Innovative 4,210-foot steel coaster that is the longest floorless coaster in the world; also has the tallest roller coaster loop in the world. (more...)
--- Fahrenheit - Hershey Park A "vertical lift inverted loop coaster" that positions riders on their backs as the train begins a 90-degree rise to the top of a 121- foot lift. (more...) --- More new coasters for 2008
Types of Roller Coasters --- Hyper Coaster - orginally phrased for a coaster that stands more than 200 feet tall. The first coaster to do this was the Magnum XL 200 at CedarPoint. The term has since been changed to include any non-inverting, out and back, steel coaster between 200-299 feet tall and aims to give riders airtime.
--- Impulse Coaster - an inverted shuttle coaster that uses LIMs to launch a train out of the station and up a vertical tower. The train then falls backwards, is powered again through the station, and up a back tower. The train then falls forwards, and continues in this fashion for a total of 2 1/2 cycles per ride (three forward launches, two backwards). On the final forward launch, the train is sent up the front tower before the brakes then deploy on the launch track. --- More Types of Roller Coasters
Roller Coaster Terminology --- 4th Dimension - Term used to describe Arrow Dynamics 4th Dimension roller coaster where the individual cars of the roller coaster train are designed to independently flip on a horizontal axis in a controlled manner. An example is the X roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain.
--- Corkscrew -A corkscrew is a twisting inversion designed like a corkscrew. Arrow Dynamics designed the world's first corkscrew inversion. A barrel roll is the term used describe going through a corkscrew inversion. --- More terms...
COASTERS at lesser known parks
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Notable Roller Coaster milestones 1925 - Coney Island unvails the Thunderbolt, the first roller coaster in the world to utilize a steal structure. Overshadowed by the larger Cyclone, the signature coaster at Coney Island, this roller coaster lasted for 58 years before being shut down in 1983. The coaster stood idle for more than 15 years. It was finally torn down in 2000. MORE...
1984 - The Big Bad Wolf opens at Busch Gardens Europe. The Big Bad Wolf is the world's oldest operating suspended roller coaster. Designed by Arrow Dynamics, The Big Bad Wolf capitalized on the failures of the world's original suspended roller coaster (Kings Island's The Bat), a coaster that opened in 1981, but closed permanently prior to the 1984 riding season. adfsdaf dsfsad dsfsda fdsaf dasfasdf More... --- More History
Top Rated steel Roller coasters 1. Superman - Six Flags New England
2. Millenium Force-
3. Nitro - Six Flags Great Adventure
4. Apollo's Chariot - Busch Gardens Europe
5. Magnum XL 2000 - Cedar Point
6. Phantom's Revenge - Kennywood
7. Goliath - Six Flags Over Georgia
8. Top Thrill Dragster - Cedar Point
9. Montu - Busch Gardens Africa
10. Ride of Steel - Darien Lake --- More Top Rated steel Roller Coasters
Top rated Wood
Roller Coasters 1. El Toro - Six Flags Great Adventure
2. Voyage - Holiday World
3. Thunderhead - Dollywood
4. Boulder Dash - Lake Compounce
5. Hades - Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park
6. Tremors - Silverwood Theme Park
7. Renegade - Valleyfair
8. Shivering Timbers - Michigan's Adventure
9. Kentucky Rumber - Beech Bend
10. Avalanche - Timber Falls Adventure Park --- More Top Rated Wood Roller Coasters
most rode roller coasters in 2008 1.
Kingda Ka - Great Adventure
2. Top Thrill Dragster - Cedar Point
3. Beast - Paramount's Kings Island
4. X - Six Flags Magic Mountain
5. Texas Giant - Six Flags Over Texas
6. Ultra Twister - Six Flags AstroWorld
7. The Voyage - Holiday World
8. XLR-8 - Six Flags AstroWorld
9. Riddler's Revenge - MagicMountain
10. Son of Beast - Kings Island --- More Top Rode Roller Coasters
United States Record Holders --- 4th Dimension steel Design Type Speed: X2 - Six Flags Magic Mountain, 72 MPH
Height: X2 - Six Flags Magic Mountain, 175'
Length: X2 - Flags Magic Mountain, 3610' --- Bobsled steel Design Type
Speed - Disaster Transport, Cedar Point, 40 MPH Height: Alpine Bobsled, Great Escape, 64' Length: Disaster Transport, Cedar Point, 1932' --- Flying steel Design Type Speed - Tatsu, Six Flags Magic Mountain, 62 MPH Height: Tatsu, Six Flags Magic Mountain, 170' Length: Tatsu, Six Flags Magic Mountain, 3602' --- Inverted steel Design Type Speed: Vertical Velocity, 6 Flags America, 72 MPH Height: Wicked Twister, Cedar Point, 215' Length: 6 Flags Magic Mountain, 3610' --- Stand Up steel Design Type Speed: Riddlers Revenge, Magic Mountain,65 MPH Height: Riddlers Revenge, Magic Mountain, 156' Length:- Riddlers Revenge, Magic Mountain, 4370' --- Suspended steel Design Type Speed: Ninja, Magic Mountain, 55 MPH Height: Big Bad Wolf, Busch Gardens Europe, 100' Length: Iron Drag, Cedar Point, 2800' --- Wood Design Type Son of Beast, Kings Island, 78 MPH Son of Beast, Kings Island, 218' Beast, Kings Island, 7359' --- More Record Holders