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Inclined loop

Inclined loop

Inclined Loop on Chang at Kentucky Kingdom.

An inclined loop, also known as an oblique loop is a vertical loop that is tilted at an angle usually between 45 and 80 degrees. The train enters the loop while banked. The element is essentially in between a helix (horizontal loop) and a vertical loop.

Inclined loops are found on some Top Fun sit-down roller coasters as well as some Bolliger & Mabillard stand-up and winged roller coasters.

The first roller coaster with an inclined loop was Mantis at Cedar Point, a Stand-Up Coaster installation from Bolliger & Mabillard. It has since become a floorless coaster called Rougarou.

Installations[edit | edit source]

This is a list of roller coasters which feature an inclined loop.

Name Amusement park Manufacturer Type Opened Status
Green Lantern
Formerly Chang
Six Flags Great Adventure
Kentucky Kingdom
Bolliger & Mabillard Stand-up 2011
Closed 2009
Magic Mountain
Formerly Magic Mountain
Lunapark Fréjus
Magic World
Top Fun Sit-down 2008 Operating
Closed 2005-2007
Rainier Rush
Formerly Typhoon
Formerly Typhoon
Washington State Fair
Los Angeles Country Fairgrounds

Santa's Village AZoosment Park

Top Fun Sit-down 2013


Closed 2012

Closed 2005

Formerly Mantis
Cedar Point Bolliger & Mabillard Floorless
Closed October 19, 2014
Riddler's Revenge Six Flags Magic Mountain Bolliger & Mabillard Stand-up 1998 Operating
Suspended Roller Coaster Jiufeng Park Qin Long Inverted 2015 Operating
Swarm Thorpe Park Bolliger & Mabillard Winged 2012 Operating
Typhoon Hillpark Sibolangit Top Fun Sit-down 2008 Operating