While some popular coasters are replicated many times, most coasters have unique layouts that offer a range of thrills, from kiddie coasters to family rides to extreme thrill machines. To see the full variety of coaster types and photos from all angles, potential riders should check out official park websites and fan sites before visiting.
The following pictures showcase a range of popular coaster designs and what makes the rides unique, such as intertwined elements on Medusa.
Inverted Coaster Loop
Inverted coasters are popular designs.
Busch Gardens’ Kumba is a thrilling looping coaster.
Twin Wooden Coaster
Twin coasters are nostalgic designs for wooden coasters.
Kingda Ka is one of the fastest coasters in the world.
Wooden coasters frequently have undulating hills.
Loch Ness Monster
Two loops are better than one on Loch Ness Monster.
Xcelerator at Knott’s Berry Farm is a thrilling ride.
Dual Coaster Tracks
Wooden tracks are picturesque.
Small coasters use thinner tracks.
Boomerang Coast to Coaster
The Boomerang is one of the most common track designs.
Wild mouse coasters use many hairpin turns.
The Hulk at Islands of Adventure is a thrilling launch coaster.
X2 at Six Flags Magic Mountain is a fourth dimension coaster.