I was just talking to my brother, and we got into an argument on whether Wicked Twister is a rollercoaster or not. He claims that because it is not a full circuit, and just goes back and forth, that it is not a rollercoaster. There also have been other talk about if Superman: The Escape is a rollercoaster or not. So my question is, what makes a coaster, a coaster?
My Def of a coaster is: 1.uses a track 2. uses gravity or a launch system to propell it 3. has wheels 4. has cars 5. Produces some sort of G forces(Lateral, Positive, Negative, etc.) ------------------ free your mind
I think the safe thing is to say if it's in the database, then it's a coaster. Otherwise, by the standards that SFDL_Fan gave, any ride, just as Super Himilaya or Matterhorn, both of which run on a track, could be considered a coaster.
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Isn't there something in the TOS about posts like this? I realize whoever started it is probably new, but we've had this topic over and over and over again and most people are sick of it. Please don't start nit-picky topics - just enjoy the coasters (or not coasters) that you get to ride!
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It's not really "ANY" ride that runs on a track, since there are water rides that ride on a track.
Also, Gravity may not always play a role in the role of a rollercoaster... such is the case with some run-away powered mine train coasters, such as "Thunder Run" at Paramount Canada's Wonderland. That is basically all powered, as there are no real hills, and it gets the momentum from electricity.
Soo, basically, a definition of a coaster is any car/train that travels on rails. (car refers to wild-mouse coasters & such)