10 Amazing & Scariest Rollercoasters in the World

We all love some adrenaline from time to time, don’t we? Now that we are on the same page, it would probably be nice to discuss about some of the most amazing and scary methods to get your rush moments. We are going to analyze ten of the most impressive rollercoasters in the world. While the USA certainly dominates this chart, there are also other corners of this planet that certainly know how to enjoy a thrill. Let’s discover them together!

10 Amazing & Scariest Rollercoasters in the World


1. Kingda Ka, Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, New Jersey, USA

This is the world’s tallest steel rollercoaster, reaching 139 meters in height and the second fastest one. The tourists are launched to 206 km/h (128 miles per hour) in just 3.5 seconds. Once a voice says "arms down, head back, and hold on", the passengers start their breath-taking 28 seconds-long ride through the steel spirals, themed as a mythical tiger.

10 Amazing & Scariest Rollercoasters in the World | Kingda Ka, Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, New Jersey, USA

10 Amazing & Scariest Rollercoasters in the World | Kingda Ka, Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, New Jersey, USA

10 Amazing & Scariest Rollercoasters in the World | Kingda Ka, Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, New Jersey, USA

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2. Formula Rossa, Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

As the name also suggests, this is the World’s fastest rollercoaster, reaching a top speed of 240 km/h (150 mph). It uses a hydraulic launch system and the track is inspired by the Italian famous racetrack of Monza. Two kilometers that will feel like riding a Ferrari while being on off-road, due to the millions insects you’ll hit while speeding up.

10 Amazing & Scariest Rollercoasters in the World | Formula Rossa, Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

10 Amazing & Scariest Rollercoasters in the World | Formula Rossa, Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

10 Amazing & Scariest Rollercoasters in the World | Formula Rossa, Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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3. Colossus, Thorpe Park, Surrey, England

Colossus used to be the only rollercoaster in the world featuring ten inversions, until an exact replica was built in China. Two corkscrews and a cobra roll enrich the ride’s theme, which reminds us of the lost civilization of Atlantis. It has a capacity of 1200 riders per hour, so we can certainly say it can bring happiness to many adventurous spirits of England.

10 Amazing & Scariest Rollercoasters in the World | Colossus, Thorpe Park, Surrey, England

10 Amazing & Scariest Rollercoasters in the World | Colossus, Thorpe Park, Surrey, England

10 Amazing & Scariest Rollercoasters in the World | Colossus, Thorpe Park, Surrey, England

10 Amazing & Scariest Rollercoasters in the World | Colossus, Thorpe Park, Surrey, England

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4. Steel Dragon 2000, Nagashima Spa Land, Mie Prefecture, Japan

Opened in the “Year of the Dragon” (2000), this is the tallest rollercoaster among those that use a traditional chain lift. The $50 million ride also features two tunnels that will make your experience even more exciting.

10 Amazing & Scariest Rollercoasters in the World | Steel Dragon 2000, Nagashima Spa Land, Mie Prefecture, Japan

10 Amazing & Scariest Rollercoasters in the World | Steel Dragon 2000, Nagashima Spa Land, Mie Prefecture, Japan

10 Amazing & Scariest Rollercoasters in the World | Steel Dragon 2000, Nagashima Spa Land, Mie Prefecture, Japan

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5. Full Throttle, Six Flags Magic Mountain, California, USA

Officially opened in 2013, Full Throttle offers its visitors the world’s tallest vertical loop at 49 meters. The passengers will be launched back and forward through the dive loops in a 670 meters ride, which can represent the most intense minute of their life. Everything is just “Wow”!

10 Amazing & Scariest Rollercoasters in the World | Full Throttle, Six Flags Magic Mountain, California, USA

10 Amazing & Scariest Rollercoasters in the World | Full Throttle, Six Flags Magic Mountain, California, USA

10 Amazing & Scariest Rollercoasters in the World | Full Throttle, Six Flags Magic Mountain, California, USA

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6. Texas Giant, Six Flags Over Texas, Arlington, Texas, USA

Rocky Mountain Construction reinvented the original wooden rollercoaster that was built in Arlington, giving it some steel shine. A series of brake runs, low-to-the-ground air-time hills and fast turns make of this track something irresistible for the extreme experiences enthusiasts.

10 Amazing & Scariest Rollercoasters in the World | Texas Giant, Six Flags Over Texas, Arlington, Texas, USA

10 Amazing & Scariest Rollercoasters in the World | Texas Giant, Six Flags Over Texas, Arlington, Texas, USA

10 Amazing & Scariest Rollercoasters in the World | Texas Giant, Six Flags Over Texas, Arlington, Texas, USA

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7. Tower of Terror II, Queensland, Australia

“Face gravity, Face first” is the slogan of the track that propels its passengers to 161 km/h to then offer them 6.5 seconds of weightlessness. The feeling that you will get on Tower of Terror II is that of electro-magnetically accelerating yourself to Zenith!

10 Amazing & Scariest Rollercoasters in the World | Tower of Terror II, Queensland, Australia

10 Amazing & Scariest Rollercoasters in the World | Tower of Terror II, Queensland, Australia

10 Amazing & Scariest Rollercoasters in the World | Tower of Terror II, Queensland, Australia


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8. Intimidator 305, King’s Dominion, Doswell, Virginia, USA

Located in the Safari Village, near Anaconda, the track is named and themed after the NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt. Imagine it is so tall that it surpasses the height of the observation platform at the Eiffel Tower. Before the passenger engage in the ride, a recording of Earnhardt's son saying “Gentlemen, start your engines!!!” is played.

10 Amazing & Scariest Rollercoasters in the World | Intimidator 305, King’s Dominion, Doswell, Virginia, USA

10 Amazing & Scariest Rollercoasters in the World | Intimidator 305, King’s Dominion, Doswell, Virginia, USA

10 Amazing & Scariest Rollercoasters in the World | Intimidator 305, King’s Dominion, Doswell, Virginia, USA

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9. El Toro, Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, New Jersey, USA

The Bull features one of the steepest drops among wooden rollercoasters in the world, while also being the fastest in its category, reaching a top speed of 110 km/h. Its theme is a mixture of Spanish art and western movies reminders, the cars being designed as “bulls” crossing Plaza del Carnaval, among abandoned "wagon wheels". 

10 Amazing & Scariest Rollercoasters in the World | El Toro, Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, New Jersey, USA

10 Amazing & Scariest Rollercoasters in the World | El Toro, Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, New Jersey, USA

10 Amazing & Scariest Rollercoasters in the World | El Toro, Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, New Jersey, USA

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10. The Smiler, Alton Towers, UK

The Smiler currently holds the record for most inversions, featuring 14 of them on its 2:45 minutes long ride. A wraparound screen displaying graphics while riders engage in dive loops, sea serpent rolls, block brakes, corkscrew and batwing elements enrich the ejector airtime experiences. It will certainly put a weird smile on your face with its evil spiderish structure!
10 Amazing & Scariest Rollercoasters in the World | The Smiler, Alton Towers, UK

10 Amazing & Scariest Rollercoasters in the World | The Smiler, Alton Towers, UK

10 Amazing & Scariest Rollercoasters in the World | The Smiler, Alton Towers, UK


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