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.

Not really the best. There’s almost no airtime and there’s not much craze or turns or speed to make this ride up here. - madox

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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 intimidating alright, the name never lies. At 305 feet. It’s so intense it’ll intimidate anyone. - madox

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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

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

So much better than milleniam force


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The Contenders

11 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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12 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

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

I felt like I was shot out of a cannon. - Masterofcheeseing

Very thrilling and awesome - madox

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13 Expedition GEForce - Holiday Park Germany
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 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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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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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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