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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

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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
** 367.4 feet Red Force Ferrari Land
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Salou, Tarragona, Spain
Intamin N/A
5th 325 feet Fury 325 Carowinds
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Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Bolliger & Mabillard N/A
6th 318 feet Steel Dragon 2000 Nagashima Spaland
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Nagashima, Mie Prefacture, Japan
Morgan N/A
7th 310 feet Millennium Force Cedar Point
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Sandusky, Ohio, USA
Intamin N/A
8th 306 feet Leviathan Canada's Wonderland
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Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
Bolliger & Mabillard N/A
9th 305 feet Intimidator 305 Kings Dominion
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Doswell, Virginia, USA
Intamin N/A
10th 263 feet Thunder Dolphin Tokyo Dome City
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Tokyo, Japan
Intamin N/A

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 159.1 feet.

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.

Rank Height Name Amusement Park Location Manufacturer Record Held
1st 187 feet Wildfire Kolmården
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Norrköping, Östergötland, Sweden
Rocky Mountain Construction June 2016 - present
2nd 183.8 feet T Express Everland
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Yongin-Si, South Korea
Intamin June 2009 – June 2016
3rd 181 feet El Toro Six Flags Great Adventure
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Jackson, New Jersey
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 Python in Bamboo Forest Nanchang Wanda Park
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Nanchang, Jangxi, China
Great Coasters International N/A
6th 163 feet Voyage Holiday World
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Santa Claus, Indiana, USA
The Gravity Group N/A
7th 161 feet Mean Streak Cedar Point
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Sandusky, Ohio, USA
Dinn Corporation May 1991 - March 1992
8th 147 feet Mountain Flyer Knight Valley
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Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
Great Coasters International N/A
9th 139 feet White Cyclone Nagashima Spaland
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Mie Prefacture, Japan
Intamin N/A
10th 136 feet Hades 360 Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park
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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, USA
The Gravity Group N/A

History

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