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The Allan Herschell Company specialized in the creation of amusement rides, particularly carousels and roller coasters.
Alton Towers Resort, often shortened to Alton Towers, is a theme park resort located in Staffordshire, England.
An amusement park is a park that features various attractions, such as rides and games, as well as other events for entertainment purposes.
Amusement park accidents refer to serious injuries or deaths that occur at amusement parks.
Anton Schwarzkopf (8 July 1924 – 30 July 2001) was a German engineer of amusement rides, and founder of the Schwarzkopf Industries Company, which built numerous amusement rides and large roller coasters for both amusement parks and traveling funfairs.
Ares I was the crew launch vehicle that was being developed by NASA as part of the Constellation program.
Ares I-X was the first-stage prototype and design concept demonstrator in the Ares I program, a launch system for human spaceflight developed by the United States space agency, NASA.
Arrow Development was an amusement park ride and roller coaster design and manufacturing company, incorporated in California on November 16, 1945, and based in Mountain View.
Arrow Dynamics was a roller coaster design and manufacturing company based in Clearfield, Utah, United States.
Čakovec (Csáktornya; Aquama; Tschakathurn) is a city in northern Croatia, located around north of Zagreb, the Croatian capital.
B.A. Schiff & Associates was a roller coaster manufacturing firm based in Miami, Florida, United States.
Behemoth is a steel roller coaster at Canada's Wonderland in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada.
Black Mamba is an inverted roller coaster built by Bolliger & Mabillard in the German theme park Phantasialand.
A bobsled roller coaster is a roller coaster that uses a track design that is essentially a "pipe" with the top half removed and has cars that are sent down this pipe in a freewheeling mode.
Bolliger & Mabillard, officially Bolliger & Mabillard Consulting Engineers Inc., and often abbreviated B&M, is a roller coaster design consultancy based in Monthey, Switzerland.
Boomerang is a model of roller coaster manufactured and designed by Vekoma, a Dutch manufacturer.
A brake run on a roller coaster is any section of track meant to slow or stop a roller coaster train.
Brooklyn is the most populous borough of New York City, with a census-estimated 2,648,771 residents in 2017.
Busch Gardens Tampa (formerly known as Busch Gardens Africa and Busch Gardens: The Dark Continent) is a African-themed animal theme park located in the city of Tampa, Florida.
Busch Gardens Williamsburg (formerly known as Busch Gardens Europe and Busch Gardens: The Old Country) is a theme park located in James City County, Virginia, United States.
Canada's Wonderland is a theme park located in Vaughan, Ontario, a suburb approximately north of Downtown Toronto.
Carowinds is a amusement park, located adjacent to Interstate 77 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Catherine II (Russian: Екатерина Алексеевна Yekaterina Alekseyevna; –), also known as Catherine the Great (Екатери́на Вели́кая, Yekaterina Velikaya), born Princess Sophie of Anhalt-Zerbst, was Empress of Russia from 1762 until 1796, the country's longest-ruling female leader.
Cedar Point is a amusement park located on a Lake Erie peninsula in Sandusky, Ohio.
Chance Morgan Coasters, Inc. is a roller coaster and amusement ride manufacturer.
Chance Rides Manufacturing is a roller coaster and amusement ride manufacturer.
Coney Island is a peninsular residential neighborhood, beach, and leisure/entertainment destination of Long Island on the Coney Island Channel, which is part of the Lower Bay in the southwestern part of the borough of Brooklyn in New York City.
The Coney Island Cyclone (better known as simply the Cyclone) is a historic wooden roller coaster in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, New York City.
Croatia (Hrvatska), officially the Republic of Croatia (Republika Hrvatska), is a country at the crossroads of Central and Southeast Europe, on the Adriatic Sea.
Custom Coasters International (CCI) was one of the premier wooden roller coaster manufacturers in the world and produced 34 wooden coasters in the short span of eleven years — more than any other company in recent times.
Dinn Corporation was a roller coaster designing and manufacturing company established in West Chester, Ohio in 1983 by Charles Dinn.
Disney's Animal Kingdom is a zoological theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida, near Orlando.
Disneyland Park, originally Disneyland, is the first of two theme parks built at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, opened on July 17, 1955.
The Dive Coaster is a steel roller coaster model developed and manufactured by Bolliger & Mabillard.
Dragon Khan is a steel sit-down roller coaster located in the PortAventura Park theme park in Salou and Vilaseca (Tarragona), Catalonia, Spain.
A dual-tracked roller coaster is a roller coaster which consists of two tracks.
Dynamic Structures is a Canadian company with a history of steel fabrication dating back to 1926.
E&F Miler Industries (formerly Miler Coaster, Inc. and Miler Manufacturing) is a family-owned roller coaster manufacturing firm based in Portland, Oregon, United States.
Euro-Mir is a spinning roller coaster located at Europa-Park in Rust, Germany.
Europa-Park is a theme park and the largest in Germany, and the second most popular theme park resort in Europe, following Disneyland Paris.
The Euthanasia Coaster is an art concept for a steel roller coaster designed to kill its passengers.
Expedition Everest — Legend of the Forbidden Mountain is a steel roller coaster built by Vekoma at Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
Expedition GeForce is a steel roller coaster located at Holiday Park in Haßloch, Germany.
Fabbri Group is an Italian amusement rides manufacturer based in Calto.
Fahrenheit is a steel roller coaster at Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
Figure 8 roller coasters are a category of roller coasters where the train runs through a figure 8 shaped course before returning to the boarding station.
A Floorless Coaster is a type of steel roller coaster manufactured by Bolliger & Mabillard where riders sit with no floor underneath them allowing their feet to swing freely just above the track.
A flying roller coaster is a type of roller coaster meant to simulate the sensations of flight by harnessing riders in a prone position during the duration of the ride.
Friction is the force resisting the relative motion of solid surfaces, fluid layers, and material elements sliding against each other.
is an amusement park in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan.
Fury 325 is a steel roller coaster at the Carowinds amusement park located in Charlotte, North Carolina and Fort Mill, South Carolina.
The gravitational force, or more commonly, g-force, is a measurement of the type of acceleration that causes a perception of weight.
Gerstlauer Amusement Rides GmbH is a German manufacturer of stationary and transportable amusement rides and roller coasters, located in Münsterhausen, Germany.
The Euro-Fighter is a type of steel roller coaster developed by Gerstlauer.
Giovanola Freres SA was one of the prominent thrill ride manufacturers in the world.
A gravity railroad (American English) or gravity railway (British English) is a railroad on a slope that allow cars carrying minerals or passengers to coast down the slope by the force of gravity alone.
Great Bear is an inverted roller coaster located at Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
Great Coasters International, Inc. (GCI or GCII) is a Sunbury, Pennsylvania-based roller coaster manufacturer which has created several award-winning rides since its formation in 1994.
Griffon is a steel Dive Coaster roller coaster located at the Busch Gardens Williamsburg amusement park in James City County, Virginia, United States.
Haverhill is a hilly and historic city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States.
Hersheypark (known as Hershey Park until 1970) is a family theme park situated in Hershey, Derry Township, Pennsylvania, United States, about east of Harrisburg, and west of Philadelphia.
Holiday Park is an amusement park in Haßloch, Germany.
Hopkins Rides is an amusement ride manufacturer based in Palm City, Florida.
A hypercoaster is any complete circuit roller coaster with a height measuring greater than.
Hypersonic XLC was a roller coaster located at Kings Dominion in Doswell, Virginia.
The following lists of Incidents that occurred at various Walt Disney Parks and Resorts are organized by resort area.
This is a summary of notable incidents that have taken place at various SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment-owned amusement parks, water parks or theme parks.
The following is a summary of notable incidents at any of the amusement parks and water parks operated by Six Flags Entertainment Corporation.
Intamin Worldwide is a designing and manufacturing company in Wollerau, Switzerland.
Intimidator 305 is a steel roller coaster located at Kings Dominion in Doswell, Virginia, United States.
An inverted roller coaster is a roller coaster in which the train runs under the track with the seats directly attached to the wheel carriage.
Jack Rabbit is a wooden roller coaster located at Kennywood Park in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh, United States.
Jim Thorpe is a borough and the county seat of Carbon County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
John A. Miller (born August John Mueller in 1872, Homewood, Illinois – died June 24, 1941, Houston, Texas) was an American roller coaster designer and builder, inventor, and businessman.
Joseph Oller (Josep Oller i Roca in Catalan) (1839–1922) was a Spanish entrepreneur who lived in Paris for most of his life.
Jungle Jack's Landing is a small amusement park attached to and owned by the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Powell, Ohio.
Kennywood is an amusement park located in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania.
Kinematics is a branch of classical mechanics that describes the motion of points, bodies (objects), and systems of bodies (groups of objects) without considering the mass of each or the forces that caused the motion.
In physics, the kinetic energy of an object is the energy that it possesses due to its motion.
Kingda Ka is a steel accelerator roller coaster located at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey.
Kings Dominion is an amusement park located in Doswell, Virginia, north of Richmond and south of Washington, D.C..
Kings Island is a amusement park located northeast of Cincinnati in Mason, Ohio.
Knoebels Amusement Resort is a family-owned and operated amusement park, picnic grove, and campground in Elysburg, Pennsylvania.
LaMarcus Adna Thompson (March 8, 1848 – May 8, 1919) was an American inventor and businessman most famous for developing a variety of gravity rides.
The sped up roller coaster is a modern form of roller coaster which has increased in use in the last two decades.
Leviathan is a steel roller coaster in the Medieval Faire section of the park at Canada's Wonderland in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada.
A lift hill, or chain hill, is an upward-sloping section of track on a roller coaster on which the roller coaster train is mechanically lifted to an elevated point or peak in the track.
Linnanmäki (Borgbacken, colloquially Lintsi, literal translation Castle Hill) is an amusement park in Helsinki, Finland.
This page provides links to lists of amusement parks by region (below), and alphabetically beginning with the name of the park (right).
Amusement rides, sometimes called carnival rides, are mechanical devices or structures that move people to create enjoyment.
Roller coasters are amusement rides developed for amusement parks and modern theme parks.
Mack Rides GmbH & Co KG, also known simply as Mack Rides, is a German company that designs and constructs amusement rides.
Magnum XL-200, colloquially known as simply Magnum, is a steel roller coaster built by Arrow Dynamics at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio.
Martin & Vleminckx is a roller coaster manufacturing and construction company based in Montreal, Quebec (Canada) with a subsidiary office in Haines City, Florida, United States.
Massachusetts, officially known as the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the most populous state in the New England region of the northeastern United States.
The Matterhorn Bobsleds are a pair of intertwined steel roller coasters at Disneyland in Anaheim, California.
The Mauch Chunk and Summit Railroad was a coal hauling railroad in the mountains of Pennsylvania that operated between 1828 and 1932.
Maurer AG is a steel construction company and roller coaster manufacturer.
Millennium Force is a steel roller coaster located at Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio.
A mine train roller coaster is a steel roller coaster whose trains often depict a set of mine carts, with the forward-most car or portions of it sometimes resembling a small steam locomotive.
Montu is an inverted roller coaster at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay in Tampa, Florida.
Moonsault Scramble was a shuttle roller coaster that operated from 1983 until 2000 at Fuji-Q Highland amusement park in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan.
A motorbike roller coaster is a type of steel roller coaster designed with motorcycle type cars.
Moulin Rouge (French for "Red Mill") is a cabaret in Paris, France.
is a major amusement park in Kuwana, Mie Prefecture, Japan.
New Texas Giant, formerly known as Texas Giant, is a steel roller coaster located at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, Texas.
New York is a state in the northeastern United States.
Oblivion is a steel roller coaster located at Alton Towers in England.
Oranienbaum (Ораниенба́ум) is a Russian royal residence, located on the Gulf of Finland west of St. Petersburg.
Out and back refers to the layout of a roller coaster.
Paris in the Belle Époque was a period in the history of the city between the years 1871 to 1914, from the beginning of the Third French Republic until the First World War.
Phantasialand is a theme park in Brühl, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany that attracts approximately 1.75 million visitors annually.
Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, commonly referred to as PTC, is one of the oldest existing roller coaster manufacturing companies in the world.
Phoenix is a wooden roller coaster located at the Knoebels Amusement Resort in Elysburg, Pennsylvania.
F.lli Pinfari S.r.l was an Italian ride manufacturing company based in Suzzara, Italy.
The Pipeline Coaster is a roller coaster model where the trains ride between the tracks as opposed to a traditional roller coaster where they ride above them.
Playland Park was an amusement park formerly located at 2222 North Alamo in San Antonio, Texas.
PortAventura World is an entertainment resort in Salou and Vila-seca, Tarragona, on the Costa Daurada in Spain.
In physics, potential energy is the energy possessed by an object because of its position relative to other objects, stresses within itself, its electric charge, or other factors.
A powered roller coaster is a railed amusement ride similar to a roller coaster.
Premier Rides is an amusement ride manufacturer based in the United States.
Preston & Barbieri is an amusement ride manufacturing company based in Reggio Emilia, Italy.
A programmable logic controller (PLC), or programmable controller is an industrial digital computer which has been ruggedized and adapted for the control of manufacturing processes, such as assembly lines, or robotic devices, or any activity that requires high reliability control and ease of programming and process fault diagnosis.
Raptor is a steel inverted roller coaster designed by Bolliger & Mabillard at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, United States.
Rocky Mountain Construction (also abbreviated as RMC) is a manufacturing and construction company based in Hayden, Idaho, United States.
A rollback occurs on a launched roller coaster when the train is not launched fast enough to reach the top of the tower.
Roller Coaster Corporation of America (abbreviated RCCA) was an amusement ride manufacturer based in the United States.
A roller coaster inversion is a roller coaster element in which the track turns riders upside-down and then returns them to an upright position.
A roller rink is a hard surface usually consisting of Hardwood, Rollerboard or Concrete used for roller skating or inline skating.
RollerCoaster Tycoon is a series of simulation video games about building and managing an amusement park.
Russian Mountains were a predecessor to the roller coaster.
S&S - Sansei Technologies, formerly S&S Worldwide, is an American company known for its pneumatically powered amusement rides and roller coaster designing.
Sansei Technologies, Inc. (formerly Sansei Yusoki Co., Ltd.) is a manufacturing firm based in Osaka, Japan.
Sea Dragon is a junior wooden roller coaster located at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Powell, Ohio.
A shuttle roller coaster is any roller coaster that ultimately does not make a complete circuit, but rather reverses at some point throughout its course and traverses the same track backwards.
A side friction coaster is an early roller coaster design that has two sets of wheels - normal road wheels, and side-friction wheels to prevent the cars from derailing on sharp curves.
Six Flags Great Adventure is an amusement park located in Jackson, New Jersey, owned by Six Flags Entertainment Corp. Situated between New York City and Philadelphia, the park complex also contains the Hurricane Harbor water park.
Six Flags Over Texas is a 212-acre (86 ha) theme park located in Arlington, Texas, east of Fort Worth and about 15 miles (24 km) west of Dallas.
Son of Beast was a record-breaking wooden roller coaster located at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio.
A spinning roller coaster is a roller coaster with cars that rotate on a vertical axis.
A stand-up roller coaster is a roller coaster designed to have the passengers stand through the course of the ride.
is a steel roller coaster at Nagashima Spa Land amusement park in Mie Prefecture, Japan.
A steel roller coaster is a roller coaster that is defined by having a track made of steel.
A Steeplechase roller coaster has several side-by-side tracks in a dueling "racing" arrangement.
Superman: Escape from Krypton (originally known as Superman: The Escape) is a steel shuttle roller coaster located at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California.
A suspended roller coaster is a type of steel roller coaster in which the car hangs from the bottom of the rolling stock by a pivoting fulcrum or hinge assembly.
The original Switchback Railway was the first roller coaster at Coney Island and one of the earliest designed for amusement in America.
Terrain roller coasters are roller coasters which, as their name suggests, take advantage of the (usually) natural undulations of the land upon which they are built.
The Gravity Group, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, is an American-based roller coaster design firm.
The Racer is a wooden, racing roller coaster located at Kings Island amusement park in Mason, Ohio.
The Sun-Herald is an Australian newspaper published in tabloid or compact format on Sundays in Sydney by Fairfax Media.
Thrillville: Off the Rails is a 2007 theme park simulation video game developed by Frontier Developments and published by LucasArts.
A Thrust Air 2000 (commonly known as a thrust air coaster) is a unique form of launched roller-coaster created by S&S Worldwide, Inc., that uses refrigerated, compressed air to shoot a rubber-wheeled car down a steel track.
A toboggan is a simple sled which is a traditional form of transport used by the Innu and Cree of northern Canada.
was a Japanese amusement ride company that built roller coasters, giant wheels, carousels, flumes, dark rides, sky cycles and other amusement rides.
Top Thrill Dragster is a steel accelerator roller coaster built by Intamin at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, United States.
The track on a railway or railroad, also known as the permanent way, is the structure consisting of the rails, fasteners, railroad ties (sleepers, British English) and ballast (or slab track), plus the underlying subgrade.
A roller coaster train is a vehicle made up of two or more cars connected by specialized joints which transports passengers around a roller coaster's circuit.
A twister roller coaster is the generic name given to any roller coaster layout which tends to twist or interweave its track within itself several times.
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) is an independent agency of the United States government.
On a roller coaster train, the underfriction, up-lift, or up-stop wheels are a device to keep the train from jumping off the track under intense movement.
Vekoma Rides Manufacturing is a Dutch amusement ride manufacturer.
Virginia Reel was an older style of spinning roller coaster characterized by spinning circular "tubs" that zig-zagged down a flat-bottomed track.
The Walt Disney World Resort, commonly known as Walt Disney World, or often just as Disney World, is an entertainment complex in Bay Lake and Lake Buena Vista, Florida, near Orlando and Kissimmee, Florida.
Whiplash is a non-medical term describing a range of injuries to the neck caused by or related to a sudden distortion of the neck associated with extension, although the exact injury mechanisms remain unknown.
A Wild Mouse roller coaster (also Mad Mouse or Crazy Mouse) is a type of roller coaster characterised by small cars that seat four people or fewer and ride on top of the track, taking tight, flat turns (without banking) at modest speeds, yet producing high lateral G-forces.
A Wing Coaster is a type of steel roller coaster manufactured by Bolliger & Mabillard where pairs of riders sit on either side of a roller coaster track in which nothing is above or below the riders.
A wooden roller coaster is most often classified as a roller coaster with running rails made of flattened steel strips mounted on laminated wooden track.
Antonio Zamperla S.p.A. is an Italian design and manufacturing company founded in 1966.
Zierer Karussell- und Spezialmaschinenbau GmbH & Co.
A 4th Dimension Roller Coaster is a type of steel roller coaster whereby riders are rotated independently of the orientation of the track, generally about a horizontal axis that is perpendicular to the track.
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