Top 5 Killer Coasters

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.

1. The New Texas Giant
New Texas Giant
Wikipedia - SFOTPR
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.
  • 2201 Road to Six Flags St. E
  • Arlington, TX 76011 US
2. Steel Dragon 2000
The Steel Dragon
Flickr - X_urara_X
One of Japan’s largest theme parks, Nagashima Spa Land is home to the Steel Dragon 2000, the world’s longest roller coaster.
  • 333 Nagashimacho Urayasu
  • Kuwana, 511-1192 Japan
3. The X-CELERATOR - Knotts Berry Farm
The Xcelerator
Kevin Smith
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.
  • 8039 Beach Boulevard,
  • Buena Park, CA 90620 US
4. Formula Rossa - Ferrari World
Formula Rossa
Wikipedia - Jazon88
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.
  • Yas Island
  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
5. The Cyclone - Luna Park
The Cyclone
Michael Dolan
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.
  • 1000 Surf Avenue,
  • Brooklyn, NY 11224 US
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