Roller coasters and summertime go together like beaches and sand. Its not summer without a trip to your local amusement park. Every park has that ride where you’re willing to wait hours for a thrilling minute of twists and turns. The United States is home to some of the best roller coasters in the world. Check out Soletron’s top five…
#5 – The Voyage – Holiday World, IN – This awesome ride has been voted the best wooden roller coaster in the world for years. You get 24.3 seconds of air time on this, which is a record for any wooden coaster. The train also takes a couple 90° banks on the track during the ride. Hold onto your seats!
#4 – El Toro – Six Flags Great Adventure, NJ – “The Bull” is the fastest wooden roller coaster in the world as it reaches speeds up to 70mph. When it opened in 2006, it had the steepest drop of any wooden roller coaster at 76° until another ride beat it out by one degree.
#3 – Goliath – Six Flags Over Georgia, GA – By far the best roller coaster in the Southeast, the Goliath cost a whopping $20 million to build. It’s made up of 4,480 feet of track and reaches a height of 200 feet. It’s a fun and fast coaster with tons of air time.
#2 – Storm Runner – Hersheypark, PA – This insane ride catapults from 0 to 72 mph in just 2 short seconds. It was the first accelerator coaster to feature inversions.
#1 – Magnum XL-200 – Cedar Point, OH – This steel coaster was built in 1989 and at the time was the tallest, fastest and steepest complete-circuit roller coaster in the world. Magnum has never been ranked below tenth in the world during its 24 years of existence.