List of roller coaster records


List of roller coaster records

This list of roller coaster records provides data on current record-holding roller coasters, runners-up, and previous record holders.

Height records

Tallest steel roller coasters

These are the tallest continuous-circuit ["" at Six Flags Magic Mountain is convert|415|ft|m tall and Tower of Terror at Dreamworld is convert|377|ft|m tall, but since these are not continuous-circuit coasters, the cars on both rides go to a height of only about convert|328|ft|m.] steel roller coasters in the world.

Tallest wooden roller coaster drops

Fastest wooden roller coasters

Other records

Colossus at Thorpe Park in Surrey, UK was the first rollercoaster to feature ten inversions, the most inversions on a rollercoaster.

Also at Thorpe Park is the first and only backwards in-the-dark coaster, .

The first ever rollercoaster with a vertical drop was Oblivion at Alton Towers in Staffordshire, UK.

Most roller coasters at a single park

Oldest operating roller coasters

* Oldest wooden operating: "Leap-The-Dips" at Lakemont Park, Pennsylvania - installed in 1902, it was closed from 1985 until 1999Urbanowicz, Steven J. (2002). "The Roller Coaster Lover's Companion;" Citadel Press, New York. ISBN 0806523093.]
*Oldest continually operating wooden : "Scenic Railway", Luna Park, Melbourne, Australia - installed in 1912Fact|date=August 2007
*Oldest steel operating: "Matterhorn Bobsleds", Disneyland, California - installed 1959 Urbanowicz, Steven J. (2002). "The Roller Coaster Lover's Companion;" Citadel Press, New York. ISBN 0806523093.]

ee also

History of the roller coaster

External links

* [http://www.ultimaterollercoaster.com/coasters/records/ Roller Coaster Record Book] on Ultimate Rollercoaster.com
* [http://rcdb.com/ Roller Coaster Database] - Information, statistics and photos for over 1900 roller coasters throughout the world

Notes


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Roller coaster inversion — A roller coaster inversion is an element of a roller coaster track that turns riders upside down and then rights them.cite web |url=http://www.coasterglobe.com/features/history inversion/index.cfm |title=The History of the Inversion… …   Wikipedia

  • roller coaster — 1. a small gravity railroad, esp. in an amusement park, having a train with open cars that moves along a high, sharply winding trestle built with steep inclines that produce sudden, speedy plunges for thrill seeking passengers. 2. a car or train… …   Universalium

  • History of the roller coaster — The history of the roller coaster stretches back to ice slides constructed in 17th century Russia and spans all the way to the many and varied modern coasters of today. In between, numerous technological innovations have been introduced to make… …   Wikipedia

  • 4th Dimension roller coaster — A 4th Dimension roller coaster is a style of roller coaster whereby riders are positioned either side of the track, in seats capable of spinning about a horizontal axis. HistoryThe first 4th Dimension roller coaster to be built was X , which… …   Wikipedia

  • List of records of Japan — is an annotated list of Japanese records organised by category.Geography*The tallest mountain: Mt.Fuji, Shizuoka and Yamanashi, 3,776m. **Mt. Niitakayama, the current Jade Mountain (Yùshān), 3,952 m, was once the highest when Taiwan was… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Who Framed Roger Rabbit media — This is a list of media related to the film Who Framed Roger Rabbit from 1988. This media includes books, animated shorts, comic books and a video game. Contents 1 Books 1.1 Who P P P Plugged Roger Rabbit? 1.1.1 Plot summary …   Wikipedia

  • List of Hey Arnold! episodes — This is a complete listing of episodes from the Nickelodeon animated television series Hey Arnold!. Contents 1 Series overview 2 Episode list 2.1 Season 0 (Pilot): 1996 2.2 …   Wikipedia

  • List of songs about Sydney — This is a list of songs which mention or are about Sydney the capital city of New South Wales, Australia, the suburbs of Sydney and nearby locations such as Katoomba, Newcastle and Wollongong.The list is ordered alphabetically by suburb and… …   Wikipedia

  • List of New Jersey-related topics — This is a list of articles related to the U.S. State of New Jersey. NOTOC compactTOC4 0–9*3rd State to ratify the Constitution of the United States of America *500 series county routes in New Jersey *2006 New Jersey State Government… …   Wikipedia

  • List of best-selling video games — This is a list of video games that have sold or shipped at least one million copies, including the top ten best selling franchises. ConsolesAtariAtari 2600Atari 2600 games that have sold or shipped at least one million copies. * Pac Man (7… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.