Where Is the World’s Largest Roller Coaster?

If you really love riding roller coasters, you might like this one. In the 1980s, the biggest roller coaster was in an amusement park in Valencia, California. This park had the world’s highest roller coaster. At its peak, it reaches a height of 125 feet!

The ride from beginning to end covered a distance of 4,631 feet, more than three-quarters of a mile! And the roller coaster’s steepest drop, 115 feet, could send a rider downhill at speeds of more than 55 miles per hour!

The biggest roller coaster in the world today is Kingda Ka, at Six Flags Great Adventure, in Jackson Township, New Jersey, USA. With the tallest drop, it is also the tallest Roller Coaster in the World at 465 feet, or 142 meters.

A roller coaster in Japan is 4,698 feet long, but it’s not as high as the California coaster.

The first ferris wheel ever built was also one of the largest! The wheel, named after its builder, George Ferris, was 250 feet in diameter and held thirty-six 60- passenger cars.

It was built in Chicago in 1893, but taken down about a decade later. Today, no ferris wheel in the world is more than 200 feet in diameter.

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4 thoughts on “Where Is the World’s Largest Roller Coaster?”

  1. The worlds tallest rollercoaster is certainly not only 125 feet tall! Currently residing at Six Flags over Georgia is a 200-foot-high monster called Goliath!

    It’s over 20 stories tall, tops out at 70mph, and is 4,480 feet long! It’s so big, it wouldn’t fit in the park, and they had to go over the boundries of Six Flags, part of the rollercoaster actually crosses over the street and parking lot!

    All in all, Goliath covers 8.5 acres. It’s also got zero-gravity drops. ^_^ It’s VERY fun!

  2. The worlds highest roller coaster is Kingda Ka of Six Flags Great Adventure located in New Jersey. It reaches a height of 456 ft and a top speed of 128 mph!!

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