Ranking of roller coasters by top speed in the United Kingdom (UK) 2019

Stealth at Thorpe Park ranks as the fastest rollercoaster in the UK with a top speed of 128.7 kilometers per hour (approximately 80 miles per hour). The ride also ranks as the second highest rollercoaster in the UK behind the Big One at Blackpool pleasure beach.

Stealth’s launch

Stealth opened for operation in 2006. It is a steel Accelerator Coaster, a model of hydraulically-launched roller coasters by Swiss manufacturer Intamin, that accelerates to 80 miles per hour in 1.9 seconds, reaching a height of 62.5 meters (205 feet). Although not the fastest roller coaster in the world, it currently has the third fastest acceleration.

Amusement parks in England

Stealth is the only Thorpe Park coaster to feature in the ranking. Thorpe Park attracts 1.8 million visitors a year, ranking it behind Alton Towers and Legoland Windsor for theme park attendance in the UK. Other notable amusement parks include Flamingo Land, Pleasure Beach Great Yarmouth and Drayton Manor, which attract around one million visitors a year respectively.

Roller coasters ranked by top speed in the United Kingdom (UK) as of 2019

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Release date

March 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period


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