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Thousands of different roller coasters offer an endless variety of thrills. With so many, it's impossible to acknowledge every possible record, but here is a timeline of the tallest roller coasters and some other record-breaking rides.

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?

Colossus (2002) at Thorpe Park in Surrey, England currently holds the world record with ten inversions.

Two roller coasters Dragon Kahn (1995) at Port Aventura in Spain and Monte Makaya (1998) at Terra Encantada in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil tie for second with eight inversions each.

Roller Coaster Records By Design

Stand-Up - The Riddler's Revenge at Six Flags Magic Mountain (156-feet tall, 146-foot drop, 65 mph top speed, 4,370 feet long)

Floorless - Superman Krypton Coaster at Six Flags Fiesta Texas is the tallest (168-feet) and fastest (70 mph). Dominator at Kings Dominion is the longest (4,210-feet long) The largest drop (150-feet) is on Medusa at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom.

Inverted - Alpengeist at Busch Gardens Williamsburg (195-feet tall, 170-foot drop, 67 mph top speed). The longest (4,048 feet) is Pyrenees at Pargue Espana-Shima Spain Village in Japan.

Flying - Tatsu at Six Flags Magic Mountain (170 feet high, 62 mph top speed, 3,602 feet long)

Arrow Mega Looper - Viper at Six Flags Magic Mountain (7 inversions, 188 feet tall)

What is the Oldest Operating Roller Coaster?

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

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