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Wood Roller Coaster Records

Son of Beast Kings Island Information about world record breaking wooden roller coasters. To qualify for the wood track category the roller coaster must be designed with wood layered tracks and form a complete circuit.

The record categories for wooden roller coasters are:
Angle of Descent | Drop | Height | Length | Speed

Largest Drop

The drop for a roller coaster is determined by measuring the vertical difference or elevation change from the top of the largest drop to the bottom. Some roller coasters use ravines or tunnels to increase the drop.
Roller Coaster Drop Where to Coast Year
Goliath 180 feet Six Flags Great America
Gurnee, Illinois
2014
El Toro 176 feet Six Flags Great Adventure
Jackson, New Jersey
2006
Outlaw Run 162 feet Silver Dollar City
Branson, Missouri
2013
Colossos 159 feet Heide Park
Soltau, Germany
2001
Mean Streak 155 feet Cedar Point
Sandusky, Ohio
1991
The Voyage 154 feet Holiday World & Splashin' Safari
Santa Claus, Indiana
2006
T Express 151 feet Everland
South Korea
2008
The Boss 150 feet Six Flags St. Louis
Eureka, Missouri
2000
American Eagle 147 feet Six Flags Great America
Gurnee, Illinois
1981
The Beast 141 feet Kings Island
Cincinnati, Ohio
1979

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Tallest

The height of a roller coaster is measured from the tallest point of the track to the ground directly below. While some roller coasters may use tunnels or ravines to increase the drop, this does not increase the height.
Roller Coaster Height Where to Coast Year
T Express 183 feet Everland
South Korea
2008
El Toro 181 feet Six Flags Great Adventure
Jackson, New Jersey
2006
Colossos 170 feet Heide Park
Soltau, Germany
2001
Goliath 165 feet Six Flags Great America
Gurnee, Illinois
2014
The Voyage 163 feet Holiday World & Splashin' Safari
Santa Claus, Indiana
2006
Mean Streak 161 feet Cedar Point
Sandusky, Ohio
1991
Wood Coaster 147 feet Knight Valley
Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
2011
White Cyclone 139 feet Nagashima Spa Land
Nagashima, Japan
1995

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Longest

The length of a roller coaster is determined by measuring the entire linear track length of the complete circuit.
Roller Coaster Length Where to Coast Year
The Beast 7,400 feet Kings Island
Cincinnati, Ohio
1979
The Voyage 6,442 feet Holiday World & Splashin' Safari
Santa Claus, Indiana
2006
White Cyclone 5,578 feet Nagashima Spa Land
Nagashima, Japan
1995
Mean Streak 5,427 feet Cedar Point
Sandusky, Ohio
1991
Shivering Timbers 5,384 feet Michigan's Adventure
Muskegon, Michigan
1998
T Express 5,384 feet Everland
South Korea
2008
The Boss 5,051 feet Six Flags St. Louis
Eureka, Missouri
2000

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Fastest

The speed is determined by the roller coaster's maximum speed in terms of miles per hour (mph) at any point during the ride.
Roller Coaster Speed Where to Coast Year
Goliath 72 mph Six Flags Great America
Gurnee, Illinois
2014
El Toro 70 mph Six Flags Great Adventure
Jackson, New Jersey
2006
Colossos 68 mph Heide Park
Soltau, Germany
2001
Outlaw Run 68 mph Silver Dollar City
Branson, Missouri
2013
The Voyage 67.4 mph Holiday World & Splashin' Safari
Santa Claus, Indiana
2006
The Boss 66.3 mph Six Flags St. Louis
Eureka, Missouri
2000
American Eagle 66 mph Six Flags Great America
Gurnee, Illinois
1981
Mean Streak 65 mph Cedar Point
Sandusky, Ohio
1991
T Express 65 mph Everland
South Korea
2008
The Beast 64.8 mph Kings Island
Cincinnati, Ohio
1979

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Angle of Descent

The angle of descent of a roller coaster is determined by measuring the steepest slope angle of the track on any part of the ride.
Roller Coaster Angle Where to Coast Year
Goliath 85 degrees Six Flags Great America
Gurnee, Illinois
2014
Outlaw Run 81 degrees Silver Dollar City
Branson, Missouri
2013
T Express 77 degrees Everland
South Korea
2008
El Toro 76 degrees Six Flags Great Adventure
Jackson, New Jersey
2006
Balder 70 degrees Liseberg
Gothenburg, Sweden
2003
The Voyage 66 degrees Holiday World & Splashin' Safari
Santa Claus, Indiana
2006
Coaster Thrill Ride 63 degrees Puyallup Fair
Puyallup, Washington
1935
Colossos 61 degrees Heide Park
Soltau, Germany
2001
Cyclone 58.7 degrees Coney Island Cyclone
Brooklyn, New York
1927
Thundercoaster 57 degrees TusenFryd
Vinterbro, Norway
2001

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