Glossary

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.

Track Layout

Shuttle Loop

Single Helix (rear)

Double Out and Back

Circle Dip

Wild Mouserides 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

Cycloneroller coaster whose track layout is designed after the legendary Coney Island Cyclone.

Figure Eight

Double Figure EightFigure eights are side-by-side.

Oval

Terrain

Single Helix (right)

Twin Helix

Twister

Single Helix (left)

Single Helix (center)

Out and Back

L-Shaped Out and Back

Mite Mouse

Circular Gravity Railway

Big Apple / Wacky Worm

Triple Out and Back

Zyklon / Galaxi

U Shuttle

Jungle Mouse

Type

Steela roller coaster with track consisting of steel tu

Wooda roller coaster with track consisting of layers of wood. Occasionally wooden roller coasters will use steel structures to support the wooden track, this does not have an affect on its wooden status.

Scale

Kiddiea small roller coaster designed solely for children.

Familya small roller coaster designed for young riders, but adults may comfortably ride also.

ThrillThis ride classification entry is a under development and searches for it will be incomplete.

ExtremeThis ride classification entry is a under development and searches for it will be incomplete.

Passenger Restraints

Category

Dark RideA 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 Dimensiona coaster with cars that spin on a horizontal axis.

Scenic Railway

Sliding Station

Mirror

Built In-House

Launch

Lift

Single Rail

Spinning Cars

Turntable Station

Indoora roller coaster built inside a structure unrelated to the ride.

Pendulum

Shuttlea 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.

Water Coaster

Floorless

MöbiusThe two tracks are continuous forming a single circuit or 'Moebius Loop'.

Twina roller coaster with two tracks. The tracks often follow a similar course, allowing the trains to race with each other.

Side Friction

Rocking Cars

Quasi Möbius

Virtual Reality

Encloseda roller coaster built inside a structure intended solely for the ride. This structure often imparts a theme or houses special effects.

Dual Station

Hybrid

Private

Trolley Park

Brakeman

Stacked Storage

Onboard Sound

Design

Sit Downa traditional roller coaster ridden while sitting down.

Inverteda 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.

Suspendeda 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.

Wing

Flyinga roller coaster ridden while parallel with the track.

Stand Upa coaster ridden while standing up instead of sitting down.

Bobsleddesigned like a bobsled run -- without a fixed track. The train travels freely through a trough.

Pipelinea coaster where riders are positioned between the rails instead of above or below.

Classification

Roller Coaster

Powered Coastera roller coaster that is electrically powered throughout the entire ride.

Mountain Coaster

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