The Wooden Roller Coaster is a roller coaster.


Track is laminated wood, topped with a flat steel running rail, constructed on a wooden support structure. Trains are held on the track by up-stop wheels, which run under the inside edge of the rails.

Special Track Elements


  • Maximum banked curve angle - 30°
  • Maximum Track Slope - 60°
  • Maximum Lift Hill Slope - 25°
  • Maximum Height - 105 Feet (RCT1); 200 Feet (RCT2)


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Wooden Roller Coaster RCT2 Icon

Wooden Roller Coaster
(Wooden Roller Coaster)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

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Wooden Roller Coaster (reversed) Custom Icon

Wooden Roller Coaster (reversed)
(Wooden Roller Coaster)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

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Wooden Roller Coaster (6 seater) RCT2 Icon

Wooden Roller Coaster (6 seater)
(Wooden Roller Coaster)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

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Wooden Roller Coaster (6 seater, Reversed) RCT2 Icon

Wooden Roller Coaster (6 seater, Reversed)
(Wooden Roller Coaster)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

RCT2 Icon
Mine Cart Ride RCT2 Icon

Mine Cart Ride
(Wooden Roller Coaster)
Wacky Worlds

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Stage Coach Rollercoaster RCT2 Icon

Stage Coach Rollercoaster
(Wooden Roller Coaster)
Wacky Worlds

Downloadable Vehicles

Operating Modes

  • Continuous circuit mode
  • Continuous circuit block sectioned mode (RCT2 onwards)
  • Reverse-incline launched shuttle mode (OpenRCT2 only)

Scenario appearances

RollerCoaster Tycoon


A * sign means the name is different in the US and EU versions,

RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

RollerCoaster Tycoon 3


Pre-built designs

  • Black Widow (RCT2, RCT3)
  • Brainstorm (RCT2)
  • Buffalo (RCT3)
  • Colossus (Track 1) (RCT2)
  • Colossus (Track 2) (RCT2)
  • Driftwood (RCT2, RCT3)
  • Firetrap (RCT2, RCT3)
  • Glowing Embers (RCT2, RCT3)
  • Great White Wail (RCT2, RCT 3)
    • In the UK version, this is called 'Goofball City'.
  • Hardwood (RCT2, RCT3)
  • Judge Roy Scream (RCT2)
  • Little Beast (RCT3)
  • Loup-Garou (RCT2)
  • Microfobia (RCT2, RCT3)
  • Mischief (RCT1)
  • Psyclone (RCT2)
  • Ricochet (RCT2, RCT3)
  • Robin Hood (RCT2)
  • Rolling Thunder (Track 1) (RCT2)
  • Rolling Thunder (Track 2) (RCT2)
  • Roughrider (RCT2, RCT3)
  • Sawdust (RCT2, RCT3)
  • Shimmy (RCT2, RCT3)
  • Splinter (RCT2, RCT3)
  • Texas Giant (RCT2)
  • Tinder (RCT2, RCT3)
  • Touchwood (RCT2, RCT3)
  • Ugly Twisters (RCT2, RCT3)
  • Whiteout (RCT2, RCT3)
  • Whitewash (RCT2, RCT3)
  • Woodchip (RCT1, RCT2)
  • Woodwind (RCT2)
  • Woodworm (RCT2, RCT3)
  • Zipper (RCT3)

In Real Life

Coming to prevalence in the mid 20th century, this type of roller coaster outdated the Side-Friction Coaster, and the invention of up-stop wheels revolutionized this type of ride.

While the track style of the Wooden Roller Coaster doesn't replicate a specific model, the various trains appear to replicate those of famous manufacturers. The standard and 6-seater trains take on the appearance of classic Philadelphia Toboggan Company trains [1], while the articulated trains are reminiscent of Great Coaster International Millennium Flyer trains [2].

The Vertical Loop element is found in all three Tycoon games, however only one modern wooden roller coaster has ever featured a vertical loop; Son of Beast at Kings Island. This loop was later removed to allow lighter trains to be used on the ride.



  1. In-game files for the standard and 6-seater trains are titled "PTCT1" and "PTCT2", respectively.
  2. [1][2]
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