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12 Of The World's Most Insane Roller Coasters Guaranteed To Make Your Tummy Turn

Roller coasters have come a long way since the first one in 1884.

But at what point do we say it's "too far"? Roller coasters today involve death-defying drops and anti-gravity stunts.

We did some research and found some of the most intense roller coasters in the world. And because technology is so awesome, there's even POV videos available. If you're not too motion sick, that is.

Take a look!

1. Wicked Twister, Cedar Point

It's the tallest and fastest inverted roller coaster in the world, standing at 215ft. The ride lasts 40 seconds and travels at 72MPH.


2. Shivering Timbers, Michigan Adventures

Shivering Timbers is the 6th largest wooden roller coaster in the world. It was voted the best wooden roller coaster three of the last 5 years, so ya it's pretty good.


3. Goliath, Six Flags Illinois

It's a wooden coaster and it's terrifyingly huge. The aptly named Goliath broke three records: the longest drop at 180ft, the steepest drop at 85°, and the fastest speed at 72 miles per hour. It also inverts twice.


4. Formula Rossa, Abu Dhabi

Reaching 150MPH, this coaster's claim to fame is being the fastest in the world. It may not go upside down, but it's sheer speed will blow you away.


5. Leviathan, Canada's Wonderland

It's the tallest and fastest roller coaster in Canada, and the eighth tallest and fastest in the world. Leviathan is considered a "giga" coaster, being over 300ft tall. It stretches almost 5500ft, giving you plenty of time to scream your brains out.


6. Takabisha, Japan

Takabisha has the steepest drop of any roller coaster at 121 degrees. That's...insane.


7. Gravity Max, Taiwan

It's the world's only tilt coaster, and it looks like it's broken. You get to the top and the entire track ends and tilts down to connect you to the tracks. Terrifying.


8. GateKeeper, Cedar Point Ohio

GateKeeper is a wing coaster, meaning you're actually hanging off the side of the track instead of sitting directly on it. This coaster has the highest inversion for wing coasters at 170ft.


9. Cannibal, Lagoon Park

This coaster features the steepest drop in North America at 208ft. It also holds the world record for the tallest beyond-vertical drop on a roller coaster at 116 degrees.


10. Full Throttle, Six Flags California

Full Throttle features the world's tallest vertical loop at 160ft and frankly it looks scary as hell.


11. Steel Dragon 2000, Japan

Steel Dragon 2000 is the longest coaster in the world, and second fastest. It's a full 4 minute ride at almost 8200ft long!


12. Kingda Ka, Six Flags New Jersey

Kingda Ka in the world's tallest roller coaster, the world's second fastest roller coaster, and was the second strata coaster ever built. Strata coasters are ones that have more than a 400ft drop, and there's only two of them in the world!


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