Top 10 Best Roller Coasters in Orlando Florida


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Best Roller Coasters in Orlando

Hello and welcome to our list of top 10 best roller coasters to ride in Orlando Florida. If you are an adrenaline junkie and love riding on roller coasters, then Orlando Florida is the place for your vacation and to get your adrenaline fix. Orlando Florida has an abundance of theme parks with some of the gnarliest roller coasters to cater for any extreme enthusiasts and some roller coasters to suit the more faint-hearted rider. We have compiled a list of the Top 10 best roller coasters in Orlando Florida for you to check out, we have included some amazing YouTube footage of these coasters in action to get you in the mood for your vacation.


Before we kick off with our review of the Top 10 Best Roller Coasters in Orlando Florida section here are some cool tips to make your day out walking the theme parks a bit more enjoyable.



10 Awesome Tips for riding roller coasters and visiting theme parks!


  • The top tip take away from this article of awesome roller coaster fun is to purchase a fast pass at the theme parks entry gate, it is an extra expense but it will make for a much more enjoyable day as it cuts wait times dramatically, allowing you to rock from coaster to coaster and maximize your fun filled day
  • Try wear comfortable shoes as you’ll most likely be walking around a theme park for a full day so comfortable footwear is a really important tip
  • Wear light and comfortable clothing, it is Florida after all! When the mercury hits 100 you will want to be in your shorts and light comfortable T-shirt as waiting inline can get hot depending on what ride your going on, also bring a cap or hat as some of the waiting lines are outside in the direct heat
  • Bring a small fanny pack to store loose items including pocket change, wallets, mobile phones, sunglasses etc. as these item may fall out of your pockets while riding coasters
  • Carry sunscreen, the sun can get very strong, so make sure to bring a small bottle with you and remember to keep topping up

and check out these tips!

  • Don’t forget to stay hydrated during you park visit as time can zoom by dashing from ride to ride so don’t forget to drink plenty of water
  • Bring an adequate spending budget with you as theme park restaurants can be on the expensive side, so be fore warned
  • High definition action cameras are cool to bring along to capture your footage while riding awesome roller coasters however selfie sticks are no longer allowed at most parks
  • Some theme parks have really cool mobile applications whereby visitors can plot their route around the park and check out wait times of rides, it is a good idea to download a theme parks mobile application in advance so you are set for a fun day out
  • Check out the theme park you are going to in advance as some theme parks have seasonal offerings only for certain customers or for a paid premium especially around the holidays, its nice to know in advance of any surprises

Here are some links to some of the best theme parks Orlando Florida has to offer




No 1, The Hulk


Theme Park:  Universal Studios Islands of Adventure

Max Height: 150 feet

Speed: 67 MPH

Ride Rating: Extreme

Ride duration: 2 minutes 15 seconds

Hands down the Hulk has to be one of our favorite roller coasters in Universal Studios Islands of Adventure in Orlando, this coaster rockets riders off at a speed of 0-40 MPH in just 2 seconds and reaches max speeds of up to 67 MPH, there is a mega drop of over 100 feet at the beginning and it is so much fun, keep your eyes open for this one if you can! This coaster does numerous loops, twists, and turns to excite at every moment, this roller coaster gives you a good sense of just how big Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park really is.


The Hulk Roller Coaster Islands of Adventure Orlando Florida Video



YouTube credit: Theme Park POV



No 2, Mako


Theme Park: SeaWorld

Max Height: 200 feet

Speed: 73 MPH

Ride rating: Extreme

Ride duration: 3 minutes

SeaWorld’s Mako is named after one of the worlds fasted swimming shark species, and this roller coaster really goes like one with speeds of up to 73 mile per hours at its quickest plunges, this roller coaster has some really steep dives and does not fail to thrill riders. You need to be at least 54 inches or 4.5 foot tall to ride this roller coaster. The views are pretty incredible from the tallest part of this coaster as it climbs up to 200 feet so do not be tempted to close your eyes on this one! If you are a die-hard roller coaster fan this one is not to be missed.


The Mako Roller Coaster SeaWorld Orlando Florida Video



YouTube credit: MouseSteps / JWL media



No. 3, Kraken


Theme Park: SeaWorld

Max Height: 150 feet

Speed: 65 MPH

Ride Rating: Extreme

Ride duration:  2 minutes

This is another of SeaWorld’s amazing rides Kraken has some pretty amazing stats like being the worlds longest roller coasters without a floor, the ride includes a zero gravity roll and various corkscrews and multiple inversions making this roller coaster an exhilarating ride and one that must be on your list if you make the trip to SeaWorld.


Kraken Roller Coaster SeaWorld Video



YouTube credit: CoasterForce



No. 4 Manta


Theme Park: SeaWorld

Max Height: 141 Feet

Speed: 56 MPH

Ride Rating: Extreme

Ride duration: 3 minutes

Another awesome roller coaster at SeaWorld Orlando is Manta whereby riders board a Manta Ray and speed around an amazing track rising to a height of just over 140 feet and the ride includes a plunge of over 110 feet headfirst as this roller coaster is quite different from most sit-down roller coasters, the Manta suspends riders in the air and gives the sense of flying and you dangle underneath the cover of the Manta Ray. After the severe drop and loop at the beginning of the ride the roller coaster becomes more enjoyable as you glide across SeaWorld’s park and take in the beautiful views.


Manta Roller Coaster SeaWorld Video



YouTube credit: HDThrillSeeker



No. 5 Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster


Theme Park: Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Max Height: 78 feet

Speed: 57 MPH

Ride Rating: Family Ride

Ride duration: 1 minute 22 seconds

The Rock ‘n’ Roller coaster is Disney’s tip of the cap to Rock Band Aerosmith as this roller coaster has an awesome soundtrack to rock out to while riding this awesomely fun family orientated roller coaster where you get to sit in a rocking limo with blasting tunes from the coasters 32,000-watt sound system, depending on what coaster car you get it plays different tunes by Aerosmith, one roller coaster ride definitely not to miss. It is to be noted that the Rock ‘n’ Roller coaster is an indoor coaster but is still an awesome rush.


Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Disney’s Hollywood Studios Video




YouTube credit: ProjectSunset



No. 6 Big Thunder Mountain


Theme Park: Disney’s Magic Kingdom

Max Height: 104 feet

Speed: 36 MPH

Ride Rating: Family Ride

Ride duration: 3 minutes

Everybody loves Big Thunder Mountain and is one of Disney’s awesome roller coasters, its one for all the family and is not an extreme roller coaster. The theme is based in an old haunted gold mine, this roller coaster is so much fun especially if you don’t like the severe drops or 360 loops that some roller coasters have, this Disney staple is a must do when you get to the theme park and still packs lots of fun and is great for small riders. The ride is based in Frontier Land at Magic Kingdom Orlando.


Big Thunder Mountain Orlando Florida Video




YouTube credit: 4K WDW



No. 7 Space Mountain


Theme Park: Disney’s Magic Kingdom

Max Height: 65 feet

Speed: 27 MPH

Ride Rating: Family Ride

Ride duration: 3 minutes

One of the most nostalgic rides at Disney’s Magic Kingdom is an indoor futuristic thrill ride like no other, another Disney staple ride that when you get to Magic Kingdom you just have to try. The roller coaster is set indoors, and the ride is set in the dark with some awesome flashing lights inside with warp speed sounds to boot. It is a great roller coaster for all the family and great for small riders too. This is our second indoor roller coaster on our list, the video below shows the view of a rider on the coaster with the lights on inside the ride which provides for an interesting view.


Space Mountain Disney Video




YouTube credit: Theme Park University



No. 8 Hollywood Rip Ride Rocket


Theme Park: Universal Studios Islands of Adventure Orlando

Max Height: 167 feet

Speed: 65 MPH

Ride Rating: Extreme

Ride duration: 1 minute 40 seconds

We love Hollywood Rip Ride Rocket it is awesome, it races along at speeds of up to 65 MPH and at the very beginning has an amazing vertical climb and drop which is one of this roller coasters main highlights, riders can choose from a range of songs while riding this coaster. After a rider gets strapped it they can choose which song they would like to enjoy while zipping around on this almost 2 minute speed ride around the park. This one is not for the faint-hearted as that drop is very full on but satisfies any adrenalin junkies fix for speed and excitement.


Hollywood Rip Ride Rocket Coaster Islands of Adventure Video




YouTube credit: Theme Park Review



No. 9 Expedition Everest Animal Kingdom Disney


Theme Park: Animal Kingdom Disney World Orlando

Max Height: 112 feet

Speed: 50 MPH

Ride Rating: Family

Ride duration: 2 minute 50 seconds

A favorite ride here is Expedition Everest as it has a little surprise in store for its riders (Spoiler Alert if you watch the below video) it races along at speeds of up to 50 MPH and has a very cool drop of about 80 feet as you try and outrun the abominable snowman that’s all were saying! In true Disney style this roller coaster is all about the detail, Animal Kingdom is such an awesome park and this roller coaster is definitely worth the trip over to a section of the theme park know as ‘Asia’.


Expedition Everest Disney Animal Kingdom Video




YouTube credit: CoasterForce



No. 10 Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure


Theme Park: Universal Studios Orlando

Max Height: 65 feet

Speed: 50 MPH

Ride Rating: Family

Ride duration: 2 minute 55 seconds

Who doesn’t love Harry Potter? This roller coaster is pretty cool and really goes for a family roller coaster, and if you are a Harry Potter fan then it’s a must try. This coaster has a twist in which riders board motorbikes, this ride has some cool trick up its sleeves and if you don’t want to spoil the fun it is recommended not to watch the video below and just catch the ride in person when you get to Universal.


Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure Video




YouTube credit: The Potter Collector




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