Template:Infobox roller coaster/doc

This template is added at the top section of an article that is about a roller coaster, powered coaster, or alpine coaster.

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{{Infobox roller coaster
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|layout       = 
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Parameters[edit source]

Parameter name (Source name) Description Example
Top section
Image (image) Any image on Coasterpedia can go here. Depending on availability, an image of the entire ride or of the ride entrance is most suitable.
Info.png Only the name of the file is required.
Kingda Ka sign.jpg
Image caption (caption) Caption displayed below the image. Kingda Ka in 2005
Video ID (video) The ID of a Youtube video containing a POV of the roller coaster. i3V63P1dkCY <!-- Youtube video ID -->
Class (class) The classification of the coaster. Must be either "roller", "powered" or "alpine" for roller coasters, powered coasters and alpine coasters respectively. When ommitted, this defaults to "roller". roller
General
Name (name) Name of the roller coaster. Kingda Ka
Park (park) The amusement park in which the roller coaster is situated. If the roller coaster is travelling, leave blank. [[Six Flags Great Adventure]]
Location (location) The location and country in which the amusement park is situated. In almost all cases, this can be copied from RCDB. Jackson, New Jersey, USA
Country (country) The country in which the amusement park is situated. This is required to categorize the roller coaster by location and add the flag icon. USA
State (state) If the roller coaster is located in the United States, this parameter contains the full name of the state in which the amusement park is situated. Otherwise, remove this parameter. New Jersey
Section (section) Section or themed area within the park that this coaster is located Golden Kingdom
Status (status) The current status of the roller coaster. This parameter can contain anything, but the roller coaster will be auto-categorized if one of the following is entered: operating, standing but not operating, in storage, defunct, cancelled, or unknown. operating
Opening date (opened) The date on which the roller coaster opened to the public for the first time. Format as "May 25, 2005" for American coasters, "25 May 2005" for all other coasters. May 25, 2005
Closing date (closed) The final date which the roller coaster operated to the public, not the day it was demolished.
Expected opening date (opened) The planned opening date for a roller coaster that is under construction.
Cost (cost) Costs of building the roller coaster. No specific layout is required so should be formatted as best for each ride and location. $25,000,000
Soundtrack (soundtrack) Information on the official soundtrack for this coaster. Yes, by IMAscore
Theme (theme) Theme of the ride. Haunted mansion
Height restriction (restriction) The height requirement to ride the roller coaster in inches and cm. Inches listed first on roller coasters in the United States. All other roller coasters to have cm listed first. 54 inches (137 cm)
Statistics
System of measurement (units) The measurement system entered into the infobox. Must be either "metric" or "imperial". For coasters in the United States, use imperial. For all other coasters, use metric. metric
Info.png Unless noted otherwise, numbers in the following parameters are in the units chosen above in the System of measurement (units) parameter. Enter numbers only.
Manufacturer (manufacturer) The three parameters manufacturer, builder and designer are somewhat ambiguous and interchangeable. In most cases, these are taken from RCDB. Generally, the manufacturer is the company who builds a steel coaster, the builder is the company who builds a wooden coaster and the designer has various meanings. [[Intamin]]
Builder (builder) [[Martin & Vleminckx]]
Designer / Calculations (designer) [[Werner Stengel]]
Onsite construction (construction) The company responsible for assembling the roller coaster. [[RCS GmbH]]
Track material (category1) This category is always Steel or Wooden and will auto-categorize the roller coaster. Steel
Category 2 (category2) The other three categories can contain anything, but should keep to existing categories as each entry will auto-categorize the roller coaster. Launched
Category 3 (caegory3) Strata
Category 4 (category4)
Track layout (layout) Coasters can be sorted by layout, this can be both an "exact" layout (the coasters are identical) or a general one, like a Wild Mouse coaster. This parameter is optional, and may be one of the following: cyclone, double figure 8, double out and back, figure-8, l-shaped out and back, out and back, oval, skyloop, terrain, wacky worm, zyklon40. figure-8
Model / product (model) If the roller coaster is a mass-produced model, the model name goes here. Usually this parameter refers to exact clones but models with varying track layouts can be entered too. [[Accelerator Coaster]]
Length of plot (dimension1) How large the roller coaster is on the x and y-axis (the z-axis is its height). In metres or feet. 62.3
Breadth of plot (dimension2) 137.8
Riders per train (riders/train) How many riders each ride vehicle (train or car) can hold. 18
Hourly capacity (riders/hour) The theoretical hourly capacity of the roller coaster, usually taken from RCDB. 1400 riders per hour
Propulsion method (lift/launch) The propulsion method(s) used to lift or launch riders throughout the ride. [[Hydraulic launch]]
Power (power) The power consumption of the roller coaster, usually measured in kW. 100 kW
Serial number (serialnumber) Serial number of the roller coaster. 145
Height (height) The maximum height, in feet of the roller coaster from ground level (excluding buildings that do not form part of the structure of the roller coaster). 456
Elevation difference (diff_elevation) The height difference between the highest and lowest point, in metres or feet. 259.9
Steepest drop (drop) The height of the largest drop experienced by riders in metres or feet. 418
Maximum speed (speed) The highest speed reached during the roller coaster in km/h or mph. 128
Length (length) The total length of the track in metres or feet. 3118
Duration (duration) The time taken from leaving the station to entering it again. This parameter is somewhat ambiguous however and is usually just copied from RCDB. 0:28
Inversions (inversions) The number of times the track goes upside-down (not the rider). If the number of inversions in the track and the number experienced by the rider differs, both should be entered. Do not use this parameter on shuttle roller coasters with different number of "track" and "rider" inversions, use the following two parameters instead. 0
Track inversions (track_inversions) These two parameters are only used on shuttle roller coasters where the number of physical inversions in the track and the number of times riders go upside-down are different. 3
Rider inversions (rider_inversions 6
Steepest drop (angle) The steepest angle at which riders drop at. Degrees symbol is added automatically. 90
Maximum g-force (gforce) The highest g-force experienced during the roller coaster. 5
Other (other) May contain notes references for infobox statistics.

Auto-categorisation[edit source]

All categories are modified by the class category. If not present, the article is classed as a roller coaster. If present, |class=powered classes the article as a powered coaster and |class=alpine classes the article as an alpine coaster.

All articles which include this template are added to one of Category:Roller coasters by name, Category:Powered coasters by name, or Category:Alpine coasters by name, depending on the value of class.

The following parameters will auto-categorise the article (the following list assumes |class=roller):

Hidden categories[edit source]

This infobox populates the following hidden categories: