Killer Coasters

Top 5 Killer Coasters

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Hold on tight for heart-pounding rides on the world's top roller coasters. A reawakened Texas giant, the world's fastest coaster, a 1.5 mile Japanese steel dragon and a Brooklyn legend that will show no mercy.
New Texas Giant
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The New Texas Giant

Six Flags Over Texas

Six Flags Over Texas, the first Six Flags park in America, is home to the new Texas Giant, a popular wooden coaster that was closed, but has since been renovated into a hybrid steel/wooden coaster.
The Steel Dragon
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Steel Dragon 2000

Nagashima Spa Land Amusement Park

One of Japan’s largest theme parks, Nagashima Spa Land is home to the Steel Dragon 2000, the world’s longest roller coaster.
The Xcelerator
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Knottā€™s Berry Farm

The Xcelerator at Knott’s Berry Farm in California was the first hydraulically launched coaster, and is able to reach 82 miles per hour in 2.3 seconds.
Formula Rossa
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Formula Rossa

Ferrari World Amusement Park

The largest indoor amusement park in the world, Ferrari World opened in November 2010. This park is home to the Formula Rossa, the world’s fastest coaster with a top speed of 150 mph.
The Cyclone
Michael Dolan

The Cyclone

Luna Park - Coney Island

The Cyclone opened in 1927, where it has survived being shut down in 1969 and reopened in 1975. It is now being operated by Luna Park, which was rebuilt as part of the Coney Island Revitalization plan in 2010.