Speed and acceleration are huge variables.
In the world built so many roller coasters that each new attraction is simply obliged to Express themselves in a special way and raise the bar higher and higher, surprising the visitors even more skilled techniques and helping them to achieve even greater sharpness of emotion.
In other words, a roller coaster on this list are the current Champions, but tomorrow or the day after tomorrow they can oust the new rides, which today you wouldn’t even think.
1. The highest coaster in the world (along with the long phase of decline)
Amusement Park Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, new Jersey (Jackson, New Jersey) has every right to be proud of their roller coasters. Attraction Kingda Ka – for almost 12 years, the highest in the world (140 metres). The length of the route of the trip is 950 metres away, and free fall is carried out for as many as 127 meters. And if all these numbers is not enough, you know that the Kingda Ka at the same time is on the second place among slides downhill, not much behind the leader, whose speed is 205 kilometers per hour.
2. The world’s highest wooden roller coaster
Not so easy to do wooden roller coasters as high as rides, built of steel, but this does not mean that among the first left impressive instances. For example, while more modern record – wooden roller coaster Colossos from Heide Park, Soltau, lower-Saxony, Germany (Soltau, Lower Saxony, Germany). The total length of this slide is 1 343 meters, but the record is not that. Colossos height – 60 meters, and this is a worthy achievement for a wooden frame. Besides, it’s one of four attractions in the world, manufactured by using laser processing to achieve maximum accuracy of the component parts of the structure. That’s why these slides are durable and become the world Champions.
3. The world’s longest steel roller coaster
When the Japanese amusement Park Nagashima Spa Land was launched the legendary ride Steel Dragon 2000, he almost immediately became the world record holder. These roller coasters the world’s longest rails, and the whole structure is extremely high (97 meters). Steel Dragon 2000 was held in the top height, while the pedestal it has not moved Kingda Ka in new Jersey. But a record of the Japanese is still there and deservedly so – the track of Steel dragon consists of 2478 meters in length. Another impressive figure is $ 52 million. That is the amount posted by the creators of the slides tnesses to all safety measures very seriously, taking into account common for that country’s earthquake. In addition, Steel Dragon 2000 is the sixth in the world attraction for the speed of descent.
4. The longest wooden roller coaster in the world
Roller coaster fans kings island (Kings) stretched in length by as much as 2 243 meters, making them the longest wooden slide in the world. This attraction has its own honorary title since 1979, when it first launched, and since then, it delights visitors for an unforgettable 4 minute ride. It’s a pretty decent figures for almost any ride, but Beast is not the most modern of the existing structures a pleasure. Some more figures: height – 34 meters, the maximum phase drop is 43 meters, maximum speed – 104,25 kilometers per hour.
5. The fastest coaster in the world
There is nothing surprising in the fact that many of us speed associated with Ferrari. For this reason, the owners of the Dubai amusement Park and used the famous brand of Italian sports car manufacturer to attract more visitors. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi theme Park, which lives up to its name. Take, roller coaster Formula Rossa, the trolley which develops a tremendous speed of 241 kilometers per hour! This speed is achieved thanks to the hydraulic launch, which is designated accelerates to 60 miles per hour in just 2 seconds. The maximum speed of the passengers of the ride can feel it after 5 seconds of the match, and this means that during the session you will overload from 1.7 g to 4.8 g. For reference, 1 g is possible to equate the feelings to rest in the usual gravitational conditions (standing on the ground), and between 4 g and above is closer to the sensations sports pilot during the execution of aerobatic maneuvers.
6. Record the number of revolutions
The city of Staffordshire (Staffordshire) famous not only for its archeological discovery of 2009, when a simple treasure hunter found in the earth treasures worth more than $ 3.5 million, but amusement Park Alton Towers. Here is the slide Smiler, has earned the title of world record holder for the rich program of the trip. Visitors who dared to sit in the trailer of this attraction, will feel as much as 14 various combinations of flips, corkscrews, and dead loops.
Alas, in the history of these roller coasters have a sad case – in June 2015 the route has been dangerous collision, and 5 people were injured varying degrees of severity. The slide closed the rest of the season, but in 2016 it was reopened with all necessary modifications, and new security measures. Since the incident did not recur.
7. The oldest functioning roller coaster
In Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania) customers Park Leap-The-Dips can still ride on the oldest working water slide in the world! Since 1902, this track pleases fans of the wind in her hair and a carefree holiday. In 1985, sophisticated slide was almost closed, but at the last minute it was decided to refurbish and update the attraction. 14 years later, in 1999, the trailer is again “off”. Today, after 115 years of its existence, the roller coaster face of a generation of adrenaline junkies, is one of the two last tracks with wooden sides and the last of its kind in all of North America.
8. The oldest steel slide in the world
Going back to Europe. Our next record is located in the Spanish amusement Park Monte Igueldo and is called the Montana Suiza. These slides for the first time earned for adventurous visitors in 1928 and has since never left to rest. The length of the ride is 400 meters, the height is 9.8 feet, the ride lasts 1 minute and 30 seconds and a maximum speed of 50 kilometers per hour.
9. A roller coaster with the steep drop
The Japanese know a lot about entertainment, and another proof of that is the amusement Park Fuji-Q Highland and hill Takabisha, the creators of which set a world record for designing the vertical drop of the trolley. The terrifying descent here takes place along a plane with an inclination angle of 121 degrees! The fall lasts 43 meters of terror, during which the passengers of the composition revolves around the axis of the track 7 times. At this time develops the speed of 100 kilometers per hour, and participants are experiencing an overload of 4 g.
10. The highest trigger attraction in the world
As the name implies, this is not the easiest roller coaster. The essence of the attraction is that the cart climbs to the top of a high tower, and then the passengers of the wagon flew from it at the speed of free fall. The tallest tower is located in United States, new Jersey, in the amusement Park Six Flags Great Adventure. Called suicide hill Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom. Dry figures – passengers of the trolley rises to a height of 126 meters and fly down the incline with a maximum speed of 145 kilometers per hour.
Surprise, so – bonus item specially for the most curious!
11. Slide, designed to kill its passengers
Symbolic name of Euthanasia (euthanasia, ending the life of seriously and terminally ill patient) is the name of a nonexistent reality of the project. This ride was designed by a PhD with Julioison Urbonas (Julijonas Urbonas) in 2010. The engineer said that the trip on this hill is ideal for those who want to experience the euphoria of dying and is ready to move into another world, or for those who are then present will either euthanasia or the installed legitimate court sentence. The project provides Urbonas 7 spirals, which are designed to accelerate the carriage up to almost lethal levels of congestion in the 10 g. This overload will kill the passengers of a trolley, just because the brain ceases to receive oxygen. Fun?
© 2017, paradox. All rights reserved.