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Wood Roller Coaster Records

Son of Beast Kings Island Rule
Information about world record breaking wooden roller coasters. To qualify for this 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

Rule
The drop is measured by taking the vertical difference in feet from the top of the largest drop to the bottom.

Roller Coaster Drop Location Year
El Toro 176 feet Six Flags Great Adventure
Jackson, New Jersey
2006
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

Rule
The height is measured in feet from the tallest point of the track to the ground below. Note, some coasters use tunnels or ravines to increase the drop, but this does not increase the height.

Roller Coaster Height Location Year
Colossos 197 feet Heide Park
Soltau, Germany
2001
T Express 183 feet Everland
South Korea
2008
El Toro 181 feet Six Flags Great Adventure
Jackson, New Jersey
2006
The Rattler 179 feet Six Flags Fiesta Texas
San Antonio, Texas
1992
The Voyage 173 feet Holiday World & Splashin' Safari
Santa Claus, Indiana
2006
Mean Streak 161 feet Cedar Point
Sandusky, Ohio
1991
White Cyclone 139 feet Nagashima Spa Land
Nagashima, Japan
1995

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Longest

Rule
The length is determined by measuring the entire track length of the complete roller coaster circuit.

Roller Coaster Length Location 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
Colossos 4,921 feet Heide Park
Soltau, Germany
2001

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Fastest

Rule
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 Location Year
El Toro 70 mph Six Flags Great Adventure
Jackson, New Jersey
2006
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

Rule
The steepness is determined by measuring the steepest angle of descent on any part of the roller coaster.

Roller Coaster Descent Angle Location Year
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 Astroland
Brooklyn, New York
1927
Thundercoaster 57 degrees TusenFryd
Vinterbro, Norway
2001

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