Coasterpedia:About

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Coasterpedia and Tilt-A-Wiki is a website that documents roller coasters, thrill rides, amusement parks and all related companies, people and technology. Founded on 1 August 2009, it currently has 7,106 articles which anybody can edit. It runs on MediaWiki, the same software used on Wikipedia and is a not-for-profit project hosted by User:Lachlan.

A brief history

The wiki was started on Wikia on 1 August 2009 by Kirby22 though little content was added at this time. After almost a year, MontagnaMagica picked up the website and, following large amounts of effort on his part, the website grew and attracted several new users, some of whom became administrators.

In 2013, User:Lachlan forked the wiki, setting Coasterpedia up as an independent website. Coasterpedia continued to grow in subsequent years. Meanwhile, in March 2018, the Tilt-A-Wiki project was restarted. This wiki, dedicated to flat rides, was also hosted by Wikia however the decision was taken to start from scratch in 2018. The website grew thanks to User:Jason foulkes who worked on the project.

In 2019, the decision was made to combine Tilt-A-Wiki and Coasterpedia into a single wiki. The move took place in December, adding more than 3,000 articles to this project.

Why Coasterpedia?

The aim of Coasterpedia is to collect the world's knowledge of roller coasters into one place.

  • For searching for roller coasters based on certain parameters, and for pictures and statistics, see the RCDB
  • For a map of roller coasters across the world, see Coast2Coaster
  • For counting your ridden roller coasters, and for pictures and information on travelling roller coasters, see Coaster-Count or LogRide
  • For articles, historical information, lists and Creative Commons licensed images, this is the website you are looking for

Coasterpedia is not affiliated with any of the links posted on this page.

Skin

In March 2014, the default skin was changed to a modified version of Refreshed, developed by Brickimedia. This skin has several advantages to Vector. It adapts to fit mobile phones, tablets and desktops. Also, content looks less stretched on very large screens. It's also quite pretty, in my opinion!

Alternative skins Vector, MonoBook, CologneBlue, and Modern are still available in user preferences.

Compatibility

Coasterpedia should be compatible with all recent web browsers. Please report any issues you face. If you're stuck with an older browser (such as Internet Explorer) we recommend using the Monobook or Vector skins.

See also

I'm going to leave out the highly popular roller coaster websites you're probably already aware of here. Please feel free to contact us about this list.

  • Schwarzkopf Coaster Net - A very interesting little website with lots of photographs and statistics on Schwarzkopf rides.
  • NewsPlusNotes - A blog with news from all over the industry.
  • Coast2Coaster - Plots theme parks on Google maps, great for planning trips.
  • Captain Coaster - Coaster counter, user-submitted reviews and rankings

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