2016 in coasters

Events by year
2015 2016 in coasters 2017
2015 2016 in rides 2017

This page is for everything related to roller coasters, powered coasters, and alpine coasters, that occurred during the year 2016.

Opened

Class Name Park Location Type Manufacturer Opened
Roller Bandidos Mer de Sable
France
Spinning
Family
SBF Visa Group July 23
Roller Bisværmen Tivoli Friheden
Denmark
Spinning
Family
SBF Visa Group April 9
Roller Cobra's Curse Busch Gardens Tampa
USA
Spinning Mack Rides June 17
Roller Dragon Legoland Dubai
UAE
Family Zierer November
Roller Dragon's Apprentice Legoland Dubai
UAE
Family Zierer October 31
Roller Family Roller Coaster Wildlife World
USA
Family Chance Rides February 1
Roller Flash Lewa Adventure
China
Hyper Mack Rides January 1
Roller Flight of the Hippogriff Universal Studios Hollywood
USA
Family Mack Rides April 7
Roller Flight of the Pterosaur Paultons Park
UK
Suspended
Family
Vekoma May 17
Roller Flying Aces Ferrari World
UAE
Semi-Floorless
Hyper
Intamin February 24
Roller Flying Dinosaur Universal Studios Japan
Japan
Flying Bolliger & Mabillard March 18
Roller Green Hornet: High Speed Chase Motiongate
UAE
Sit-Down Gerstlauer December 16
Roller Imoogi Le Fleury
France
Sit-Down Unknown July 10
Roller Incredible Spin Coaster St. Louis's Incredible Pizza Company
USA
Spinning
Family
SBF Visa Group November 4
Roller Joker Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
USA
Hybrid Rocky Mountain Construction May 30
Roller Joker Six Flags Great Adventure
USA
Winged
4th Dimension
S&S Worldwide May 28
Roller Kung Fu Panda Master Gardaland
Italy
Spinning
Wild Mouse
Fabbri May 14
Roller Lightning Rod Dollywood
USA
Wooden
Launched
Rocky Mountain Construction June 13
Roller Lost Gravity Walibi Holland
Netherlands
Semi-Floorless Mack Rides March 24
Roller Mako SeaWorld Orlando
USA
Hyper Bolliger & Mabillard June 10
Roller Monster Adventureland
USA
Sit-Down Gerstlauer June 4
Roller Phobia Phear Coaster Lake Compounce
USA
Launched Premier Rides May 7
Roller Predator IMG Worlds of Adventure
UAE
Indoor Gerstlauer August 31
Roller Pulsar Walibi Belgium
Belgium
Launched
Water
Shuttle
Mack Rides June 4
Roller Raik Phantasialand
Germany
Shuttle
Family
Vekoma June 30
Roller Rollercoaster Formula 1 Energylandia
Poland
Launched Vekoma June 25
Roller Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Shanghai Disneyland
China
Rocking Cars
Family
Vekoma June 16
Roller Soaring with Dragon Hefei Sunac Land
China
Launched Intamin September 24
Roller Spider-Man Doc Ock's Revenge IMG Worlds of Adventure
UAE
Spinning
Indoor
Mack Rides August 31
Roller Spinning Coaster Cannon Hill Park
UK
Spinning
Family
SBF Visa Group June 12
Roller Storm Chaser Kentucky Kingdom
USA
Sit-Down Rocky Mountain Construction April 30
Roller Taron Phantasialand
Germany
Launched Intamin June 30
Roller Tron Lightcycles Power Run Shanghai Disneyland
China
Launched
Motorbike
Enclosed
Vekoma June 16
Roller Valravn Cedar Point
USA
Dive
Floorless
Hyper
Bolliger & Mabillard May 7
Roller Velociraptor IMG Worlds of Adventure
UAE
Launched Mack Rides August 31
Roller Whirlwind Playland's Castaway Cove
USA
Spinning
Family
SBF Visa Group May 27
Roller Wildfire Kolmården
Sweden
Wooden Rocky Mountain Construction June 28

Relocations

Class Name Park Location Type Manufacturer Opened Formerly
Roller Cyclon Nokkakivi Park
Finland
Sit-Down Interpark June 11 Cyclon at Wasalandia
Roller Galaxy 500 Hydro Adventures
USA
Sit-Down S.D.C. July 7 1970 Galaxy Rip Tide Coaster at Miracle Strip Pier Park
Roller Loop Roller Coaster C.J. Barrymore's
USA
Sit-Down Pinfari May 9 Python at Playland's Castaway Cove
Roller Mad Mouse M&D's Scotland's Theme Park
UK
Spinning
Wild Mouse
Fabbri Unknown Travelling
Roller Rampage Big Sheep
UK
Family Zierer March 25 New Roller Coaster at New MetroLand
Roller Runaway Mine Train Funland Hayling Island
UK
Wild Mouse L&T Systems February 28 Wild Mine Ride at Gulliver's Warrington
Roller unknown Central Park
Russia
Sit-Down Pax Company Unknown Formula at VVC Wheel Park

Rethemed / Refurbishments

Class Name Park Location Type Manufacturer Opened Formerly
Roller Big Apple Coaster New York, New York Hotel & Casino
USA
Hyper TOGO January 3, 1997 Roller Coaster
Roller Blue Hawk Six Flags Over Georgia
USA
Sit-Down Vekoma March 1, 1992 Ninja
Roller Dino Chase Paultons Park
UK
Family Zierer 2003 Flying Frog
Roller Flashback Great Escape
USA
Shuttle Vekoma May 23, 1997 Boomerang Coast to Coaster
Roller Galactica Alton Towers
UK
Flying Bolliger & Mabillard March 16, 2002 Air
Roller GhostRider Knott's Berry Farm
USA
Wooden Custom Coasters International, Inc. December 8, 1998 N/A
Roller Gold Digger Mirabilandia
Italy
Wild Mouse L&T Systems 1998 Pakal
Roller Harley Quinn Crazy Train Six Flags Great Adventure
USA
Family Zierer 1999 Blackbeard's Lost Treasure Train
Roller Incredible Hulk Universal's Islands of Adventure
USA
Launched Bolliger & Mabillard May 28, 1999 N/A
Roller Legend Holiday World
USA
Wooden
Terrain
Custom Coasters International, Inc. May 6, 2000 N/A
Roller New Revolution Six Flags Magic Mountain
USA
Terrain Schwarzkopf May 8, 1976 Revolution
Roller SOS Numérobis Parc Astérix
France
Family Zierer 1990 N/A
Roller Superman The Ride Six Flags New England
USA
Hyper Intamin May 5, 2000 Bizarro

Closed

Class Name Park Location Type Manufacturer Opened Closed Relocated
Roller Afterburner Divo Ostrov
Russia
Sit-Down S&S Sansei 2007 Unknown N/A
Roller Boomerang Pleasure Island Family Theme Park
UK
Shuttle Vekoma May 27, 1993 October 29 Trans Studio Bali
Roller Cat & Mouse Ocean Beach Pleasure Park
UK
Sit-Down Pinfari ≤ 2002 Unknown Sam's Fun City
Roller Cobra La Ronde
Canada
Stand-Up Intamin 1995 Unknown N/A
Roller Dipsy Doodle Joyland Amusement Park
USA
Kiddie Miler Manufacturing ≤ 2005 Unknown N/A
Powered Dragon Riverfront Park
USA
Family Zamperla ≤ 2003 Unknown N/A
Powered Go Gator Pleasure Island Family Theme Park
UK
Kiddie Wisdom Rides May 27, 1993 October 29 N/A
Roller Holly's Wilde Autofahrt Holiday Park
Germany
Wild Mouse Maurer AG August 10, 2010 November 1 Eifelpark
Roller Jet Coaster Himeji Tegarayama Amusement Park
Japan
Sit-Down Ikeda Works ≤ 1998 January 11 N/A
Roller Mean Streak Cedar Point
USA
Wooden Dinn Corporation May 11, 1991 September 16 N/A
Roller Mini Mine Train Pleasure Island Family Theme Park
UK
Family Vekoma May 27, 1993 October 29 Trans Studio Mini Bollywood
Roller Sideshow Spin Dollywood
USA
Kiddie L&T Systems 2005 Unknown Kentucky Shores Family Fun Center
Roller Spinning Coaster Chuanlord Holiday Manor
China
Spinning
Wild Mouse
Unknown Unknown Unknown N/A
Roller Thunder Loop Attractiepark Slagharen
Netherlands
Sit-Down Schwarzkopf 1979 October 2 Parko Paliatso Luna Park
Roller Toboggan Lakemont Park
USA
Sit-Down Chance Rides 1991 Unknown N/A
Roller Tsunami M&D's Scotland's Theme Park
UK
Inverted Pinfari March 27, 2004 June 26 N/A
Roller Wild Mouse Aussie World
Australia
Wooden
Wild Mouse
Hopkins & Pearce 2000 Unknown N/A

Incidents

  • June 26 - An entire train derailed on Tsunami at M&D's Scotland's Theme Park with nine people on board, struck a support and landed on the ground in front of the ride. Ten people were injured in the derailment.