Coasters-101: Why do roller coasters “sway”?

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6 Responses

  1. Nathan says:

    The Demon at California’a Great America

  2. Scott C says:

    You can really feel a sway while on Lex Luthor Drop Of Doom if a Superman car shoots up the ramp at the same time you are at the top. Kinda creepy, but good engineering!!

  3. Adam says:

    the loop on California Screamin’ at California Adventure gives a decent wobble after a train passes through.

  4. Jon says:

    The new Valravn has a ton of visible sway on the second drop. The Mine coaster at Cedar also has a ton of sway. It’s so incredible watching it.

  5. Not just coasters, I was on the Golden Gate Bridge when they closed it to cars on its 50th anniversary. A lot of those around clearly had no idea that bridges sway.

  6. Kimberley says:

    Steel Vengeance at Cedar Point has a ton of sway also!!

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