RECORDS

Kingda Ka Six Flags Great Adventure
Kingda Ka at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey, USA.

 

Here’s a comprehensive list of every current roller coaster world record. Roller coasters are great objects for setting records. Be it height, length, or speed, new roller coaster records are set on a regular basis.

SPEED is determined by the top speed a coaster hits at any point of its circuit, however a coaster usually hits the top speed at the bottom of a drop or from a launch system, such as LIM, LSM or Hydraulic.

Some parks boost their coasters HEIGHT by using “sea level” as the base measurement. The height records here are measured from ground level to the highest part of the track.

The LENGTH of a coaster is the total length of one complete coaster circuit.

Metric values have been calculated from the widely used Imperial units. They are given to one decimal place.

 

World Records

SPEEDHEIGHTLENGTH
1. Formula Rossa1. Kingda Ka1. Steel Dragon 2000
Ferrari World (2010)Six Flags Great AdventureNagashima Spa Land (2000)
150 mph (241.4 km/h)456 feet (139m)8113 feet (2472.8m)
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2. Kingda Ka2. Top Thrill Dragster2. The Ultimate
Six Flags Great AdventureCedar PointLightwater Valley
128 mph (206 km/h)420 feet (128m)7442 feet (2268.3m)
3. Top Thrill Dragster3. Superman The Escape3. Beast
Cedar PointSix Flags Magic MountainKings Island
120 mph (193.1 km/h)415 feet (126.5m)7359 feet (2243m)

 

European Records

SPEEDHEIGHTLENGTH
1. Furius Baco1. Shambhala1. The Ultimate
PortAventura Park (2007)PortAventura Park (2012)Lightwater Valley (1991)
83.5 mph (134.4 km/h)249 feet (76m)7442 feet (2243m)
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2. Shambhala2. Silver Star2. The Big One
PortAventura ParkEuropa ParkPleasure Beach Blackpool
83.3 mph (134 km/h)239 feet (72.8m)5497 feet (1675.5m)
3. Stealth3. The Big One3. Silver Star
Thorpe ParkPleasure Beach BlackpoolEuropa Park
80 mph (128.7 km/h)213 feet (64.9m)5315 feet (1620m)

 

North American Records

SPEEDHEIGHTLENGTH
1. Kingda Ka1. Kingda Ka1. Beast
Six Flags Great AdventureSix Flags Great AdventureKings Island (1979)
128 mph (206 km/h)456 feet (139m)7395 feet (2243m)
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2. Top Thrill Dragster2. Top Thrill Dragster2. Millennium Force
Cedar PointCedar PointCedar Point
120 mph (193.1 km/h)420 feet (128m)6595 feet (2010.1m)
3. Superman The Escape3. Superman The Escape3. The Voyage
Six Flags Magic MountainSix Flags Magic MountainHoliday World
100 mph (160.9 km/h)415 feet (126.5m)6442 feet (1933.5m)

 

Asian Records

SPEEDHEIGHTLENGTH
1. Formula Rossa1. Steel Dragon 20001. Steel Dragon 2000
Ferrari World (2010)Nagashima Spa Land (2000)Nagashima Spa Land (2000)
150 mph (241.4 km/h)318 feet (96.9m)8113 feet (2472.8m)
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2. Dodonpa2. Thunder Dolphin2. Fujiyama
Fuji-Q HighlandLaQuaFuji-Q Highland
106.9 mph (172 km/h)262 feet (79.9m)6708 feet (2044.6m)
3. Steel Dragon 20003. Fujiyama3. Formula Rossa
Nagashima Spa LandFuji-Q HighlandFerrari World
95 mph (152.9 km/h)259 feet (78.9m)6562 feet (2000.1m)

 

Other Roller Coaster & Theme Park Records

  • Oldest Operating Coaster: Leap The Dips at Lakemont Park, PA, USA Opened in 1902
  • Most expensive roller coaster: Expedition Everest at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom, FL, USA $100,000,000
  • Roller coaster with the most inversions: The Smiler at Alton Towers, UK 14 inversions
  • Highest inversion on a coaster: The dive drop on Gatekeeper at Cedar Point, OH, USA 170 ft (51.8 m)
  • Steepest angle on a coaster: Takabisha at Fuji-Q Highland, Japan 121°
  • Coaster with tallest vertical loop: Full Throttle at Six Flags Magic Mountain, CA, USA 160 ft (49 m)
  • Fastest acceleration on a coaster: Dodonpa at Fuji-Q Highland, Japan 0-106.9 mph (172 km/h) in 1.8 seconds
  • Coaster With The Most Airtime: The Voyage at Holiday World, IN, USA 24.3 seconds
  • Longest coaster tunnel: Hades 360 at Mt. Olympus, WN, USA 800 ft (243.8 m)
  • Park With The Most Coasters: Six Flags Magic Mountain, CA, USA 19 coasters
  • Oldest Operating Theme Park: Bakken in Copenhagen, Denmark Opened in 1583
  • Most Visited Theme Park: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom, FL, USA 20,492,000 (2015)
  • Most expensive attraction: Radiator Springs Racers at Disney California Adventure, CA, USA $200,000,000
  • Tallest StarFlyer: New England SkyScreamer at Six Flags New England, MA, USA 409 ft (125 m)
  • Tallest Drop Tower: Zumanjaro Drop of Doom at Six Flags Great Adventure, NJ, USA 415 ft (126 m)

 

Endurance Records

  • Longest Coaster Marathon: Richard Rodriguez (USA) on The Big One & Big Dipper, Pleasure Beach Blackpool, UK in August 2007 401 hours
  • Most Consecutive Days Riding a Rollercoaster: Richard Rodriguez (USA) on The Big One at Pleasure Beach Blackpool, UK May-September 2012 112 days
  • Most Coasters Ridden In 24 Hours: P. Guamo, A. Spivak, J. Kirwood, A. Monroe Rye (All USA), 9th Aug 2001. Ten parks in four states, using a helicopter 74 coasters
  • Highest Average Age On A Coaster: 32 riders on Big Dipper, Pleasure Beach Blackpool, UK 75.25 years
  • Longest Ride on Bumper Cars: Laura Byng, Adventure Island, UK 25 hours