Theme Park Tourist is a populist website. We care about what our readers think, and that’s why we have an ongoing system in place to hear your voice. Each time you visit, you can vote for your favorite theme park attractions around the world. You can rank each one based on a five-star scoring system. Under this system, we know what you love and what to read about the most. Today, I’m taking one of your dearest topics and writing about your absolute favorites. Here are the nine best roller coasters in the world according to Theme Park Tourist readers.
9. Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride
Much of this site’s content focuses on Disney and Universal attractions. Your vote is more inclusive than that. This is Universal’s only entry, and Disney has only one as well. Neither earns placement in the top three, either. For all the wonderful aspects of both parks, you prefer other places for their roller coasters.
Still, Revenue of the Mummy: The Ride is your 13th favorite attraction overall, which means that it’s close to perfect. It features a brilliant marriage of premises from the original movie trilogy combined with indoor roller coaster design. At one point, you can even smell and touch the flames as the fire threatens your life.
While many of the attractions you love feature the liberating feeling of open air whipping against your face, it’s the claustrophobia of this Universal coaster that makes it great. You truly worry whether you will escape the wrath of the dread mummy.
8. El Toro – Six Flags Great Adventure
Oddly, only one of your favorite nine roller coasters is wooden. You don’t even rank any hybrid coasters as highly as steel coasters. Clearly, you have a type. Given that information, El Toro must be special. After all, it’s the sole wooden roller coaster to earn a spot on the list. When El Toro opened, it broke a lot of records and still stands as one of the tallest and fastest wooden roller coasters in the world. It also has one of the largest drops. El Toro was an instant classic that remains in the conversation for best wooden roller coaster more than a decade later.