3. Superman: Escape from Krypton (Park: Six Flags Magic Mountain, USA) – 415 ft (126 m)
Superman: Escape from Krypton is a steel shuttle roller coaster located at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California. The park originally intended to open the ride in 1996, but the opening was delayed because of several issues with the launch system. The ride was closed in late 2010 for refurbishment, and it emerged in 2011 as “Superman: Escape from Krypton”. The refurbished ride featured new trains which face backward, speeds of up to 104 mph (167 km/h), and it was painted with a new color scheme.
2. Top Thrill Dragster (Park: Cedar Point, USA) – 420 ft (128 m)
Top Thrill Dragster is a steel accelerator roller coaster built by Intamin at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, United States. It was the sixteenth roller coaster built at the park since the Blue Streak in 1964. The tagline for Top Thrill Dragster is “Race for the Sky”.
1. Kingda Ka (Park: Six Flags Great Adventure, USA) – 456 ft (139 m)
Kingda Ka is a steel accelerator roller coaster located at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey. It is the world’s tallest roller coaster. Riders must be at least 54 inches (137 cm) tall. The train is launched by a hydraulic launch mechanism to 128 miles per hour (206 km/h) in 3.5 seconds. At the end of the launch track, the train climbs the main top hat tower, reaching a height of 456 feet (139 m), followed by a drop of 418 feet (127 m) and spanning over a 3,118-foot-long (950 m) track by the end of the ride.