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The BEST Backyard Roller Coast for Kids

No matter the time of year, this Kids Roller Coaster toy will be a HIT for all kids ages 3-8, but especially in Spring and Summer! It’s definitely the best backyard roller coaster for kids on the market today!

This Hot Wheels roller coaster is bound to be your child’s favorite outside toy.

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It’s almost Spring which means it will be time to get outside soon! And if you want your kids to spend a lot of time outside, I’ve got the HOTTEST toy for you – this Hot Wheels Roller Coaster from Step2!

Now it’s possible for your mini thrill seekers to have a Kids Roller Coaster toy right in their own backyard!

My girls love a good kids roller coaster. In fact, that’s our first stop when we head to Dollywood. I have two little thrill seekers, daredevils, coaster queens… whatever you want to call them!

They love adventure so I knew as soon as I saw this new kids roller coaster from Step2 in the Spring line-up, it was one that they would love.

The Up & Down Roller Coaster is milder and recommended for ages 2-5.

We actually have the milder version of a kids coaster toy from Step2 that we keep inside the house.

The Up & Down Roller Coaster is recommended from ages 2-5 and has seen plenty of action over the past couple of years but as Sophia is starting to get a little too big for it, I was hoping she would get some more riding time with the Hot Wheels Roller Coaster.

Kids Roller Coaster Assembly

This kids roller coaster is so big that it actually comes in two large boxes when shipped. It also comes with the need for quite a bit of assembly.

Luckily I had my Dad to help me and even with the two of us it took about 45 minutes to assemble!

It doesn’t just snap together like the Up & Down Roller Coaster, which is like the easiest toy to assemble ever, but you’ll appreciate the fact that it bolts together when you see how tall it is and how fast the car zooms down the track!

Step2 Hot Wheels Extreme Kids Roller Coaster
This backyard roller coaster for kids goes FAST – be sure to have them wear a helmet!

Once we had the coaster fully assembled, Moreaya was a bit hesitant to ride.

It’s tall and unlike any other toy we have so it is definitely an intimidating coaster for young children, although they’ll quickly get accustomed to it and squeal with delight on every ride down.

Although, if they’re like Moreaya, they won’t go on cue if you’re trying to get a fun video of how fast this kids roller coaster goes!

Check out this fun blooper reel:

Because of the height of this kids roller coaster toy, it is recommended that your child wear a helmet while riding, as well as to put it on mulch.

Kids Roller Coaster at Home

After just a few turns, Sophia proclaimed it “The Best Step2 Toy EVER!”

Your child will zoom down the 14 feet of track in the Hot Wheels coaster car and then some! We set our coaster up on level ground and they go another 20 feet once they’re off the track!

Kids Roller Coaster Collage

And if you’re worried about your kids sharing, it’s not an issue at all.

My girls love taking turns, which is somewhat surprising, and they love measuring to see how far they get and who went farther.

Pushing Kids Roller Coaster

If you have little thrill seekers at home, they’ll definitely love the Hot Wheels Roller Coaster.

I have a feeling it’s going to be one of the hottest toys this Summer and it’s already the favorite of my girls and their friends that come over to play!

Faces of Kids Roller Coaster

And if you’re wondering if I’ve taken a turn yet… nope! It’s been hard to resist, but I know I exceed the 75 pound weight limit and if I break the girls’ favorite summer toy, I will never hear the end of it!

Product Details for the Step2 Hot Wheels Roller Coaster Toy:

Bring all of the excitement of an amusement park right to your own backyard with the Hot Wheels Coaster by Step2!

Little thrill seekers can push the coaster car up the non-slip step ramp to the platform peak all by themselves to further enhance their gross motor skills!

This sturdy, extra-long kid’s roller coaster will be an instant neighborhood hit! Made in USA of US and imported parts from China.

  • Includes 5 extra feet (1.52 meters) of track for a total of 14 (4.26 meters) of easy-step track with a 30 inch (76.2 cm) high platform
  • The Hot Wheels™ coaster car, decals and styling will excite children of all ages and encourage them to get outside and play!
  • Easy-entry coaster car allows for balanced mounting and riding down the roller coaster’s real track hill
  • Hot Wheels™ coaster car includes hand-grips, footrests and a high seat back
  • Children will learn how to cooperate with one another as they take turns riding down the Hot Wheels™ Extreme Roller Coaster
  • Durable poly construction will last for years to come
  • Recommended for ages 3 and up.
  • Maximum coaster weight: 80 lbs. (34 kg)
  • Adult assembly required

Don’t miss out – it consistently sells out on Amazon and you’ll definitely want it for this summer!

Step2 Up and Down Coaster for Younger Kids

Need a coaster for smaller kids? The Step2 Up & Down Roller Coaster Ride On toy is perfect for kids under 3!


Friday 10th of September 2021

Was it $400 or is that just market pricing now?


Friday 10th of September 2021

Hi Christie - I believe the price point has always been around $400 for this type of roller coaster.

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Monday 13th of August 2018

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Belinda Haas

Wednesday 7th of September 2016

This is such a cute toy!


Monday 2nd of May 2016

I would loooove to win this for my son. he will be 2 soon. He is a total thrill seeker who loves to climb, oh my goodness what a boy who loves to climb. He climbs on everything and jumps from couch to couch giving everyone inside the house a mini heart attack.

Susan Treptow

Friday 8th of April 2016

My grandson Milo and I love to play out side.We have aStep 2 kitchen that we play with and we have so much fun with the sand and water table.We would have so much fun with the roller oater.Than you for considering us.Sue