Top 10 Best Rides in the World

Building an amusement park is a complex process that requires the best professionals and large investments. However, it gives astounding results that are of interest to visitors from all over the world. We all love amusement parks and also being scared by rides. With the beginning of summer in the northern hemisphere, we leave you a list of the top 10 best rides in the world that you have to visit, especially if you are in the United States!

10. Batman: The Ride

Location: Six Flags, United States
Length: 311 meters
Height: Between 30 and 32 meters
Top speeds: 80 km/ h
Opening date: 1992

We will start these top 10 of best rides in the world with Batman: The Ride. This is a steel inverted roller coaster found at Six Flags theme parks across North America.  As its name implies, this mountain ride is based thematically on the first film of Batman. Moreover, it was the first inverted roller coaster in the world when it opened in 1992, and today it’s considered as one of the best rides in the world and the sixth most visited by the public!
Although it was originally founded in the United States, there are copies of this attraction at several amusement parks around the world; for example in Russia, where a teenager died in 2008.

 9. Fujiyama

Location:  Fuji-Q Highland, Japan
Length: 2045 meters
Height: 79 meters
Top speeds: 130 km/ h
Opening date: 1996

The next in these top 10 of best rides in the world is Fujiyama, a steel roller coaster at Fuji-Q Highland, an amusement park located in Yamanashi, Japan. At the time of its opening in 1996, it was the highest roller coaster in the world and also the fastest, despite being succeeded by Tower of Terror II in 1997. However, its incredible lenght of 2045 meters continues to value it as one of the best rides in the world! As a curious fact, its name comes from Mount Fuji, which stands to the west of Tokyo.

8. Tower of Terror II

Location:  Dreamworld, Australia
Length: 376.4 meters
Height: 115 meters
Top speeds: 161 km/h
Opening date: 1997

Tower of Terror II is a steel shuttle roller coaster located at the Dreamworld amusement park, in Australia. It’s considered as one of the best rides in the world because when it opened in 1997, it was the first roller coaster to reach 161 km/h speeds; so that it was the highest and fastest roller coaster in the world of its time. Today it’s the fourth fastest roller coaster in the world and the third highest!

7. Top Thrill Dragster

Location:  Cedar Point, USA
Length: 850 meters
Height: 130 meters
Top speeds: 190 km/h
Opening date: 2003

The next in this list of 10 of best rides in the world is Top Thrill Dragster. This is a steel accelerator roller coaster located at Cedar Point in Sandusky, a famous amusement park located in Ohio, USA. This is one of the best rides in the world because it was the first roller coaster to exceed 120 m in height. Moreover, it was for a while the tallest ride in the world!  But in 2005 it was surpassed by Kingda Ka at Six Flags Great Adventure, which continues in the following position.

6. Kingda Ka

Location:  Six Flags Great Adventure, USA
Length: 950 meters
Height: 139 meters
Top speeds: 206 km/h
Opening date: 2005

As mentioned before, the next ride in these top 10 of best rides in the world is the Kingda Ka. This steel accelerator roller coaster has no comparison! It’s located at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey, USA. But what makes it one of the best rides in the world is that today it’s the highest ride in the world and the second fastest. Besides, it was the second strata coaster ever built, before Top Thrill Dragster mentioned before.

5. Shambhala: Expedición al Himalaya

Location:  Port Aventura, Spain
Length: 1564 meters
Height: 76 meters
Top speeds: 134 km/h
Opening date: 2012

The next in this top 10 best rides in the world also belongs to Europe.Shambhala: Expedición al Himalaya is a steel Hyper Coaster roller coaster located at Port Aventura in Salou, Spain. It opened in 2012 and forms part of this list of the best rides in the world because it’s the second highest roller coaster in Europe with 76 meters in height. It also was the fastest one! But it was surpassed this year 2017 by Red Force in Ferrari Land.

4. Thunder Dolphin

Location:  Tokyo Dome City, Japan
Length: 1066 meters
Height: 80 meters
Top speeds: 130 km/h
Opening date: 2003

The next one in this list of 10 best rides in the world is located in the Asian continent: Thunder Dolphin. This is a steel roller coaster at the Tokyo Dome City Attractions amusement park, in Japan. Furthermore, this mountain ride is currently the eighth highest roller coaster in the world, behind some already mentioned as Kingda Ka and Top Thrill Dragster. As a curious fact, it has a cost of $ 37,000,000; so that, it’s considered one of the best rides in the world.

3. Intimidator 305

Location:  Kings Dominion, USA
Length: 1600 meters
Height: 93 meters
Top speeds: 140 km/h
Opening date: 2010

The next in these top 10 of best rides in the world is the Intimidator 305. This is a wonderful steel roller coaster located at Kings Dominion in Virginia, USA. The $25 million investment was the largest of any ride in the park’s history. But the most amazing part is that the overall height of Intimidator 305 is higher than the observation platform of the park’s Eiffel Tower replica, what makes it one of the tallest rides at Kings Dominion and definitively one of the best rides in the world.

2. Millennium Force

Location:  Cedar Point, USA
Length: 2010 meters
Height: 94 meters
Top speeds: 150 km/h
Opening date: 2000

The next position in this top 10 of best rides in the world also goes to the United States. Millennium Force is a steel roller coaster located at Cedar Point amusement park in Ohio, USA. It has an incredible height of 94 meters; In fact, when it was opened in 2000, it was briefly the tallest and fastest in the world until Steel Dragon 2000 opened the same year, and later Top Thrill Dragster and Kingda Ka. But Millennium Force is still considered as one of the best rides in the world with an amazing lenght of 2010 meters.

1. Steel Dragon 2000

Location:  Nagashima Spa Land, Japan
Length: 2479 meters
Height: 97 meters
Top speeds: 153 km/h
Opening date: 2000

Finally, to finish this list of 10 best rides in the world, we have the Steel Dragon 2000. This is a roller coaster located at NagashimSpa Land amusement park in Mie PrefectureJapan. Its name is due to that it opened in the year 2000, “The Year of the Dragon” in Asia. It was briefly the highest roller coaster in the world, until Millennium Force opened the same year. However, it currently has the record for the longest track length – 2,479 meters- and the ride is the second fastest coaster in Japan and the fastest sixth in the world! So that, this is definitely one of the best rides in the world.