Top Ten Best Roller Coasters


The Top Ten

1 Millennium Force - Cedar Point USA

It's pretty much unarguable. Not only is this Gigacoaster 310 feet tall, and 93 mph fast, but its' revolutionary! It may not have inversions, but every single drop and turn is smooth, and the view from the top of the lift hill is simply beautiful. - GEMINI-42

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 of the ride. The speed never slows down until the very end. Speed and excitement makes 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.

Wow... This coaster is amazing. One time, I stuck at the VERY top of the first hill, and I almost PEED MY PANTS LIKE A LITTLE BABY! Was it worth it, yes, very much worth the almost peeing experience.

This ride is crap.

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2 El Toro - Six Flags Great Adventure USA

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 as seen on El Toro!

As much as I love El Toro, Nitro is my favorite six flags coaster. I'm surprised it's below space mountain

This looks like a lot of fun (and I'm scared of rides)

A true wooden coaster. The largest, and a true thrill from start to finish. - madox

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3 Intimidator 305 - Kings Dominion USA

The g-forces are in fact so high that people were blacking out (I actually blacked out the second time I rode it)! But it's still an amazingly revolutionary ride. This 305-foot Gigacoaster marked a new era in the coaster world. - GEMINI-42

My favorite coaster (although Fury 325 is a close second). The height, the speed, the turns and the airtime make this my #1.

Best ride ever. You can see like half of Virginia from the top

It's so awesome.
It has so many turns and drops and airtime hills.
I've been on it 4 years ago, and every other coaster I've been on since then feels like some sissy carousel compared to this.
Examples 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.
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.

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4 Fury 325 - Carowinds, USA

Went to Carowinds and Busch Gardens and Disneyland in consecutive months. Fury 325 was the best ride I rode at any of the 3 parks.

I Know It's Not Open Yet I Posted It Here For The Summer And Beyond.

I love the colors of this roller coaster as the track is cyan and the supports are white.

It’s FURIOUS! It’s Fun and a Blast! - madox

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5 Maverick - Cedar Point USA

Maverick is no doubt the best coaster in the world. Your 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 element combonation on any rollercoaster. Maverick starts off with a VERY fast lift to the top, dropping you BEYOND vertical at 95 degrees!, next Maverick takes you threw very intense twisty turns, then an EJECTOR airtime hill of awesomeness!, then two twisted horseshoe rolls, that are very rare, next you stop into a 400ft long tunnel and launched at 70mph! Out of the tunnel, you come into a large turn and then followed by an S-Curve, after that 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, long boring overbanked turns. don't get me wrong I LOVE Millennium Force, it just doesn't deserve one, Maverick does.

Best ride ever. I'm a huge fan of launch coasters and this one is crazy. It has a bunch of airtime. And it's inversions are amazing. Better than millennium force. Yeah I said it.

Maverick is the best roller coaster in the entire world! No, I'm not just a Cedar Point fanboy, because if I was, I would be voting for Millennium.

It’s not very tall, but it’s very Extreme! Lots of sharp twists and turns, along with drops and EJECTOR airtime hills! The first drop is 95 degrees, so this roller coaster deserves a round of applause - madox

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6 The Voyage - Holiday World USA

For years upon years, this wooden classic has been voted the best coaster of it's kind. It's one of rides that doesn't need too much of a resin to be great - it's just overall fun and exciting! - GEMINI-42

It is literally ranked No.1 among all roller coasters. I mean, who can forget the GIGANTIC drop at the beginning - Godisawesome1

One of the best wooden coasters ever. The airtime is extreme. - madox

Airtime king!

7 Kingda Ka - Six Flags Great Adventure USA

I'll bet 90 percent of these guys have either never rode it, or never rode top thrill dragster. Kingda Ka has shoulder restraints. Top Thrill gives you a better experience because it feels like you are flying and Kingda Ka feels like you are stuck to the seat. Top thrill is also the original. Can't beat it

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.

It is insane because it is the highest and you launch 452 feet straight up. and then you go down with a twist along the way

BEST RIDE EVER for its height, but Top Thrill Dragster has more Airtime(thanks to lapbars instead of otsr’s) - madox

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8 Skyrush - Hersheypark

WHO put this on the list?! This ride is a real shoulder killer. The restraints cut into your shoulders and you develop bruises and aches. It ruins the fun. Who ever put this here must love getting shoulders smashed.

This is s top ten coaster

It’s a rush from beginning to end. The name never lies. - madox

9 X2 - Six Flags Magic Mountain USA

I love this ride. I am 12 years old and I have been on about every ride on this list and I have to say this is definitely one of my favorites. Your seats turn as your going down the ride. I also love the speakers that are attached to the carts. And I love how comfortable the seats are and the way the ride holds you in. Also this ride is so scary to the people who don't ride it but if you ride it you will see it's not scary. Also I live in Nevada and I go to Six Flags Magic Mountain and Universal Orlando every year and I love the rides there so much.

This isn't just a roller coaster. It's an invention. There are very few 4th dimension coasters in the world, and this is probably the greatest of them. By the way, a 4th dimension coaster is a ride in which the seats run on the side of the track, and they can spin on a horizontal axis. - GEMINI-42

Six Flags basically just took the "extreme" factor and just ran with it. This is one mindless design for a rollercoaster and it's incredibly nerve-wracking. - Mcgillacuddy

SUPER Thrilling! It’s Sooo fun, it’s done in such a way that even after riding it once, you can’t always prepare the 2nd time.
It”s not the fastest like others, but it’s amongst the most thrilling. - madox

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10 Leviathan - Canada's Wonderland

This ride is fun but pales in comparison to Fury 325, Intimidator 305, and Millennium Force

Very fun ride. - madox

It's a great ride and my favorite

So much better than milleniam force

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The Contenders

11 Bizarro - Six Flags New England USA

The idea here is scenery. The ride is tall and fast. But the props and effects are even better! - GEMINI-42

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. - MaxPap

Going on this ride 3 times in a row at night is the only way to ride

Best ride I’ve been on (so far)

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12 Apollo's Chariot - Busch Gardens Williamsburg USA

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 bug coasters.

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!

Of all the coasters I've ridden Apollo's Chariot made me fall in love with airtime. - chad.brown.3551

It’s so crazy, and the hills provide so much airtime, it’s wonderful - madox

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13 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 on of the best in the world. And the theming rocks too

WARNING! Coolant levels dropping. No! NO!

This Ride Is Closed For A Massive Renovation Currently
Typed On January 16 2016

Pretty good ride, though I’ve been on bigger coasters - madox

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14 Expedition GEForce - Holiday Park Germany
15 Nemesis - Alton Towers, England

I rank this as the best inverted coaster in the world

One extreme coaster! Mind-Blowingly quick. - nic1997ps3

The best roller coaster I have ever ridden!

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16 Space Mountain - Disneyland USA 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.

This ride is overrated nothing is fun about it (to me)

The only people who vote for this are people who think Disney parks are the most thrilling and best amusement parks out there... These are the only people I laugh at

It's epic and there's a great atmosphere... no, I'm not charging you for that terrible pun.

This is a famous roller coaster, but it’s not anything major. Many others on this list are major, and this isn’t. It falls between the line of kiddie coasters and major roller coasters. It only goes 35 mph and the track goes only 76 feet and the drops are only 26 feet (though the building is 118 feet tall and 200 feet wide). The sense of high speed on this ride is merely an illusion from the darkness, and even then it doesn’t compare to bigger coasters like California Screamin’ which went 55 mph with a launch that took 4 seconds to reach that speed and it was 120 feet tall and the biggest drop was 108 feet and it had a loop. Yet Griffon at Busch Gardens Williamsburg Virginia and Sheikra at Busch Gardens Tampa are 200 feet with a 90 degree drop while going over 70 mph. Also, there are even bigger coasters like Millenium Force at Cedar Point, which goes 93 mph with a height of 310 feet and a drop of 300 feet, Leviathan, which goes 92 mph with a height and drop of 306 feet, plus ...more - madox

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17 Rock 'n' Roller Coaster - Disney's Hollywood Studios, USA

What could be better than Steven Tyler screaming in your ears throughout a whole roller coaster ride? Absolutely nothing! - Dorito

Disneys only ride with inversions and you also get to listen to Aerosmith. YEAH BABY!

This should be 1 my favorite ride at disney

It’s not that major compared to others on here. It may be Disney World’s most thrilling, but it’s not the best in the world, and I don’t get why it got so much rave?
GPs - madox

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18 Steel Dragon 2000 - Nagashima Spa Land Japan

The tallest, fastest, and longest roller coaster in the world! Other coasters are taller but none are longer!

Longest ever period. - madox

I love this rollercoaster because it is so long and durable.
Its my personal favorite

19 Manta - SeaWorld Orlando USA

ONE BLOODY HELL OF A RIDE flying around the brand spanking new Sea World coaster is a knitmare to be had! - Karl

This ride ranks as a #2 flying coaster between Tatsu and Superman Ultimate Flight

The first inversion just feels weird. You're laying down on a loop.

It’s so unforgettable for a ride in Florida, and the fact that it’s a flying coaster. The loop is sooo intense and the part I anticipate the most - madox

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20 Intimidator - Carowinds USA

I ride this ride almost every week I have the hat for it and it's the smoothest ride ever. Love the first hill.

It made me love roller coasters. I was terrified of them until I rode this.

Great ride but the new Fury is better

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21 Space Shuttle - Enchanted Kingdom Philippines

Yeah its pretty bad. Space Shuttle is a Vekoma Boomerange and the only good roller coaster in the Phillipines other than the Edge Coaster, so yeah, if your looking for a good roller coaster, you probably don't want to go to the Phillipines. Expect for the Edge Coaster, which is much better, the only one of its kind, and the car tilts so that you are facing a city from hundreds of feet in the air.

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22 Sheikra - Busch Gardens Tampa USA

Arguably the world's most adrenerline packed ride but this is Busch Gardens's eagle! Its sommet else dude... - Karl

Why is this more popular than griffon when griffon is no doubt the better and more forceful ride? - InfraRed

And "karl" has obviously never ridden maverick or a giga like I305 in his life - InfraRed

This ride is only good in the front

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23 Raging Bull - Six Flags Great America USA

Either this or Superman Ultimate flight is my favorite coaster! - Gunner224

I regret not doing this ride when I went to Six Flags Great America. It looked so fun. - MaxPap

Not the best hyper no airtime because of heavy trim brakes

Good coaster, but does not deserve top 20. - zerodude

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24 Griffon - Busch Gardens Williamsburg USA

Should've beaten SheiKra - InfraRed

25 Lightning Rod - Dollywood

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 incredible intense, has an amazing launch, and is just extraordinary

This should be in the top ten

26 Titan - Six Flags Over Texas USA

It's the same thing as Goliath except Titan has another helix and it is taller and a little bit faster too. This thing is over a mile long, and it is the most bad ass ride in Texas and the world! I always feel something awesome every time I ride it.

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27 The Swarm - Thorpe Park UK

Incredible roller coaster with an incredible set!

28 The Smiler - Alton Towers UK

This is the best rollercoaster 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 rollercoaster better than this. The slogan says it all "You belong to the Smiler"

Just awesome in uk roller coasters standards

Tough to beat, 14 inversions

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

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29 Cheetah Hunt - Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
30 Wildfire - Silver Dollar City USA
31 Kraken - SeaWorld Orlando USA

NO FLOOR OMG! Kraken is a legend and at Sea World Orlando you can exoerience it! - Karl

32 Montu - Busch Gardens Tampa USA

Out of all the inverted coasters, Montu is a pure classic. All the classic rolls and scenery below your feet add enough adrenaline to, of course, make this a classic.
P. S: It also has my favorite roller coaster logo.

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33 Top Thrill Dragster - Cedar Point USA

Top Thrill Dragster @ Cedar Point (Sandusky, OH) - The world's first full-circuit Stratacoaster, which is a roller coaster to active a height of over 400 feet! Not only is this 420-foot monster the 2nd tallest coaster on earth, it's the 3rd fastest - launching you from 0-120 mph in less than 4 seconds!

Kingda Ka @ Six Flags Great Adventure (Jackson, NJ) - It may not be there original like Top Thrill Dragster, but Kingda Ka deserves to tie with it because it's the tallest coaster on ever (456 feet), and the 2nd fastest (0-128 mph launch in 3 seconds). It's also a longer ride than Top Thrill Dragster. - GEMINI-42

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.

Why the heck is this at the bottom of the list? This is the best ride ever.

Rockets you 420 feet at 120 mph in 17 seconds way better than kingda ka hands up

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34 Volcano: The Blast Coaster - Kings Dominion USA

Beast- the wooden coaster - InfraRed

35 Twisted Colossus - Six Flags Magic Mountain

Amazing, innovative, and long rollercoaster! This ride isn't just superior on its layout, elements, and stats, it's also very fun! When you're dueling on this thing, you're basically in coaster heaven!

This should be n1

Just don't get your seatbelt stuck under the safty bar

36 Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit - Universal Studios Florida USA

Absolutely amazing, love this rollercoaster and would recomend it to anyone! ABrilliant ride:)!

Too rough, shouldn’t be here. Hulk is better.

37 Goliath - Six Flags Magic Mountain USA

Goliath is one of the tallest, fastest, and most inversions on a wooden coaster a major thrill

The Best roller coaster in the world. It is also the biggest wooden roller coaster - Dirtknocker

I will go on this all day it is to tall to resist!


38 Diamondback - Kings Island USA

I remember the first time I saw this ride in person... POVs didn't do it justice! I had hyped myself up for it for months but I still chickened out. I left the park totally regretting not riding it. Fortunately I came back a month later and rode it with excitement and not a trace of trepidation.

Another fun coaster 230 ft tall 80 mph the state of Ohio should be renamed the coaster state I mean u have both the best amusment park in the world and another insane extreme park.

39 Dragster - Cedar Point USA

Although kingda ka is the highest coaster, top thrill dragster is a close second.

Best coaster I've ever been on, and my coaster count is 43!

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?

40 Dragon Challenge - Islands of Adventure USA

This just closed.

41 Colossus - Thorpe Park UK
42 Nitro - Six Flags Great Adventure USA

Super smooth and fast. LOVE IT!

Deserves to be number 10 - Alien700

43 Formula Rossa - Ferrari World Germany

This is in the UEA not germany - InfraRed

Ok, tell me this, if this is the fastes roller coaster in the world, THEN WHY IS IT SO LOW ON THE LIST THIS SHOULD BE WAY HIGHER

149.1 mph. Fastest roller coaster ever. Should be higher on this.

44 Eejanaika - Fuji-Q Highland Japan
45 Speed Monster - Tusenfryd Norway

the Americans must be told about this one. - Masterofcheeseing

46 Magnum XL-200 - Cedar Point USA


47 Matterhorn Bobsleds - Disneyland

What makes this roller coaster so special is that this is the ride that influenced others to make steel type roller coasters too! It is the first steel tubular roller coaster in the world! I simply love this attraction! It sure makes me want to yodel!

PUT THIS OFF THE LIST! This is too tame and slow, you're only spiraling down the "mountain" at 27 mph.
I don't get why it should be so high on the list, just because it's special doesn't mean it should be up on here.

48 Th13teen - Alton Towers UK

Put this off here It's just a boring slow ride that delivers no thrill and is a waste.

49 Verbolten - Busch Gardens Williamsburg USA
50 Inferno - Thorpe Park UK

An inverted Coaster at Thorpe Park! This intence Coaster had to be on the list it squeezed into second and is currently the UK's 3rd top Roller Coaster! - Karl

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Top Remixes (18)

1. Intimidator 305 - Kings Dominion USA
2. Skyrush - Hersheypark
3. El Toro - Six Flags Great Adventure USA
1. Nemesis - Alton Towers, England
2. The Swarm - Thorpe Park UK
3. The Smiler - Alton Towers UK
1. Millennium Force - Cedar Point USA
2. The Voyage - Holiday World USA
3. Intimidator 305 - Kings Dominion USA

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