The 5 Fastest Roller Coasters In North America
After discussing some really extreme travel activities you can enjoy on your next holiday, here is a list of the roller coasters that put you through intense sensations because of the speed that is reached. They may not be the most thrilling but it is a guarantee that you will love them all since adrenaline will go through your veins and you will feel your heart pumping minutes after you get off the coaster.
Leviathan – Canada’s Wonderland – Vaughan, Ontario
You are taken at an altitude of 306 feet and will go through 5486 feet of fast tracks. The drop that makes you go at the highest speed is almost vertical, 80 degrees. You can enjoy a speed of up to 92 miles per hour in this monster ride.
Millennium Force – Cedar Point – Sandusky, Ohio
The maximum speed of Millennium Force is 93 miles per hour. It was opened in the year 2000 and was among the first giga coasters in North America. The height you will reach is 300 feet and your breath will definitely be taken away by the experience.
Superman: Escape From Krypton – Six Flags Magic Mountain – Valencia, California
With such a name, you can expect a lot of speed. This roller coaster, together with one in Australia that is really similar, was the first that broke the 100 miles per hour barrier. The ride will use electro magnetic propulsion in order to send 2 twin trains up to a height of 415 feet. Riders will experience weightlessness sensations before trains will go down, reaching that incredible speed.
Top Thrill Dragster – Cedar Point – Sandusky, Ohio
Ohio seems to be the place to visit when looking for really fast rollercoasters. The top speed mentioned before is basically shattered as the roller coaster reaches 120 miles per hour thanks to a launch system that is hydraulic based. The 90 degrees top hat tower is the main part of it and the climb you can expect is 420 feet. It is quite hard to top such an attraction if you are a thrill seeker.
Kingda Ka – Six Flags Great Adventure – Jackson, N.J.
2 years after Dragster was launched, Kingda Ka appeared so that the coaster war would not be lost. This lead to a 128 miles per hour speed. At the same time, we are talking about the fastest and tallest roller coaster in the world, with only UAE managing to knock off the speed throne. The height record still stands though.