Who doesn’t like the thrill of riding a roller coaster? Of course, most of us only do it occasionally and only a few times throughout our lives, yet every time it happens, we treat it as a memorable experience because it is. Roller coasters are designed to stimulate people through speed and motion in order to provide them with the type of thrill they wouldn’t normally experience in any other way. This being said, not all roller coasters share the same characteristics because some are much better than others. Let us then find out what are the ten fastest roller coasters in the world and where they are.
10Phantom’s Revenge – Kennywood, West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, USA – 82 mph / 131.9 km/h
Opened in 2001, the Phantom’s Revenge was intended to replace the Steel Phantom which was also one of the fastest roller coasters in the world. This thrilling roller coaster features a 228-foot drop and a subterranean tunnel among a series of equally interesting designs aimed at blowing people’s minds off. Although some of its portions were restricted for the sake of people’s safety, this roller coaster can still reach a maximum speed of 82 mph, which is a lot faster than most roller coasters out there.