Ranking of the highest roller coasters worldwide 2019

The U.S. theme park Six Flags Great Adventure had the highest roller coaster worldwide in 2018; its attraction Kingda Ka was 456 feet high. Six out of the ten highest roller coasters are located in theme parks in the United States.  

Leading roller coasters worldwide

As well as being the highest roller coaster in the world, Kingda Ka also ranked among the leading roller coasters in terms of speed in 2018 with a maximum speed of 128 miles per hour. The fastest roller coaster in the world, however, was the Formula Rossa at Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi. The ride can achieve a maximum speed of around 149 miles per hour. Formula Rossa also qualified as the seventh longest roller coaster worldwide in 2018, with a total length of over six and a half thousand feet. Comparatively, Kingda Ka is a relatively short ride. In 2018, the Steel Dragon 2000 at Nagashima Spa Land in Japan was ranked as the longest roller coaster in the world, with a total length of 8,133.2 feet.

 Most visited theme parks 

Amusement and theme parks are a popular leisure activity for those of all ages across the world. With the United States being home to a huge variety of amusement parks, it is perhaps no surprise that Disney’s Magic Kingdom in Florida was the most visited theme park worldwide, with nearly 21 million visitors in 2018. Despite having two of the leading roller coasters in terms of height and speed, respectively, Six Flags Great Adventure and Ferrari World were not among the most visited global amusement parks.  

Roller coasters ranked by height worldwide in 2019

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Release date

October 2019

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Worldwide

Survey time period

2019

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