Top 10 Steel Coasters

Welcome to an Incrediblecoasters Top 10 List. When we list stuff, we actually explain why. Steel Coasters. They come in so many different shapes and sizes. They can do so much. They can succesfully go upsidedown and just twist in ways that wooden coasters just can't. While wooden coasters were the cool kids on the block in the 20s, steel coasters were still being developed. A couple steel coasters began popping up in the 50s. In 1959, the first modern steel coaster opened up in the Disneyland Resort as the Matterhorn, which is known to people all around the world. But what really made steel coasters take off was the first mine train, Runaway Mine Train, opening at Six Flags Over Texas. Mine Trains then began popping up like daisies along with Galaxies and Schwarzkohpf Wildcats, and Jumbo Jets. Steel Coasters were doing great, but what really revolutionized the steel coaster was Corkscrew at Knotts Berry Farm (Now located at Silverwood). This was the first succesfull coaster to go upsidedown. Since then, people have gone nuts for inversions.

And the list on innovations just keeps piling up. Schwarzkohpf Shuttle Loops first invented launch coasters as well as shuttle coasters, Magnum XL 200 at Cedar Point became the first hyper coaster and revolutionized size, and many many other innovations have shaped steel coasters into the crazy twisted humongous mind f*cking machines that are today's steel coasters. They can come in every shape imaginable. Some are amazing, some are just ok, some are for credit whores only, and some make you want to cry. The possibilities for steel coasters are endless with all the endless breeds of steel coasters and all the insane types of coasters within that breed of coasters. However, within all of the thousands of steel coasters in the world, which ones are the best? Which steel coasters make you want to jump up with joy the most? And which breeds make the cut? Well, we don't answer that. But by looking at the list, you can get a semi idea of what our style is. So sit back and be prepared to take a look at this list of some of the wildest rides ever. You're going to see 10 amazing roller coasters that that turned simple metal into 10 insane rides. They literally turned sh*t into gold here. Now let's take a look at the list.

We also have a Top 10 Steel Coasters Video. However, the video is outdated as one of the rides got bumped off the list and replaced with another better steel coaster. But it's still a good video showcasing most of the coasters on this list, as well as showing other great steel coasters. Don't worry. We'll remake our Top 10 Steel Coasters video soon enough (Plus, I want to remake it anyway for asthetic reasons).




















Insane @
Grona Lund
Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden

If you're groaning at me putting this on the list, take a deep breath and calm down. They do things differently at Grona Lund. This isn't Six Flags Magic Mountain, they actually know how to run a Zac-Spin here. So yeah, if you've been reading the site for many years now, you may have remember that I originally put Green Lantern on my Top 10 Steel Coasters List when it first opened and that was before Six Flags Magic Mountain went and permanently ruined the ride. Seriously. Green Lantern is f*cking AWFUL NOW!!! But anyways, let's talk about Insane. This is the coaster that Green Lantern is supposed to be a clone of and is supposedly so much better than. Let me put it this way. Insane at its absolute worst, is on par with Green Lantern at its absolute best, back when it first opened and was a brand spanking new ride. Yeah, as the name implies, Insane is INSANE!!! It flips like crazy, you face the ground, you get all this hang time, and its just this crazy out of control ride. It's so good. It's SO F*CKING GOOD!!! I really hope that these Zac Spins catch on and that we get more Insanes and they aren't ruined like Green Lantern. Insane. IT'S TRULEY INSANE!!!!




















Piraten @
Djurs Sommerland
Nimtofte, Jylland, Denmark

Now if you're the kind of person who judges a book by its cover, or a roller coaster by its size, you may be scratching your head as to why the hell this tiny little ride made it onto the list? Well, it may be small, but this ride is actually INSANE!!! Yeah, Piraten is one of the Intamin Mega-Lites, rides which are known to be some of the best and most powerful coasters on the planet. They have a GOOD reputation and it's not for no reason. These things are just absolutely slathered in airtime and craziness. Those little hills have some of the strongest ejector air on any coaster, and while they may just look like twists, those things have some REALLY strong laterals. It never loses any of its speed and it just keeps going and going, getting stronger and stronger, trying to eject you from your seat like a bucking horse. It just throws you around in every direction. It's a shame that these rides are only in Eurasia and refuse to make it over to North America because they really are great rides and some of the best on the planet. If you have a chance to ride Piraten, or any of the other Intamin Mega-Lites, TAKE IT!!! THEY ARE AMAZING RIDES!!! YOU WILL LOVE THEM!!!! THEY'RE WORTH MORE THAN GOLD!!!




















Phantoms Revenge @
West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, U.S.A

Phantoms Revenge has a very interesting history. It was originally known as Steel Phantom which was like Phantoms Revenge, but with loops. Some people loved it and some people hated it. But who cares. In 2001, they turned Steel Phantom into Phantom's Revenge and it is awesome. It doesn't matter if Steel Phantom was good or not because it is now being replaced by one of the best rollercoasters of all time. Seriously. This ride is amazing. I mean, the airtime on this ride is just incredible. Your ass will really be in for a treat on Phantoms Revenge. But there's far more to it than ejector air. Phantom's Revenge also has some great speed, some good laterals, and some other suprises. It's also very unique as the second drop is the biggest drop and the layout that it has is not common for a hyper coaster. But nevertheless, it is amazing. Phantom's Revenge. The Opera doesn't know what's coming to it.




















Kumba @
Busch Gardens Tampa
Tampa, Florida, U.S.A

Busch Gardens Tampa is a really awesome park. They have a fantastic coaster collection, with some of B&Ms best coasters, including Kumba. The best of the bunch and the one to make this list (though to be fair, all of them were on the list at one point). Now when you first look at Kumba, it looks fun. But it doesn't look special. It looks like your typical B&M standard layout. However, there's just one secret ingredient that really propels Kumba up the list from all the others. FORCE!!!! This may be one of the most forceful coasters ever. Seriously, this ride brings Montu down to the level of Silver Bullet and Talon. That's how strong the forces are on this ride. In fact, when I was riding Kumba Superman Style, I almost thought that my arm was going to come out of the socket in the heartline spin. That's how powerful this ride is. You don't hear me say that on any other coasters, now do you. Kumba. It learned to use the force.




















X2 @
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Valencia, California, U.S.A

Located right in my own backyard, X2 is one of those coasters that thinks outside the box. It's the type of coaster you'd see on a Saturday Morning Cartoon that just looks demented, so this obviously gets peoples attention as they have to drive right by it to get into the parking lot. And rightly so. This ride is insane. You don't even know if you're going foreword or backwards (Well, you do, but it switches throughout the ride). Now originally, X2 opened up as X. But then X was having problems with it's trains, so they turned it into X2 and gave it new trains. Oh, and gave it music, fire, and a paint job that actually fits the ride. X2 doesn't do things that normal coasters do. It does a lot of strange funky stuff that while you don't really know what it is, it plants a smile on your face every single time. I know. I rode it about a bazillion times and I ALWAYS come off happy. And on top of that, it is home to the greatest first drop on any coaster ever built. So yeah, this ride is amazing. X2. You better be in, for the ceremony is about to begin.




















Fury 325 @
Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.A

Now the recent coasters that B&M has built have gotten a lot of criticism for being not nearly as forceful and good as they used to. They just don't make them like Kumba anymore they say. And yeah. For the most part. That's true. However, there are exceptions. This is that. You wouldn't think that Fury 325 would be that, since...B&M Hypers are fun, but come on. The Best B&M Hyper, Goliath @ SFOG, is really good. But it's not nearly as good as the best Intamin Hypers, Superman & Expedition Ge Force (Spoiler Alert: Both featured down below). So surely it'd be the same for their Giga Coasters. Nope. Fury 325 F*CKING KICKS ASS!!! It totally craps all over Millenium Force! Not only does this ride just fly through the course, and have a first drop just as good as that on Millenium Force, but it also has some really good airtime, great laterals, particuarly in that Treble Clef element, and the way it just roars and tears through the course, it's so damn fun. I really hope B&M starts making their rides like this, because this is amazing. Fury 325. MAKE THEM LIKE THIS PLEASE!!!




















Ispeed @
Savio, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Like Busch Gardens Tampa, Mirabilandia is also an awesome park as it too, has some seriously AMAZING coasters. And yeah. This is a really freaking good one. This is one of those coasters that when someone says "What do you like about this coaster?" All you can say is "EVERYTHING!!!!!!" Seriously, EVERYTHING on this ride is great!!! The launch is powerful, the ride is fast and maintains its speed throughout the ride. The ride has some good ejector air on the Top Hat, and those hills. God damn. These hills are so powerful, they just EJECT you!!!! It's almost like El Toro for a second there. And then you have those Heartline Rolls. Those f*cking heartline rolls. Those things are simply unbelieveable!!! I do not know how to express how much I love these heartline rolls. These things are so powerful that they put Kumba to shame. Think about that. I mean they just WHIP you with no mercy at all. In fact, Maverick was supposed to have a heartline roll, but they took it out cause they said it'd be too intense. Man, if they had kept that roll!!!!!! Oh well. Really, the only problem I can possibly think of is that its on the short side, and even for its kind, its a lot longer than other Rocket Coasters. So yeah. Ispeed. I-love this thing to death.




















Maverick @
Cedar Point
Sandusky, Ohio, U.S.A

When you first look at Maverick, you say to yourself, "That's it?" "That's a Top 10 Coaster?" "That thing is puny!!!" Yeah, well looks can be decieving. This thing is f*cking amazing. Everything about this ride is just pure shock. While the ride may be puny, it is POWERFUL!!!!!!! It is seriously one the craziest ride any coaster can give you. Just like Ispeed, this ride does EVERYTHING and it does everything WELL!!!! I'd even go as far as to call it the American Ispeed. It's the type of ride that makes your mouth drop right after it just dropped from another amazing element on the ride. It has a crazy first drop AND an intense launch along with some EXTREME ejector air, some smooth inversions, and some of the most insane laterals you'll ever encounter. These things would make a Wild Mouse commit suicide in shame. So yeah. It may be small, but it does everything and it does everything right. Maverick. One of the most badass coasters on the planet.




















Superman: The Ride @
Six Flags New England
Agawam, Massachusettes, U.S.A

There are a lot of hyper coasters out there. However, none of them match up to Superman. All the B&M Hypers may be fun and have overrated floater air, but Superman can kick all of their asses in a millisecond. And the airtime. Oh man. The airtime on this thing is freaking incredible. It's got all sorts of ejector air including those crazy bunny hops as well as the "It Happens Hill" where no matter where you sit, you get ejected out of your seat. You can't avoid it. It happens. And it even has some floater air such as on the first hill right after the 1st Drop. But Superman not only has great airtime, but it also has a great first drop, nice speeds, a nice setting, fun oppertunites to "TAKE THE TUNNEL!!!!!", and of course, some truely crazy laterals in the second half that work quite nicely with the crazy ejector air bunny hops. Superman. Here to save the day yet again.




















Expedition Ge Force @
Holiday Park
Hassloch, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Yeah. This one shouldn't be too big of a surprise to you. This is pretty much on everyones Top 10 List. And yeah. This ride really is that freaking good. It's pretty much the European Equivelant of Bizzaro @ Six Flags New England. And yeah. This ride is all about airtime. HOLY SH*T!!!! Man does this ride have some good airtime. And its all over the ride and all over the spectrum. Extreme Ejector Air. Long Sustained Floater Air. You name it. Expedition Ge Force has got it. The bunny hops at the end, I mean. Damn. You are really in for a treat. And that first drop. Its amazing. Not only does it have great ejector air, but it also has some great laterals and an incredible rush of speed. It rivals on with X2 as far as first drops go. So yeah. That says a lot about it. And despite all the amazing airtime and the great first drop, there's more to it. Its got some great laterals as there are lots of overbanks and curves, great pacing with it always feeling fast, never slowing down, and a great setting in the German Woods. Expedition Ge Force. Worthy of its praise and the #1 spot on our list.



















So now I'm sure you know what you're thinking. "Wow. That was the list. That is so wrong." Well no. This is just the current list. I haven't been on every steel coaster in the world, so until I do, this list is innacurate for a world wide description. There are still many many great steel coasters out in the world that would instantly make this list.Dimmu Borgir - A Jewel Traced Through Coal-1 And even when I do ride all of them, rides will deteriorate, go bad, and new ones will be built, so no list will ever last forever. But still, this list does pay tribute to 10 fantastic steel coasters that every roller coaster enthusiast should ride in their lifetime. And if you could tell, most of the rides on this list had similar qualities which appealed to my taste in steel coasters. However, steel coasters can come in many different styles and tastes for all sorts of people, enthusiasts or not, who have different tastes in coasters. There are still many other great coasters out there not on this list. Ones that I have ridden and know about and simply didn't make the cut, and ones that I haven't ridden yet and are just waiting to get into the Incrediblecoasters System. Either way, check out these Top 10 coasters. Every single one of them kicks some major ass.