1996 in coasters

Events by year
1995 1996 in coasters 1997
1995 1996 in rides 1997

This page is for everything related to roller coasters, powered coasters, and alpine coasters, that occurred during the year 1996.

Opened

Class Name Park Location Type Manufacturer Opened
Roller Barnstormer Magic Kingdom
USA
Family Vekoma Unknown
Roller Batflyer Lightwater Valley
UK
Suspended
Single rail
Family
Unknown Unknown
Roller Big Apple M&D's Scotland's Theme Park
UK
Family Pinfari Unknown
Roller Dragon Wagon Adventureland
USA
Kiddie Wisdom Rides Unknown
Roller Great White Morey's Piers
USA
Wooden
Hybrid
Custom Coasters International June 10
Roller Grizzly Silverwood Theme Park
USA
Wooden Custom Coasters International May 25
Roller High Roller Stratosphere Tower
USA
Family S&MC April 29
Roller Hurricane Rusutsu Resort
Japan
Inverted Vekoma Unknown
Roller Izzy Busch Gardens Williamsburg
USA
Wild Mouse Mack Rides April 12
Roller Joker's Revenge Six Flags Fiesta Texas
USA
Sit-Down Vekoma May 10
Roller Junior Rhombus Rocket Fantasy Island
UK
Kiddie
Indoor
W.G.H. Transportation Engineering Unknown
Roller Kopermijn Drievliet Family Park
Netherlands
Wild Mouse Maurer Rides GmbH Unknown
Roller Lil' Phantom Kennywood
USA
Kiddie Molina & Son's Unknown
Roller Looping Star Jolly Roger at the Pier
USA
Sit-Down Pinfari Unknown
Roller Looping Thunder Oaks Amusement Park
USA
Sit-Down Pinfari May 25
Roller Mantis Cedar Point
USA
Stand-Up Bolliger & Mabillard May 11
Roller Mega Blitz Coney Beach Pleasure Park
UK
Sit-Down Pinfari Unknown
Roller Megafobia Oakwood Theme Park
UK
Wooden Custom Coasters International, Inc. Unknown
Roller Mind Eraser Geauga Lake
USA
Shuttle Vekoma May 10
Roller Montu Busch Gardens Tampa
USA
Inverted Bolliger & Mabillard May 16
Roller Outer Limits: Flight of Fear Paramount's Kings Island
USA
Launched
Enclosed
Premier Rides June 18
Roller Outer Limits: Flight of Fear Paramount's Kings Dominion
USA
Launched
Enclosed
Premier Rides June 18
Roller Pegasus Big Chief Carts And Coasters
USA
Wooden
Family
Custom Coasters International, Inc. Unknown
Roller Python Playland's Castaway Cove
USA
Sit-Down Pinfari Unknown
Roller Python Pit Jeepers
USA
Family
Indoor
E&F Miler Industries Unknown
Roller Python Pit Jeepers
USA
Family
Indoor
E&F Miler Industries Unknown
Roller Rioolrat Avonturenpark Hellendoorn
Netherlands
Enclosed
Family
Vekoma Unknown
Roller Rolling Thunder Riverside Amusement Park
USA
Family E&F Miler Industries Unknown
Roller Runaway Mountain Six Flags Over Texas
USA
Enclosed Premier Rides June 12
Roller Santa Monica West Coaster Pacific Park
USA
Family Morgan May 25
Roller Skull Mountain Six Flags Great Adventure
USA
Enclosed Intamin June 3
Roller Teddy Bear Stricker's Grove
USA
Wooden
Family
Ralph Stricker Unknown
Roller Turbo Brighton Palace Pier
UK
Sit-Down Pinfari Unknown
Roller Underground Adventureland
USA
Wooden
Enclosed
Family
Custom Coasters International, Inc. Unknown
Roller Viper Barry Island Pleasure Park
UK
Sit-Down Interpark Unknown
Roller Wild Thing Valleyfair
USA
Hyper Morgan May 11
Roller Wildcat Hersheypark
USA
Wooden Great Coasters International May 26
Roller X:/ No Way Out Thorpe Park
UK
Enclosed
Family
Vekoma March 23
Roller Zillerator Playland
Canada
Sit-Down D.P.V. Rides Unknown

Relocations

Class Name Park Location Type Manufacturer Opened Formerly
Roller Blizzard Walton Pier
UK
Family Cavazza Diego Unknown Blizzard at Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach
Roller Crazy Loop Pleasure Island Family Theme Park
UK
Sit-Down Pinfari March 31 Crazy Loop at Flamingo Land
Roller Cyclone Sandspit Cavendish Beach
Canada
Sit-Down Schwarzkopf Unknown Cyclone at Rocky Point Park
Roller Mighty Mouse Playland's Castaway Cove
USA
Wild Mouse Miler Manufacturing Unknown Mighty Mouse travelling with Royal American Shows
Roller Nightmare At Phantom Cave Darien Lake
USA
Enclosed Schwarzkopf Unknown Starchaser at Kentucky Kingdom
Roller Viper Lightwater Valley
UK
Sit-Down Schwarzkopf Unknown Zyklon at Billing Aquadrome

Rethemed / Refurbishments

Class Name Park Country Type Manufacturer Opened Formerly
Roller Gladiators American Adventure
UK
Sit-Down Soquet 1995 Iron Wolf
Roller Legend Arnolds Park
USA
Wooden Outdoor Amusement Enterprise, Inc. June 8, 1930 Giant Coaster
Roller Mild Thing Valleyfair
USA
Kiddie Allan Herschell Company 1976 Kiddie Coaster
Roller Mine Train Six Flags Over Texas
USA
Hybrid Arrow Dynamics June 1966 Run-A-Way Mine Train
Roller New Roller Coaster New MetroLand
UK
Family
Indoor
Zierer February 1988 Roller Coaster
Roller Rails Valleyfair
USA
Sit-Down Schwarzkopf 1979 Wild Rails
Powered Venom Camelot Theme Park
UK
Family
Enclosed
Unknown 1983 Beast

Closures

Class Name Park Country Type Manufacturer Opened Closed Relocated
Roller Bunny Rabbit Seabreeze
USA
Kiddie Allan Herschell Company 1985 Unknown Island in Pigeon Forge
Roller Galaxi Santa's Village
USA
Sit-Down SDC 1987 Unknown Mexico
Roller Montagnes Russes Old Indiana Fun-n-Water Park
USA
Sit-Down Schwarzkopf June 29, 1985 August 11 State Fair of Texas
Roller Thunderlooper Alton Towers
UK
Launched
Shuttle
Schwarzkopf 1990 November 3, 1996 Hopi Hari