Top 5 Killer Coasters

Hold on tight for heart-pounding rides on the world's top 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

New Texas Giant

Photo by: Wikipedia - SFOTPR

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.
2. Steel Dragon 2000
The Steel Dragon

The Steel Dragon

Photo by: Flickr - X_urara_X

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.
3. The X-CELERATOR - Knotts Berry Farm
The Xcelerator

The Xcelerator

Photo by: Kevin Smith

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.
4. Formula Rossa - Ferrari World
Formula Rossa

Formula Rossa

Photo by: Wikipedia - Jazon88

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 149 mph.

5. The Cyclone - Luna Park
The Cyclone

The Cyclone

Photo by: Michael Dolan

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.

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