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World's Coolest Roller Coasters

Buckle up and let the fun begin! Roller-coaster reviewer and coaster enthusiast Robb Alvey reveals his 15 favorite rollercoasters around the world. Find out why you should ride them, too.

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El Toro - Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, New Jersey
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El Toro - Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, NJ

El Toro has ranked the No. 1 wooden roller coaster in the world several times. It's one of the tallest, fastest, steepest and most intense roller coasters anywhere. The 76-degree, 180-foot-first drop is breathtaking, and you’ll find it difficult to catch your breath through this 1:42-minute ride! The airtime encountered on El Toro is some of the most extreme. Not many roller coasters match what this ride can do.

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