Top 10 Scary Roller Coasters to Test Your Bravery

Tags: #Rollercoaster ,   #AmusementPark ,   #SixFlags ,   #FerrariWorld

Alex O'Brien

Alex O'Brien

Last updated:  2023-05-16 06:00:06

Are you prepared 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 top 10 scariest rides in the world! Our list combines the speediest and highest roller coasters around the world. Thus, 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 (93 meters) and 92 mph (148 km/h), as Leviathan will test your bravery. 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 lasts three minutes and 28 seconds, and you'll experience eight drops. What's incredible about this one is that the build cost was 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 the Millennium Force roller coaster. Opened in 2000, this was the tallest and fastest roller coaster globally and 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 (2 kilometers) over hills, past lagoons, and tunnels at a maximum of 93 mph (150 km/h). If that doesn't get your blood boiling, let's add that the drop is 300 feet (91 meters) 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, Mie Prefecture, and the Steel Dragon 2000 roller coaster. This one is slightly higher and a bit faster than the previous two. The maximum speed is 95 mph (152 km/h), and the height reaches 318 feet (97 meters). 

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 demanded $52,000,000 to build because of extra steel for earthquake protection. At 8133 feet (2478 meters), this is the longest roller coaster you'll find.

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

Long ,fast and tall - Fury 325

Still waiting to be impressed? Then let's go seven feet higher to Carowinds in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. Fury 325 at 325 feet (99 meters) and 95 mph (152 km/h) takes 32 riders on a three-minute and 25-second ride. Unsurprisingly, this 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 95 mph (152 km/h), it races to a 190-foot tall barrel turn and S-curve. Finally, as the ride ends, 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 mph (172 km/h) at the Do-Dodonpa roller coaster at Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park, Yamanashi, Japan. This one is slightly lower than the previous ones, at "only" 161 feet (49 meters), so you are at the right place if you like speed but not height. 

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 mph (172 km/h) 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. We are going to Six Flags Magic Mountain Park, California, on a 100 mph (162 km/h) 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 mph in seven seconds, but it drops you down from 415 feet (126 meters) after that. The ride duration is 56 seconds and 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 get close to the finish line! Let's go on 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 mph (180 km/h) in five seconds. The steepest drop is 90 degrees, and it can take 12 people per train on a 24-second ride.

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

Top Thrill Dragster is the king of acceleration

Third on our top ten 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 mph (193 km/h) in just four seconds, reaching a height of 420 feet (128 meters). If that's not enough, this strata coaster will drop you from over 400 feet (121 km/h) at a 90-degree angle!

Worthy of mentioning is that this is one of only two strata coasters in existence. In 2003 when it opened, it was the tallest, fastest, and most extreme roller coaster, 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, moving to the fastest roller coaster. Formula Rossa at Ferrari World in the UAE reaches a terrifying, adrenaline-boosting 150 mph (241 km/h). 

Formula Rossa peaks at 171 feet (52 meters) and protective glasses are needed because it accelerates 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-second 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 monstrous steel beast Kingda Ka, the scariest roller coaster in the world! Built at Six Flags Great Adventure, New Jersey, United States, it peaks at 456 feet (139 meters) while reaching 128 mph (206 km/h), now a former 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 aren't scary enough for you, getting down from the top in a 270-degree spiral might change your mind.

We hope you've enjoyed our top ten list of scariest theme park rides! These roller coasters are real adrenaline boosters, so we hope you'll love them too if you decide to visit some! 

Have you ever been on a terrifying ride? We would like to hear about your first-hand experience!



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Jellyfish 101 Says:

I honestly enjoyed riding Kinga Ka back in 2008. It's scary, but enjoyable at the same time, as it should be.

August 01 at 09:44:25 AM

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