Best Roller Coasters

Superman - Ride of Steel 
Six Flags New England - Agawam, Massachusetts
Superman - Ride of Steel is ranked the #1 coaster on the planet by Park World Magazine and is a recent recipient of the prestigious Amusement Today Golden Ticket Award ranking the ride the best steel coaster in the world!

 

Millennium Force
Cedar Point - Sandusky, Ohio
Standing a staggering 310 feet tall and reaching speeds of a remarkable 93 mph, the $25 million Millennium Force "giga-coaster" was the tallest and fastest roller coaster in North America when it debuted in May 2000.


Nitro
Six Flags Great Adventure – Jackson, New Jersey
The Nitro blasts off to an unbelievable 230 feet with a 215 foot dive back to Earth at hyper-speeds approaching 80 mph. Seven steep and dramatic drops, double highly-banked horizontal loops, an S-curve and high-speed "hammer head" featuring intense, tight twists and turns are jam-packed into this ride.

Montu

Busch Gardens - Tampa, Florida
Feel the ultimate rush on Montu - one of the tallest and longest inverted roller coasters in the world. Experience the thrill of an inverse diving loop and a 60-foot vertical loop while you endure speeds of over 60 miles per hour and a G-force of 3.85.

 

Superman - Ride of Steel 
Six Flags America – Baltimore, Maryland and Washington D.C. Area
Guests can live the legend of DC Comics' Superman, The World's Greatest Super Hero, as their experience on SUPERMAN-Ride of Steel. Based on the popular DC Comics super hero, Superman-Ride of Steel gives riders a bird’s eye view of the park before plunging nearly 200 feet at speeds of greater than 70 mph.

 

SheiKra

Busch Gardens – Tampa, Florida
The name SheiKra evokes the power and speed of an African hawk as it twists and plunges - giving riders a 70 mph, adrenaline-pumping experience like no other. At 200 feet, SheiKra now takes the crown as Florida's tallest roller coaster. This thrill machine is also the tallest dive coaster in the world and the first of its kind to incorporate an Immelmann loop (a rolling maneuver), a second, 138-foot dive into an underground tunnel and a water-feature finale. SheiKra offers three minutes of over-the-edge excitement on more than half a mile of steel track.
  

Superman - Ride of Steel

Darien Lake Theme Park - Buffalo, New York
Soar like the Man of Steel on Superman, a high-speed steel LIM supercoaster. Exceeding speeds of 70 mph, it climbs a 208-foot lift hill, and then comes screaming down - at a 70 degree angle!

  

Storm Runner

Hersheypark - Hershey, Pennsylvania
Storm Runner is a one-of-a-kind coaster that will launch you from 0-72 mph in 2 seconds flat. 18 stories straight up, straight down. And that's just the beginning. You'll fly through a 135 foot cobra loop, barrel rolls, and a dramatic flying snake dive so fast, you won't know which way is west.

 

Apollo's Chariot

Busch Gardens -  Williamsburg, Virginia
Apollo's Chariot is Busch Gardens Williamsburg's thrilling hypercoaster designed to reach great height and super speeds. The pulse-quickening journey plummets passengers a total of 825 feet. Continually voted "a top ten steel roller coaster," Apollo's Chariot boasts nine drops, the first of which plunges passengers down 210 feet of steel track. You will experience periods of weightlessness, or "air time," as you race up and down the camelback humps at 73 mph.

 

XCelerator

Knott's Berry Farm - Buena Park, California  
XCELERATOR hydraulically launches you off the line at an electrifying top speed of 82 mph in 2.3 seconds through an exhilarating 205-foot ascent and immediate descent at a 90-degree angle. And you thought playing back seat bingo at the local passion pit made your heart race! It's no sweat for the two trains, with a capacity of 20 people per train. This hopped up screamer is a 62-second blast from the past for everyone from ankle biters to Big Daddys!

 

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This listing of the Top Ten Roller Coasters in the United States is constantly being revised as we experience and review new coasters each year. So, if you feel we are missing one, please email us and let us know!