Coasterpedia
Log in

Difference between revisions of "Tallest roller coasters"

Difference between revisions of "Tallest roller coasters"

(Wood)
(Wood)
 
(42 intermediate revisions by 9 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
''For the other records, click [[Record Holders|here]].''
+
''For the other records, click [[Rankings portal|here]].''
 
[[File:Kingda ka II.jpg|thumb|[[Kingda Ka]], the tallest roller coaster in the world.]]
 
[[File:Kingda ka II.jpg|thumb|[[Kingda Ka]], the tallest roller coaster in the world.]]
 
{{Rankings key}}
 
{{Rankings key}}
Line 6: Line 6:
 
==Rankings==
 
==Rankings==
 
===Steel===
 
===Steel===
{| class="wikitable record-table"
+
{| class="wikitable"
 
|-
 
|-
 
! Rank
 
! Rank
Line 69: Line 69:
 
|[[Steel Dragon 2000]]
 
|[[Steel Dragon 2000]]
 
|[[Nagashima Spaland]]
 
|[[Nagashima Spaland]]
|{{Flag|Japan}} <span class="nomobile">Nagashima, </span>Mie Prefacture, Japan
+
|{{Flag|Japan}} <span class="nomobile">Nagashima, </span>Mie Prefecture, Japan
 
|[[Morgan]]
 
|[[Morgan]]
 
|{{N/A}}
 
|{{N/A}}
Line 99: Line 99:
  
 
===Wood===
 
===Wood===
It should be noted that [[Colossos]] at [[Heide Park]] would place around fourth in this list. Its height is uncertain but it has a drop height of {{feet|159.1}}.
+
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.
 
+
{| class="wikitable"
While it uses wooden track, the tallest section of Wildfire at Kolmarden uses a steel structure, so whether it should be included in this list is debatable.
 
{| class="wikitable record-table"
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
! Rank
 
! Rank
Line 112: Line 110:
 
! Record Held
 
! Record Held
 
|-style="background-color: #FFE6BD
 
|-style="background-color: #FFE6BD
! 1st
+
! rowspan="2"|1st
| {{feet|187}}
+
| rowspan="2"| {{feet|183.8}}
 
| [[Wildfire (Kolmården)|Wildfire]]
 
| [[Wildfire (Kolmården)|Wildfire]]
| [[Kolmården]]
+
| [[Kolmården|Kolmården Wildlife Park]]
 
| {{flag|Sweden}} <span class="nomobile">Norrköping, </span>Östergötland, Sweden
 
| {{flag|Sweden}} <span class="nomobile">Norrköping, </span>Östergötland, Sweden
 
| [[Rocky Mountain Construction]]
 
| [[Rocky Mountain Construction]]
| June 2016 - present
+
| July 2016 - October 2016
|-
+
|-style="background-color: #FFE6BD
! 2nd
 
| {{Feet|183.8}}
 
 
|[[T Express]]
 
|[[T Express]]
 
|[[Everland]]
 
|[[Everland]]
 
| {{Flag|South Korea}} Yongin-Si, South Korea
 
| {{Flag|South Korea}} Yongin-Si, South Korea
 
| [[Intamin]]
 
| [[Intamin]]
| June 2009 – June 2016
+
| October 2016 - present
 
|-
 
|-
 
! 3rd
 
! 3rd
Line 142: Line 138:
 
| {{Flag|USA}} <span class="nomobile">Gurnee, </span>Illinois, USA
 
| {{Flag|USA}} <span class="nomobile">Gurnee, </span>Illinois, USA
 
| [[Rocky Mountain Construction]]
 
| [[Rocky Mountain Construction]]
 +
| {{N/A}}
 +
|- style="background-color: #DDDDDD"
 +
!*
 +
|{{feet|164}}
 +
|[[Colossos]]
 +
|[[Heide Park]]
 +
|{{flag|Germany}} Soltau, Lower Saxony, Germany
 +
|[[Intamin]]
 
| {{N/A}}
 
| {{N/A}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
! 5th
 
! 5th
| {{Feet|164}}
+
| {{Feet|163}}
| [[Python in Bamboo Forest]]
+
|[[Voyage|The Voyage]]
| [[Nanchang Wanda Park]]
+
|[[Holiday World]]
| {{Flag|China}} <span class="nomobile">Nanchang, </span>Jangxi, China
+
| {{Flag|USA}} <span class="nomobile">Santa Claus, </span>Indiana, USA
| [[Great Coasters International]]
+
| [[The Gravity Group]]
 
| {{N/A}}
 
| {{N/A}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
! 6th
 
! 6th
| {{Feet|163}}
+
| {{Feet|136}}
|[[Voyage`The Voyage]]
+
|[[Hades 360]]
|[[Holiday World]]
+
|[[Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park]]
| {{Flag|USA}} <span class="nomobile">Santa Claus, </span>Indiana, USA
+
| {{Flag|USA}} <span class="nomobile">Wisconsin Dells, </span>Wisconsin, USA
 
| [[The Gravity Group]]
 
| [[The Gravity Group]]
 
| {{N/A}}
 
| {{N/A}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
! 7th
 
! 7th
| {{Feet|161}}
+
| {{Feet|131}}
|[[Mean Streak]]
+
|[[Wodan Timbur Coaster|WODAN - Timburcoaster]]
|[[Cedar Point]]
+
|[[Europa-Park]]
| {{Flag|USA}} <span class="nomobile">Sandusky, </span>Ohio, USA
+
| {{Flag|Germany}} <span class="nomobile">Rust, </span>Baden-Württemberg, Germany
| [[Dinn Corporation]]
+
| [[Great Coasters International]]
| May 1991 - March 1992
+
| {{N/A}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
! 8th
 
! 8th
| {{Feet|147}}
+
| {{feet|130.9}}
|[[Mountain Flyer]]
+
| [[Monstre|Le Monstre]]
|[[Knight Valley]]
+
| [[La Ronde]]
| {{Flag|China}} <span class="nomobile">Shenzhen, </span>Guangdong, China
+
| {{flag|Canada}} <span class="nomobile">Montréal, </span>Québec, Canada
| [[Great Coasters International]]
+
| Martin & Vleminckx
| {{N/A}}
+
| July 1985 - March 1990
 
|-
 
|-
! 9th
+
! rowspan="2"|10th
| {{Feet|139}}
+
| rowspan="2"| {{feet|122}}
|[[White Cyclone]]
+
| [[Boss|The Boss]]
|[[Nagashima Spaland]]
+
| [[Six Flags St. Louis]]
| {{Flag|Japan}} Mie Prefacture, Japan
+
| {{flag|USA}} <span class="nomobile">Eureka, </span>Missouri, USA
| [[Intamin]]
+
| [[Custom Coasters International]]
 
| {{N/A}}
 
| {{N/A}}
 
|-
 
|-
! 10th
+
|[[Shivering Timbers]]
| {{Feet|136}}
+
|[[Michigan's Adventure]]
| [[Hades 360]]
+
| {{Flag|USA}} <span class="nomobile">Muskegon, </span>Michigan, USA
|[[Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park]]
+
| [[Custom Coasters International]]
| {{Flag|USA}} <span class="nomobile">Wisconsin Dells, </span>Wisconsin, USA
 
| [[The Gravity Group]]
 
 
| {{N/A}}
 
| {{N/A}}
 
|}
 
|}
Line 197: Line 199:
  
 
===Steel===
 
===Steel===
*[[Golden Loop]](1977 – October 16, 1978)<br/>[[Greased Lightnin']] (July 8, 1977 – October 16, 1978)<br/>[[Katapul]] (1977 – 1978)
+
*{{feet|113}} - [[New Revolution|Great American Revolution]] (May 8, 1976 - 1977)
*[[Montezooma's Revenge]] (May 21, 1978 – June 24, 1983)
+
*{{feet|137.8}} - [[Golden Loop|White Lightnin']] (1977 – May 21, 1978)
*[[Moonsault Scramble]] (June 24, 1983 – July 1996)
+
*{{feet|137.8}} - [[Greezed Lightnin' (Kentucky Kingdom)|Tidal Wave]] (July 8, 1977 – May 21, 1978)
*[[Fujiyama]] (July 1996 – January 23, 1997)
+
*{{feet|137.8}} - [[Katapul|King Kobra]] (1977 – May 21, 1978)
*[[Tower of Terror II]] (January 23, 1997 – March 15, 1997)
+
*{{feet|148}} - [[Montezooma's Revenge]] (May 21, 1978 – June 24, 1983)
*[[Superman: Escape From Krypton]] (March 15, 1997 – May 4, 2003)
+
*{{feet|229.7}} - [[Moonsault Scramble]] (June 24, 1983 – July 1996)
*[[Top Thrill Dragster]] (May 4, 2003 – May 21, 2005)
+
*{{feet|259.2}} - [[Fujiyama]] (July 1996 – January 23, 1997)
*[[Kingda Ka]] (May 21, 2005 – present)
+
*{{feet|377.3}} - [[Tower of Terror II|Tower of Terror]] (January 23, 1997 – March 15, 1997)
 +
*{{feet|415}} - [[Superman: Escape From Krypton|Superman: The Escape]] (March 15, 1997 – May 4, 2003)
 +
*{{feet|420}} - [[Top Thrill Dragster]] (May 4, 2003 – May 21, 2005)
 +
*{{feet|456}} - [[Kingda Ka]] (May 21, 2005 – present)
  
 
===Wood===
 
===Wood===
*{{feet|100}} - [[Cyclone (Revere Beach)|Cyclone]] (1925 - 1937)
+
*{{feet|100}} - Cyclone (Revere Beach) (1925 - 1932)
*{{feet|125}} - [[Lake Placid Bobsled]] (1937 - 1946 (demolished))
+
*{{feet|110}} - Giant Racer (Saltair) (1932 - 1937)
*{{feet|110}} - [[Giant Racer (Saltair; opened 1932)|Giant Racer]] (1946 - 1957 (demolished))
+
*{{feet|125}} - Lake Placid Bobsled (1937 - 1946 (demolished))
*{{feet|100}} - [[Cyclone (Revere Beach)|Cyclone]] (1957 - 1964)
+
*{{feet|110}} - Giant Racer (Saltair) (1946 - 1957 (demolished))
*{{feet|110}} - [[Montaña Rusa (La Feria Chapultepec Magico)|Montaña Rusa]] (1964 - June 28, 1978)
+
*{{feet|100}} - Cyclone (Revere Beach) (1957 - 1964)
*{{feet|110}} - [[Screamin' Eagle]] (April 10, 1976 - June 28, 1978)
+
*{{feet|110}} - Montaña Rusa (Juegos Mecánicos de Chapultepec) (1964 - June 28, 1978)
 +
*{{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)
 
*{{feet|125}} - [[Colossus (Six Flags Magic Mountain)|Colossus]] (June 29, 1978 - May 23, 1981)
 
*{{feet|127}} - [[American Eagle]] (May 23, 1981 - July 19, 1985)
 
*{{feet|127}} - [[American Eagle]] (May 23, 1981 - July 19, 1985)
*{{feet|130.9}} - [[Monstre]] (July 20, 1985 - March 16, 1990)
+
*{{feet|130.9}} - [[Monstre|Le Monstre]] (July 20, 1985 - March 16, 1990)
 
*{{feet|143}} - [[Texas Giant]] (March 17, 1990 - May 10, 1991)
 
*{{feet|143}} - [[Texas Giant]] (March 17, 1990 - May 10, 1991)
 
*{{feet|161}} - [[Mean Streak]] (May 11, 1991 - March 13, 1992)
 
*{{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)
 
*{{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))
 
*{{feet|218}} - [[Son of Beast]] (May 26, 2000 – June 16, 2009 (demolished))
*{{feet|183.3}} [[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)
  
 
{{Rankings}}
 
{{Rankings}}
  
 
[[Category:Roller coaster rankings]]
 
[[Category:Roller coaster rankings]]

Latest revision as of 13:16, 22 June 2018

For the other records, click here.

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

Wood[edit | edit source]

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.

Rank Height Name Amusement Park Location Manufacturer Record Held
1st 183.8 feet Wildfire Kolmården Wildlife Park
Sweden.png
Norrköping, Östergötland, Sweden
Rocky Mountain Construction July 2016 - October 2016
T Express Everland
South Korea.png
Yongin-Si, South Korea
Intamin October 2016 - present
3rd 181 feet El Toro Six Flags Great Adventure
USA.png
Jackson, New Jersey
Intamin N/A
4th 165 feet Goliath Six Flags Great America
USA.png
Gurnee, Illinois, USA
Rocky Mountain Construction N/A
* 164 feet Colossos Heide Park
Germany.png
Soltau, Lower Saxony, Germany
Intamin N/A
5th 163 feet The Voyage Holiday World
USA.png
Santa Claus, Indiana, USA
The Gravity Group N/A
6th 136 feet Hades 360 Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park
USA.png
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, USA
The Gravity Group N/A
7th 131 feet WODAN - Timburcoaster Europa-Park
Germany.png
Rust, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Great Coasters International N/A
8th 130.9 feet Le Monstre La Ronde
Canada.png
Montréal, Québec, Canada
Martin & Vleminckx July 1985 - March 1990
10th 122 feet The Boss Six Flags St. Louis
USA.png
Eureka, Missouri, USA
Custom Coasters International N/A
Shivering Timbers Michigan's Adventure
USA.png
Muskegon, Michigan, USA
Custom Coasters International N/A

History[edit | edit source]

Steel[edit | edit source]

Wood[edit | edit source]

  • 100 feet - Cyclone (Revere Beach) (1925 - 1932)
  • 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 (Revere Beach) (1957 - 1964)
  • 110 feet - Montaña Rusa (Juegos Mecánicos de Chapultepec) (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)