These roller coasters are not for the faint of heart. There are crazy roller coasters around the world, but some are more thrilling than others. Check out these scariest roller coasters on the planet.
Takabisha in Japan
Fuji-Q Highland theme park in Japan is home to Takabisha, the steepest roller coaster in the world. The coaster opened in 2011 and gives riders over 2 minutes of heart-pounding fun. It is known for it’s steep 121-foot drop and can go from 0 to 62 miles per hour in just 2 seconds.
Gravity Max in Taiwan
Gravity Max is located at Taiwan’s Lihpao Land Discovery World. The roller coaster is one of the park’s main attractions because it goes up a 114-foot lift and stops at the top for a brief moment. The track then suddenly breaks off and riders are flipped down a 34-story vertical drop. It happens to be the only tilting roller coaster and is also the first ride in the world to have a 90-degree drop.
Formula Rossa in Abu Dhabi
The world’s fastest roller coaster is the Formula Rossa at Abu Dhabi’s Ferrari World. The roller coaster is only 90 seconds, but covers over a mile in that short amount of time. The ride is a launched roller coaster that has a top speed of 150 miles per hour. The Formula Rossa reaches its top speed in just 5 seconds thanks to a hydraulic launch system. The legendary racetrack, Autodromo Nazionale Monza, inspired the shape of the ride.
Iron Rattler in Texas
The Iron Rattler at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio, Texas opened in 2013. It replaced the wooden roller coaster, The Rattler, by putting a steel track on top of the wooden one. The steepest drop is 171 feet and the coaster travels up to 70 miles per hour. The Iron Rattler is known for its epic barrel roll.
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