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World's Scariest Roller Coasters

Steel Dragon 2000, Japan

Where: Nagashima Spa Land in Mie Prefecture.

Scary Stat: Slow climb to a 306-foot drop.

It takes nerves of steel to sit calmly through what feels like the most suspenseful 1:15 minutes of your life as this coaster gradually climbs to the top of the first hill before dropping 306 feet. Built in 2000, the year of the dragon, the world’s longest coaster stretches on for 8,133 feet—an endurance test of marathon-like proportions—and you’ve got no choice but to wait it out for all four minutes.


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