Top Ten Best Roller Coasters

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The Top Ten

1 Millennium Force - Cedar Point USA

Yes I felt like I was going to fall and die

I rode this ride about 10 times in a row at night with no wait and it was so fun!

Love this ride it was my first as a child as I lived in ohio

I waited an hour but I would wait 10 for that thing

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2 El Toro - Six Flags Great Adventure USA

The Thing that I like about it is that it's so high you don't see
how big the drop is until you get to the top - Satanscurse35

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.

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

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!

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3 Intimidator 305 - Kings Dominion USA

It made me gag in the roller coaster

It reaches truly intimidating heights, speeds, and g-forces. I always blackout for a few seconds after the first hill. It's an insane ride. - Atham

Eh Why not- Second GIGA in the states- Maverick/ M. Force mix. Not top coaster, but worthy of top 10 for sure.

That thing is scary

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4 Fury 325 - Carowinds, USA Fury 325 - Carowinds, USA

Really Intense, it flies by each turn so quickly it really feels like a hornet zooming by.

This thing knocks Millennium Force in the jaw.

So much better then anything ever

Tallest fastest and longest of the giga coasters. da best!

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5 Maverick - Cedar Point USA

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.

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.

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6 Skyrush - Hersheypark

Absolute insanity

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

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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

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

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

Airtime king!

8 Steel Vengeance - Cedar Point Steel Vengeance - Cedar Point

Best coaster as of 2019. Extremely intense, record-breaking airtime coupled with hyper-status and record breaking speed on a hybrid coaster. Elements are unique and intense, while the ride itself paces extremely well. Overall the ride manages to be extremely smooth as well, offering any extremely enjoyable but intense experience. There is a reason this is number one on Coaster Buzz and most new lists.

Love the airtime.

Click on any top 100 roller coaster video from 2018+ (besides ones made by coaster frenzy because he is biased to i305) and you will see that this is the greatest coaster of all time, my opinion might change when king's island gets its giga

If it weren't for this being so new, it would easily be 1. but this site is opinion based, so it'll climb fast, rn it's at number 8

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9 Kingda Ka - Six Flags Great Adventure USA

best ride - Lavamoon

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

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.

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10 X2 - Six Flags Magic Mountain USA

For sure should be in the top 5. this coaster is the first of a kind, and stood the test and is by far one of the most trilling coasters I have been on.

Thrilling!

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

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The Contenders

11 Expedition GEForce - Holiday Park Germany
12 Nemesis - Alton Towers, England

Most intense ride ever and has a good history of pleasing crowds

My mum snuck me on when I was young and I never went on a rollercoaster since

Finally Britain gets something instead of having to travel to the USA every time you feel like a rollercoaster

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

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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. - MaxPap

Very thrilling and awesome - madox

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

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14 Leviathan - Canada's Wonderland

I've ridden every roller coaster on this list and the best one is the leviathan

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!

It's a great ride and my favorite

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

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15 Apollo's Chariot - Busch Gardens Williamsburg USA

It's so smooth it's unbelievable! It doesn't feel like a roller coaster, it feels like you're flying!

It's awesome

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

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.

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16 The Incredible Hulk - Universal Islands of Adventure USA

Love the adrenaline rush - Lavamoon

I live this ride, so fun - Poseidon

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!

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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)

Space Mountain California is better because of the ride music - Poseidon

What even is this list? Breaking your bones at 30 MPH, If you want a good indoor coaster, ride Rock Bottom Plunge. - Maddox121

This ride may not be tall, fast, or mostly that smooth, but I find it very thrilling and fun. Even an astronaut said himself, this is the closest thing you can get to truly traveling through space. WHERE ELSE CAN YOU FIND THAT!?

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18 Twisted Colossus - Six Flags Magic Mountain

Should be in the top 10

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

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

19 The Swarm - Thorpe Park UK

Epic ride you feel real adrenaline going down the drop upside down EPIC

so cool

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20 Kumba - Busch Gardens Tampa USA

This is one hell of a looping Coaster and it seems like it never ends going into 7 intence tight inversions! Location... Busch Gardens Africa (busch gardens tampa) - Karl

21 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!
1996-2016

22 Alpengeist - Busch Gardens Williamsburg USA
23 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

Why is a vekoma boomerang in the top 20? - zerodude

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24 Kraken - SeaWorld Orlando USA

I like the end part - Poseidon

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

25 Lightning Rod - Dollywood

This is #28 not 82 - Poseidon

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 The Smiler - Alton Towers UK

NO! THE SMILER IS EVIL JUST LIKE ALL OF ALTON TOWERS RIDES AND MASCOTS!

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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27 Wildfire - Silver Dollar City USA

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

28 Manta - SeaWorld Orlando USA

Better than the one in San Diego - Maddox121

I’ve been on it last time I was there in San Diego. Wow, what a rush!

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

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29 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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30 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

31 Volcano: The Blast Coaster - Kings Dominion USA

Not a wooden coaster - Poseidon

Beast- the wooden coaster - InfraRed

32 Steel Dragon 2000 - Nagashima Spa Land Japan

Longest ever period. - madox

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

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

33 Loch Ness Monster - Busch Gardens Williamsburg USA

Classic

A cool ride with has two interlocking loops!

It is awesome

34 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

Most awesome ride in the world even though it is very short.

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

BEST. ROLLER COASTER. EVER...!

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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36 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.

37 Magnum XL-200 - Cedar Point USA

GODLY TUNNELS

Magnum is my favorite coaster yet such a god awesome experience

Historical

38 Balder - Liseberg
39 Colossus - Thorpe Park UK

Just crap... - Poseidon

40 Griffon - Busch Gardens Williamsburg USA

Can't believe this is #41 right now. - seancena04

MY FIRST DIVE COASTER, I LOVED IT

Should've beaten SheiKra - InfraRed

41 Th13teen - Alton Towers UK

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

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

42 Nitro - Six Flags Great Adventure USA

Super smooth and fast. LOVE IT!

Deserves to be number 10 - Alien700

43 Eejanaika - Fuji-Q Highland Japan
44 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.

45 Verbolten - Busch Gardens Williamsburg USA

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

46 Goliath - Six Flags Over Georgia

My favorite coaster I have ridden - Maddox121

47 Der Schwur des Kärnan - Hansa Park
48 Dominator - Kings Dominion USA
49 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!

Awesome

50 Fujiyama - Fuji-Q Highland Japan
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Top Remixes (22)

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