Some people get their kicks from getting flung around at crazy speeds, narrowly escaping death or dismemberment while others prefer getting plastered and crying in front of your ex–girlfriend’s window. We can't help you with your girl problems, but we can help you find the perfect roller coaster.
To find out which ride is best, we created a scientific spreadsheet and applied points to ride time, track length, drop, angle of descent, height, and speed. Then, after making our calculations (and doing some unspeakable things with an abacus) we were as sweaty as two teenagers on prom night—and we pulled together 50 of the best roller coasters from around the world. Take a look at our scientifically proven results.