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Post any rollercoaster news in your part of the World.. or ANYWHERE... Here!


Rollercoasters might be a bit random in a skyscraper forum, but with some in the world over 100m tall, they easily have enough height to make an impression on a skyline. I have included each 'coaster's height.


UK Tallest Rollercoasters

1. 65m Pepsi Max Big One
2. 63m Stealth
3. 51m Jubilee Odyssey
4. 46m Millennium Roller Coaster
5. 37m Shockwave
6. 36m Kumali
7. 36m Wipeout/Boomerang
8. 35m Speed: No Limits
9. 33m Infusion
10. 33m Ultimate


European Tallest Rollercoasters

1. 73m Silver Star (Germany)
2. 65m Pepsi Max Big One (UK)
3. 63m Stealth (UK)
4. 60m Colossos (Germany)
5. 58m Stunt Fall (Spain)
6. 55m Vertigo (Belgium)
7. 53m Expedition GeForce (Germany)
8. 51m Jubilee Odyssey (UK)
9. 50m Katun (Italy)
10. 50m Superman (Spain)



World's Tallest Rollercoasters:

1. 139m Kingda Ka (USA)
2. 128m Top Thrill Dragster (USA)
3. 127m Superman The Escape (USA)
4. 115m Tower of Terror (Australia)
5. 97m Steel Dragon 2000 (Japan)
6. 95m Millennium Force (USA)
7. 80m Thunder Dolphin (Japan)
8. 79m Fujiyama (Japan)
9. 76m Eejanaika (Japan)
10. 75m Titan (USA)


Here are some pictures of Kingda Ka... the tallest rollercoaster in the World







 

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Those dragster rollercosters cant really be compared to traditional rollercoaters height wise though imo
 

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Kingda ka is sick. We went to six flags last halloween for there themed halloween specials and jumped on it, whatever. Going up was the weirdest part if you are sitting with your head back your fine but move it just slightly (literally) in any direction is tough. No joke, this is the fastest damn coaster I have ever been on. I didn't expect what I got. I would still go on it again. BTW it's in Jackson, Nj about a half hour drive or so from Manhattan.
 

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Why all the relatively short coasters in Europe? Are there regulations which limit them? Are Europeans more apt to be scared of heights? I'm just curious, I think they deserve some talls as well.
 

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Why all the relatively short coasters in Europe? Are there regulations which limit them? Are Europeans more apt to be scared of heights? I'm just curious, I think they deserve some talls as well.
Building tall in Europe is always an issue, as planning restrictions are a nightmare. Given the chance, I'm sure Europeans would love to ride taller rollercoasters! It's just tricky for them to get built in the first place, as they are often perceived as an eyesore.

There are some awesome rollercoasters in Europe, and American coaster enthusiasts are quite common over here, as I met some in Oakwood Park - a tiny theme park in rural Wales with only two 'coasters: http://www.rcdb.com/pd263.htm
 

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The Ocean Park rollercoasters are weak. We went to ocean park last year and the lines were long as hell (like many amusement parks) but I was disappointed with the coasters.

I'll stick with the dolphins.
 

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FASTEST ROLLERCOASTER IN EUROPE - FURIUS BACO -
IN PORT AVENTURA, SPAIN 135 km/h in 3 seconds




On-ride and Valentino Rossi opens Furius Baco-onride




 

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