Theme Parks with the Most Roller Coasters
If you’re wondering which theme parks have the most roller coasters, I’ve updated a list that includes all of the amusement parks in the World. I used the Roller Coaster Database counts and if you click on the park name it will take you to a full list of the rides.
|Rank||Theme Parks||Roller Coasters||Loops|
|1st||Six Flags Magic Mountain||19||34|
|4th||Six Flags Great America||13||16|
|5th||Six Flags Great Adventure||12||19|
|5th||Six Flags Over Texas||12||8|
|5th||Six Flags New England||12||11|
|6th||Six Flags Over Georgia||11||19|
|6th||Six Flags New England||11||16|
Observations from 2010 to 2014
As I was updating this table, I found it interesting how the parks have shifted a bit since 2010. While many have lost coasters and gained them, here’s where they netted out. After years of trading the top spot with Cedar Point, Six Flags Magic Mountain has ran away with the Coaster Crown for a few years now. And now, in 2014, it will have a sizable lead.
The other parks that have grown in overall count are Canada’s Wonderland, Hersheypark, Six Flags Great America, and the only non-North American park, Europa Park (Rust, Germany). I added both Six Flags Over Georgia and Six Flags New England to the list for the first time as they’ve seen increases as well.
Theme Parks with stagnant overall coaster counts included: Carowinds, Kings Dominion, and Kings Island. And, the parks that have seen an overall drop were Cedar Point, Six Flags Great Adventure, and Six Flags Over Texas.
The Loopiest Theme Parks
I also included a column with an inversion count since it’s readily available via RCDB’s Inversion Breakdown. Six Flags Magic Mountain further cements itself as the Thrill Capital (as well as the Coaster Capital) with such an insane loop count that the next closest is 9 back (Kings Island). As I’ve said in the past, I’m proud to see my home park, Carowinds, in the mix. It’s currently tied at 5th overall with Alton Towers with an impressive 20 inversions.
What’s Your Take?
Are you surprised by the list of parks with the most roller coasters? Have you been to any or most of these parks? If I’m missing any, please chime in. Leave a comment below.