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

Special Track Elements

Looping Roller Coaster RCT3

A Looping Roller Coaster in RollerCoaster Tycoon 3

  • Banked Curves
  • Vertical Loop
  • Steep Twist
  • Banked Helix
  • On-Ride-Photo
  • Booster (RCT1 and OpenRCT2 only)
  • Corkscrew (RCT3 only)
  • Large Corkscrew (RCT3 only)
  • Half Loop (RCT3 only)
  • Quarter Loop (RCT3 only)


  • Banked curves - 50° banking (90° in RCT3)
  • Maximum track slope - 60° (90° in RCT3)
  • Lift hill maximum slope - 25° (60° in RCT3)
  • Maximum height above ground - 150 ft


RCT2 Icon
Looping Roller Coaster RCT2 Icon

Looping Roller Coaster
(Looping Roller Coaster)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

Custom Icon
Looping Roller Coaster (reversed) Custom Icon

Roller Coaster Train (backwards)
(Looping Roller Coaster)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
Police Chase Coaster RCT2 Icon

Police Chase Coaster
(Looping Roller Coaster)
Time Twister

Operating Modes

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

Pre-built designs

RollerCoaster Tycoon

Build menu only
  • Exterminator
  • Fizzly
  • Shuttle Loop

RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

Build menu only
  • Black Panther
  • Bumblebee
  • Deep Freeze
  • Exterminator
  • Fizzly
  • Getaway
  • Glow-Worm
  • Hedgehog
  • Jellyfish
  • Rattlesnake
  • Shockwave
  • Stingray
  • Turbine

Other Information

  • Gives a very smooth ride, and allows the design of long, fast, and twisted track layouts.
  • The difference between the Steel Roller Coaster's powered launch and the LIM Launched Roller Coaster's launch is that the train will pass through the station for the Steel Roller Coaster, which is not true of the LIM Launched Coaster's train. Another difference is that Steel Coasters can have a lift hill with chain lift later in the ride while LIM can not have chain lift at all.
  • This ride is called Steel Roller Coaster in the original RollerCoaster Tycoon.
  • The first and second games have different roller coaster train designs.

In Real Life

The Looping Coaster closely resembles the coasters designed by Schwarzkopf and Hopkins. This track type is also useful for making shuttle roller coasters like the popular Shuttle Loop model manufactured by Schwarkopf.


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)Toffee Apple StallCandyfloss StallCoffee ShopDoughnut ShopDrinks StallExotic Seafood StallFried Chicken StallChip Shop (Fries Stall)Hat StallHot Dog StallIce Cream StallInformation KioskLemonade ShopPizza StallPopcorn StallSouvenir StallT-Shirt Stall

External Links

Steel Roller Coaster