If you enjoy death-defying thrills, then you will want to consider visiting some of the world's largest and fastest roller coasters for your next vacation. Whether you are traveling solo, with your partner, or as a group with your family, you will surely want to be the first person in line for some of the following heart-pounding and adrenaline-boosting monster roller coasters, which have also been rated as the scariest roller coasters in the world by Travel & Leisure Magazine.
The Steel Dragon 2000
This roller coaster is sure to test your nerves as it is considered one of the most suspenseful roller coasters in the world. Located in Nagashima Spa Land in Japan, the Steel Dragon 2000 will make you doubt whether you will be able to survive this four-minute ride. As this roller coaster slowly climbs to the top of the first drop, you will be asking yourself why you ever thought it was possible to get over the 306-foot drop that follows, which also lasts 1.15 minutes. For most people, this length of time in a dropping motion can be unbearable to even think about. It is actually because this roller coaster is also one of the longest in the world that it lasts so long. In terms of numbers, the Steel Dragon 2000 measures at 8,133 feet in length. If you are able to make it out to Japan for you next vacation, you will not want to miss this unforgettable roller coaster ride.
This 45-story high roller coaster is located in the Six Flags Great Adventure Park of Jackson, New Jersey. Currently standing as the tallest roller coaster in the world, the Kingda Ka measures closer to the sky than the Ancient Egyptian pyramids. Not to mention, this famous roller coaster in New Jersey is also considered one of the fastest in the world, reaching a maximum speed of 128 miles per hour. Although you may think that its height and speed are the main features of the Kingda Ka, it is actually the drop that gets the most attention from brave and courageous tourists. Uniquely, the Kingda Ka is a roller coaster with a whopping 400-foot drop, which means you will need nerves of steel to survive this heart-pumping adventure ride. In addition, this roller coaster takes riders through loops and upside-down U tracks within less than a minute. Thus, you will need to be prepared to be taken for the ride of your life.
Also known as the "Roller Coaster King," the Expedition GeForce is located in the Holiday Park of Hassloch, which is a city in Germany. This roller coaster was built in 2001 as a way to mark the celebration of the park's 30 year anniversary. In particular, this roller coaster became famous in Germany after Richard Rodriquez rode it back to back for approximately 49 days and set the Guinness World Record for the longest time spent riding a roller coaster. Moreover, one of the main features of the Expedition GeForce is the way in which it was built as it sits on a hill that has an angle of 82-degrees. This means you are being tossed up and down, and all around, on a very steep hill. Not to mention, you are moving at extremely high speeds when the roller coaster takes you down the 184-foot drop. Thus, thrill seekers will want to ensure that Holiday Park in Germany is one of the stops on their European adventure.