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Tallest roller coaster drops

Tallest roller coaster drops

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Key Meaning
^ Currently in storage
* Currently standing but not operating (SBNO)
** Currently under construction
Current record holder

Kingda Ka has the tallest roller coaster drop in the world at 418 feet. The tallest operating wooden coaster drop is Goliath's drop at 180 feet.

Rankings[edit | edit source]

Steel[edit | edit source]

Rank Drop height Name Park Location Opened Record Held
1st 418 feet Kingda Ka Six Flags Great Adventure
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Jackson, New Jersey, USA
May 21, 2005 May 2005 – present
2nd 400 feet Top Thrill Dragster Cedar Point
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Sandusky, Ohio, USA
May 4, 2003 May 2003 – May 2005
3rd 328.1 feet Superman: Escape From Krypton Six Flags Magic Mountain
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Valencia, California, USA
March 19, 1997 March 1997 – May 2003
Tower of Terror II Dreamworld
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Coomera, Queensland, Australia
January 21, 1997 January 1997 – May 2003
5th 320 feet Fury 325 Carowinds
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Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
March 28, 2015 N/A
6th 306.8 feet Steel Dragon 2000 Nagashima Spa Land
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Nagashima, Kuwana, Mie, Japan
August 1, 2000 N/A
7th 306 feet Leviathan Canada's Wonderland
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Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
May 6, 2012 N/A
8th 300 feet Millennium Force Cedar Point
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Sandusky, Ohio, USA
May 13, 2000 N/A
Intimidator 305 Kings Dominion
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Doswell, Virginia, USA
April 2, 2010 N/A
** 300 feet Orion Kings Island
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Mason, Ohio, USA
2020 N/A
10th 269 feet Hyperion Energylandia
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Zator, Małopolskie, Poland
July 14, 2018 N/A

Wood[edit | edit source]

Rank Drop height Name Park Location Opened Record Held
1st 180 feet Goliath Six Flags Great America
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Gurnee, Illinois, USA
June 19, 2014 June 2014 - present
2nd 176 feet El Toro Six Flags Great Adventure
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Jackson, New Jersey, USA
June 12, 2006 June 2009 – June 2014
3rd 165 feet Lightning Rod Dollywood
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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA
June 13, 2016 N/A
4th 162 feet Outlaw Run Silver Dollar City
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Branson, Missouri, USA
March 15, 2013 N/A
5th 160.8 feet Wildfire Kolmården Wildlife Park
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Norrköping, Östergötland, Sweden
June 28, 2016 N/A
6th 159.1 feet Colossos - Kampf der Giganten Heide Park
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Soltau, Lower Saxony, Germany
April 13, 2001 N/A
7th 154 feet The Voyage Holiday World
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Santa Claus, Indiana, USA
May 6, 2006 N/A
8th 150.9 feet T Express Everland
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Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
March 14, 2008 N/A
9th 150 feet The Boss Six Flags St. Louis
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Eureka, Missouri, USA
April 29, 2000 N/A
10th 147 feet American Eagle Six Flags Great America
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Gurnee, Illinois, USA
May 23, 1981 May 1981 - May 1989

History[edit | edit source]

Steel[edit | edit source]

Wood[edit | edit source]

  • 9 feet - Leap The Dips (1902 - 1914)
  • 50 feet - Big Dipper (Roton Point) (1914 - 1920)
  • 70 feet - Jack Rabbit (1920 - 1921)
  • 85 feet - Coaster Dips (1921 - 1928)
  • 85 feet - Bobs (Riverview Park) (1921 - 1928)
  • 95 feet - Wildcat (Rocky Springs Park) (1928 - 1965 (demolished))
  • 87 feet - Comet (Crystal Beach) (1965 - April 10, 1976)
  • 92 feet - Screamin' Eagle (April 10, 1976 - June 28, 1978)
  • 115 feet - Colossus (June 29, 1978 - April 14, 1979)
  • 141 feet - The Beast (April 14, 1979 - May 23, 1981)
  • 147 feet - American Eagle (May 23, 1981 - May 6, 1989)
  • 151 feet - Hercules (May 6, 1989 - March 16, 1990)
  • 155 feet - Mean Streak (May 11, 1991 - March 13, 1992)
  • 166 feet - Rattler (March 14, 1992 – 1990s)
  • 155 feet - Mean Streak (1990s - May 26, 2000)
  • 214 feet - Son of Beast (May 26, 2000 – June 16, 2009 (demolished))
  • 176 feet El Toro - (June 16, 2009 – June 19, 2014)
  • 180 feet - Goliath (June 19, 2014 - present)