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Redefining Roller Coaster Types for the Modern Era

Since Disneyland’s Matterhorn opened in 1959, roller coasters have been divided into two main categories: steel roller coasters and wooden roller coasters. According to the Roller Coaster Database, there are over 4,000 roller coasters operating worldwide today. Of these, only...

Turbo Track Opens at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

Yesterday, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi officially opened its launched “Turbo Track” roller coaster. Four rows of three riders sit back-to-back in odd, spaceship-like trains, launching out of the station at 63 mph.   It’s a short ride — Turbo Track’s stretches...

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Set to Launch Turbo Track Coaster

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi announced today that its new Turbo Track launched shuttle coaster will open in late March. The coaster’s three-stage backstory features the Ferrari Driver Academy, where drivers receive an “all-around, extensive, technical, athletic and cultural training to...

Top Ten Roller Coasters Opening in 2017 in US

As 2016 comes to a close it’s time to look ahead to next year. Here’s our list of the top ten roller coasters opening in 2017 in the US that you need to ride next year. 10. Rollin’ Thunder at OWA...

Coasters-101: How Launch Coasters Store Energy

In this edition of Coasters-101 we’re going to examine how launch coasters store their energy. Launched coasters are becoming more and more common. Even wood coasters are getting in on the game. Launch systems, from electromagnets, pneumatics, hydraulics,and friction wheels,...