Tagged: engineering

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...

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....

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...