Racing[edit | edit source]
Sometimes, multi-tracked roller coasters are set up to race each other. Some racing coasters are set up for one train to win. While for other coasters, its a matter of weight, how well brakes work, etc.
Möbius[edit | edit source]
A Möbius loop roller coaster is a twin roller coaster that is built as a single connecting track, as opposed to two separate tracks. As a result, if the train leaves the left side of the station, it will arrive at the right side of the station.
There are only five möbius roller coasters operating today:
- Grand National at Blackpool Pleasure Beach
- Montaña Rusa at La Feria Chapultepec Mágico
- Racer at Kennywood
- Nitro at Dennlys Parc
- Max Adventures Master Thai at Mirabilandia
At first glance Twisted Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain appears to be a möbius roller coaster. However, it only has one station so each train always completes two laps, one on either side of the coaster.
See also[edit | edit source]
|Types of roller coaster|
|Track materials||Hybrid • Steel • Wooden|
|Scale||Kiddie • Family • Hyper (200+ feet) • Giga (300+ feet) • Strata (400+ feet)|
|Train configurations||4th Dimension • Bobsled • Floorless • Flying • Inverted • Motorbike (Steeplechase) • Pipeline • Side Friction • Spinning (Virginia Reel) • Stand-Up • Suspended • Winged|
|Track layouts||Figure 8 • Out and Back • Wacky Worm (Big Apple) • Wild Mouse|
|Multi-tracked||Number of tracks: 2 (twin, möbius) • 3 (triple) • 4 (quad) • 6 (sextuple)|
|Style||Mine Train • Water (liquid)|
|Situation||Enclosed • Indoor • Terrain • Travelling|
|Track configurations||Single rail|