Tagged: how roller coasters work

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...

Coasters-101: Daily Inspections

If you’re a frequent visitor of amusement parks you are probably aware that the roller coasters are inspected on a daily basis in order to ensure the rides run safely. But what does an inspection entail? The goal of an...