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The 10 Tallest Roller Coasters in the World

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Number 10: Desperado- 225 Foot Drop
The 10 Tallest Roller Coasters in the World
© 2003 Arthur Levine. Licensed to About.com.
  • Buffalo Bill's Casino-Resort, Primm, Nevada
  • Type of coaster: Hypercoaster
  • Height: 209 feet

Improbably located in roughly the middle of nowhere (on the California/Nevada line), Desperado was among the first coasters to break the 200-foot mark. It was also the first hypercoaster I rode. I'm still reeling.

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