1997 in coasters

Events by year
1996 1997 in coasters 1998
1996 1997 in rides 1998
1996 1997 in water slides 1998

This page is for everything related to roller coasters, powered coasters, and alpine coasters, that occurred during the year 1997.

Opened

Class Name Park Location Type Manufacturer Opened
Roller Alpengeist Busch Gardens Williamsburg
USA
Inverted
Terrain
Bolliger & Mabillard March 22
Roller Batman The Ride Six Flags Over Georgia
USA
Inverted Bolliger & Mabillard May 3
Roller Bear Trax Seabreeze
USA
Kiddie E&F Miler Industries Unknown
Roller Big Dipper Barry's Amusements
UK
Sit-Down Pinfari Unknown
Roller Boomerang Playcenter São Paulo
Brazil
Shuttle Vekoma Unknown
Roller Boomerang Coast to Coaster Great Escape
USA
Shuttle Vekoma May 23
Roller Chang Kentucky Kingdom
USA
Stand-Up Bolliger & Mabillard April 4
Roller Chenille Nigloland
France
Kiddie Pinfari Unknown
Roller Circus Clown Oakwood Theme Park
UK
Kiddie Pinfari Unknown
Powered Clone Zone Milky Way Adventure Park
UK
Suspended
Single rail
Enclosed
Family
Dark ride
Caripro Unknown
Roller Crazy Mine Hansa-Park
Germany
Wild Mouse Maurer Rides GmbH Unknown
Roller Crazy Mouse Dinosaur Beach
USA
Spinning
Wild Mouse
Reverchon Unknown
Roller Delphis Festivalgate
Japan
Sit-Down Senyo Kogyo July 18
Powered Dragon Kijima Kogen
Japan
Kiddie Zamperla July 18
Roller Dragon's Flight Coaster Rainbow's End
New Zealand
Kiddie
Dark ride
Unknown Unknown
Roller Eagle Coaster Japan Monkey Park
Japan
Terrain Senyo Kogyo Unknown
Roller Euro Mir Europa-Park
Germany
Spinning Mack Rides June 12
Roller Gladiators Skytrak Granada Studios
UK
Flying Skytrak International October
Roller Great White SeaWorld San Antonio
USA
Inverted Bolliger & Mabillard February
Roller HangOver Liseberg
Sweden
Inverted
Shuttle
Vekoma Unknown
Roller Jaguar Isla Mágica
Spain
Inverted Vekoma June 28
Roller Kiddie Coaster Lake Compounce
USA
Kiddie Molina & Son's June 27
Roller Looping Star Playcenter Pernambuco
Brazil
Sit-Down Pinfari Unknown
Roller Manhattan Express New York, New York Hotel & Casino
USA
Hyper TOGO January 3
Roller Mayan Adventure Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village
Taiwan
Inverted Vekoma Unknown
Roller Mega Coaster “Four Dimensions” Hamanako Pal Pal
Japan
Sit-Down Togo 1997
Roller Mind Eraser Darien Lake
USA
Inverted Vekoma May 17
Roller Mind Eraser Elitch Gardens
USA
Inverted Vekoma June 2
Roller Mind Eraser Riverside Amusement Park
USA
Inverted Vekoma May 24
Roller Mini Race R. Broeckx (travelling)
Belgium
Wild Mouse Interpark Unknown
Roller Nio Greenland
Japan
Inverted Vekoma Unknown
Roller Pyrenees Parque Espana-Shima Spain Village
Japan
Inverted Bolliger & Mabillard Unknown
Roller Python Pit Jeepers
USA
Kiddie
Indoor
E&F Miler Industries Unknown
Roller Python Pit Jeepers
USA
Family
Indoor
E&F Miler Industries Unknown
Roller Python Pit Jeepers
USA
Family
Indoor
E&F Miler Industries July 15
Roller Python Pit Jeepers
USA
Kiddie
Indoor
E&F Miler Industries Unknown
Roller Rail Chase The Ride Sega World Sydney
Australia
Enclosed
Dark Ride
Masago Industrial March 6
Roller Rhythmical Coaster Harmonyland
Japan
Sit-Down Unknown Unknown
Roller Road Runner Express Six Flags Fiesta Texas
USA
Sit-Down Arrow Dynamics April 30
Roller Sea Serpent Playland's Castaway Cove
USA
Kiddie E&F Miler Industries Unknown
Roller Silverado Parque Do Gugu
Brazil
Indoor Intamin July 5
Roller Stampida Port Aventura
Spain
Wooden
Twin
Custom Coasters International, Inc. March 17
Roller Steel Force Dorney Park
USA
Hyper Morgan May 30
Roller Super 8er Bahn Prater
Austria
Sit-Down Pinfari Unknown
Roller Superman The Escape Six Flags Magic Mountain
USA
Launched
Shuttle
Intamin March 15
Roller Taxi Jam Paramount's Kings Dominion
USA
Kiddie E&F Miler Industries March 29
Roller Tomahawk PortAventura
Spain
Wooden Custom Coasters International, Inc. March 17
Roller Tonnerre de Zeus Parc Astérix
France
Wooden Custom Coasters International, Inc. Unknown
Powered Tornado Wild Waves and Enchanted Village
USA
Family Zamperla Unknown
Roller Tower of Terror Dreamworld
Australia
Launched
Shuttle
Intamin January 23
Roller Tren de Potosí Isla Mágica
Spain
Kiddie C&S Unknown
Roller Wild Mouse Flamingo Land
UK
Wild Mouse Maurer Rides GmbH Unknown
Roller Windjammer Surf Racers Knott's Berry Farm
USA
Twin TOGO March 26
Roller Windstorm Old Town
USA
Sit-Down Zamperla February 15
Roller Zeus Big Chief Carts And Coasters
USA
Wooden Custom Coasters International June 7
Roller Zoomerang Lake Compounce
USA
Shuttle Vekoma June 27

Relocations

Class Name Park Country Type Manufacturer Opened Formerly
Roller Runaway Coaster Rotunda Amusement Park
UK
Wooden
Side friction
Unknown Unknown Unknown
Roller Silberpfeil Skyline Park
Germany
Launched Schwarzkopf Unknown Unknown
Roller Wild Thing Wild Waves and Enchanted Village
USA
Sit-Down Arrow Dynamics June 24 Loop Corkscrew at Rocky Point Park

Rethemed/Refurbishments

Class Name Park Location Type Manufacturer Opened Formerly
Roller BMRX Kobe Portopialand
Japan
Sit-Down Zierer March 1987 Bavarian Mountain Railroad
Roller Brain Teaser Darien Lake
USA
Kiddie Zierer 1981 Nessie the Dreamy Dragon
Roller Cyclone Williams Grove Amusement Park
USA
Wooden Oscar Bitler 1933 N/A
Roller Dragon Fire Paramount Canada's Wonderland
Canada
Sit-Down Arrow Dynamics 1981 Dragon Fyre
Roller Jetline Gröna Lund
Sweden
Sit-Down Zierer 1988 N/A
Roller Lightning Bolt MGM Grand Adventures
USA
Family Intamin 1993 N/A
Roller Mini Mine Train Six Flags Over Texas
USA
Hybrid
Kiddie
Arrow Dynamics Unknown N/A
Powered Runaway Train American Adventure
UK
Family Big Country Motioneering June 1987 Yosemite Mine Train
Roller Scooby-Doo's Ghoster Coaster Paramount's Kings Dominion
USA
Wooden Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc. 1974 Scooby Doo
Roller Sky Looper American Adventure
UK
Sit-Down Soquet 1995 Gladiators
Roller Timber Terror Silverwood Theme Park
USA
Wooden Custom Coasters International, Inc. May 25, 1996 Grizzly
Roller Wild Beast Paramount Canada's Wonderland
Canada
Wooden Unknown 1981 Wilde Beaste
Roller Wild Maus Busch Gardens Williamsburg
USA
Wild Mouse Mack Rides 1996 Izzy

Closed

Class Name Park Location Type Manufacturer Opened Closed Relocated
Roller Chaos Opryland USA
USA
Enclosed Vekoma March 25, 1989 October 25 Old Indiana Fun Park (Never setup)
Roller Firecracker Holiday World
USA
Sit-Down Pinfari 1981 Unknown Jolly Roger Amusement Park
Roller Galaxi Myrtle Beach Pavilion
USA
Sit-Down SDC Unknown Unknown N/A
Roller Hangman Opryland USA
USA
Inverted Vekoma May 1, 1995 October 25 Marine World Africa USA
Roller New Beast Alton Towers
UK
Sit-Down Schwarzkopf 1988 Unknown Divertido
Roller Rock n' Roller Coaster Opryland USA
USA
Sit-Down Arrow Dynamics May 27, 1972 December 31 Old Indiana Fun Park
Roller Screamin' Delta Demon Opryland USA
USA
Bobsled Intamin 1984 December 31 Old Indiana Fun Park
Powered Tokaydo Express Blackpool Pleasure Beach
UK
Sit-Down Pinfari 1980 Unknown Brean Leisure Park
Roller Wabash Cannonball Opryland USA
USA
Sit-Down Arrow Dynamics 1975 December 31 Old Indiana Fun Park
Roller Wild Mouse Brean Theme Park
UK
Sit-Down Butlin's 1986 Unknown N/A
Roller Wildcat Bell's Amusement Park
USA
Sit-Down Schwarzkopf 1974 April 20 Jolly Roger Amusement Park
Roller Zambezi Zinger Worlds of Fun
USA
Sit-Down Schwarzkopf May 26, 1973 Unknown Parque del Café
Roller Zillerator Playland
Canada
Sit-Down D.P.V. Rides 1996 Unknown Butler Amusements (travelling)