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Oldest roller coasters in operation

For the other records, click here. The oldest roller coaster in operation is Leap-The-Dips at Lakemont Park. The oldest roller coaster which has operated continously since its opening is Scenic Railway at Luna Park Melbourne.

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Rank Opened Name Amusement Park Location Designer/Builder
1st 1902 Leap The Dips Lakemont Park
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Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Edward Joy Morris
2nd 1912 Scenic Railway Luna Park Melbourne
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Unknown
3rd 1914 Rutschebanen Tivoli Gardens
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Copenhagen, Sjælland, Denmark
LaMarcus A. Thomson
4th 1917 Wild One[nb 1] Six Flags America
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Upper Marlboro, Maryland, USA
John A. Miller
5th 1920 Jack Rabbit Kennywood
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West Mufflin, Pennsylvania, USA
Charlie Mach, John A. Miller
Jack Rabbit Seabreeze
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Rochester, New York, USA
Harry C. Baker, John A. Miller
Scenic Railway Dreamland Margate
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Margate, Kent, England, UK
Unknown
6th 1921 Roller Coaster Lagoon
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Farmington, Utah, USA
John A. Miller
7th 1922 Hullámvasút Vidampark
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Budapest, Pest, Hungary
Irvine Dragon
8th 1923 Big Dipper Pleasure Beach Blackpool
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Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK
William Strickler, John A. Miller
Thunderhawk Dorney Park
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Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc., Herbert Paul Schmeck
9th 1924 Giant Dipper Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
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Santa Cruz, California, USA
Frank Prior, Fredrick Church, Arthur Looff
Thunderbolt Kennywood
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West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, USA
Andy Vettel
10th 1925 Giant Dipper Belmont Park
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San Diego, California, USA
Frank Prior, Fredrick Church
11th 1927 Cyclone Luna Park
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Brooklyn, New York, USA
Harry C. Baker, Vernon Keenan
Racer Kennywood
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West Mufflin, Pennsylvania, USA
Charlie Mach, John A. Miller
Wildcat Lake Compounce
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Bristol, Connecticut, USA
Charlie Dinn, Curtis D. Summers, Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc., Herbert Paul Schmeck
12th 1930 Legend Arnolds Park
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Arnolds Park, Iowa, USA
Outdoor Amusement Enterprise, Inc., John A. Miller

Steel

Rank Opened Name Amusement Park Location Designer/Builder
1st 1928 Montaña Suiza Parque de Atracciones Monte Igueldo
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San Sebastián, Guipuzcoa, Spain
Heidrich
2nd 1930 Rodelbaan Waarbeek
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Hengelo, Overijssel, Netherlands
In-House
3rd 1950 Little Dipper Conneaut Lake Park
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Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania, USA
Allan Herschell Company
4th 1952 Little Dipper Memphis Kiddie Park
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Brooklyn, Ohio, USA
Allan Herschell Company
Little Dipper Quassy Amusement Park
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Middlebury, Connecticut, USA
Allan Herschell Comapny
5th 1953 Roller Coaster Hanayashiki Amusement Park
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Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo, Japan
TOGO
6th 1955 Wild Chipmunk Lakeside Amusement Park
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Denver, Colorado, USA
Miller Manufacturing
7th 1956-1957 Little Dipper Midway Park
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Bemus Point, New York, USA
Allan Herschell Company
8th 1957 Jet Coaster Misaki Park
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Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Meiwa

Notes

  1. Wild One originally operated as Giant Coaster at Paragon Park in Massachusetts, USA. It was moved to Six Flags America in 1986 and was restored to its original condition.