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The History of the Roller Coaster The first two roller coasters that operated on a continuous circuit were built in 1817 in France. One was named Les.

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3 The History of the Roller Coaster The first two roller coasters that operated on a continuous circuit were built in 1817 in France. One was named Les Montages Russes (The Russian Mountain) was built in Belleville, while the other named Promandes Aeriennes was built at Beajon Gardens in Paris. In 1884, the first roller coaster in America opens at Coney Island, in Brooklyn, New York.

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5 RankSpeedRoller CoasterAmusement ParkLocationYear Opened 1082 mphXceleratorKnott's Berry FarmBuena Park, California mphFurius BacoPort Avenue ParkSalou, Tarragona, Spain mphGoliathSix Flags Magic MountainValencia, California mphPhantom's RevengeKennywoodWest Mifflin, Pennsylvania mphTitanSix Flags Over TexasArlington, Texas mphLeviathanCanada's WonderlandMaple, Ontario mphMillennium ForceCedar PointSandusky, Ohio mphIntimidator 305Kings DominionDoswell, Virginia mphSteel Dragon 2000Nagashima Spa LandNagashima, Japan mphSupermanSix Flags Magic MountainValencia, California2011

6 Fastest Roller Coasters in the UNITED STATES RankSpeedRoller CoasterAmusement ParkLocationYear Opened 1070El ToroSix FlagsJackson Township, New Jersey Son of BeastKings IslandMason, Ohio Phantom’s RevengeKennywoodWest Mifflin, Pennsylvania GoliathSix Flags Magic MountainValencia, California TitanSix Flags Over TexasArlington, Texas IntimidatorKingsDoswell, Virginia Millennium ForceCedar PointSandusky, Ohio Superman: The EscapeSix Flags Magic MountainValencia, California Top Thrill DragsterCedar PointSandusky, Ohio Kingda KaSix Flags Great AdventureJackson Township, New Jersey2010

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