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Ranking of roller coasters in the U.S. by length 2020

The Beast at the King Island amusement park in Mills, Ohio, was the longest roller coaster in the U.S. with 2,243 meters.

Does length trump speed?

Roller coasters are often known for their speed and height, but what about their length? Thrill seekers will frequently queue for hours (on top of often traveling great distances) just to experience a ride that lasts for one or two minutes. However, there are several rollercoasters that reward the anticipation of visitors with extra-long rides. In 2018, the Steel Dragon 2000 at Nagashima Spa in Japan was ranked as the longest roller coaster in the world with a total length of nearly 2,500 meters. Ranked second was the Ultimate at Lightwater Valley in the UK with 2,268.3 meters, closely followed by King Island’s The Beast.  

Theme park visitation in the U.S. 

Visiting amusement and theme parks are a popular leisure activity for people of all ages in the United States. According to a 2018 survey, 31 percent of American adults said they would be very interested in going to a theme park in the next 12 months. Fortunately, from huge theme parks with hair rising roller coasters, to smaller family-owned sites, the U.S. offers plenty of amusement parks to visit.

Roller coasters in the United States ranked by length in 2020

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October 2020


United States

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