Track Types[edit | edit source]
Box Track[edit | edit source]
A box track is a track type that uses a box-shaped spine. All roller coasters built by Bolliger & Mabillard have a box track.
Old Intamin roller coasters, such as Flashback at Six Flags Magic Mountain and stand-up coaster Cobra at La Ronde also use box-track. This is because the founders of Bolliger & Mabillard used to work for Intamin.
Flat Track[edit | edit source]
Single Rail Track[edit | edit source]
- Main article Single rail roller coaster.
A single rail track uses one primary guide rail to carry along a car versus the traditional two-rail configuration
Skeleton Track[edit | edit source]
A skeleton track typically uses a square-shaped or triangle-shaped skeletal framework as the track spine. This kind of track is typically found on Intamin coasters.
|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 • On-ride camera • On-ride soundtrack • Train • car • Track • Transfer track • Wheel assembly|
|Other||Exclusive ride time • POV • Queue line • Rollback • Theming|