1998 in coasters

Events by year
1997 1998 in coasters 1999
1997 1998 in rides 1999

This page is for everything related to roller coasters, powered coasters, and alpine coasters, that occurred during the year 1998.

Opened

Class Name Park Location Type Manufacturer Opened
Roller Aska Nara Dreamland
Japan
Wooden Intamin Unknown
Alpine Bärenbob Sommerrodelbahn Grafenau
Germany
Sit-Down Wiegand Unknown
Roller Batman And Robin: The Chiller Six Flags Great Adventure
USA
Launched
Shuttle
Twin
Premier Rides April 4
Roller Bayside Coaster Onokoro
Japan
Sit-Down Meisho Unknown
Roller Big Apple EsselWorld
India
Kiddie Pinfari Unknown
Roller Blue Tornado Gardaland
Italy
Inverted Vekoma Unknown
Roller Boomerang Wild Adventures
USA
Shuttle Vekoma August 7
Roller Boomerang Coast to Coaster Darien Lake
USA
Shuttle Vekoma May 16
Roller Boomerang Coast to Coaster Six Flags Marine World
USA
Shuttle Vekoma March 27
Roller Bushwhacker Ratanga Junction
South Africa
Sit-Down Vekoma Unknown
Roller Cobra Ratanga Junction
South Africa
Inverted Vekoma Unknown
Roller Crazy Mouse Blackpool South Pier
UK
Spinning
Wild Mouse
Reverchon May
Roller Diamond Devil Run Ratanga Junction
South Africa
Sit-Down Vekoma Unknown
Roller Dizzy Mouse Prater
Austria
Spinning
Wild Mouse
Reverchon Unknown
Roller Doo Wopper Morey's Piers
USA
Wild Mouse Zamperla August 7
Roller Dragon Legoland Windsor
UK
Terrain
Dark ride
W.G.H. Transportation Engineering Unknown
Roller Dragon Wagon Old Town
USA
Kiddie Wisdom Rides Unknown
Roller Excalibur Funtown Splashtown USA
USA
Wooden Custom Coasters International, Inc. June 5
Roller Familienachterbahn Erlebnispark Schloss Thurn
Germany
Kiddie Zierer Unknown
Powered Flying Dragon First World Indoor Theme Park
Malaysia
Sit-Down Zamperla Unknown
Roller G'sengte Sau Erlebnispark Tripsdrill
Germany
Sit-Down Gerstlauer Unknown
Roller GhostRider Knott's Berry Farm
USA
Wooden Custom Coasters International, Inc. December 8
Roller Great Bear Hersheypark
USA
Inverted Bolliger & Mabillard May 23
Roller Green Scream Adventure Island
UK
Family Zierer April
Roller Il Bruco Magico Mirabilandia
Italy
Family Unknown Unknown
Roller Imorinth Himeji Central Park
Japan
Kiddie Pinfari March
Roller Invertigo Paramount's Great America
USA
Inverted
Shuttle
Vekoma March 21
Roller Joust Dutch Wonderland
USA
Family Chance Rides May 23
Roller Kukomotív Vidámpark
Hungary
Family D.P.V. Rides Unknown
Roller Linear Gale Korakuen Amusement Park
Japan
Inverted
Launched
Shuttle
Intamin Unknown
Roller Mad Cobra Suzuka Circuit
Japan
Launched Premier Rides March 21
Roller Mad Mouse Fuji-Q Highland
Japan
Wild Mouse Sansei Yusoki April
Roller Mad Mouse Myrtle Beach Pavilion
USA
Wild Mouse Arrow Dynamics June 13
Roller Magic Mouse Rotunda Amusement Park
UK
Spinning
Wild Mouse
Reverchon Unknown
Roller Mamba Worlds of Fun
USA
Hyper Morgan April 18
Roller Marvel Mania VisionLand
USA
Kiddie E&F Miler Industries May 23
Roller Monte Makaya Terra Encantada
Brazil
Sit-Down Intamin January 16
Roller Mr. Freeze Six Flags Over Texas
USA
Launched
Shuttle
Premier Rides March 24
Roller Mr. Freeze Six Flags St. Louis
USA
Launched
Shuttle
Premier Rides April 11
Roller Oblivion Alton Towers
UK
Dive Bolliger & Mabillard March 14
Roller Orient Express Fantasy Island
USA
Kiddie Wisdom Rides Unknown
Roller Orient Express Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
USA
Family Wisdom Rides Unknown
Powered Piuí Terra Encantada
Brazil
Family Zamperla January 16
Roller Python Pit Jeepers!
USA
Family
Indoor
E&F Miler Industries Unknown
Roller Rampage VisionLand
USA
Wooden Custom Coasters International, Inc. May 23
Roller Rattlesnake Chessington World of Adventures
UK
Wild Mouse Maurer Rides GmbH Unknown
Roller Riddler's Revenge Six Flags Magic Mountain
USA
Stand-Up Bolliger & Mabillard April 4
Roller Roar Six Flags America
USA
Wooden Great Coasters International May 2
Roller Scooby's Ghoster Coaster Paramount's Kings Island
USA
Suspended
Single rail
Kiddie
Caripro April 18
Roller Sea Serpent Keansburg Amusement Park
USA
Kiddie E&F Miler Industries Unknown
Roller Serial Thriller Geauga Lake
USA
Inverted Vekoma May 9
Roller Shivering Timbers Michigan's Adventure
USA
Wooden Custom Coasters International, Inc. May 23
Roller Spacely's Sprocket Rockets Six Flags Great America
USA
Sit-Down Vekoma Unknown
Roller Speedy Bob Bobbejaanland
Belgium
Wild Mouse Mack Rides July 2
Roller Spin Mouse Mitsui Greenland
Japan
Spinning
Wild Mouse
Reverchon July 9
Roller Spinning Coaster Yokohama Cosmoworld
Japan
Spinning
Wild Mouse
Reverchon Unknown
Roller Spook Express Joyland Childrens Fun Park
UK
Kiddie W.G.H. Transportation Engineering Unknown
Roller Tami Tami PortAventura
Spain
Sit-Down Vekoma July
Roller Taxi Jam Paramount Carowinds
USA
Kiddie E&F Miler Industries Unknown
Roller Taxi Jam Paramount Canada's Wonderland
Canada
Family E&F Miler Industries Unknown
Roller Tiger Terror Wild Adventures
USA
Kiddie Wisdom Rides Unknown
Powered Tiny Toot Silverwood Theme Park
USA
Family Zamperla May 2
Roller Tornado M&D's Scotland's Theme Park
UK
Sit-Down Pinfari Unknown
Roller Twisted Sisters Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom
USA
Wooden
Hybrid
Twin
Custom Coasters International, Inc. June 20
Roller Typhoon Santa's Village AZoosment Park
USA
Sit-Down Top Fun July 27
Roller Vapor Trail Sesame Place
USA
Sit-Down Vekoma Unknown
Roller Vogel Rok Efteling
Netherlands
Enclosed Vekoma April 9
Roller Volcano The Blast Coaster Kings Dominion
USA
Launched
Inverted
Intamin August 3
Roller Wall's Twister Ride West Midland Safari Park
UK
Spinning
Wild Mouse
Reverchon Unknown
Roller Wild Mouse Dreamland Margate
UK
Wild Mouse Maurer Söhne Unknown
Roller Wild Mouse Lagoon
USA
Wild Mouse Maurer Söhne April 10
Roller Wild Mouse Mirabilandia
Italy
Wild Mouse L&T Systems Unknown

Relocations

Class Name Park Country Type Manufacturer Opened Formerly
Roller Alpine Bobsled Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom
USA
Bobsled Intamin Unknown Rolling Thunder at Six Flags Great America
Roller Big Apple Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach
UK
Kiddie Pinfari Unknown Mini Apple at Alton Towers
Powered Figure of Eight Brean Leisure Park
UK
Sit-Down Pinfari Unknown Tokaydo Express at Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Roller Flying Trapeze Flamingo Land
UK
Sit-Down Zierer Unknown Four Man Bob at Pleasure Island Family Theme Park
Roller Kong New Marine World Theme Park
USA
Inverted Vekoma May Hangman at Opryland USA
Roller Miner Mike Gillian's Wonderland Pier
USA
Kiddie Wisdom Rides Unknown Miner Mike at Peter Piper Pizza
Roller Montanha Russa Walter World
Brazil
Sit-Down Pinfari Unknown Zyklon at Tivoli Park
Roller Taz's Texas Tornado Six Flags AstroWorld
USA
Sit-Down Schwarzkopf March 14 Traveling as Thriller

Refurbished/Rethemed

Class Name Park Country Type Manufacturer Opened Formerly
Roller Calamity Mine Walibi Wavre
Belgium
Sit-Down Vekoma July 16, 1992 Colorado
Roller Top Cat's Taxi Jam Paramount's Kings Island
USA
Kiddie E&F Miler Industries 1992 Scooby Zoom

Closures

Class Name Park Country Type Manufacturer Opened Closed Relocated
Roller Achterbahn Hofmann & Jehn (Travelling)
Germany
Sit-Down Schwarzkopf 1991 Unknown Skyline Park
Roller Bobsled Santa's Village
USA
Kiddie Allan Herschell Company 1962 March 1 N/A
Roller Boomerang Parque de Atracciones de Montjuic
Spain
Shuttle Vekoma 1990 Unknown Jazzland
Roller Boomerang Starcoast World
UK
Shuttle Vekoma 1987 Unknown Blue Bayou Dixie Landin'
Roller Ciclón Parque de Atracciones de Montjuic
Spain
Sit-Down Robles Bouso Atracciones 1973 Unknown PPS Park Platja d'Aro
Roller Crazy Mouse Dinosaur Beach
USA
Spinning
Wild Mouse
Reverchon 1997 Unknown Steel Pier
Roller Drachen Fire Busch Gardens Williamsburg
USA
Sit-Down Arrow Dynamics April 4, 1992 July 11 N/A
Roller Excalibur Six Flags AstroWorld
USA
Sit-Down Arrow Dynamics 1972 Unknown Frontier City
Roller Flitzer York's Wild Kingdom
USA
Sit-Down Zierer 1991 Unknown N/A
Roller Galaxy Codona's Amusement Park
UK
Sit-Down SDC 1978 Unknown Loudoun Castle
Roller Golden Nugget Dinosaur Beach
USA
Hybrid
Enclosed
Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc. 1960 Unknown Knoebels Amusement Park & Resort
Roller Katapulta Selva Mágica
Mexico
Launched Schwarzkopf Unknown Unknown N/A
Roller Looping Star Parque de Atracciones de Madrid
Spain
Sit-Down Schwarzkopf June 1992 Unknown Plutón Park
Roller Nightmare At Phantom Cave Darien Lake
USA
Enclosed Schwarzkopf 1996 Unknown Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom
Roller Python Adventure World
USA
Launched
Shuttle
Arrow Dynamics 1993 Unknown N/A
Roller Rails Valleyfair
USA
Sit-Down Schwarzkopf 1979 Unknown Jolly Roger Amusement Park
Roller Roller Coaster Tybee Island Amusement Park
USA
Kiddie Allan Herschell Company Unknown September 6 N/A
Roller Stampede Frontierland Western Theme Park
UK
Sit-Down Pinfari 1988 Unknown Billing Aquadrome
Roller The Great Alonzo's Cannonball Coaster Adventure World
USA
Kiddie Molina & Son's ≤ 1993 Unknown N/A
Roller Thunder Express Dollywood
USA
Hybrid Arrow Dynamics 1989 Unknown Magic Springs & Crystal Falls
Roller Toboggan Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach
UK
Sit-Down Chance Rides 1993 Unknown John Whittle (Travelling
)
Roller Wilde Maus Otto Barth (Travelling)
Germany
Wild Mouse Mack Rides 1995 Unknown Taunus Wunderland
Roller Zyklon Harbour Park
UK
Sit-Down Pinfari 1986 Unknown Ocean Beach Pleasure Park

Short operations

Class Name Park Location Type Manufacturer Opened Closed Relocated
Roller Toboggan Arnolds Park
USA
Sit-Down Chance Rides May 16 Unknown Grand Prix Amusements