We all love roller coasters as they are one of the reasons we visit amusement parks every year. Your home park may have a few different roller coaster types, but you might not know that there are many different ones at parks all over the world which you might not have ever heard about. I’m going to provide a list of some of the types detailing their features and the names of some of them.
Steel roller coasters are coasters in which the track and supports are made fully of steel which allows them to have elements that most wooden coasters cannot have. It also allows there to be so many different roller coaster types due to the innovation which continues to happen.
They can have layouts similar to wooden ones, but sometimes have even more elaborate courses like Twister layouts where the track winds around itself like Poltergeist in Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Beyond layouts there are many types of steel coasters some of which are listed below:
We’ve taken a little time to learn about many roller coaster types that can be found in amusement parks all over the world. This list is not exhaustive as there are other types of roller coasters in theme parks all over the world. And as innovation in the industry becomes more and more inventive, we’ll be seeing even more amazing creations for us to ride.
Do you have a favorite type? Is there one that is not included in this list? Why not share in our comments section below.