Fastest steel roller coasters in North America

The list includes the roller coaster's name, where it is, when it opened and how fast it goes.Superman - The Escape; at Six Flags Magic Mountain; 1997; 100 mph; Valencia, Calif.

Desperado Buffalo Bill's casino; 1994; 80 mph; Primm, Nev.

Steel Phantom, Kennywood Park; 1991; 80 mph; West Mifflin, Pa.

Mamba Worlds of Fun; 1998; 75 mph; Kansas City, Mo.

Steel Force, Dorney Park; 1997; 75 mph; Allentown, Pa.

Fastest wooden roller coasters in North America

Rattler, Six Flags Fiesta Texas; 1992; 73 mph; San Antonio

Screaming Eagle, Six Flags; St. Louis; 1976; 70 mph; St. Louis

American Eagle, Six Flags Great America; 1981; 66 mph; Chicago

Hercules, Dorney Park; 1989; 65 mph; Allentown, Pa.

Mean Streak, Cedar Point; 1991; 65 mph; Sandusky, Ohio

Rebel Yell, Paramount's Kings Dominion; 1975; 65 mph; Doswell, Va.

Shivering Timbers, Michigan's Adventure; 1998; 65 mph; Muskegon, Mich.

Cyclone, Six Flags AstroWorld; 1976; 65 mph; Houston

Texas Giant, Six Flags Over Texas; 1990; 65 mph; Dallas

Thunder Run, Kentucky Kingdom; 1990; 65 mph

Tallest steel roller coasters in North America

Superman - The Escape, Six Flags Magic Moun-tain; 1997; 415 feet; Valencia, Calif.

Mr. Freeze, Six Flags Over Texas; 1998; 218 feet; Dallas

Mr. Freeze, Six Flags St. Louis; 1998; 218 feet; St. Louis

Desperado, Buffalo Bill's casino; 1994; 209 feet; Primm, Nev.

Magnum XL-2000, Cedar Point; 1989; 205 feet; Sandusky, Ohio

Tallest wooden roller coasters in North America

Rattler, Six Flags Fiesta Texas; 1992; 179.6 feet; San Antonio

Mean Streak, Cedar Point; 1991; 161 feet; Sandusky, Ohio

Texas Giant, Six Flags Over Texas; 1990; 143 feet; Dallas

Beast, Paramount's Kings Island; 1979; 135 feet; Cincinnati

Le Monstre, La Ronde Parc Amusement, 1985; 132 feet; Quebec, Canada

Longest drop: steel roller coasters in North America

Desperado, Buffalo Bill's casino; 1994; 225 feet; Primm, Nev.

Steel Phantom, Kennywood Park; 1991; 225 feet; West Mifflin, Pa.

Mamba Worlds of Fun; 1998; 205 feet; Kansas City, Mo.

Steel Force, Dorney Park; 1997; 205 feet; Allentown, Pa.

Wild Thing, Valleyfair!; 1996; 196 feet; Shakopee, Minn.

Longest drop: wooden roller coasters in North America

Rattler, Six Flags Fiesta Texas; 1992; 166.5 feet; San Antonio

Mean Streak, Cedar Point; 1991; 155 feet; Sandusky, Ohio

Hercules, Dorney Park; 1989; 148 feet; Allentown, Pa.

Texas Giant, Six Flags Over Texas; 1990; 137 feet; Dallas

Shivering Timbers, Michigan's Adventure; 1998; 120 feet; Muskegon, Mich.

Longest steel roller coasters in North America

Desperado, Buffalo Bill's casino; 1994; 5,900 feet long; Primm, Nev.

Mamba Worlds of Fun; 1998; 5,600; Kansas City, Mo.

Steel Force, Dorney Park; 1997; 5,600 feet; Allentown, Pa.

Dragon Mountain, Marineland Theme Park; 1983; 5,500 feet; Ontario, Canada

Wild Thing, Valleyfair!; 1996; 5,460 feet; Shakopee, Minn.

Longest wooden roller coasters in North America

Beast, Paramount's Kings Island; 1979; 7,400 feet long; Cincinnati

Mean Streak, Cedar Point; 1991; 5,427 feet; Sandusky, Ohio

Shivering Timbers, Michigan's Adventure; 1998; 5,384 feet; Muskegon, Mich.

Rattler, Six Flags Fiesta Texas; 1992; 5,080 feet; San Antonio

Texas Giant, Six Flags Over Texas; 1990; 4,920 feet; Dallas

Source: The Roller Coaster Database, (http://roller.coaster.net).