Top 10 Scariest Rollercoasters That Will Test Your Limits

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Alex O'Brien

Alex O'Brien

Last updated:  2020-12-02 19:05:31

Are you ready for the most thrilling ride of your life? Do you like the adrenaline pumping through the roof? If so, we have what you need - the list of scariest roller coaster rides! Our top 10 combines the speediest and highest roller coasters around the world. Ready, set, and go! 

10. Leviathan, Canada's Wonderland, Ontario, Canada

It's tenth on our list, but Leviathan is still scary!

First, we are going to Ontario, Canada, to a height of 306 feet and a speed of 92 miles per hour, as Leviathan will test your bravery. Just to bring you closer to the rush, this giant will make you feel like you are free-falling from a 28-story building.

This impressive roller coaster consists of three trains with eight cars per train and four riders across a single row. The ride's duration is three minutes and 28 seconds, and you'll experience eight drops during it. What's incredible about this one is that it was build for only $28 million. Believe us, that's a low, low price!

9. Millennium Force, Cedar Point Park, Ohio, USA

Millennium Force is no longer the tallest rollercoaster, but it's still a giant

Now, let's speed up for a mile per hour and go to Cedar Point Park, Ohio, United States, and Millennium Force roller coaster. Opened in 2000, this was the tallest and fastest roller coaster globally and also the first giga-coaster. Millennium Force consists of three trains with nine cars each. 

During the two-minute ride, you'll travel a distance of 6595 feet over hills, past lagoons, and tunnels at a maximum of 93 mph. If that doesn't get your blood boiling, let's add that the drop is 300 feet with an 80-degree angle. Now, let's speed up a bit! 

8. Steel Dragon 2000, Nagashima Spa Land Amusement Park, Mie Prefecture, Japan

You're in for a long ride at Steel Dragon 2000

At number eight, we take you to Japan and Nagashima Spa Land Amusement Park at Mie Prefecture and to Steel Dragon 2000 roller coaster. This one is slightly higher and a bit faster than the previous two. The maximum speed is 95 miles per hour, and the height reaches 318 feet. 

This one was opened in 2000, just a few months after Millennium Force, becoming the tallest and the fastest rollercoaster worldwide. Steel Dragon 2000 is also one of the world's most expensive roller coasters. It cost $52,000,000 to build it because it needed extra steel for earthquake protection. It takes four minutes to cross 8133 feet of tracks, making it the longest roller coaster in the world. It can take a total of 28 riders.  

7. Fury 325 at Carowinds in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Long ,fast and tall - Fury 325

Still not impressed? Let's go seven feet higher to Carowinds in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. Fury 325 at 325 feet and 95 miles per hour can take 32 riders on three minutes and 25 seconds long ride. Fury 325 is the longest, fastest, and tallest steel Giga coaster in North America. Once it reaches the highest altitude, it takes a dramatic 81-degree drop. 

After the fall at 95mph, it races to a 190-foot tall barrel turn and S-curve. Finally, as it reaches the end of the ride, it takes a high dive under the pedestrian bridge near the amusement park's main entrance. After the thrilling ride on Fury 325, let's speed it up a bit, shall we? 

6. Do-Dodonpa, Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park, Yamanashi, Japan

Do-Dodonpa looks magnificent

We're accelerating to 107 miles per hour at the Do-Dodonpa roller coaster located at Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park, Yamanashi, Japan. This one is a bit lower than the previous ones, at "only" 161 feet, so if you like speed but not the height, you are at the right place. 

Still, don't underestimate Do-Dodonpa since it has the highest launch acceleration of any coaster in the world. It speeds up from zero to 107 miles per hour in 1.56 seconds! Also, it takes a maximum of eight people for a 55 seconds ride.

5. Superman: Escape from Krypton, Six Flags Magic Mountain Park, California, USA

Experience superhero speed at Superman rollercoaster

After Do-Dodonpa, let's slow down a bit. We are going to Six Flags Magic Mountain Park, California, and on a 100 mph ride at Superman: Escape from Krypton. If that doesn't sound so scary, we'll mention that this is the Reverse Freefall Coaster!

Yes, it goes from 0-100 miles per hour in seven seconds, but after that, it drops you down from 415 feet. The ride duration is 56 seconds, and it can take up to 14 people.

4. Red Force, PortAventura World in Salou, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain 

Red Force is among the best rollercoaster that Europe can offer

We are gaining more speed as we are getting close to the finish line! Let's go to the Red Force roller coaster at Ferrari Land within PortAventura World in Salou, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain. 

This is Europe's fastest and highest roller coaster, as it speeds up from 0-112 miles per hour in five seconds. The steepest drop is 90 degrees, and it can take 12 riders per train on a 24 seconds long ride.

3. Top Thrill Dragster, Cedar Point, Ohio, USA

Top Thrill Dragster is the king of acceleration

Third on our top 10 list is Top Thrill Dragster at Cedar Point, Ohio, USA. This roller coaster will probably terrify you in 30 seconds since it speeds up to 120 miles per hour in just four seconds, reaching a height of 420 feet. This strata coaster will drop you from over 400 feet at a 90-degree angle if that's not enough!

Worthy of mention is that this is one of only two existing strata coasters in the world. In 2003 when it opened, it was the tallest, fastest, and most extreme roller coaster in the world, holding the title until 2005.

2. Formula Rossa, Ferrari World, United Arab Emirates

Feel like Formula 1 driver in Formula Rossa

Now we're at the speed limit, as we're moving to the fastest roller coaster globally. At Ferrari World in the United Arab Emirates, Formula Rossa reaches terrifying, adrenaline-boosting 150 miles per hour. 

Formula Rossa peaks at 171 feet, and you need to wear protective glasses because it accelerates from zero to 150 miles per hour in 4.9 seconds. This one was advertised as providing the thrilling sensation of being in a Ferrari Formula One car. It can take 16 riders for a 92 seconds long ride.

1. Kingda Ka, Six Flags Great Adventure, New Jersey, USA  

Kingda Ka is the ultimate rollercoaster experience!

And finally, his majesty, the biggest, the baddest steel beast Kingda Ka! Built at Six Flags Great Adventure, New Jersey, United States, it peaks at 456 feet while reaching 128 miles per hour, which was a record. During the ride, you'll feel like in a Star Trek episode when they reach warp speed.

However, Formula Rossa took that title from it in 2010. If the speed and the height are not scary enough for you, then getting down from the top in a 270-degree spiral might change your mind.

Hope you've enjoyed our top 10 scariest rollercoasters in the world! To us, they are real adrenaline boosters, so if you decide to visit some, we hope you'll love them too! 

Have you ever been on some scary ride? We would like to hear about your first-hand experience! Please write about it in the comment section.

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