Top Ten Roller Coasters to Ride Before You Die

These coasters are a must ride before you pass away.

From the longest one to the one with the most inversions, this list has loads of awesome rides you need to book a flight to.

The Top Ten

1 Nemesis - Alton Towers

Opened in 1994, Nemmy still remains as one of the best coasters in the world, probably even the best. You stay so low to the ground while it constantly throws you in every direction. It'll probably be the best 45 seconds of your life as you ride this amazingly themed machine. Brought to you by the people who made coasters like Banshee, Gatekeeper, Nemesis Inferno and many more. - rcf

2 El Toro - Six Flags Great Adventure

Widely said to be the best wooden coaster in the world, the company who brought you Kingda Ka, Stealth, Millennium Force, Dragon Khan and many more, brings you El Toro. This airtime filled woodie will have you floating out of your seat as you soar over the giant hills. - rcf

3 The Smiler - Alton Towers

Smile. Always. This infamous coaster has a dodgy history. Built by the people who made coasters like Saw - The Ride, Mystery Mine, Rage and lots more, The Smiler will flip you upside down an amazing 14 times. Its bizarre and disturbing theme adds more to the thrill. - rcf

Yeah I'm kinda scared of this ride! I don't know if u guys know but there was a HUGE accident that occurred because of this coaster

They wouldn't have reopened it if it was still unsafe. They spent lots of time making the coaster more safe. The accident was actually human error, so it wasn't actually the coaster's fault. You're missing out if you don't want to ride! - rcf

4 X2 - Six Flags Magic Mountain

Nothing like waiting the whole day for one roller coaster. You can say that to X2. You'd better buy a queue-skipping ticket if you want to squeeze a few more rides on your trip to Six Flags Magic Mountain. Enough making fun of the absurdly long wait times - let's get on the ride. You're pulled up the hill - backwards - as you ascend the hill. When you reach the top, your seat rotates so you're looking straight down. Yes, the seats have controlled rotation so the track doesn't fully tell you where you're going to go. - rcf

5 Maverick - Cedar Point

OK this is just SO overrated!

6 Intimidator 305 - Kings Dominion

Blackouts. Greyouts. Intimidator. 305. This stupidly intense roller coaster has a 305ft lift hill, held up by 2 or 3 massive supports. After going down the near vertical drop, you're greeted by a sudden turn to the right as you grey out or black out. Yes, it's that intense. The rest of the coaster is less than half the height of the first drop, meaning you pretty much lose no speed. - rcf

7 Fury 325 - Carowinds

I really want to ride it someday

8 Kingda Ka - Six Flags Great Adventure

I wanted to ride this when I was 18 but my overprotective mom said no.

9 Formula Rossa - Ferrari World

Fastest roller coaster in the world. 149 MPH!

10 Millennium Force - Cedar Point

Let's see this go to number one for unknown reasons now. - rcf

The Contenders

11 Goliath - Six Flags Over Georgia
12 Steel Dragon 2000 - Nagashima Spa Land
13 Aftershock - Silverwood Theme Park
14 Phantoms Revenge - Kennywood
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