Steel Dragon 2000, Japan from World's 10 Scariest Roller coasters (slideshow)

World's 10 Scariest Roller coasters (slideshow)

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Steel Dragon 2000, Japan

Tucked away in Japan's Mie Prefecture, in the middle of the Nagashima Spa Land amusement park, is the Steel Dragon 2000 which opened to much fanfare 14 years ago and was named to commemorate the Year of the Dragon. It is the second fastest roller coaster in Japan and the sixth fastest in the world.

At the time it was the world's tallest complete-circuit roller coaster. It also holds the record for the coaster with the longest track: around 8, 133 feet long. It features a gut-wrenching drop of 157 feet and can reach speeds of up to 95 miles per hour!