Top 10 Best Roller Coasters in the World

The Top Ten
1 Millennium Force - Cedar Point, USA

Best ride in the park and country by far. Nothing can beat the speed and layout of the ride. Every turn and hill on the ride is a great experience and just adds to the excitement. The speed never slows down until the very end. Speed and excitement make for a great ride, and Millennium has both.

I'm so lucky to only have to drive an hour to ride this ride! I make sure I get on this every time I go.

It's pretty much unarguable. Not only is this Gigacoaster 310 feet tall and 93 mph fast, but it's revolutionary! It may not have inversions, but every single drop and turn is smooth. The view from the top of the lift hill is simply beautiful.

2 El Toro - Six Flags Great Adventure, USA

Intense ejector airtime, impressive layout, and a seventy-six-degree drop - what more could you ask for?! Even if MF is currently #1, Toro is easily the best woodie around at the moment (7/28/18). It deserves its high ranking.

This ride is insane. It's sort of like what you would get if you combined the intensity of Skyrush and the airtime of Phoenix. So insane, and always delivers an incredible ride.

Millennium is amazing, but it is not very intense. I'll give up a little height and speed if it's for an airtime buffet like El Toro!

3 Intimidator 305 - Kings Dominion, USA

It's so awesome. It has so many turns and drops and airtime hills.

I went on it 4 years ago, and every other coaster I've been on since then feels like some sissy carousel compared to this. Examples of other coasters I went on: Kraken and Mako at SeaWorld Orlando, The Hulk, Rip Ride Rockit, Dragon Challenge (now closed), and Revenge of the Mummy at Universal IOA, Montu, Kumba, and SheiKra at Busch Gardens Tampa FL, Riddler's Revenge at Six Flags Magic Mountain, Batman at Six Flags Texas and Georgia, Superman at Six Flags Great Adventure.

I think I remember riding Manta at SeaWorld and Tatsu and X2 at SFMM, so I think those compare or rival this. I haven't ridden Kingda Ka or Top Thrill Dragster yet, but I hope they're better. Plus, I hope to ride Maverick, given the good reviews I found. Probably as close as I will get to winning a NASCAR race.

4 Fury 325 - Carowinds, USA

Just went on this absolute beast of a ride, and WOW is it something. It's intense (obviously), but not so much that it's unenjoyable. There are no inversions, but the sheer G-Forces make up for that tenfold.

Overall, the best roller coaster I've ever ridden!

Until Steel Vengeance and Lightning Rod, this was the best coaster in the world. The drop lasts forever, the airtime is amazing, and it provides so many g's. It always gives an incredible experience.

Went to Carowinds, Busch Gardens, and Disneyland in consecutive months. Fury 325 was the best ride I rode at any of the three parks.

5 Steel Vengeance - Cedar Point, USA

Best coaster as of 2019. Extremely intense, record-breaking airtime coupled with hyper-status and record-breaking speed on a hybrid coaster.

The elements are unique and intense, while the ride itself paces extremely well. Overall, the ride manages to be extremely smooth as well, offering an extremely enjoyable but intense experience. There is a reason this is number one on Coaster Buzz and most new lists.

I waited 2 hours in line for this thing. It was worth every second of the wait. That's honestly the only bad thing about it: it always has an insane wait time.

It's tall (205 feet), fast (74 MPH), has an amazing first drop (200 feet, 90 degrees), and is really long (5,740 feet). Seriously, I would've waited an extra hour for this thing. Oh, and by the way, riding it at night is such an amazing experience. 10/10.

6 Maverick - Cedar Point, USA

Maverick is no doubt the best coaster in the world. You're probably looking at the stats like: 105 feet? That is pathetic! Cedar Point wanted to prove bigger is not always better, and boy, they did.

Maverick has no doubt the best combination of elements on any roller coaster. It starts off with a VERY fast lift to the top, dropping you BEYOND vertical at 95 degrees! Next, Maverick takes you through very intense twisty turns, then an EJECTOR airtime hill of awesomeness!

Following that, there are two twisted horseshoe rolls, which are very rare. Next, you stop in a 400ft long tunnel and get launched at 70mph! Out of the tunnel, you come into a large turn followed by an S-Curve, then two intense 92-degree overbanked turns, an airtime hill, and finish!

All Millennium Force has is a gigantic drop and speed. It has little to NO airtime whatsoever and long, boring overbanked turns. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Millennium Force, it just doesn't deserve to be number one. Maverick does.

7 The Voyage - Holiday World, USA

For years upon years, this wooden classic has been voted the best coaster of its kind. It's one of those rides that doesn't need too much of a reason to be great - it's just overall fun and exciting!

It is literally ranked No.1 among all roller coasters. I mean, who can forget the gigantic drop at the beginning?

Other than Steel Vengeance, this has more airtime than any coaster in the world.

8 Kingda Ka - Six Flags Great Adventure, USA

The best part of the ride is just waiting to go. You sit on this launch pad, staring at this long track leading up to a huge tower. The anticipation is even greater in the front car. The launch is just plain sick.

Take the Storm Coaster, add extra height and speed but keep the technical problems, and this is the result.

I had my last words planned when waiting to go. The ride went so fast I forgot to say them on the way down.

9 Skyrush - Hersheypark, USA

Completely insane, but the restraints really do ruin it. If it had B&M clam shell restraints, it would be the greatest hyper in the world.

EASILY the best coaster I have ever ridden. Never a dull moment and so much airtime. Hersheypark, in general, has such a good coaster collection.

It's a rush from beginning to end. The name never lies.

10 X2 - Six Flags Magic Mountain, USA

You guys... If you have guts, then you know this is the best roller coaster of all time! The seats move while you drop as you enter a smoke of terror, and flames pop up, and you're having the time of your life. It's the best roller coaster you can ask for, not Millennium Force - that's just an overrated blue Goliath.

X2 has been known to be scarier than jumping off a 100ft building or scarier than Fear Factor. If you haven't ridden this awesome coaster, do it! But only if you have the guts. I've been on this roller coaster and it rocks! X2 IS THE KING OF ROLLER COASTERS!

The Newcomers

? Pantheon - Busch Gardens Williamsburg, USA
The Contenders
11 Leviathan - Canada's Wonderland, Canada

Such a big drop at 306 feet! Not just one of the tallest but also one of the fastest rides in the world! This ride is packed with airtime and crazy turns!

This is one of those roller coasters that will make you have your hands in the air the whole time! Did I mention that the ride is also the tallest and fastest ride in CANADA!

Nothing beats the amazing drops, twists, and turns of this roller coaster.

It should be rated higher. Historic trip.

12 Expedition GEForce - Holiday Park, Germany

The perfect coaster. Kickass first drop, endless ejector airtime, great pacing, aggressive positive forces, powerful laterals, and an amazing layout. Flawless.

13 Bizarro - Six Flags New England, USA

Never been to Six Flags Great Adventure or Cedar Point, so this is probably the most fun ride I've ever been on. It was just so fun.

The idea here is scenery. The ride is tall and fast, but the props and effects are even better!

I felt like I was shot out of a cannon.

14 The Incredible Hulk - Universal Islands of Adventure, USA

Although the stats aren't super impressive, this ride packs a punch. At 67 mph, it is the fastest in Orlando and certainly the best.

Its loud roar, mammoth inversions, and crazy launch all make this ride one of the best in the world. And the theming rocks too.

Amazing headbanger! One of my top 10 rides. Intense ride but still a lot of fun! The wait time is long but worth it. It's mainly just loops. Suggested!

15 Nemesis - Alton Towers, England

Alton Towers didn't deserve this ride. Why couldn't Astroworld or Nara Dreamland get this ride instead?

If you haven't ridden this, you have no idea what you're missing!

The best roller coaster I have ever ridden!

16 Apollo's Chariot - Busch Gardens Williamsburg, USA

Best ride ever! I think I'm in love with B&M hyper coasters. The drop is awesome, the airtime is great, and the trains are insanely comfortable.

Before this one, my favorite was the Diamondback at Kings Island, but now I see the true king is Apollo's Chariot. Seriously, a must-ride!

I went on this ride with a friend who said not to freak out, just scream on the first two hills! It was my first time on a big roller coaster, and it was great! Perfect for a first try on big coasters.

I went on this with my friend after we rode Roman Rapids. It was so cold, but we loved it and we put our hands up in the front row.

17 Space Mountain - Disneyland, USA Space Mountain is the name of a space-themed indoor roller coaster attraction located at five of the Magic Kingdom-style Disney Parks.

I went on this ride when I was 8 with my friend. We sat in the front together, and she got scared. When the ride was just about to start, she screamed and made the staff stop the ride so she could sit with her mom.

I stayed up front with my dad, and then we had a blast! My poor friend said she couldn't walk and started crying while I was trying to convince her it was a great time. She never went on a roller coaster again.

This ride is the first major roller coaster I have ever ridden. In fact, the first time I rode this, I was in an astronaut costume on Halloween. How cool was that?

Whoever says this is a horrible ride should go ride every single Vekoma SLC and Boomerang out there because those are surely worse.

18 Lightning Rod - Dollywood, USA

Why is this currently at #82? This is the premier wooden coaster in the world! It has a launch, ejector airtime, and a fantastic layout.

This is the best wooden coaster in the world. It's incredibly intense, has an amazing launch, and is just extraordinary.

19 Iron Gwazi - Busch Gardens Tampa, USA
20 Top Thrill 2 - Cedar Point, USA

I don't get how Kingda Ka is better. Lap bars are where it's at! Who cares about an extra 8 mph and 36 ft when you are put in a shoulder harness?

At 427 feet tall, with a max speed of 120 mph, riding this coaster could very well be the best 17 seconds of your life.

Although Kingda Ka is the highest coaster, Top Thrill Dragster is a close second.

21 Kumba - Busch Gardens Tampa, USA

This is one hell of a looping coaster, and it seems like it never ends with seven intense, tight inversions! Location: Busch Gardens Africa (Busch Gardens Tampa).

22 VelociCoaster - Universal Islands of Adventure, USA
23 The Swarm - Thorpe Park, UK

Incredible roller coaster with an incredible set!

Epic ride. You feel real adrenaline going down the drop upside down. Epic.

24 Montu - Busch Gardens Tampa, USA

Out of all the inverted coasters, Montu is a pure classic. All the classic rolls and the scenery below your feet add enough adrenaline to make this a classic.

P.S. It also has my favorite roller coaster logo.

Probably the best inverted coaster in the world. I haven't ridden Banshee or Afterburn yet, so that might change.

25 The Smiler - Alton Towers, UK

This is the best roller coaster ever made. I've been to many, MANY different theme parks all across the world. Cedar Point, PortAventura, Six Flags, but none of them had a roller coaster better than this.

The slogan says it all: "You belong to the Smiler."

Despite the accident that occurred (which was due to human error, by the way), The Smiler is an incredible ride.

I don't think there'd ever be a coaster topping 14 inversions. There is kind of a smile in the ride.

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