Harder, better, faster, longer: The best rollercoasters in the world
Could you handle a 'beyond vertical' drop?
Friday 29 August 2014
With the summer nearly over, there's not much time left to conquer your fears and take on the world’s top roller coasters.
This list isn’t for the faint-hearted, as it covers the fastest, tallest and longest record-breaking roller coasters in the world.
One has 14 inversions, another reaches 456 feet height, there are top speeds of 150mph (with a hydraulic launch system similar to those used to launch jets), one which goes on for 8,133 feet, a wooden 'Lego' style construction, another which drops 400 feet, and, a 'beyond vertical' drop. But the pictures say it best.
Scream if you want to go faster.
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