The fact that at least once in a lifetime ride on a roller coaster, probably every child dreams. Why are there a child, adults would also not refuse a portion of adrenaline, which you can certainly get on these attractions. Today we decided to tell you about the coolest roller coasters on the planet. So let’s get started!
The Skyscraper, Orlando, FL, USA. This unique 163-meter roller coaster was opened to visitors at the Florida Skyplex amusement park at the end of 2017.
“Skyscraper” was the highest roller coaster in the United States. It looks like a huge tower, which is wrapped in rails. The maximum speed in the Skyscraper is about 110 km / h.
Kingda Ka, New Jersey, United States. This attraction is located in the American amusement park “Six Flags” in the state of New Jersey. Already 13 years (opening took place on May 21, 2005), as fans of extreme sports and entertainment can enjoy these wonderful slides.
Before the construction of a new attraction, Skyscraper (Skyscraper), began in Florida, Kingda Ka was considered to be the highest roller coaster in the world (139 meters high) and second in speed.
GateKeeper, Sandusky, Ohio, USA. This slide opened in May 2013 on a narrow peninsula, washed by Lake Erie, in the amusement park Cedar Point. The length of the route is 1269 meters.
According to the park employees, the GateKeeper trolley accelerates to 108 km / h, which gives this hill a special extreme. Moreover, at a very impressive height, the trailer unexpectedly turns over in the air. Those who were lucky to ride, the words of sensation and delight could not convey …
Goliath, Chicago, Illinois, USA. This is a huge structure made of wood. At the time, Goliath broke three records at once – the wooden roller coaster with the largest angle of inclination, the highest and fastest roller coaster of wood.
So that you understand all the thrill of feelings, imagine that acceleration on these slides reaches 116 km / hour. And at such a speed you will have to move a drop from a height of 55 meters. Believe me, not everyone dares to ride.
Colossos, Lower Saxony, Germany. It is also a wooden slide. They are located in a huge amusement park called Heide Park, which was opened in 1978. On its territory there are about 50 different attractions.
By the way, Colossos – the highest wooden slides in Europe. Their height is 52 meters, and the maximum speed of movement – 120 km / h. The attraction is designed for visitors of any age – from children to senior citizens.
Steel Dragon 2000, Nagashima, Japan. The attraction was opened in 2000 at the Nagashima Spa Land amusement park. The length of the track “Steel Dragon” is 2479 meters, and the highest point of the hill is at an altitude of 97 meters.
More than ten steep ups and downs at a speed of about 150 km / h will delight those who are not afraid to ride on this hill. Yes, “Steel Dragon” is indeed not a test for the faint of heart.
Takabisha, Fujiyama, Japan. These slides are in another Japanese amusement park called Fuji-Q High Land. Their feature is that on one of the sections of the track the angle of free fall is 121 °.
These slides will tickle the nerves of even the most courageous visitors. The kilometer-long track of the trailer literally flies by for some 112 seconds, but seven sharp turns and a fall from a height of 43 meters are remembered forever.
Formula Rossa, Abu Dhabi, UAE. This is the world’s fastest roller coaster. The speed of movement of her trolley reaches 240 km / h. Moreover, to such a speed, the car accelerates in just 4.9 seconds.
The length of the attraction is 2.2 kilometers, but considering the speed of movement, the trip on the track lasts only 1 minute and 33 seconds. The height of the hill is 52 meters. Due to the high speed and possible risk of collision with particles in the air or insects, special safety glasses are given to all passengers.
Full Throttle, Valencia, California, USA. This attraction is called the fastest and highest hill slide in the world. Full Throttle opened on June 22, 2013 at Six Flags Magic Mountain.
Those who dare to make a “dead loop” in the air are waiting for 60 seconds of this extreme. A wagon with passengers using a magnetic launch system seems to catapult to a height of 50 meters at a speed of more than 110 km / h.
The Beast, amusement park Kings Island, USA. This is one of the longest attractions in its class, which was opened in 1979. The total length of the track is 2243 meters.
The Beast has a few turns at 180 degrees, as well as rather steep descents and ascents, which, if you do not frighten you, will definitely make you seriously worried. The speed on this hill is not the biggest, but not the smallest – about 110 km / hour. You can drive one full circle in just 2 minutes.