Staggered seating

A 3D render of the front car of Behemoth

Staggered seating or V-seat is where the seats on a roller coaster's train have an arrow-shaped layout. It is intended to give more a riders a better view. The first coaster to use this type of seating is Behemoth at Canada's Wonderland. The second coaster to use this is Diamondback at Kings Island.

Notable Uses

Staggered seating on a Vekoma Giant Inverted Boomerang.

Bolliger & Mabillard

Currently, the Bolliger & Mabillard roller coasters that use staggered seating are Behemoth at Canada's Wonderland, Diamondback at Kings Island, Intimidator at Carowinds and Shambhala at PortAventura Park.


Skyrush at Hersheypark is the first roller coaster to use winged seats, a staggered sit down-floorless hybrid.


The standard cars for their Giant Inverted Boomerang model use staggered seating.