Multi-tracked roller coaster

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A multi-tracked or racing roller coaster has more than one track placed side-to-side, allowing multiple trains to race each other.


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.



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 four möbius roller coasters operating today:

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.


Steeplechase at Pleasure Beach Resort

A triple multi-tracked roller coaster is one with three tracks side-by-side. The only remaining triple roller coaster, and the only operating roller coaster with more than two tracks, is Steeplechase at Pleasure Beach Resort.

Another triple roller coaster is the Triple Racing Coaster at the State Fair of Texas.

More than three tracks

Steeplechase roller coasters with as many as six tracks have existed in the past. One example is the Steeplechase at Kennywood.

See also

Roller coaster types