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The best roller coasters in the world, all in one list, ranked from best roller coaster to worst. These are top roller coasters at amusement parks and other fun time facilities. Some of these amazing roller coasters even reside in the best theme parks for roller coaster junkies. Convenient!

This list includes some of the scariest roller coasters, the tallest roller coasters, the fastest roller coasters, and the most thrilling roller coasters in the world. While the US seems to have a bit of a monopoly on the greatest roller coasters, one of the top roller coasters in the world, the Steel Dragon 2000, can be found in Japan at the Nagashima Spa Land. If you're looking for a heart-stopping roller coaster ride, you'll find options on nearly every continent (there are no roller coasters in Antarctica...yet).

What is the world's best roller coaster? Where can I find the greatest roller coaster in the world? Hopefully you'll be able to answer these questions and more (like what states have the best roller coasters) after checking out this list of the top roller coasters in the world. If you don't see your favorite roller coaster on this list of the world's greatest roller coasters, make sure to add it so thrill seekers everywhere can check it out.
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Millennium Force is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Millennium Force Cedar Point

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2
+ - 175 61
Top Thrill Dragster is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Top Thrill Dragster Cedar Point

3
+ - 108 55
Apollo's Chariot is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Apollo's Chariot Busch Gardens Williamsburg

4
+ - 107 73
Kingda Ka is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Kingda Ka Six Flags Great Adventure

5
+ - 67 33
Intimidator 305 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Intimidator 305

6
+ - 61 29
El Toro is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
El Toro Six Flags Great Adventure

7
+ - 80 64
Goliath is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Goliath Six Flags Magic Mountain

8
+ - 53 26
Phantom's Revenge is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Phantom's Revenge Kennywood

9
+ - 61 36
Nitro is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Nitro Six Flags Great Adventure

10
+ - 52 29
BEHEMOTH is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
BEHEMOTH Paramount Canada's Wonderland

11
+ - 65 58
Superman: The Escape is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Superman: The Escape Six Flags Magic Mountain

12
+ - 58 48
Verbolten is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Verbolten Busch Gardens Williamsburg

13
+ - 57 51
Titan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Titan Six Flags Over Texas

14
+ - 41 19
Great Bear is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Great Bear Hersheypark

15
+ - 56 54
Steel Dragon 2000 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Steel Dragon 2000 Nagashima Spa Land

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+ - 70 58
Wicked Twister is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Wicked Twister Cedar Point

17
+ - 71 61
Mean Streak is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Mean Streak Cedar Point

18
+ - 42 33
The Voyage is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
The Voyage Holiday World & Splashin' Safari

19
+ - 35 20
X2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
X2 Six Flags Magic Mountain

20
+ - 26 12
Tatsu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Tatsu Six Flags Magic Mountain

21
+ - 21 8
Banshee is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Banshee Kings Island

22
+ - 45 35
Bizarro is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Bizarro Six Flags New England

23
+ - 38 28
Xcelerator is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Xcelerator Knott's Berry Farm

24
+ - 45 49
Superman - Ride of Steel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Superman - Ride of Steel Six Flags Darien Lake

25
+ - 41 44
Dragon Khan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Dragon Khan PortAventura

26
+ - 34 44
Thunder Dolphin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Thunder Dolphin Tokyo Dome City Attractions

27
+ - 20 15
Medusa is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Medusa Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

28
+ - 26 24
Formula Rossa is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Formula Rossa Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

29
+ - 29 28
Mamba is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Mamba Worlds of Fun

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+ - 13 9
Cannibal is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Cannibal Lagoon Amusement Park

31
+ - 27 27
Mr. Freeze is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Mr. Freeze Six Flags St. Louis

32
+ - 20 20
T Express is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
T Express Everland

33
+ - 24 27
Eejanaika is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Eejanaika Fuji-Q Highland

34
+ - 17 17
Superman: Ultimate Flight is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Superman: Ultimate Flight Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

35
+ - 31 37
Tower of Terror II is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Tower of Terror II Dreamworld

36
+ - 20 24
Dodonpa is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Dodonpa Fuji-Q Highland

37
+ - 2 2
Furius Baco is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Furius Baco PortAventura

38
+ - 24 31
Fujiyama is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Fujiyama Fuji-Q Highland

39
+ - 20 26
Rattler is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Rattler Six Flags Fiesta Texas

40
+ - 18 24
The Boss is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
The Boss Six Flags St. Louis

41
+ - 19 26
Desperado is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Desperado Primadonna Resorts

42
+ - 18 25
The Ultimate is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
The Ultimate Lightwater Valley

43
+ - 14 25
Ninja is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Ninja Six Flags Magic Mountain

44
+ - 11 23
Kong is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Kong Six Flags Discovery Kingdom