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There are two roller coasters in the world tall enough to be slapped with the term "gigacoaster." Only one of them has broken a man's hip. Thus we welcome Nagashima Spa Land's Steel Dragon 2000 in Japan to our list of the World's Scariest Roller Coasters. The hip-shattering happened during an accident in 2003 when one of the trains lost a wheel and derailed, and Nagashima Spa Land closed the gigacoaster for the following two seasons, much to the chagrin of coaster aficionados. In 2006 they re-opened it, assuring guests of its safety. Even now, though, the Steel Dragon 2000 remains formidable: reaching top speeds of 95 mph, it's the longest coaster in the world, which means if you don't like the ride, you just have to wait it out.