The Fastest Roller Coasters in the World (Updated)

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What are the fastest roller coasters in the World? I’ve updated the table below lists the 10 fastest roller coasters starting with the current record holder, Formula Rossa at Ferrari World.

The 10 Fastest Roller Coasters in the World

RankNameSpeedTheme ParkLocationYear Opened
1stFormula Rossa149.1 mphFerrari World Abu DhabiAbu Dhabi, UAE2010
2ndKingda Ka128 mphSix Flags Great AdventureNew Jersey, USA2005
3rdTop Thrill Dragster120 mphCedar PointOhio, USA2003
T-4thRed Force111.8 mphFerrari LandSalou, Spain2017
T-4thDodonpa111.8 mphFuji-Q HighlandFujiyoshida, Japan1996
T-5thSuperman: Escape from Krypton100 mphSix Flags Magic MountainCalifornia, USA1997
T-5thTower of Terror II100 mphDreamworldQueensland, Australia1997
6thRing Racer99.4 mphNürburgringNürburg, Germany2013
T-7thFury 32595 mphCarowindsNorth Carolina, USA2015
T-7thSteel Dragon 200095 mphNagashima Spa LandNagashima, Japan2000
Updated October 2017

Have You Ridden One of the Fastest Roller Coasters in the World?

I’ve ridden only two of the roller coasters that made the list. They are Kingda Ka and Fury 325 here at my home park, Carowinds. I’d have two more (Top Thrill Dragster and Superman: Escape from Krypton) if they didn’t close just as I was about to ride them. I wonder what that says about the technology that drives them. Although, Dragster closed for rain or at least that what I assumed as I got turned away just as I was stepping into the station and the rain began.

Watch Theme Park Review take on this 149 mph monster in the video below. Notice how their cheeks are flapping in the wind and how the train sounds like a jet is flying by during the off-ride shots.

Note – This video was filmed by professionals with permission from the park. For safety reasons, please DO NOT take a camera on a roller coaster.

How many of these speed demons have you ridden? Leave a comment below.

Founder of CoasterCritic.com. My favorite coasters are B&M hypers and gigas. I'm also a huge fan of terrain roller coasters.

4 Comments

  1. A quick note – I listed Ring Racer as opening in 2013 because that’s when it looks like it was re-opened. I know it initially opened years before that.

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  2. The only one I’ve ridden is Phantom’s Revenge. It’s not on the list now but it used to be. Dang, I need to get to more parks up north.

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  3. I’ve ridden four – Kingda Ka, Top Thrill Dragster, Millennium Force and I-305. Although the rush of adrenaline on the first two is awesome and I love the extreme speed, the last two provide a much more complete and satisfying ride experience. I would never place KK or TTD on my top ten list, whereas MF and I-305 are numbers one and two. By the same token, I’ve ridden I-305 as often as 8 times in one day and wouldn’t have any interest in doing that with KK.

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  4. I’ve ridden all of the ones in the US, I-305, MF, Superman:EFK, TTD, and Kingda Ka, with I-305 being my favorite overall. Have to give a special acknowledgement to Superman:EFK for being one of the only rides if not the only ride to launch you BACKWARDS at 100 MPH. It’s a unique experience to say the least.

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