The world’s longest roller coaster is the Steel Dragon 2000. It is 8,133 feet 2 inches (2,478.99 m) long. The roller coaster can be found in the Nagashima Spa Land amusement park. This is in Mie Prefecture, Japan. It was opened in the year 2000.
Facts about the Steel Dragon Roller Coaster
The Steel Dragon is the tallest roller coaster to utilize the chain lift. Two chains are employed due to the lift hill’s length. One is used for the tip and the other for the bottom.
A single chain could have been used, but it would have been too long. It would also be heavier that the single train. Due to this fact, the block brakes are configured to permit a couple of trains to be on the lift.
Other Lengthy Roller Coasters
Runner up as the world’s longest roller coaster is the Ultimate. It is 7,442 feet (2,268 m) long. The roller coaster can be found in Lightwater Valley, Ripon, North Yorkshire, England. Fujiyama is the third longest at 6,708 feet (2,045 m). It is in Fuji-Q Highland Park in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan.
The Millennium Force is the fourth longest. It is 6,595 feet (2,010 m) long. The roller coaster can be found in Cedar Point Park in Sandusky, Ohio, USA. Formula Rossa is at fifth place. It can be found in Ferrari World Park in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It is 6,561 feet (2,000 m) long.
California Screamin is the sixth longest at 6,072 feet (1,851 m). It is in Disney's California Adventure Park in Anaheim, California, USA.
At number seven is Desperado at 5,843 feet (1,781 m). It is in Buffalo Bill's Park in Primm, Nevada, USA. Gao is the eighth longest. It is in Mitsui Greenland Park in Arao, Kumamoto, Japan. The length is 5,692 feet (1,735 m).
At the ninth spot is the Mamba roller coaster. It is 5,600 feet (1,700 m). It can be found in Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
The Steel Force is in Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA. It is also 5,600 feet (1,700 m) long. The Superman: el Ultimo Escape is the tenth longest at 5,577 feet (1,700 m). It can be found in Six Flags México, Tlalpan, Mexico City, Mexico.
Compared to the world’s longest roller coaster, the longest coaster of the wood variety is only 7,359 feet (2,243 m). It is called the Beast and is found in Kings Island Park, Mason, Ohio, USA.