Ride a Roller Coaster

Strap in and prepare for the thrill of drops and curves and loops..

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  • Difficulty

    Easy
  • Exp Required

    None
  • Price Range

    $10 to $50 and $50 to $200
  • Uniqueness

    5
  • Complexity

    Simple
  • Min Number

    1
  • Age Range

    Child, Pre-teen, Teen, Adult, and Senior
Categories:
  • Recreation
  • By Location
  • Park
  • Travel
  • Adventure
  • Famous
  • Destination
  • Weekend Trip

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  • Entertainment
  • Exhibitions
  • Amusement Parks
  • Theme Parks
  • Moods:
  • Cheer Up
  • Be Impressed
  • Get Scared
  • Conquer Fear
  • Impress Others
  • Moods
  • Cheerful
  • Impressed
  • Scared

Description

Ride a Roller Coaster

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A roller coaster is a type of amusement ride that employs a form of elevated railroad track designed with tight turns, steep slopes, and sometimes inversions.  People ride along the track in open cars, and the rides are often found in amusement parks and theme parks around the world.

Roller coasters are divided into two main categories: steel roller coasters and wooden roller coasters. Steel coasters have tubular steel tracks, and compared to wooden coasters, they are typically known for offering a smoother ride and their ability to turn riders upside-down. Wooden coasters have flat steel tracks, and are typically renowned for producing “air time” through the use of negative G-forces when reaching the crest of some hill elements.

By train type

  • 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

  • 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

  • Chain-lift/cable lift/Elevator lift/Ferris Wheel lift roller coaster
  • Launched roller coaster
  • Powered roller coaster

Roller Coasters

Australia
Tower of Terror II –  Dreamworld,  Australia

Canada
Leviathan – Canada’s Wonderland, Canada

Japan
Steel Dragon 2000 – Nagashima Spa Land, Japan

Spain
Red Force – Ferrari Land, Spain

United States
Kingda Ka – Six Flags Great Adventure, United States
Top Thrill Dragster – Cedar Point, United States
Superman: Escape from Krypton –  Six Flags Magic Mountain United States
Fury 325  – Carowinds, United States
Millennium Force  – Cedar Point, United States
Intimidator 305 – Kings Dominion, United States

Created By:

Amy Warner

Love riding roller coasters. I have been on over 78 roller coasters.

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Price

$40.00

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Time of the day

Day, Morning, Afternoon, Evening

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Duration

15 to 280 hours

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Date End

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Season

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, All

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Children

NO

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Family

NO

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Adults

NO

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Indoor

YES

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Outdoor

YES

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At Home

NO

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Before

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Before you go for a ride check the hours and rules. Most roller coasters will have restrictions like age or height.

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