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Best roller coasters in America

Updated on October 16, 2014

Here are some of the best roller coasters in America including millennium force, montu, top thrill dragster, kingda ka, beast, cyclone roller coaster, kumba, superman, hulk and superdooperlooper.

Best roller coasters in America

Millennium force roller coaster, cedar point, Ohio
Millennium force roller coaster, cedar point, Ohio

1. Millennium force: Millennium force is a steel coaster located at cedar point in Sandusky, Ohio, America. It is one of the best roller coaster in the world. Cedar point opened millennium force in may 2000. Millennium force is a 310-foot tall coaster with a first drop of 300 ft. It will take riders at speeds reaching 92 mph over 6,595 feet of track. It is also the first roller coaster to utilize the elevator cable system. Millennium force carry the three 36-passenger trains up the first hill. The ride time is about 2 mintes and 20 seconds.

2. Montu: Montu is an inverted roller coaster at Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida, USA. Busch gardens combines world class thrill rides, live shows, restaurants, shops, games and zoos in an unforgettable African adventure for the whole family. Montu is one of the tallest inverted coasters in the world. Montu stands 150-feet tall, reaches a top speed of 60 mph through 7 different inversions over around 4,000 ft of steel track. The ride is about 3 minutes. Montu is one of the fastest and longest coasters in the world.

3. Top thrill dragster: Top thrill dragster is an extraordinary ride opened in 2003. Top thrill dragster offers incredible launch, and blazing speeds. Dragster reaches a record breaking height of 420 foot tall and record breaking speed of 120 mph.

4. Kingda ka: Kingda Ka is a roller coaster located at Six flags great adventure in Jackson township, New Jersey. The train is launched by a hydraulic launch mechanism to 128 mph. At the end of the launch track, the train reaches its top height of 456 feet in just 3.5 seconds. Kingda ka became the tallest coaster in the world.

5. Cyclone roller coaster

Cyclone roller coaster, New York
Cyclone roller coaster, New York

Another best roller coaster is the cyclone and is located in coney island, Brooklyn, New York, America. Cyclone opened in 1927 and is one of the oldest roller coasters in the world. Cyclone roller coaster travels at a speed of over 60 miles per hour. The ride time is one minute and 50 seconds.

6. The beast: The beast is located at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio, America. Beast is one of the longest wood roller coasters in the world at 7,400 feet. It travels at a speed of 70 mph. The ride is about 3.5 minutes.

7. Kumba: Kumba is a roller coaster at Busch Gardens, Tampa, Florida. Kumba stands 143 feet tall and has a top speed of 60 mph. It features 7 inversions and cobra roll.

8. Superman: Superman is a shuttle roller coaster located at Six flags magic mountain in Valencia, California. The escape reaches 100mph in 7 seconds and reaches a height of 415ft.

9. Sooperdooperlooper: Superdooperlooper is located in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Superdooperlooper is the first looping roller coaster ride and the aggressive thrill ride in the world. You may experience unexpected changes in speed, direction and elevation.

10. Incredible hulk: Hulk is located in islands of adventure, Orlando, Florida. Hulk launches from 0 to 40 miles per hour in two seconds flat. It features a cobra roll, a 360-degree high speed spiral, and double loops.

Millennium force roller coaster

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      moldservices 4 years ago from USA

      You should add Nitro to your list - it's one of the most exciting rides in Six Flags : Great Adventure, beats Kingda Ka from same park :) Also, El Torro from same park should be on this list too - its the tallest and fastest wooden roller coaster in the world, and ohh-so-fun to ride.

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      Brian 5 years ago from Northern Michigan

      I have been on several of the roller coasters in your hub. I have been on every coaster at Cedar Point, including Millennium Force, and Top Thrill Dragster. I have also ridden the Beast at Kings Island. There is also a slightly modified version of Cyclone at Six Flags Great America near Chicago. I have also been on many of the coasters there.

      Top Thrill Dragster is probably the most intense, as the entire ride only lasts 37 seconds, traveling at 120 mph in about 4 seconds, to climb up 420 feet, and it's cool vertical downward spiral. It's so popular, they even set up bleachers for people who want to watch. It's a show of extreme speed, and actually creates it's own breeze as the trains roar by. very cool.

      Other rides of note elsewhere. Shivering Timbers at Michigan's Adventure is an awesome wooden coaster, though the rest of the park lacks any major thrills. Raging Bull, Batman The ride, Superman, and the new x-flight coaster make up some of the great ride line-up at Great America, and they also have a large water park included in admission. Michigan's Adventure also has a large water park, that is actually better than the park itself.

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      Tara 6 years ago

      M.F is the best.. I think it is the coolest coster in the world

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      Ryan Fuller 7 years ago from Louisiana, USA

      Superdooperlooper was my first ever roller coaster. My family would always go to Hersey to visit relavtives. When i was 11, my dad convinced me to ride a rollercoaster. Superdooperlooper made me coaster crazy after that. Such a great ride.

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      TheDisneyVacation 7 years ago

      Woah, I bet for an extreme roller coaster experience, Millenium force is the way to go!

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      Lamme 7 years ago

      I know a lot of people who love the thrill of a roller coaster ... I just can't do it. Great hub and pictures.

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      apricotmousse 8 years ago

      Interesting hub!

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      Vincenzo 8 years ago from Portsmouth, England, UK

      The video is cool. Makes me want to ride it and get the real buzz. I've only been on a couple of the ones above as I'm from England but I have been on the Superman ride. I didn't think much of it to be honest. I thought Goliath was the best one there.

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      travelerhubs 8 years ago from USA

      Roller coasters are amazing. I have been on most of the roller coasters mentioned above except the one in California.

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      E. A. Wright 8 years ago from New York City

      Love roller coasters (well, except for that first drop.) Have you tried all of these yourself?

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      RYPcontent 8 years ago from Chatham, IL

      Wow, that vid is GREAT! :-D

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      beccas90 8 years ago from New York

      I prefer to look than prefer to ride but thank for a great hub of information. My kids enjoyed looking at it.

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      kiran8 8 years ago from Mangalore, India

      I can never sit in one, and thes look particularly scary :) though I am sure my children would love it..