This page serves as a guide to the various categories and types of coaster.
An equivalent article for non-coaster rides exists at Coasterpedia:Guide to ride types.
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A coaster may be listed with multiple "types". Enter them in the order they appear here:
- 4th Dimension, Bobsled, Floorless (Semi-floorless), Flying, Inverted, Motorbike (Steeplechase), Pipeline, Side Friction, Sit-Down, Stand-Up, Suspended, Winged, Wooden (Every coaster fits into ONE of these)[nb 1]
- Diving, Enclosed, Indoor, Launched, Shuttle, Single rail, Spinning, Terrain, Water, Wild Mouse (may be more than one)
- Kiddie, Family, Hyper, Giga, Strata (where applicable)
- Cyclone, Double Figure Eight, Figure Eight, Out and Back, Oval, Skyloop, Wacky Worm, Zyklon 40m
- Flying Turns at Knoebels breaks this as it's both a wooden coaster and a bobsled coaster.
|Arthur||Mack Rides||Powered||Inverted Family||July 2014||Operating|
|Possessed||Intamin||Roller||Inverted Launched Shuttle||May 17, 2008||Operating|
|Smiler||Gerstlauer||Roller||Sit-Down||May 31, 2013||Operating|
|Stinger||Vekoma||Roller||Inverted Shuttle||April 28, 2012||Closed 2017|
|Twister||Reverchon||Roller||Sit-Down Spinning Wild Mouse||May 2001||Closed May 30, 2019|