Name of the roller coaster


Name of the park where the roller coaster is located


City where the roller coaster is located


State where the roller coaster is located


Material of track (Steel or Wooden)


How a passenger is positioned in the roller coaster

Design Types:

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


Flying - a roller coaster ridden while parallel with the track.


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.


Pipeline - a coaster where riders are positioned between the rails instead of above or below.


Sit Down - a traditional roller coaster ridden while sitting down.


Stand Up - a coaster ridden while standing up instead of sitting down.


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.


Wing - a coaster where pairs of riders sit on either side of a roller coaster track in which nothing is above or below the riders.


Year when roller coaster opened

Top Speed

Maximum speed of roller coaster (mph)

Max Height

Highest point of roller coaster (ft)


Length of largest gap between high and low points of roller coaster (ft)


Length of roller coaster track (ft)


Time length of roller coaster ride (sec)


Whether or not roller coaster flips passengers at any point (Yes or No)

# of Inversions

Number of times roller coaster flips passengers

Age Group:

1:Older (Built between 1900-1979)


2:Recent (1980-1999)


3:Newest (2000-current)

Data Sources

Roller Coaster DataBaseUltimateRollerCoaster.comESTEEM: Enhancing Statistics Teachers Education with E-Modules