4. Dodonpa, 180 km/h, Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park, Yamanashi, Japan
The ride uses compressed air to launch its trains. This steel roller coaster made its debut on 21 December 2001, making headlines when it broke two records. On opening, it claimed the records of the fastest roller coaster in the world, previously shared by Superman: The Escape and Tower of Terror and the fastest acceleration in the world, with an acceleration from 0 to 180 kilometers per hour in 1.56 seconds, a record it still holds to this day.