Some of the fastest and most exciting roller coasters can be found in Florida. The Sunshine State attracts thrill and adrenaline seekers from all over the country who come to enjoy the amazing attractions that call the state home. Let’s start with the speed and reveal the Top 5 Fastest Roller Coasters in Florida.
#1 Iron Gwazi
Iron Gwazi is hands down, the fastest, and highest, roller coaster operating in Florida. With speeds of 76 mph and a height of 207 ft, this coaster is sure to make your eyes water and your ears pop.
Located at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay in Tampa, Florida, Iron Gwazi is a steel-track hybrid roller coaster. The ride may only last one minute and 50 seconds but that’s long enough to put your stomach up in your chest!
#2 Seaworld’s Mako
Next on the list at a top speed of 73 mph and a height of 200 ft, Seaworld’s Mako is comparable to Iron Gwazi. It’s also the tallest roller coaster in Orlando.
Mako’s length of 1,450 m makes it the longest coaster ride in Orlando. Please note that the coaster is temporarily closed for refurbishment.
#3 Incredible Hulk
The Incredible Hulk coaster is another eye-watering ride. With speeds of 67 mph and a height of 111 feet, it falls into third place on our list of fastest roller coasters in Florida.
Located at Marvel Super Hero Island in Orlando, the ride takes off slowly with lights and sounds of Hulk panting in the background. But everything changes when the screams ring out. With the incredible speed and thrilling storyline, this coaster is worth the trip here.
#4 Jurassic World VelociCoaster
Another contender for the fastest roller coaster in Florida, Jurassic World VelociCoaster, in Universal Orlando, reaches a top speed of 70 mph. The 4,700 ft track is filled with the twists and turns you want in a great coaster.
This coaster climbs 155 feet in the air and then quickly drops at an 80-degree angle. This qualifies as the steepest drop by a Universal coaster to date.
Located at Seaworld Orlando, Kraken sits in fifth place on our list. Reaching a maximum speed of 65 mph in less than 3 seconds. This ride is second only to Mako as the fastest roller coaster in Orlando.
At a height of 153 ft, this ride features seven inversions and a length of 1273 m. It’s a must if your aim is to right the fastest coasters in Florida.
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