The 10 best roller coasters in the US

Emperor - SeaWorld San Diego

Thrilling face-first drop, barrel rolls, Immelmann turns, and speeds of nearly 60 mph, emulating boogie boarding and emperor penguin acrobatics.

Kingda Ka - Six Flags Great Adventure

Kingda Ka: The world's tallest coaster at 456 feet with a 3.5-second launch to reach 128 mph, featuring a spiraling 90-degree drop for an unmatched adrenaline rush.

Phantom's Revenge - Kennywood

A thrilling 3,365-foot track with a hair-raising 230-foot second drop at 85 mph, providing an adrenaline-pumping experience near the Thunderbolt coaster.

Goliath - Six Flags Over Georgia

Goliath at Six Flags Over Georgia: A towering steel "hypercoaster" featuring a 200-foot climb, followed by heart-pounding drops up to 175 feet at 70 mph, delivering intense 4G forces in turns.

Skyrush - Hersheypark

A thrilling ride with a 200-foot climb, a 75-mph descent, four high-speed turns, five zero-G airtime hills, and a terrifying experience for riders seated on the "wings" of the coaster cars, suspended in the air.

Steel Vengeance - Cedar Point

The world's tallest, fastest, and longest hybrid coaster with a 90-degree drop, 200-foot drop, four inversions, 5,740 feet of track, and a record-breaking 27.2 seconds of airtime, making it a beloved attraction.

Iron Gwazi - Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Thrilling hybrid coaster with a 91-degree drop, corkscrews, inversions, and speeds up to 76 mph, replacing Gwazi wooden coaster with intensified thrills.