Steepest roller coaster drops

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Current record holder

This table contains the roller coasters with the steepest drops, or the greatest drop angle measured from the horizontal.


Rank Angle Name Park Location Manufacturer Record Holder
1st 121.5° TMNT Shellraiser Nickelodeon Universe American Dream
East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA
Gerstlauer October 2019 - present
2nd 121° Takabisha Fuji-Q Highland
Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan
Gerstlauer July 2011 - October 2019
3rd 120.5° Green Lantern Coaster Warner Bros. Movie World
Gold Coast, Queensland, Austrailia
S&S Worldwide N/A
4th 120° Crazy Bird Happy Valley Tianjin
Dongli, Tianjin, China
S&S Worldwide N/A
5th 116° Cannibal Lagoon
Farmington, Utah, USA
Lagoon N/A
6th 113° Timber Drop Fraispertuis City
Jeanménil, Lorraine, France
S&S Worldwide July 2, 2011 - July 15, 2011
7th 112° Mumbo Jumbo Flamingo Land
Malton, Yorkshire, England, UK
S&S Worldwide July 4, 2009 - July 1, 2011
8th 111° Steel Hawg Indiana Beach
Monticello, Indiana, USA
S&S Worldwide July 5, 2008 - July 3, 2009
** 102.3° Defiance Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
Glenwood Springs, Colorado, USA.
Gerstlauer N/A
9th 101° Monster Adventureland
Altoona, Iowa, USA
Gerstlauer N/A
** 101° Toutatis Parc Astérix
Plailly, Hauts-de-France, France
Intamin N/A
10th 100° Abyss Adventure World
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Gerstlauer N/A
GaleForce Playland's Castaway Cove
Ocean City, New Jersey, USA
S&S Worldwide N/A
Saw - The Ride Thorpe Park
Chertsey, Surrey, England, UK
Gerstlauer N/A
Ice Breaker SeaWorld Orlando
Orlando, Florida, USA
Premier Rides N/A


Rank Angle Name Amusement park Location Manufacturer/ Builder Record held
1st 85° Goliath Six Flags Great America
Gurnee, Illinois, USA
Rocky Mountain Construction June 2014 - October 2015
2nd 83° Wildfire Kolmården Wildlife Park
Norrköping, Östergötland, Sweden
Rocky Mountain Construction N/A
3rd 81° Outlaw Run Silver Dollar City
Branson, Missouri, USA
Rocky Mountain Construction March 2013 - June 2014
4th 77°

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Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Intamin March 2008 - March 2013
5th 76° El Toro Six Flags Great Adventure
Jackson, New Jersey, USA
Intamin June 2006 - March 2008
6th 73° Lightning Rod Dollywood
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA
Rocky Mountain Construction N/A
7th 70° Balder Liseberg
Gothenburg, Göteborgs-Bohus, Sweden
Intamin April 2003 - June 2006
8th 66° The Voyage Holiday World
Santa Claus, Indiana, USA
Template:Gravity Group N/A
9th 65° The Cú Chulainn Coaster Tayto Park
Ashbourne, Meath, Ireland
Gravity Group N/A
Hades 360 Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, USA
Template:Gravity Group N/A
Mine Blower Fun Spot America
Kissimmee, Florida, USA
Gravity Group N/A


There are some roller coasters that are widely contested on having the steepest drop, such as coasters with no official measurements and ones that surpass 135°, the 135° figure comes from adding 90° and 45°, or in other words, closer to upside-down than to vertical.

Coasters like this include Sequoia Magic Loop which has a Saxophone element, this is essentially a 180° hairpin drop which leaves riders upside-down, therefore more than 135°.

there is also Sky Explorer or other coasters of the same model, and Fear Coaster, with drops of around 130°, but neither have official measurements. also Fear Coaster is usually not considered to have a beyond-vertical drop because the entirety of the beyond-vertical portion of the drop has trim brakes.

Though Switchback at ZDT's Amusement Park technically reaches 87°, it is actually a vertical rollback.