Stand-Up roller coaster

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Description Riders are restrained while standing up. King Cobra at Kings Island is shown above.
Manufacturers Bolliger & Mabillard - Intamin - Togo
First Installation Dangai (1982)
Oldest in Operation Standing Coaster (1985)
Newest Installation Freestyle (2015) (incl. relocations)

Georgia Scorcher (1999) (excl. relocations)

In operation 15
Shockwave at Kings Dominion

A stand-up roller coaster features trains with cars that are ridden in a standing position. These rides often carry a higher height restriction than most roller coasters, as the restraints can be adjusted vertically to accommodate different rider heights. The first stand-up coaster was invented by Togo.

While popular in the 1980s and 90s, stand-up roller coasters have since fallen out of fashion, with many being either removed or converted to floorless roller coasters during the 2010s. The last new stand-up roller coaster is Freestyle, which opened in 2015. This, however, was a relocation, so the last brand new standup coaster to open was Georgia Scorcher at Six Flags Over Georgia in 1999.

Notable stand-up roller coasters

  • Dangai - The oldest ride of this type. It opened in 1982.
  • Shockwave - The only ride of this type manufactured by Intamin that is still in operation (as of 2019), as well as being the only stand-up roller coaster to include a zero-g roll. It opened in 1994.
  • Momonga Standing and Loop Coaster - The oldest operating ride of this type. It opened in 1979 as a sit-down roller coaster, but was changed to stand-up in 1982; one day after the opening of Dangai.
  • The Riddler's Revenge - The tallest, fastest, and longest stand-up roller coaster in the world. It also features the most inversions, with six.

Roller coaster types