Theming is artificial or natural scenery added to a ride to improve its appearance. For example, Batman: The Ride has the Batmobile outside the queue to show its connection to Batman. Some roller coasters, such as Wicker Man at Alton Towers, have major story lines and pre-shows. This is all done to immerse you into a themed world.
The best themed coasters come from Disney Parks. Rides like Expedition Everest, Incredicoaster, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and others have raised the bar for theming. Universal and SeaWorld parks also focus on theming.
|Roller coaster descriptions|
|Basic elements||Brake run • Station|
|Advanced elements||Bunny hill • Headchopper • Inversions • Pre-Drop • Tunnel|
|Propulsion||Lift hill (Cable • Catch car • Chain • Electric spiral • Elevator • Ferris wheel • Friction wheel • Spiral)|
|Technology||Block brakes • Car • On-ride camera • On-ride soundtrack • Test seat • Train • Track • Transfer track • Wheel assembly|
|Other||Chicken exit • Exclusive ride time • POV • Queue line • Rollback • Theming|
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