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The Tallest Coasters That I’ve Ridden

August 18, 2012

Last week’s poll on the Coasterblog Facebook page asked what your favorite 300+ foot tall coaster is. I’ve been on many of the largest monstrosities in the country. Here’s a list of the tallest coasters I’ve ridden along with their heights and their rankings in overall coasters:

Steel

Closeup of Kingda Ka's tower

 

  1. Kingda Ka at Six Flags Great Adventure- 456 feet- #1 in the world
  2. Top Thrill Dragster at Cedar Point- 420 feet- #2 in the world
  3. Superman: Escape From Krypton at Six Flags Magic Mountain- 415 feet- #3 in the world
  4. Millennium Force at Cedar Point- 310 feet- #6 in the world
  5. Titan at Six Flags over Texas- 245 feet – #13 in the world
  6. Goliath at Six Flags Magic Mountain- 235 feet- #15 in the world
  7. Diamondback at King’s Island- 230 feet- #17 in the world (tie)
  8. Nitro at Six Flags Great Adventure- 230 feet- #17 in the world (tie)
  9. Mr. Freeze Reverse Blast- 218 feet- #24 in the world
  10. Wicked Twister at Cedar Point- 215 feet- #27 in the world

Wood

The wood coaster rankings are only for wood. For example, I am listing El Toro as the world’s 4th tallest woody, not world’s 4th tallest coaster.

El Toro at Six Flags Great Adventure

  1. El Toro at Six Flags Great Adventure- 181 feet- #4 in the world
  2. The Rattler at Six Flags Fiesta Texas- 179 feet- #5 in the world
  3. Mean Streak at Cedar Point- 161 feet- #7 in the world
  4. Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain- 125 feet-#14 in the world
  5. Cyclone at Six Flags New England- 112 feet- #26 in the world
  6. The Beast at Kings Island- 110 feet- #27 in the world
  7. Gwazi at Busch Gardens Tampa- 105 feet- #39 in the world (tie)
  8. Great American Scream Machine at Six Flags over Georgia- 105 feet- #39 in the world (tie)
  9. Apocalypse: The Ride at Six Flags Magic Mountain- 95 feet- #69 in the world (tie)
  10. Georgia Cyclone at Six Flags over Georgia- 95 feet- #69 in the world (tie)

Cedar Point and Six Flags Magic Mountain are tied as the parks with the most coasters in this list, they each have 4. Six Flags Great Adventure only had three coasters in the list however my tallest wood and my tallest steel are both located there.

You can see that I’m not the most traveled by wood coaster standards. I’ll try to ride more woodies in the future. You can see a list of the world’s tallest coasters on the RCDB.

What do you think? Please comment. Thanks for reading! 🙂

 

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2 Comments
  1. I think you are blessed to have ridden so many coasters at so many parks in your young life. Your parents must be awesome people to take you to all these parks all over the country!

  2. Matt P permalink

    Nice list. El Toro’s height I think is kind of controversial though. I have always heard that it is 188 feet. RCDB lists the height of the lift hill as 181 feet like you, however sfgadv lists el toro on its website as “nearly 19 stories tall” (implying 188 feet) and plus I have heard many other people, sites, shows, etc. say that the height of el toro is 188 feet tall. Also, even if toro is 181 feet, it is the not the 4th tallest wood coaster because Son of Beast is no longer considered operating and will be taken down at the end of the year. But without any doubt, el toro has the biggest drop of any operating wooden coaster in the world at 176 feet (Colossos- the tallest wood coaster- has a drop of only 159 feet while its height is 197 feet). So I know that el toro has the biggest wooden coaster drop and is the fastest wooden coaster in the world.

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