Kingda Ka—New Jersey
If Steel Dragon’s drop was scary, Kingda Ka’s is absolutely nightmarish. Kingda Ka is the tallest roller coaster on earth—45 stories high, thus being closer to the sky than any Egyptian pyramid—and also one of the world’s fastest, with speeds that reach 128 mph. Furthermore, Kingda Ka, which resides at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, also fires its victims around an upside-down U track in just 59 seconds—this coaster pretty much has it all.
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