First strata rollercoaster
Top Thrill Dragster
first first
United States (Sandusky)

With a top height of 420 feet (128 metres), the Top Thrill Dragster at Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio, USA, became the world's first strata rollercoaster when it opened on 4 May 2003. A strata rollercoaster must feature a full-circuit track and a drop between 400 and 499 feet (121.9 and 152 metres). The Top Thrill Dragster was built by Swiss theme park ride manufacturer Intamin.

The only other strata rollercoaster currently in operation is Kingda Ka at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey, USA. This ride opened in 2005 and in doing so claimed the records of fastest and tallest rollercoaster from the Top Thrill Dragster.