Here are 15 Interesting Roller Coaster facts.

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1. Roller coaster loops are never circular, but instead, are designed with an upside down “teardrop” shape. This is because perfectly circular loops will subject riders to up to 6Gs of g-force, causing them to get injured. – Source

2. Many modern roller coasters are designed by Werner Stengel, a German engineer that pioneered heart lining, the principle of having the track twist/rotate around the rider’s heart line. – Source

3. In 2014, a roller coaster in the UK struck and decapitated a deer spraying visitors with blood. – Source

4. Some roller coaster track pieces are filled with sand to reduce noise while the train travels across it. – Source

5. 17th century Russian Ice Slides were the first roller coasters slides were iced over and people sent down them sitting on a block of ice or wood, moving at crazy speeds. – Source

6-10 Roller Coaster Facts

6. Your organs are floating when you get that “stomach in your chest” feeling on a roller coaster. – Source

7. The Euthanasia Coaster is a roller coaster designed to kill its passengers “with elegance and euphoria”. – Source

8. Kingda Ka, the tallest roller coaster in the world is taller than the Statue of Liberty, at 456 feet. – Source

9. Ferrari owns the largest indoor theme park in Abu Dhabi. Their roller coaster, the Rosso, is the world’s fastest with it reaching 150mph in 5 seconds. – Source

10. Venice Beach, L.A. began as an amusement park with the west coast’s first racing roller coaster-race through the clouds. – Source

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11. On Universal Studios Florida theme park, the roller coaster ride Rip Ride Rockit has a hidden code system for extra songs the rider can listen to while riding. – Source

12. On June 16, 1884, America opened their very first roller coaster at Coney Island, in Brooklyn, New York. – Source

13. When you ride a loop-the-loop on a roller coaster, even if you didn’t have restraints, you would stay in the car the whole time. – Source

14. In 1986, the Mindbender roller coaster at the West Edmonton Mall had an accident, killing three people and seriously injuring one more. – Source

15. “The Cú Chulainn Coaster” is Ireland’s First roller coaster and Europe’s largest wooden roller coaster with an inversion and is based at “Tayto Park”. – Source

16. Some roller coasters have test seats outside in case you’re too big to fit. – Source


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Last Update: February 13, 2018