Tagged: engineering

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Coaster101 Featured on HuffPost Live

I had the pleasure of appearing on HuffPost Live’s “Tell Me How” segment today where I talked with future roller coaster designer Hayden about his passion for roller coaster design and engineering. He’s off to a great start in his...

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Wild Eagle Review

First, I want to apologize for not getting any good pictures of the ride or the park. One of my cameras broke the night before. I took a few shots with my video camera but the quality is pretty horrible....

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Voyage gets some off-season TLC

The number one wooden roller coaster in the world is getting a whole lotta love this off-season. Holiday World’s extra care and attention will be sure to keep The Voyage at the top of enthusiast’s Best Of lists. A few...

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Coasters-101: Wheel Design

A typical wheel used on a roller coaster is constructed by taking an aluminum hub and bonding a polyurethane tire to the hub’s outside diameter. This entire “wheel assembly” is then connected to the axle through a bearing. There are...

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Universal’s Motion Base Track Patent

We all know how much Universal Studios likes their motion based ride systems. Several attractions utilize some form of motion base technology including Men in Black: Alien Attack, The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman, and Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey....

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Interview with Jonathon England

Have you ever wondered how a roller coaster can operate multiple trains without having a collision? Coaster101 had the opportunity to interview Jonathon England, an amusement industry professional with experience in controls and more.  Enjoy! Could you tell us a...

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Coasters-101: Foundations

Welcome to another addition of Coasters-101. Today we’re going to discuss one of the most important and perhaps most overlooked components of a roller coaster-the foundations! It’s an exciting time when you go to your nearest amusement park and see...