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Zoosafari Fasanolandia Italy
A roller coaster is an amusement ride developed for amusement parks and modern theme parks. LaMarcus Adna Thompson obtained a patent regarding roller coasters on January 20, 1885, which were made out of wood, but this patent is considerably later than the "Russian mountains" described below. In essence a specialized railroad system, a roller coaster consists of a track that rises in designed patterns, sometimes with one or more inversions (such as vertical loops) that briefly turn the rider upside down. The track does not necessarily have to be a complete circuit, as shuttle roller coasters demonstrate. Most roller coasters have multiple cars in which passengers sit and are restrained.[1] Two or more cars hooked together are called a train. Some roller coasters, notably wild mouse roller coasters, run with single cars.

By train type[edit]
4th Dimension roller coaster
Bobsled roller coaster
Dive roller coaster
Floorless roller coaster
Flying roller coaster
Inverted roller coaster
Mine Train roller coaster
Motorbike roller coaster
Pipeline roller coaster
Side friction roller coaster
Spinning roller coaster
Stand-up roller coaster
Steeplechase roller coaster
Suspended roller coaster
Virginia Reel roller coaster
Wing roller coaster
By track layout[edit]
Boomerang roller coaster
Corkscrew roller coaster
Dual-tracked roller coaster
Figure 8 roller coaster
Out and Back roller coaster
Shuttle roller coaster
Terrain roller coaster
Twister roller coaster
Vertical Drop roller coaster
Wild Mouse roller coaster
By mechanics[edit]
Chain-lift/cable lift/Elevator lift/Ferris Wheel lift roller coaster
Launched roller coaster
Powered roller coaster
By height[edit]


Name Park Manufacturer Status Opened Height
Fury 325 Carowinds Bolliger & Mabillard Operating March 25, 2015[17] 325 feet (99 m)
Millennium Force Cedar Point Intamin Operating May 13, 2000 310 feet (94 m)
Steel Dragon 2000 Nagashima Spa Land Morgan Operating August 1, 2000 318 feet (97 m)
Intimidator 305 Kings Dominion Intamin Operating April 2, 2010 305 feet (93 m)
Leviathan Canada's Wonderland Bolliger & Mabillard Operating May 6, 2012 306 feet (93 m


Name Park Manufacturer Status Opened Height
Top Thrill Dragster Cedar Point Intamin Operating May 4, 2003 420 feet (130 m)
Kingda Ka Six Flags Great Adventure Intamin Operating May 21, 2005 456 feet (139 m)
Major roller coaster manufacturers[edit]
Allan Herschell Company (defunct)
Arrow Dynamics (bought by S&S Power, renamed S&S Arrow then S&S Worldwide)
Bolliger & Mabillard
Bradley and Kaye (defunct)
Chance Morgan (formerly D. H. Morgan Manufacturing)
Custom Coasters International (defunct)
Dinn Corporation (defunct)
Dynamic Structures
Fabbri Group
Gerstlauer
Giovanola (defunct)
The Gravity Group
Great Coasters International
Intamin
Mack Rides
Maurer Söhne
Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters
Pinfari (defunct)
Premier Rides
Preston & Barbieri
Rocky Mountain Construction
S&S Worldwide
Schwarzkopf (defunct)
TOGO (defunct)
Vekoma
Zamperla
Zierer
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Jatin Raikwar
Jatin Raikwar5 mons ago
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Kingston
Kingston10 mons ago
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Kingston
Kingston10 mons ago
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