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|[[Red Force]]
 
|[[Red Force]]
 
|[[Ferrari Land]]
 
|[[Ferrari Land]]
|{{flag|Spain}} <span class="nomobile">Salou, </span>Tarragona, Spain
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|{{flag|Spain}} Salou, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain
 
|[[Intamin]]
 
|[[Intamin]]
 
| {{N/A}}
 
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===Wood===
 
===Wood===
While it uses wooden track, the tallest section of Wildfire at Kolmården Wildlife Park uses a steel structure, so whether it should be included in this list is debatable.
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While it uses wooden track, the tallest section of Zadra at Energylandia uses a steel structure, so whether it should be included in this list is debatable.
 
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| rowspan="2" |{{Feet|183.8}}
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|[[T Express]]
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|[[Everland]]
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|{{Flag|South Korea}} Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
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|[[Intamin]]
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|June 2009 - present
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|- style="background-color: #FFE6BD"
 
|[[Wildfire (Kolmården)|Wildfire]]
 
|[[Wildfire (Kolmården)|Wildfire]]
 
|[[Kolmården|Kolmården Wildlife Park]]
 
|[[Kolmården|Kolmården Wildlife Park]]
|{{flag|Sweden}} <span class="nomobile">Norrköping, </span>Östergötland, Sweden
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|{{Flag|Sweden}} Nörrkoping, Östergötland, Sweden
 
|[[Rocky Mountain Construction]]
 
|[[Rocky Mountain Construction]]
|July 2016 - October 2016
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|June 2016 - present
|- style="background-color: #FFE6BD"
 
|[[T Express]]
 
|[[Everland]]
 
|{{Flag|South Korea}} Yongin-Si, South Korea
 
|[[Intamin]]
 
|October 2016 - present
 
 
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!3rd
 
!3rd
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|[[El Toro (Six Flags Great Adventure)|El Toro]]
 
|[[El Toro (Six Flags Great Adventure)|El Toro]]
 
|[[Six Flags Great Adventure]]
 
|[[Six Flags Great Adventure]]
|{{Flag|USA}} <span class="nomobile">Jackson, </span>New Jersey
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|{{Flag|USA}} Jackson, New Jersey, USA
 
|[[Intamin]]
 
|[[Intamin]]
 
| {{N/A}}
 
| {{N/A}}
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|[[Goliath (Six Flags Great America)|Goliath]]
 
|[[Goliath (Six Flags Great America)|Goliath]]
 
|[[Six Flags Great America]]
 
|[[Six Flags Great America]]
|{{Flag|USA}} <span class="nomobile">Gurnee, </span>Illinois, USA
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|{{Flag|USA}} Gurnee, Illinois, USA
 
|[[Rocky Mountain Construction]]
 
|[[Rocky Mountain Construction]]
 
| {{N/A}}
 
| {{N/A}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
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!5th
|{{feet|164}}
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|{{Feet|164}}
 
|[[Colossos - Kampf der Giganten]]
 
|[[Colossos - Kampf der Giganten]]
 
|[[Heide Park]]
 
|[[Heide Park]]
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|{{Feet|163}}
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|{{Feet|159}}
|[[The Voyage]]
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|[[Voyage|The Voyage]]
 
|[[Holiday World]]
 
|[[Holiday World]]
 
|{{Flag|USA}} <span class="nomobile">Santa Claus, </span>Indiana, USA
 
|{{Flag|USA}} <span class="nomobile">Santa Claus, </span>Indiana, USA
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|{{Feet|131}}
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|{{Feet|131.3}}
 
|[[WODAN - Timburcoaster]]
 
|[[WODAN - Timburcoaster]]
 
|[[Europa-Park]]
 
|[[Europa-Park]]
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|{{Feet|130.9}}
 
|[[Le Monstre]]
 
|[[Le Monstre]]
 
|[[La Ronde]]
 
|[[La Ronde]]
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|July 1985 - March 1990
 
|July 1985 - March 1990
 
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! 10th
| rowspan="2" |{{feet|122}}
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|{{Feet|127}}
|[[Boss|The Boss]]
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|[[American Eagle]]
|[[Six Flags St. Louis]]
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|[[Six Flags Great America]]
|{{flag|USA}} <span class="nomobile">Eureka, </span>Missouri, USA
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|{{Flag|USA}} Gurnee, Illinois, USA
|[[Custom Coasters International]]
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|[[Intamin]]
| {{N/A}}
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|May 1981 - July 1985
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|[[Shivering Timbers]]
 
|[[Michigan's Adventure]]
 
|{{Flag|USA}} <span class="nomobile">Muskegon, </span>Michigan, USA
 
|[[Custom Coasters International]]
 
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===Steel===
 
===Steel===
 
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*{{Feet|13.1}} - Rodelbaan (1930 - 5 July, 1948)
*{{feet|113}} - [[The New Revolution|Great American Revolution]] (May 8, 1976 - 1977)
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*{{Feet|14.5}} - Little Dipper (Crystal Beach) (5 July, 1948 - 1953)
*{{feet|137.8}} - [[Golden Loop|White Lightnin']] (1977 – May 21, 1978)
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*{{Feet|36.1}} - Roller Coaster (Hanayashiki) (1953 - 1955)
*{{feet|137.8}} - [[Greezed Lightnin' (Kentucky Kingdom)|Tidal Wave]] (July 8, 1977 – May 21, 1978)
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*{{Feet|41}} - Wild Chipmunk (1955 - 1959)
*{{feet|137.8}} - [[Katapul|King Kobra]] (1977 – May 21, 1978)
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*{{Feet|80}} - [[Matterhorn Bobsleds]] (1959 - 1966)
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*{{Feet|131.3}} - [[Giant Coaster (Fuji-Q Highland)|Giant Coaster]] (1966 - 1977)
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*{{Feet|137.8}} - [[Golden Loop|White Lightnin']] (1977 – May 21, 1978)
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*{{Feet|137.8}} - [[Katapul|King Kobra]] (1977 – May 21, 1978)
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*{{Feet|137.8}} - [[Greezed Lightnin' (Kentucky Kingdom)|Tidal Wave]] (1978 – May 21, 1978)
 
*{{feet|148}} - [[Montezooma's Revenge]] (May 21, 1978 – June 24, 1983)
 
*{{feet|148}} - [[Montezooma's Revenge]] (May 21, 1978 – June 24, 1983)
 
*{{feet|229.7}} - [[Moonsault Scramble]] (June 24, 1983 – July 1996)
 
*{{feet|229.7}} - [[Moonsault Scramble]] (June 24, 1983 – July 1996)
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*{{Feet|20}} - Island Roller Coaster (1891 - 1892)
 
*{{Feet|20}} - Island Roller Coaster (1891 - 1892)
 
*{{Feet|25}} - Switchback Railway ([[Cedar Point]]) (1892 - 1894)
 
*{{Feet|25}} - Switchback Railway ([[Cedar Point]]) (1892 - 1894)
*{{Feet|80}} - Toboggan Slide (Menlo Park) (1894 -
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*{{Feet|80}} - Toboggan Slide (Menlo Park) (1894 - 1917)
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*{{Feet|98}} - Giant Coaster (Paragon Park) (1917 - 1924)
 
*{{Feet|110}} - Giant Skyrocket (1924 - 1937)
 
*{{Feet|110}} - Giant Skyrocket (1924 - 1937)
 
*{{Feet|110}} - Giant Racer (Saltair) (1932 - 1937)
 
*{{Feet|110}} - Giant Racer (Saltair) (1932 - 1937)
 
*{{Feet|125}} - Lake Placid Bobsled (1937 - 1946 (demolished))
 
*{{Feet|125}} - Lake Placid Bobsled (1937 - 1946 (demolished))
 
*{{feet|110}} - Giant Racer (Saltair) (1946 - 1957 (demolished))
 
*{{feet|110}} - Giant Racer (Saltair) (1946 - 1957 (demolished))
*{{feet|100}} - [[Cyclone (Revere Beach)]] (1957 - 1964)
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*{{feet|100}} - [[Cyclone (Revere Beach)|Cyclone]] (1957 - 1964)
*{{feet|110}} - Montaña Rusa (Juegos Mecánicos de Chapultepec) (1964 - June 28, 1978)
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*{{feet|110}} - [[Montaña Rusa (La Feria de Chapultepec)|Montaña Rusa]] (1964 - June 28, 1978)
*{{feet|110}} - [[Screamin' Eagle (Six Flags St. Louis)|Screamin' Eagle]] (April 10, 1976 - June 28, 1978)
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*{{Feet|110}} - [[Screamin' Eagle (Six Flags St. Louis)|Screamin' Eagle]] (April 10, 1976 - June 28, 1978)
*{{feet|125}} - [[Colossus (Six Flags Magic Mountain)|Colossus]] (June 29, 1978 - May 23, 1981)
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*{{Feet|125}} - [[Colossus (Six Flags Magic Mountain)|Colossus]] (June 29, 1978 - May 23, 1981)
*{{feet|127}} - [[American Eagle]] (May 23, 1981 - July 19, 1985)
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*{{Feet|127}} - [[American Eagle]] (May 23, 1981 - July 19, 1985)
*{{feet|130.9}} - [[Le Monstre]] (July 20, 1985 - March 16, 1990)
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*{{Feet|130.9}} - [[Le Monstre]] (July 20, 1985 - March 16, 1990)
*{{feet|143}} - [[Texas Giant]] (March 17, 1990 - May 10, 1991)
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*{{Feet|143}} - [[Texas Giant]] (March 17, 1990 - May 10, 1991)
*{{feet|161}} - [[Mean Streak]] (May 11, 1991 - March 13, 1992)
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*{{Feet|161}} - [[Mean Streak]] (May 11, 1991 - March 13, 1992)
*{{feet|171.9}} - [[Rattler (Six Flags Fiesta Texas)|Rattler]] (March 14, 1992 – May 26, 2000)
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*{{Feet|171.9}} - [[Rattler (Six Flags Fiesta Texas)|Rattler]] (March 14, 1992 – May 26, 2000)
*{{feet|218}} - [[Son of Beast]] (May 26, 2000 – June 16, 2009 (demolished))
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*{{Feet|218}} - [[Son of Beast]] (May 26, 2000 – June 16, 2009 (demolished))
 
*{{feet|183.8}} [[T Express]] - (June 16, 2009 – present)
 
*{{feet|183.8}} [[T Express]] - (June 16, 2009 – present)
 
*{{feet|183.8}} - [[Wildfire (Kolmården)|Wildfire]] (June 28, 2016 - present)
 
*{{feet|183.8}} - [[Wildfire (Kolmården)|Wildfire]] (June 28, 2016 - present)

Latest revision as of 18:04, 23 August 2019

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Kingda Ka, the tallest roller coaster in the world.
Key Meaning
^ Currently in storage
* Currently standing but not operating (SBNO)
** Currently under construction
Current record holder

The tallest roller coaster in the world is Kingda Ka at Six Flags Great Adventure in the United States standing at 456 feet. The tallest operating wooden roller coaster is Lightning Rod at Dollywood in Tennessee standing at 206 feet.

Rankings[edit | edit source]

Steel[edit | edit source]

Rank Height Name Amusement park Location Manufacturer Record Held
1st 456 feet Kingda Ka Six Flags Great Adventure
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Jackson, New Jersey, USA
Intamin May 2005 - present
2nd 420 feet Top Thrill Dragster Cedar Point
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Sandusky, Ohio, USA
Intamin May 2003 - May 2005
3rd 415 feet Superman: Escape From Krypton Six Flags Magic Mountain
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Valencia, California, USA
Intamin March 1997 - May 2003
4th 377 feet Tower of Terror II Dreamworld
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Coomera, Queensland, Australia
Intamin January 1997 - March 1997
5th 367.4 feet Red Force Ferrari Land
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Salou, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain
Intamin N/A
6th 325 feet Fury 325 Carowinds
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Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Bolliger & Mabillard N/A
7th 318 feet Steel Dragon 2000 Nagashima Spaland
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Nagashima, Mie Prefecture, Japan
Morgan N/A
8th 310 feet Millennium Force Cedar Point
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Sandusky, Ohio, USA
Intamin N/A
9th 306 feet Leviathan Canada's Wonderland
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Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
Bolliger & Mabillard N/A
10th 305 feet Intimidator 305 Kings Dominion
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Doswell, Virginia, USA
Intamin N/A

Wood[edit | edit source]

While it uses wooden track, the tallest section of Zadra at Energylandia uses a steel structure, so whether it should be included in this list is debatable.

Rank Height Name Amusement Park Location Manufacturer Record Held
1st 183.8 feet T Express Everland
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Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Intamin June 2009 - present
Wildfire Kolmården Wildlife Park
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Nörrkoping, Östergötland, Sweden
Rocky Mountain Construction June 2016 - present
3rd 181 feet El Toro Six Flags Great Adventure
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Jackson, New Jersey, USA
Intamin N/A
4th 165 feet Goliath Six Flags Great America
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Gurnee, Illinois, USA
Rocky Mountain Construction N/A
5th 164 feet Colossos - Kampf der Giganten Heide Park
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Soltau, Lower Saxony, Germany
Intamin N/A
6th 159 feet The Voyage Holiday World
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Santa Claus, Indiana, USA
The Gravity Group N/A
7th 136 feet Hades 360 Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park
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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, USA
The Gravity Group N/A
8th 131.3 feet WODAN - Timburcoaster Europa-Park
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Rust, Baden Wuerttemberg, Germany
Great Coasters International N/A
9th 130.9 feet Le Monstre La Ronde
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Montréal, Québec, Canada
Martin & Vleminckx July 1985 - March 1990
10th 127 feet American Eagle Six Flags Great America
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Gurnee, Illinois, USA
Intamin May 1981 - July 1985

History[edit | edit source]

Steel[edit | edit source]

Wood[edit | edit source]

  • 50 feet - Gravity Pleasure Switch Back Railway (1884 - ?)
  • 20 feet - Island Roller Coaster (1891 - 1892)
  • 25 feet - Switchback Railway (Cedar Point) (1892 - 1894)
  • 80 feet - Toboggan Slide (Menlo Park) (1894 - 1917)
  • 98 feet - Giant Coaster (Paragon Park) (1917 - 1924)
  • 110 feet - Giant Skyrocket (1924 - 1937)
  • 110 feet - Giant Racer (Saltair) (1932 - 1937)
  • 125 feet - Lake Placid Bobsled (1937 - 1946 (demolished))
  • 110 feet - Giant Racer (Saltair) (1946 - 1957 (demolished))
  • 100 feet - Cyclone (1957 - 1964)
  • 110 feet - Montaña Rusa (1964 - June 28, 1978)
  • 110 feet - Screamin' Eagle (April 10, 1976 - June 28, 1978)
  • 125 feet - Colossus (June 29, 1978 - May 23, 1981)
  • 127 feet - American Eagle (May 23, 1981 - July 19, 1985)
  • 130.9 feet - Le Monstre (July 20, 1985 - March 16, 1990)
  • 143 feet - Texas Giant (March 17, 1990 - May 10, 1991)
  • 161 feet - Mean Streak (May 11, 1991 - March 13, 1992)
  • 171.9 feet - Rattler (March 14, 1992 – May 26, 2000)
  • 218 feet - Son of Beast (May 26, 2000 – June 16, 2009 (demolished))
  • 183.8 feet T Express - (June 16, 2009 – present)
  • 183.8 feet - Wildfire (June 28, 2016 - present)