The first installation with a hydraulic launch was Xcelerator at Knott's Berry Farm, built by Intamin. Subsequently, Vekoma introduced their motorbike roller coaster, which was powered by a hydraulic pump.
Hydraulically launched roller coasters have suffered from extended downtime due to maintenance issues with the launch system. As a result, the technology has fallen out of fashion, with Intamin favoring LSM powered roller coasters instead.
|Roller coaster descriptions|
|Basic elements||Brake run • Lift hill • Launch Track • Station|
|Advanced elements||Bunny hill • Headchopper • Inversions • Pre-Drop • Tunnel|
|Lift/launch||Lift hill (Cable lift • Chain lift • Elevator lift • Ferris wheel lift)|
|Technology||Block brakes • On-ride camera • On-ride soundtrack • Train • car • Track • Transfer track • Underfriction • Wheel|
|Other||POV • Queue line • Rollback • Theming|
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