There are many amazing wooden roller coasters in the world, most of them in the USA and Canada. Today we will be taking a brief look at some of the best. Read on to find some of the most mind-blowing roller-coast rides in the world, and see if you dare to ride one of them.
Top 10 wooden roller coasters in the world!
1 Boulder Dash, Lake Compounce
The park where this ride is based has a long history dating back to the 19th century with the first electric roller having been built back in the early half of the 20th. Lake Compounce ride is a magnificent example of wooden rollercoasters at their best. There’s an awful lot of wood in this ride, Douglas Fir to be exact, costing at least $6 million with a track nearly 5, 000 sq ft long. There are the requisite blind spots to send the rider into terror and it travels at least up to 60 miles per hour, and if that isn’t fast enough for you, I don’t know what is.
2 El Toro – Six Flags Great Adventure
With a track that’s nearly 5,000 sq ft long this is a great ride, with winding route that starts out slowly but go quicker and quicker as you go. There’s a 76 degree drop with many hair-raising moments along the way.
3 Colossos, Heide Park, Soltau, Lower Saxony – Germany
This track uses prefabricated wood track and comes with a 159 ft descent There’s one hill after another once past the initial drop and then there’s all the G-forces, which makes you realise why the Colossos is one of the most successful wooden rollercoaster rides in the world.
4 T Express, Everland, South Korea
This is built again, with prefabricated wood known as Intamin, boasting one of the steepest drops in the world, it’s fast, tall and long, so if you ever find yourself in Everland in South Korea, you’ve been warned.
5 The Voyage, Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, Santa Claus, Indiana
We’re back in the United States for our next ride with The Voyage, which is around 1.2 miles in length with a terrifying twist. There are 5 underground tunnels and some really amazing drops with a 66-degree descent on one of them, and at least 2 90 degree turns and multiple crossovers. All this comes with extreme speed, so you’ve been warned.
6 The Boss, Six-Flags, St Louis
This wooden rollercoaster comes with a double down first drop, 6 crossovers and nearly 600-degree Helix with 6 cars and two rows, it can carry over 1,000 passengers per hour.
7 American Eagle Six Flags, US
For the American Eagle, we have two tracks so the trains can travel side by side running parallel to each other. There’s a drop that’s nearly 147 ft long and some beautiful views – if you’re brave enough to open your eyes. There’s a selection of bunny hops, drops and a great helix at the end.
8 White Cyclone – Nagashima Spa Land
This rollercoaster in Japan is famous for its height rather than its drops, but is guaranteed some stomach-churning terror nonetheless. It’s at least 14 storeys tall and a mile long. It also includes a descent which is nearly 129 ft with 2 large spiralling helixes which are situated at either end.
9 The Beast, King Island, USA
The Beast opened in 1979 and is one of the world’s longest rides in the world. It’s 7,359 ft. long and takes 4 minutes to ride. There are 35 wooded acres here and the ride is everything you’d expect it to be.
10 Cyclone, Coney Island, US
This wooden roller-coaster is renowned for it’s angle of descent with miraculously steep drops and mind bending twists. There are no seat dividers on this ride so you’ll get thrown from one end to the other along with everyone else.