JACKSON, NJ – At 456 feet in height, Jackson Township is the tallest rollercoaster in the world. Located within Six Flags Great Adventure, Kingda Ka towers over the New Jersey Pine Barrens and can be seen while crossing over the Route 37 bridge on a clear day. From the top of Kinga Ka, you can see the skylines of New York City and Philadelphia. Kingda Ka towers above the number two tallest coaster in America, Top Thrill Dragster in Sandusky, Ohio’s Cedar Point which is 420 feet tall.
The map below was created by Malcolm Tunnell, a Reddit user who makes some pretty amazing and unique maps.
Here are the top 10 tallest coasters in the world, courtesy of Wikipedia.
|1||Kingda Ka||Six Flags Great Adventure||United States||456 ft (139 m)||Intamin||May 2005 – Present|
|2||Top Thrill Dragster||Cedar Point||United States||420 ft (130 m)||Intamin||May 2003 – May 2005|
|3||Superman: Escape from Krypton[note 1]||Six Flags Magic Mountain||United States||415 ft (126 m)||Intamin||March 1997 – May 2003|
|4||Red Force||Ferrari Land||Spain||367.4 ft (112.0 m)||Intamin||N/A|
|5||Fury 325||Carowinds||United States||325 ft (99 m)||Bolliger & Mabillard||N/A|
|6||Steel Dragon 2000||Nagashima Spa Land||Japan||318.3 ft (97.0 m)||D. H. Morgan Manufacturing||N/A|
|7||Millennium Force||Cedar Point||United States||310 ft (94 m)||Intamin||N/A|
|8||Leviathan||Canada’s Wonderland||Canada||306 ft (93 m)||Bolliger & Mabillard||N/A|
|9||Intimidator 305||Kings Dominion||United States||305 ft (93 m)||Intamin||N/A|
|10||Orion||Kings Island||United States||287 ft (87 m)||Bolliger & Mabillard||N/A|