Originally this ride was called “Superman: The Escape”, it is a steel shuttle roller coaster and it has been around since 1997 and at the time was the tallest in the world. But others have come along to grab the cape of glory from them.
2 – Top Thrill Dragster in Cedar Point, United States – Highest Point: 420 ft (130 m)
This speedy accelerator roller coaster was built by Intamin and is one of only 2 strata coasters in existence. The other one we are about to meet.
1 – Kingda Ka in Six Flags Great Adventure, United States – Highest Point: 456 ft (139 m)
This super-tall steel accelerator roller coaster built by Stakotra has a hydraulic launch mechanism that powers the cars up the tower at a neck-breaking 128 miles per hour (206 km/h) in just 3.5 seconds! Not that is what you call a white-knuckle ride.