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Thousands of different roller coasters offer an endless variety of possible records. With so many possibilities it's impossible to acknowledge every one. However, here are more roller coaster records including tallest by year, most inversions, largest by kind, and the oldest operating.

What is the Oldest Operating Roller Coaster?

Leap-The-Dips is a side-friction wooden coaster that was built in 1902. It continues to operate at Lakemont Park in Altoona, Pennsylvania.

In order what were the "World's Tallest Roller Coasters"?

1964 - Serpent of Fire, 100-feet (La Feria Chapultepec Magico, Mexico City)

1973 - Great American Scream Machine, 105-feet (Six Flags Over Georgia)

1978 - Colossus, 125-feet (Six Flags Magic Mountain)

1978 - Gemini, 125-feet (Cedar Point)

1988 - Shockwave, 170-feet (Six Flags Great America)

1989 - Magnum XL-200, 201-feet (Cedar Point)

1994 - Desperado, 209-feet (Buffalo Bill's Hotel & Casino)

1994 - Pepsi-Max Big One, 213-feet (Blackpool Pleasure Beach)

1997 - Fujiyama, 259-feet (Nagashima Spa Land)

2000 - Millennium Force, 310-feet (Cedar Point)

2000 - Steel Dragon 2000, 318-feet (Nagashima Spa Land)

2003 - Top Thrill Dragster, 420-feet (Cedar Point)

2005 - Kingda Ka, 456-feet (Six Flags Great Adventure)

What roller coaster holds the record for the most inversions?

Smiler (2013) at Alton Towers in Surrey, England presently holds the record with an incredible fourteen inversions.

Journey to the Stars (2014) at Jinling Happy World in China holds second place with eleven inversions.

Colossus (2002) at Thorpe Park in Surrey, England, 10 Inversion Roller Coaster (2006) at Chimelong Paradise in Guangdong, China, and Crazy Coaster (2013) at Loca Joy Holiday Theme Park in Chongqung, China currently are tied for third place with ten inversions each.

Three roller coasters Dragon Kahn (1995) at Port Aventura in Spain, Avalancha (2002) at Xetulul in Guatemala, and Flight of the Phoenix (2006) at Harborland in Zhejiang, China tie for third with eight inversions each.

Roller Coaster Records By Kind

Stand-UpThe Riddler's Revenge at Six Flags Magic Mountain is the tallest, fastest, and longest (156-feet tall, 146-foot drop, 65 mph top speed, 4,370 feet long).

InvertedAlpengeist at Busch Gardens Williamsburg is the tallest, fastest and has the largest drop (195-feet tall, 170-foot drop, 67 mph top speed), but the longest is Banshee at Kings Island (4,124 feet).

FlyingTatsu at Six Flags Magic Mountain is the tallest, fastest, and longest (170 feet high, 62 mph top speed, 3,602 feet long).

FloorlessSuperman Krypton Coaster at Six Flags Fiesta Texas has the largest drop (168-feet) and is the fastest (70 mph). While Dominator at Kings Dominion is the tallest (161 feet) and longest (4,210-feet long).

Largest Arrow Mega-LooperViper at Six Flags Magic Mountain is the tallest and has the most inversions (188 feet tall, 7 inversions).

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