Top 10 Roller Coasters

Our Top 10 Roller Coasters

For our first annual Top Roller Coasters List, we combined the individual lists of the writers at CoasterCritic (Joel, Bobbie, John, & Jon) with the lists of well-traveled enthusiasts and friends of the site Judy P. and Arthur Levine of Trip Savvy.

Roller Coaster Critics - Top 10 - 2017 VotersOf the hundreds of roller coasters we’ve collectively ridden, these are what we consider the 10 best roller coasters in the United States.

Top 10 Roller Coasters in the United States

RankRoller CoasterTheme ParkType
10thThe VoyageHoliday WorldWood
9thIron RattlerSix Flags Fiesta TexasSteel
8thApollo's ChariotBusch Gardens WilliamsburgSteel
7thMaverickCedar PointSteel
6thSuperman: The RideSix Flags New EnglandSteel
5thFury 325CarowindsSteel
4thMillennium ForceCedar PointSteel
2nd (Tied)The BeastKings IslandWood
2nd (Tied)Lightning RodDollywoodWood
1stEl ToroSix Flags Great AdventureWood
Click the roller coaster names to read reviews.

Top International Roller Coaster

International Honorable Mention: Leviathan at Canada’s Wonderland was our top international coaster and may¬†have made the top overall¬†list, but we decided to keep the list to the U.S.

More Top Roller Coasters

You can also view our Top Steel Roller Coasters and our Top Wooden Roller Coasters lists.

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The following images were used under CC. Image 1 by Patrick McGarvey. Image 3, Image 9, and Image 10 by Roller Coaster Philosophy. Image 5 by Martin Lewsion.