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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
+ - 189 64
Top Thrill Dragster is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Top Thrill Dragster Cedar Point

3
+ - 115 62
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
+ - 113 78
Kingda Ka is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Kingda Ka Six Flags Great Adventure

5
+ - 74 37
Intimidator 305 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Intimidator 305

6
+ - 68 33
El Toro is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
El Toro Six Flags Great Adventure

7
+ - 58 29
Phantom's Revenge is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Phantom's Revenge Kennywood

8
+ - 81 71
Goliath is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Goliath Six Flags Magic Mountain

9
+ - 65 40
Nitro is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Nitro Six Flags Great Adventure

10
+ - 61 50
Verbolten is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Verbolten Busch Gardens Williamsburg

11
+ - 58 53
Titan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Titan Six Flags Over Texas

12
+ - 65 61
Superman: The Escape is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Superman: The Escape Six Flags Magic Mountain

13
+ - 54 33
BEHEMOTH is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
BEHEMOTH Paramount Canada's Wonderland

14
+ - 75 59
Wicked Twister is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Wicked Twister Cedar Point

15
+ - 43 22
Great Bear is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Great Bear Hersheypark

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16
+ - 76 64
Mean Streak is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Mean Streak Cedar Point

17
+ - 56 57
Steel Dragon 2000 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Steel Dragon 2000 Nagashima Spa Land

18
+ - 25 9
Banshee is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Banshee Kings Island

19
+ - 44 36
The Voyage is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
The Voyage Holiday World & Splashin' Safari

20
+ - 37 22
X2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
X2 Six Flags Magic Mountain

21
+ - 28 14
Tatsu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Tatsu Six Flags Magic Mountain

22
+ - 41 30
Xcelerator is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Xcelerator Knott's Berry Farm

23
+ - 47 38
Bizarro is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Bizarro Six Flags New England

24
+ - 45 51
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
+ - 42 47
Dragon Khan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Dragon Khan PortAventura

26
+ - 34 46
Thunder Dolphin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Thunder Dolphin Tokyo Dome City Attractions

27
+ - 8 1
Beast is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Beast Kings Island

28
+ - 28 25
Formula Rossa is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Formula Rossa Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

29
+ - 16 10
Cannibal is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Cannibal Lagoon Amusement Park

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+ - 21 17
Medusa is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Medusa Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

31
+ - 29 30
Mamba is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Mamba Worlds of Fun

32
+ - 26 28
Eejanaika is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Eejanaika Fuji-Q Highland

33
+ - 27 30
Mr. Freeze is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Mr. Freeze Six Flags St. Louis

34
+ - 20 22
T Express is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
T Express Everland

35
+ - 33 39
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
+ - 18 19
Superman: Ultimate Flight is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Superman: Ultimate Flight Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

37
+ - 3 2
Fury 325 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Fury 325

38
+ - 21 26
Dodonpa is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Dodonpa Fuji-Q Highland

39
+ - 24 33
Fujiyama is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Fujiyama Fuji-Q Highland

40
+ - 20 28
Rattler is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Rattler Six Flags Fiesta Texas

41
+ - 2 4
Furius Baco is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Furius Baco PortAventura

42
+ - 19 28
Desperado is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Desperado Primadonna Resorts

43
+ - 18 27
The Boss is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
The Boss Six Flags St. Louis

44
+ - 18 27
The Ultimate is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
The Ultimate Lightwater Valley

45
+ - 14 27
Ninja is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Ninja Six Flags Magic Mountain

46
+ - 11 25
Kong is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Roller Coasters in the World
Kong Six Flags Discovery Kingdom