My Highest Rated Roller Coaster ReviewsLed Zeppelin – The RideHard Rock ParkBorn: 2008Height: 150′Speed: 65 mphInversions: 7 (Vertical Loop, Cobra Roll, Zero−G Roll, Vertical Loop, Corkscrew)Make & Model: Bolliger & Mabillard Looping CoasterReview: Led Zeppelin: The Ride is the headliner in Hard Rock Park’s ride lineup. Creating a great new rock-themed park is a draw, but nothing catches the eye of would-be visitors like a flashy new looping roller coaster.…read more>>> Final Rating – 8.5 (Great Approaching Excellent) KumbaBusch Gardens AfricaBorn: 1993Height: 143′Speed: 60 mphInversions: 7 (Vertical Loop, Dive Loop, Zero−G Roll, Cobra Roll, 2 Corkscrews)Make & Model: Bolliger & Mabillard Looping CoasterReview: Strap in for a ride on the best steel looper on the planet. I’ve reviewed the rest of my top ten, for my 300th post I figured it’d be fitting if I reviewed the coaster in my top spot…read more>>> Final Rating – 10 (Superior) Incredible HulkIslands of AdventureBorn: 1999Height: 110′Speed: 67 mphInversions: 7 (Zero−G Roll, Cobra Roll, Vertical Loop, Corkscrew, Vertical Loop, Corkscrew)Make & Model: Bolliger & Mabillard Looping CoasterClaim to Fame: Popular launched looping coaster is the marquee ride at IOA.Review: Islands of Adventure’s Incredible Hulk is one of the best looking coasters you’ll find anywhere. The twisted mess of bright green track is built partially over the park’s lake. Hulk’s enclosed lift hill and massive cobra roll and vertical loops dominate the skyline …read more>>Final Rating – 9.5 (Excellent Approaching Superior) TwisterKnoebelsBorn: 1999Height: 101′Speed: 51 mphMake & Model: John Fetterman Wooden Twister CoasterReview: The aptly named Twister is the epitome of a twister roller coaster. It’s an action-packed wooden coaster with more lateral g-forces than you can shake a stick at …read more>>>Final Rating – 9.0 (Excellent) BeastKings IslandBorn: 1979Height: 110′Drop: 141′Speed: 65 mphMake & Model: Wooden Terrain Coaster by Charlie DinnClaim to Fame: The longest wooden coaster in the world. An ACE Coaster Landmark.Review: Once again, I traveled westward for another much hyped woodie. This time I was in search of the Beast at Kings Island. For nearly three decades it’s been the longest wooden roller coaster in the world. I’ve been looking forward to riding it for a decade.…>>>Final Rating – 10.0 (Superior) PhoenixKnoebelsBorn: 1948 as Rocket at Playland Park, 1985 as PhoenixDrop: 72′Speed: 45 mphMake & Model: Philadelphia Toboggan Wooden CoasterClaim to Fame: World-class wooden coaster that offers insane airtime.Review: Knoebels is small amusement park located in the middle of Pennsylvania. It’s a homey park with a very traditional feel. In a past life, Phoenix was the Rocket at Playland Park in San Antonio. After lying dormant for five years, Knoebels…read more>>>Final Rating – 9.0 (Excellent) GriffonBusch Gardens EuropeBorn: 2007Drop: 205′ at 90-degreesSpeed: 71 mphInversions: 2 (2 Immelmanns)Make & Model: B&M Dive MachineClaim to Fame: World’s tallest dive coaster at a critically acclaimed theme park.Review: Busch Gardens Europe has unveiled their first new roller coaster since 1999. The long-awaited addition, introduces America’s second dive coaster…read more>>>Final Rating – 8.5 (Great-Approaching Excellent) NitroSix Flags Great AdventureBorn: 2001Drop 215′Speed: 80 mphMake & Model: B&M Hyper CoasterReview: Nitro is a popular hyper coaster that completes Six Flags Great Adventure’s trinity of top-notch roller coasters. Kingda Ka, El Toro, and Nitro make Great Adventure a must visit destination for coaster enthusiasts…read more>>>Final Rating – 9.0 Excellent Superman: Ride of SteelSix Flags New EnglandBorn: 2000Drop: 221′Speed: 77 mphMake & Model: Intamin Hyper CoasterClaim to Fame: Highest rated steel coaster in the world, Golden Ticket winner and top ranked steel coaster on Mitch Hawker’s Internet PollReview: I don’t give out a lot of 10’s. But this ladies and gentlemen, deserves a 10. It’s reputation was huge and I figured it would be better than the other coasters by the same name, I just didn’t know it was going to be THAT good…read more>>>Final Rating – 10 (Transcendental) ThunderheadDollywoodBorn: 2004Drop: 100′Speed: 55 mphMake & Model: Great Coasters International Twister Wooden CoasterClaim to Fame: 2005 & 2006 Golden Ticket Award winner for Best Wooden CoasterReview: By some random chain of events my family decided to take a summer vacation in Tennessee. This gave me the opportunity to stop at Dollywood on our way back home…read more>>Final Rating – 8.5 (Great Approaching Excellent) Storm RunnerHershey ParkBorn: 2004Drop: 180′Speed: 75 mphInversions: 3 (Immelmann, Heartline Roll, Flying Snake Dive)Make & Model: Intamin Accelerator (Launch) CoasterClaim to Fame: Hydraulic launch propels riders from 0 to 72 mph in 2 seconds.Review: As a big steel coaster fan, I was curious to see how good Storm Runner really was. Since it wasn’t there the last time I went to the park I figured a 2 hour trip to re-visit Hersheypark wouldn’t be a bad idea…read more>>Final Rating – 8.5 (Great Approaching Excellent) Apollo’s ChariotBusch Gardens EuropeBorn: 1999Drop: 210′Speed: 73 mphMake & Model: B&M Mega CoasterClaim to Fame: An airtime king, once held the record for most downward track. Fabio was struck by a goose while riding it.Review: After having not ridden one of my top coasters for over three years I was excited to see that it still shined. All of the pluses that had made it one of favorite roller coasters were still there…read more>>Final Rating – 10 (Superior) HadesMt. Olympus Water & Theme ParkBorn: 2005Drop: 140′Speed: 70 mphMake & Model: Gravity Group Wooden CoasterClaim to Fame: Longest roller coaster tunnel in the world. 90-degree banked turn, underground in complete darkness.Review: In Greek mythology, Hades was the god of the underworld. Hades, the roller coaster, more than lives up to it’s name. It boasts the single most impressive tunnel section I’ve ever experienced. The tunnel’s not only long, it’s a white knuckle journey through a terrifying pitch black abyss…read more>>Final Rating – 9.5 (Excellent-Approaching Superior) El ToroSix Flags Great AdventureBorn: 2006Drop: 176′Speed: 70 mphMake & Model: Intamin Prefabricated Wooden CoasterClaim to Fame: First prefabricated wooden coaster in the U.S. Offers an utlra-smooth ride.Review: Ladies and gentlemen, the future is here! Riding El Toro is something any coaster enthusiast, heck, any person with a pulse should do. Especially if you think you know what wooden coasters have to offer. El Toro is going to turn your world upside down…read more>>Final Rating – 10 (Superior) KumbaBorn: 1993Drop: 135′Speed: 60 mphInversions: 7 (Vertical Loop, Dive Loop, Zero-G Roll, Cobra Roll, 2 Corkscrews)Make & Model: Bolliger & MabillardReview: Strap in for a ride on the best steel looper on the planet. I’ve reviewed the rest of my top ten, for my 300th post I figured it’d be fitting if I reviewed the coaster in my top spot. Read more>> Final Rating – 10.0 (Superior) Kingda KaSix Flags Great AdventureBorn: 2005Drop: 418′Speed: 128 mphMake & Model: Intamin Strata CoasterClaim to Fame: Tallest and fastest roller coaster on the planet since 2005.Review: After my rainy trip to Cedar Point and the subsequent closing of Top Thrill Dragster, I was looking forward to getting to Six Flags Great Adventure. Not only does Great Adventure have the only other Strata Coaster on the planet, they boast the world record holder for height (456′) and speed (128 mph) in Kingda Ka…read more>>Final Rating – 8.0 (Great) AlpengeistBusch Gardens Europe (Williamsburg)Born: 1997Drop: 170′Speed: 67 mphInversions: 6 (Immelmann, Vertical Loop, Cobra Roll, Zero−G Roll, Corkscrew)Make & Model: Bolliger & Mabillard Inverted CoasterClaim to Fame: Largest and fastest inverted coaster in the world.Review: From the first time I saw the ominous white lift high above the surrounding trees while on Loch Ness, I knew it would be a ride to remember. In my opinion, this is the king of the inverted coasters not just because of its height and speed, but because it delivers thrills with every ride…read more>>Final Rating – 10 (Superior) Loch Ness MonsterBusch Gardens Europe (Williamsburg)Born: 1978Drop: 114′Speed: 60 mphInversions: 2 Interlocking Vertical LoopsMake & Model: Arrow Looping Terrain CoasterClaim to Fame: Unique steel looping coaster positioned over a river, rare interlocking loops.Review: For a steel coaster from the 70’s Loch Ness is amazing and still rocks in 2006! Busch Gardens Williamsburg does it again. Even the park’s ‘dinosaur’ so to speak has some pretty cool elements. A steep 11-story drop to the Rhine River and the world’s first set of interlocking loops. You really have to give Busch and Arrow credit. In 1978 …read more>>Final Rating – 8.0 (Great) Boulder DashLake CompounceBorn: 2000Drop: 115′Speed: 60 mphMake & Model: Custom Coasters International Wooden Terrain CoasterClaim to Fame: Wooden coaster built on a mountain.Review: The hype for this ride was huge. Almost too huge. But after three rides on this baby I was able to form an opinion. While I’m not the biggest wooden coaster fan, I am a huge fan of terrain coasters and mountains for that matter. So I was itching to get up to Connecticut and check this coaster out…read more>>Final Rating – 9.5 (Excellent-Approaching Superior) Millennium ForceCedar PointBorn: 2000Drop: 300′Speed: 93 mphMake & Model: Intamin Giga CoasterClaim to Fame: The tallest coaster in the world when it opened, critically acclaimed.Review: Millennium Force is a great example of bigger not always being better. I had a short 20 minute or so wait on a rainy, dreary day in May. I was looking forward to my trip to the Coaster Capital for a number of reasons including riding my 100th new coaster. As I arrived at Cedar Point I was drawn to MF like a magnet. It was to be number 100…read more>>Final Rating – 9.0 (Excellent) The VoyageHoliday WorldBorn: 2006Drop: 154′Speed: 67 mphMake & Model: Gravity Group Hybrid Wooden CoasterClaim to Fame: Claims to offer most air time of any wooden coaster, five underground tunnels.Review: Another trip and another extremely hyped coaster. This time I traveled more than 700 miles for two parks, but mainly for one new beast of wooden coaster, Voyage. Luckily, I wasn’t let down. It rained on and off all day at Holiday World which must have helped with the lines. At times Voyage was nearly a walk-on…read more>>Final Rating – 10.0 (Superior) Magnum XL-200Cedar PointBorn: 1989Drop: 184′Speed: 72 mphClaim to Fame: Revolutionary design that kicked off the hyper coaster craze.Final Rating – 9.5 (Excellent-Approaching Superior) SheiKraBusch Gardens Africa (TampaBorn: 2005Height: 200′Speed: 70 mphInversion: 1 ImmelmannMake & Model: Bolliger & Mabillard Dive MachineClaim to Fame: 90 degree twenty story drop. America’s first diving roller coaster.Final Rating – 7.5 (Good-Approaching Great) Big Bad WolfBusch Gardens WilliamsburgBorn: 1984Drop: 80′Speed: 48 mphMake & Model: Arrow Suspended CoasterClaim to Fame: Most acclaimed suspended coaster in the world. Includes a Bavarian village and a dive to a river.Final Rating – 7.5 (Good-Approaching Great) Volcano, The Blast CoasterParamount’s Kings DominionBorn: 1998Drop: 80′Speed: 70 mphInversions: 4 (Roll out & 3 Zero-G Rolls)Make & Model: Intamin Inverted CoasterClaim to Fame: Riders are launched out of the top of an ‘active’ volcano.Final Rating – 8.5 (Great-Approaching Excellent) Browse more roller coaster reviews including Mean Streak, Mantis, Superman: Ride of Steel, Hypersonic XLC, Anaconda, and more. Go to Next Page for More Reviews>> 3 Responses Ella Demon July 13, 2008 i love the roller coaster at upper clements park in nova scotia Reply Evan July 13, 2008 The roller coaster at crystal palace in new brunswick is super fun for ages 7-10 or up but kind of small! Reply Mr. New England July 13, 2008 anyone live in new england?? Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. 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