The following list contains terminology used in the rcdb and their respective definitions. Click on any term's title for more options related to the term.
Wild Mouse - rides using single-car trains on a track with very tight turns. The cars' wheels are positioned closer to the rear of the car than a traditional coaster. The front of the car travels past the turn before changing directions, giving the sensation that the car will fall off the track
Cyclone - roller coaster whose track layout is designed after the legendary Coney Island Cyclone.
Double Figure Eight - Figure eights are side-by-side.
Kiddie - a small roller coaster designed solely for children.
Family - a small roller coaster designed for young riders, but adults may comfortably ride also.
Thrill - This ride classification entry is a under development and searches for it will be incomplete.
Extreme - This ride classification entry is a under development and searches for it will be incomplete.
Dark Ride - A coaster that is principally and mainly designed to be a dark ride with a constant sequence of theming and show elements. It does have one or more typical roller coaster elements - mainly gravity dips - which qualify it as a roller coaster.
4th Dimension - a coaster with cars that spin on a horizontal axis.
Indoor - a roller coaster built inside a structure unrelated to the ride.
Shuttle - a roller coaster traveling to the end of its track and returning in the opposite direction. A shuttle roller coaster's track contains a beginning and end, unlike a traditional roller coaster which forms a continuous circuit.
Möbius - The two tracks are continuous forming a single circuit or 'Moebius Loop'.
Twin - a roller coaster with two tracks. The tracks often follow a similar course, allowing the trains to race with each other.
Enclosed - a roller coaster built inside a structure intended solely for the ride. This structure often imparts a theme or houses special effects.
Sit Down - a traditional roller coaster ridden while sitting down.
Inverted - a roller coaster which uses trains traveling beneath, rather than on top of, the track. Unlike a suspended roller coaster, an inverted roller coaster's trains are rigidly attached to the track.
Suspended - a roller coaster using trains which travel beneath the track and pivot on a swinging arm from side to side, exaggerating the track's banks and turns.
Flying - a roller coaster ridden while parallel with the track.
Stand Up - a coaster ridden while standing up instead of sitting down.
Bobsled - designed like a bobsled run -- without a fixed track. The train travels freely through a trough.
Pipeline - a coaster where riders are positioned between the rails instead of above or below.