Insane Coaster Wars: World Domination Travel Guide
The battle rolls to Abu Dhabi for the world's fastest roller coaster, then to Spain for an unbelievable 256-ft drop, and finally to the US for the world's longest and tallest flying coaster. Which will whip ...Go to Episode
Some of the best rollercoasters in the world are in this 400-acre park in Williamsburg, VA, a history buff’s haven. It is home to the heart-stopping Griffon, the tallest and fastest dive coaster in the world with a beastly 90-degree drop.
1 Busch Gardens Boulevard, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Sprawling more than 300 acres, this park boasts 16 thrill rides. The most impressive is Leviathan, capable of launching 1,200 riders around an aquamarine track at 90 miles per hour. It’s the longest lift chain of any rollercoaster in the world.
9580 Jane Street, Vaughan, Ontario L6A 1S6
This amusement park is packed with 16 rollercoasters, complete with thrill ratings. The Maverick gets a 5 out of 5 and an "aggressive thrill" ranking, probably for its gallop down an inverted 95-degree drop.
1 Cedar Point Dr, Sandusky, OH 44870
Located 50 miles from Brisbane, the Gold Coast is a thrill seekers paradise and home to the Tower of Terror II rollercoaster at Dreamworld. Tower of Terror II is a speeding skyrocket, shooting backwards up 35 stories at 100 mph!
Dreamworld Pkwy, Coomera QLD 4209, Australia
Home to the rollercoaster Blue Fire, thrill seekers looking to get their fix of high-speed German engineering head straight for the heart-pounding coaster. At the start, this turbocharged launch coaster rockets from 0 to 60 in a flash.
Europa-Park-Straße 2 77977 Rust, Germany
Abu Dhabi is home to the largest indoor amusement park on earth, Ferrari World. This shrine to the iconic Italian automobile contains more than 20 rides and attractions, including the lightning-fast Formula Rossa, hitting a top speed of 149 mph.
Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Home to Dodonpa, the fastest accelerating ride on the planet. Riders hit a whopping 4.3 G's on the initial launch. Dodonpa is also the first coaster to use compressed air to launch its trains.
Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan
This modern park, featuring 40 rides and 8 state-of-the-art rollercoasters, is nestled in Soltau, Germany, a remnant of Europe’s medieval past. Soaring above it all, is Colossos, the tallest and fastest wooden rollercoaster in the world.
Heide Park 1, 29614 Soltau, Germany
Hold on to your Hershey’s Kisses before you board one of this park’s stomach-churning rides. This 107-year-old park has some of the most extreme coasters on earth, including Skyrush, boasting a 200-foot climb and 5 airtime hills.
100 W. Hersheypark Drive, Hershey, PA 17033
Holiday Park is home to Expedition GeForce, which scales the lift hill, rising 18 stories high. In an instant, the ride plummets down the twisting 82-degree incline drop, pinning passengers to their seats.
Holidayparkstraße 1-5, 67454 Haßloch, Germany
Kings Dominion in Doswell, VA, is home to the Intimidator 305, a big, bad beast measuring 5,000-ft of twisting track that gives riders the experience of a blistering NASCAR race.
16000 Theme Park Way Doswell, VA 23047
In a coastal city 2 hours south of Venice, Italy, a rapid-fire coaster rules instead of a lazy gondola ride. The iSpeed at Mirabilandia blasts riders at a 90-degree vertical shot up an 18-story peak.
Nagashima Spa Land in Kuwana, Mie Prefecture, Japan, is home to Steel Dragon 2000. The park hours vary by season, so check the website for current information.
Kuwana, Mie Prefecture 511-1192, Japan
PortAventura Park is home to Shambhala, the tallest rollercoaster in Europe. Shambhala climbs a massive 249-feet into the air. The 256-foot drop separates this mythical monster from other coasters.
Avinguda Alcalde Pere Molas, Salou, Spain 43480
In Upper Marlboro, Maryland, a short drive from Washington, DC, is Six Flags America. The park’s top coaster Superman: Ride of Steel rockets around 5,300-feet of hills and helixes at a ridiculous 75 mph.
13710 Central Ave, Upper Marlboro, MD 20721
Home to Nitro, a hypercoaster that is over one-mile in length. Hypercoasters focus on height, G-forces, and airtime. The monumental first drop plummets riders down a hair-raising 23 stories.
1 Six Flags Blvd, Jackson, NJ 08527
Home to the rollercoaster Tatsu, this $21 million dollar beast is the longest and tallest flying coaster in the world. Lasting for 3 and a half minutes, it’s the only flying coaster on earth to spin riders through a gut churning zero g-roll.
26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy, Valencia, CA 91355
At Six Flags Over Texas they boast having the tallest and fastest rollercoasters in all of Texas. On that list? Titan and New Texas Giant. Titan is 2 coasters in 1, and New Texas Giant is the tallest and steepest of any hybrid coaster on the planet.
2201 Road to Six Flags St E, Arlington, TX
Six Flags is home to Mr. Freeze Reverse Blast, a steel rollercoaster. Ride "Mr. Freeze" and countless others Monday through Sunday, from 10:30am to 9pm (10pm on Saturdays).
4900 Six Flags St Louis Railroad, Eureka, MO 63069
Known as Hollywood Down Under, this amusement park turns movies into blockbuster rides like the Superman Escape, a 2,500-foot-long white-knuckle experience that mimic’s Superman’s flight over Metropolis.
Pacific Motorway, Oxenford, Gold Coast, Queensland 4210, Australia
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