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.

I was reluctant at first. Then I rode it once, and couldn't stop! - RubyParagon

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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

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

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.

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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

Never riden, but looks awesome

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4 Fury 325 - Carowinds, USA 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.

I LOVE THIS RIDE! It’s smooth, intense, and very very fun!

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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.

This is the definition of a roller coaster that is not very tall but still insane. It has everything. Epic launch? Has it! Beyond vertical drop? Has it! Reasonable airtime and intensity? Has it! Another launch that is extreme? Has it! Inversions that are to die for? Has that too! All in all not the fastest or tallest roller coaster in the world but still my favorite.

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.

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 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.

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

This is s top ten coaster

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

7 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!

8 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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9 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

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

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10 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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The Contenders

11 Nemesis - Alton Towers, England

I rank this as the best inverted coaster in the world

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

One extreme coaster! Mind-Blowingly quick. - nic1997ps3

It goes to the ground - Maddox121

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12 Expedition GEForce - Holiday Park Germany
13 Leviathan - Canada's Wonderland

Such a big drop at 306 feet! Not just one of the tallest but also 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!

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

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14 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 makes you feel like you're floating! I love it so much! - Atham

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15 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!

I live this ride, so fun - Poseidon

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

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16 Steel Vengeance - Cedar Point Steel Vengeance - Cedar Point

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), amazing first drop (200 feet, 90 degrees), and 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.

Come on, make it in the top 10! - Maddox121

Have you seen other people lists


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17 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.


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18 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!

Should be in the top 10

This should be n1

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

You should also worry about getting other things stuck under the safety bar - RevolverOcelot

19 The Swarm - Thorpe Park UK

Incredible roller coaster with an incredible set!

Welcome to HELL! Mr. Toad vibes. - Maddox121

20 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

This is #28 not 82 - Poseidon

21 Space Shuttle - Enchanted Kingdom Philippines

Why is this even in the top 50 - InfraRed

Come on guys really - InfraRed

Why is this so high!?!? It's nothing but a Vekoma Boomerang! - ItsThaFantasticJosh


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22 Wildfire - Silver Dollar City USA

Yay a... wait Vekoma? what a Vekoma RMC, welp at least it has RMC - Poseidon

23 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.

Better than the one in San Diego - Maddox121

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24 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


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25 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.

Oh, the ride where I peed myself and cried like a little whiny bitch. Good times indeed... - KingSlayer93316

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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.

the best - Jackal2272

27 Volcano: The Blast Coaster - Kings Dominion USA

Beast- the wooden coaster - InfraRed

Not a wooden coaster - Poseidon

28 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

29 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.

20 Years Old Now!

30 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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31 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


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32 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.

33 Colossus - Thorpe Park UK

Just crap... - Poseidon

34 Magnum XL-200 - Cedar Point USA


35 Nitro - Six Flags Great Adventure USA

Super smooth and fast. LOVE IT!

Deserves to be number 10 - Alien700

36 Griffon - Busch Gardens Williamsburg USA

Should've beaten SheiKra - InfraRed


37 Eejanaika - Fuji-Q Highland Japan
38 Th13teen - Alton Towers UK

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

Still Alton Towers had accidents and was never closed down like the American waterpark, haha.

39 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.

40 Verbolten - Busch Gardens Williamsburg USA

Again just crap... Bring back the Wolf! - Poseidon

41 Goliath - Six Flags Over Georgia

My favorite coaster I have ridden - Maddox121

42 Kraken - SeaWorld Orlando USA

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

I like the end part - Poseidon

43 Fujiyama - Fuji-Q Highland Japan
44 Dominator - Kings Dominion USA
45 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

46 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!


47 Outlaw Run - Silver Dollar City USA

This was the first RMC I ever rode, Great ride. Needs to be higher on the list

48 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?

49 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

Ranks higher than other b&m hypers but losing only to Diamondback

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50 California Screamin - Disney California Adventure USA

RIP now Incredicoaster - Poseidon

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Top Remixes (21)

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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