As of April, 2004, the biggest roller coaster in the world was the Millennium Force at Cedar Point Park in Ohio. (As of Jan 2011, tallest roller coaster in the world is Kingda Ka, at Six Flags in New Jersey, which has a vertical drop of about 420 feet)
The first drop falls 305 feet at an 80-degree angle:
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At the bottom of the drop, the track rises into a second hill of height 180 feet, which includes a 180-degree turn. The turn is very roughly half of a circle with a radius of about 150 feet.
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If we ignore friction and air resistance,
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Yes, it's Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi!
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One of the attractions at this amusement park is the Formula Rossa roller coaster. The basic layout is pretty simple:
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The top speed for this ride occurs at the very start, along a flat, straight section which leads to the first hill.
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A hydraulic system accelerates the passengers from rest to a maximum speed of 240 km/hour in just 4.9 seconds.
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