Fastest Roller Coasters in the World 2017

Considered the most adrenaline-charged adventure rides of the modern times, roller coasters are loved by both children and adults. The golden rule of building one: the faster, the better. Hereby we present to you a list of the world’s top ten fastest roller coasters this year. Hold on to your seats as this is going to be a bumpy ride, going from the lowest to the highest!


Formula Rossa, Ferrari World, UAE

Produced by the largest roller coaster manufacturing company in the world, Intamin, Formula Rossa, originally called F1 coaster, has been officially stated as the fastest and best roller coaster in the world till to date. It was publicly opened in 2010 and has been unbeatable ever since.


Millennium Force, Cedar Point Park, OH, US

Already having broken six world records at the time of its completion, the Millennium Force still remains among the world’s fastest roller coasters and is truly a force to be reckoned with. It is based at the Cedar Point Park of Ohio and has a speed of 93 mph.


Leviathan, Canada’s Wonderland, ON, Canada

Listed as the eighth fastest roller coaster in the world, Canada’s Leviathan runs at 92 miles per hour, it’s track being more than 300 feet above the ground. It is located at the Canada’s Wonderland Park in Ontario and is easily the country’s fastest roller coaster.


Steel Dragon 2000, Nagashima Spa Land Amusement Park, Japan

Nagashima Spa Land Amusement Park’s Steel Dragon continues to find its name on the list of the top 10 fastest roller coasters in the world and not just in Japan. With 95 mph speed, the roller coaster is said to have cost over $50 million to be built.


Ring Racer, Nurburgring Motor Sports Complex, Germany

The only German roller coaster in this list, it was built to operate at an average speed of 99.4 mph. However, the Nunburging Motor Sports Complex never inaugurated the potential fastest roller coaster in the world, stating it to be economically nonviable.


Superman: Escape from Krypton, Six Flags Magic Mountain Park, CA, US

The Six Flags Magic Mountain Park of California proudly opened one of the first fastest roller coasters in the world in 1997. Superman, a fitting name, runs with a speed of 100 mph and has the third-longest drop in the world.


Dodonpa, Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park, Japan

The unique element of this steel roller coaster is that the trains are launched using compressed air. Inaugurated in December 2001, Dodonpa is another member in the fastest roller coasters in the world club. In addition to that, it also has the fastest acceleration in the world.


Top Thrill Dragster, Ohio, US

Another Cedar Point roller coaster makes the list! Apart from its name being among the fastest roller coasters in the world, Top Thrill Dragster is also the second tallest one in the world, with a height surpassing 400 feet. Its tagline is most appropriate, “Race for the Sky”.


Kingda Ka, Six Flags Great Adventure, NJ, United States

This steel roller coaster has many notable characteristics: in addition to not just being included in the fastest roller coasters in the world list, but being the second one of them, Kingda Ka is also the tallest roller coaster in the world. Indeed, it has a height of 456 feet.


Intimidator305, Kings Dominion Park, VA, US

Rollercoaster Intimidator 305 happens to be the fourteenth one to be built for the Kings Dominion Park of Virginia, United States. This 90 mph speeder, one of the fastest roller coasters, is actually named and themed after Dale Earnhardt, famous driver of NASCAR, who was also known as ‘The Intimidator”.