States with Most Coasters

Updated July 24, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

The Question:

Which U.S. state has the most operating roller coasters?

The Answer:

According to the roller coaster census published by the American Coaster Enthusiasts, here is a list of the states with the most operating roller coasters, as of 2011:

1. California 78
2. Pennsylvania 55
3. Florida 45
New Jersey 45
New York 45

Read more about roller coasters in the Infoplease Spotlight article: The Rise and Fall of Roller Coasters.

-The Editors

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