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Construction

Track has a tubular steel spine, connected to the outside edges of tubular steel running rails. Supports are large tubular steel posts. Trains are held on the track by wheels above, below, and inside the running rails.

Special Track Elements

  • Banked Curves
  • Vertical Loop (may need to be researched)
  • Steep Twist
  • Half Loop (may need to be researched)
  • Corkscrew
  • Banked Helix
  • Booster (RCT1 and OpenRCT2 only)
  • On-Ride Photo
  • Zero-G Roll (RCT3 only)

Constraints

  • Banked Curves - 50° banking
  • Maximum Track Slope - 60°
  • Maximum Lift Hill Slope - 25°
  • Maximum Height - 239 Feet

Vehicles

Inverting

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Corkscrew Roller Coaster RCT2 Icon

Corkscrew Roller Coaster
(Corkscrew Roller Coaster)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

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Bullet Coaster RCT2 Icon

Bullet Coaster
(Corkscrew Roller Coaster)
Wacky Worlds

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Conga Eel Coaster RCT2 Icon

Conga Eel Coaster
(Corkscrew Roller Coaster)
Wacky Worlds

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Dragon Coaster RCT2 Icon

Dragon Coaster
(Corkscrew Roller Coaster)
Wacky Worlds

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Great White Shark Ride RCT2 Icon

Great White Shark Ride
(Corkscrew Roller Coaster)
Wacky Worlds

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Limousine Rollercoaster RCT2 Icon

Limousine Rollercoaster
(Corkscrew Roller Coaster)
Wacky Worlds

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Seals Rollercoaster RCT2 Icon

Seals Rollercoaster
(Corkscrew Roller Coaster)
Wacky Worlds


Non-inverting

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Hypercoaster RCT2 Icon

Hypercoaster
(Corkscrew Roller Coaster)
Loopy Landscapes

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Anaconda Ride RCT2 Icon

Anaconda Ride
(Corkscrew Roller Coaster)
Wacky Worlds


Operating Modes

  • Continuous circuit mode
  • Powered launch
  • Reversed-Inclined launched shuttle mode

Pre-built designs

RollerCoaster Tycoon

Build menu only
  • Boomerang (requires the Half Loop and Vertical Loop track elements)
  • Corkscrew
Scenarios

RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

Build menu only
  • Cobra
  • Great American Scream Machine
  • Ionizer
  • Seal Sliding
  • Slippery Seals
  • Tornado
  • Triple Corkscrew
  • Viper
Scenarios

Other Information

  • Can give a rough ride, but allows the most complex track elements to be used, and can be built to a large height. In the first RollerCoaster Tycoon, a Hyper Coaster Train can be used in place of the standard train if there are no inversions in the track and if it goes at a high speed.
  • This ride is called Steel Corkscrew Roller Coaster in RollerCoaster Tycoon and Corkscrew Roller Coaster in RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 and RollerCoaster Tycoon 3.
  • The difference between the Hypercoaster and the Hyper-Twister Roller Coaster is that the Hyper-Twister can be banked on a slope and that the track on the Hypercoaster looks like Arrow track and the Hyper-Twister track is B&M track.
  • In the original RCT, the Hypercoaster was built by selecting the Steel Corkscrew Roller Coaster, by NOT using inversions in your track design and selecting Hypercoaster Trains.
  • The Tilt Coaster is essentially a duplicate of the Corkscrew Coaster with more track elements, making the Corkscrew Coaster obsolete in Roller Coaster Tycoon 3.

In Real Life

The most notable aspect of the Corkscrew Roller Coaster was how diverse the layouts could be. Arrow Dynamics is responsible for many of the Corkscrew roller coasters in the Six Flags parks featured in RCT2. The two most notable are Great American Scream Machine (Great Adventure, defunct as of Summer 2010) and Viper (Magic Mountain, still operating). Both of these rides were semi-copies of each other and were built in 1989 and 1990 respectively. Great American Scream Machine once held the records for World's tallest and fastest roller coaster containing inversions in 1989 and 1990 until Viper opened. Compared to RCT2 though, both rides were taller than 185 ft. compared to what is stated in the game.

Corkscrew with Bayerncurve

The Vekoma Corkscrew with Bayerncurve model

Arrow is credited for the inventing of the Boomerang coaster. The boomerang coaster is one of the most common roller coaster designs in the world. Vekoma has built a more modern version of Boomerang. Both companies have built boomerang roller coasters with Arrow halting their production in 2001. The early Vekoma Boomerangs used Arrow trains and most of the still operating Boomerangs from both companies now use Vekoma Trains.

Arrow Dynamics

  • Arrow is also famous for inventing and coining the term "hyper-coaster." The first Hyper Coaster was introduced in 1989 and stole the world's fastest and tallest title from Scream Machine, which opened only three months prior. Arrow's "Hyper-Coaster" sparked a huge revival in roller coasters known among enthusiasts as the "Coaster Wars." However, this "war", while still ongoing until this day, has since slowed down.
  • Arrow founder Ed Morgan's son Dana Morgan was responsible for building Steel Dragon 2000 at Nagashima Spaland, the longest roller coaster in the world, which is one of only five Giga Coasters in the world. It doesn't look anything like the Intamin-style Giga Coasters that are featured in RCT2 and 3, it bears a better resemblance to the "Hyper Coaster" featured in RCT1, 2, and 3. The coaster is 8,133 ft long and is the second tallest chain lift roller coaster in the world at 318 ft. Fury 325, a B&M giga, became the tallest in 2015, with a height of 325 ft.
RollerCoaster Tycoon Rides and Attractions
Transport ChairliftMiniature RailwayMonorailSuspended Monorail
Gentle Dodgems (Bumper Cars)Car RideCircus ShowCrooked HouseCycle MonorailCycle RailwayFerris WheelFlying SaucersGhost TrainHaunted HouseHedge MazeMerry-Go-RoundMini GolfObservation TowerSpace RingsSpiral Slide
Roller Coasters Air PoweredBobsleigh (Bobsled)FlyingHeartline TwisterInvertedInverted Wild MouseMine TrainReverse Freefall (Reverse Whoa Belly)Single-RailStandup SteelSteelSteel CorkscrewSteel MiniSteel TwisterSteel Wild MouseSuspendedSuspended LoopingSuspended Single-RailWoodenWooden Wild MouseWooden ReverserWooden Side-FrictionWooden TwisterVerticalVirginia Reel
Thrill 3D CinemaEnterpriseGo KartsTop Spin (Gravitron)Motion SimulatorRoto-DropTwist (Scrambled Eggs)Swinging Inverter ShipSwinging ShipLaunched Freefall (Whoa Belly)
Water Boat HireLog FlumeRiver RaftsRiver RapidsRiver RideWater CoasterWater Slide
Shops & Stalls Balloon StallToilets (Bathroom)Candy Apple StandCandyfloss StallCoffee ShopDoughnut ShopDrink StallExotic Seafood StallFried Chicken StallChip Shop (Fries Stall)Hat StallHot Dog StallIce Cream StallInformation KioskLemonade ShopPizza StallPopcorn StallSouvenir StallT-Shirt Stall

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