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Stealth Rollercoaster - Thorpe Park
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This is a listing of the Top 10 Fastest Roller Coasters in the UK. There are some amazing roller coasters in our UK theme parks. If speed is important to you then here is where you will find the ten fastest UK roller coasters.

 

1 – Stealth at Thorpe Park 80mph

Stealth is one of Europe’s fastest rollercoasters. The ride has the fastest acceleration of any coaster in the UK with riders being propelled from 0-80mph to 205ft in under 2 seconds. The experience has the equivalent brake horsepower as two Formula 1 cars.

Stealth - Thorpe Park

Top Speed – 130km/h 80mph
Cost – £12m
Length – 1312ft 400m
Height – 205ft 62m
Type – Steel Launched
Inversions – 0
Theme Park – Thorpe Park
Year Opened – 2006

Attractions Near Me – Thorpe Park
Thorpe Park Official Website

 

2 – The Big One at Blackpool Pleasure Beach 74mph

When The Big One opened to the public on 28 May 1994, it held the record of the tallest roller coaster in the world. It held this record until July 1996, when Fujiyama opened at Fuji-Q Highland in Japan. At a height of 213ft (65m), The Big One remains the tallest roller coaster in the UK.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach - The Big One

Top Speed – 119km/h 74mph
Cost – £12m
Length – 5497ft 1675m
Height – 213ft 62m
Type – Steel Hyper Coaster
Inversions – 0
Theme Park – Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Year Opened – 1994

Attractions Near Me – Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Blackpool Pleasure Beach Official Website
Blackpool Pleasure Beach Review

 

3 – Oblivion at Alton Towers 68mph

Oblivion was the world’s first vertical drop roller coaster when it opened to the public on 14th March 1998. The roller coaster has a simple layout with a 180ft drop at 87-degrees. As each car reaches the drop it is held by a holding chain for a maximum of five seconds, giving the rider a clear view of the long drop, before a brake is released allowing the car to drop into the tunnel. Each car features two rows, with the back row being slightly raised in order to give passengers a clear view of the drop.

Oblivion - Alton Towers Resort

Top Speed – 109km/h 68mph
Cost – £12m
Length – 1220ft 371m
Height – 66ft 20m
Type – Steel Dive Coaster
Inversions – 0
Theme Park – Alton Towers Resort
Year Opened – 1998

 

4 – The Odyssey at Fantasy Island 63mph

When The Odyssey first opened in 2002, its original name was The Jubilee Odyssey to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. It is the ride manufacturer Vekoma’s tallest example of their Suspended Looping Coaster (SLC) design in the world. Standing at 167 feet (51 metres), its lift-hill motors and brakes are powered by a £4 million dung-powered generator, which converts manure into methane gas.

Fantasy Island - The Odyssey

Top Speed – 101km/h 63mph
Cost – £28m
Length – 2924ft 891m
Height – 167ft 50m
Type – Steel Inverted
Inversions – 5
Theme Park – Fantasy Island
Year Opened – 2002

 

5 – Rita at Alton Towers 61mph

Rita starts with the train racing forward from the station area, accelerating from 0 to 98.3 km/h (61.1 mph) in 2.5 seconds. The ride negotiates high-speed corners and air-time hills.

Alton Towers - Rita

Top Speed – 98km/h 61mph
Cost – £8m
Length – 2100ft 640m
Height – 69ft 21m
Type – Steel Launched
Inversions – 0
Theme Park – Alton Towers Resort
Year Opened – 2005

 

 

6 – Speed:No Limits at Oakwood 59mph

Speed:No Limits is the tallest, fastest and steepest roller coaster in Wales. The ride is the UK’s original beyond-vertical-drop rollercoaster, and it’s definitely not for the faint-hearted. Speed:No Limits features a 90-degree chain lift hill and a 97-degree first drop.

Oakwood Theme Park - Speed:No Limits

Top Speed – 95km/h 59mph
Cost – £3m
Length – 1970ft 600m
Height – 115ft 35m
Type – Steel Euro-Fighter
Inversions – 2
Theme Park – Oakwood
Year Opened – 2006

Attractions Near Me – Oakwood Theme Park
Oakwood Official Website

 

7 – The Swarm at Thorpe Park 57mph

The Swarm is a steel Wing Coaster at Thorpe Park. As with all Wing Coasters, the seats of the ride are located on either side of the track meaning that riders are completely suspended in mid-air with nothing above or below them.

Swarm - Thorpe Park
Swarm – Thorpe Park

Top Speed – 92km/h 57mph
Cost – £20m
Length – 2543ft 775m
Height – 127ft 38m
Type – Steel Wing Coaster
Inversions – 4
Theme Park – Thorpe Park
Year Opened – 2012

Attractions Near Me – Thorpe Park
Thorpe Park Official Website

 

8 – Millennium at Fantasy Island 56mph

Millennium was built to celebrate the arrival of the new millennium but despite its name, was opened in May 1999. It was Fantasy Island’s first “Extreme Thrill Ride”, and circles the Pyramid which is the centrepiece of the park. Featuring three inversions, riders experience two loops and a sidewinder. Millennium finishes in a low helix, which swoops down to a level just above head height of those in the amusement park, frequently startling the unsuspecting public. Some of Millennium Roller Coaster’s track is intertwined with Jubilee Odyssey’s, providing some Headchoppers, especially when near Jubilee Odyssey’s supports.

Fantasy Island - The Millennium

Top Speed – 90km/h 56mph
Cost – £15m
Length – 2736ft 834m
Height – 150ft 46m
Type – Steel
Inversions – 3
Theme Park – Fantasy Island
Year Opened – 1999

 

9 – Kumali at Flamingo Land 56mph

Kumali features a unique custom layout and a breathtaking top speed of 56mph. Featuring a total of four inversions, riders experience up to 4.7g. The ride features an 87-foot tall loop, 55-foot Zero-G roll, a Cobra Roll and Boomerang, which is suspended over a lake at a height of 75 feet.

Kumail - Flamingo Land

Top Speed – 90km/h 56mph
Cost – £6m
Length – 2202ft 671m
Height – 117ft 35m
Type – Steel Inverted
Inversions – 4
Theme Park – Flamingo Land Resort
Year Opened – 2006

Attractions Near Me – Flamingo Land Resort
Flamingo Land Resort Official Website

 

10 – Velocity at Flamingo Land 54mph

Velocity is the UK’s first and only motorbike launch coaster. Accelerating from 0-60mph in just 2.8 seconds you’ll get to ride at lightning speeds on the tallest and fastest creation of its kind in the world. The ride features a unique restraint design created specifically for Flamingo Land Resort, leaving your upper body to move freely.

Flamingo Land Review - Velocity

Top Speed – 87km/h 54mph
Cost – £7m
Length – 2109ft 642m
Height – 57ft 17m
Type – Steel Launched Motorbike
Inversions – 0
Theme Park – Flamingo Land Resort
Year Opened – 2005

Attractions Near Me – Flamingo Land Resort
Flamingo Land Resort Official Website

 

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Fastest Roller Coasters in the UK was last modified: December 19th, 2018 by Dan

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