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Roller Coaster Timeline


Amy Do

on 5 February 2016

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In 1784, the Russians were once again the ones given credit for building the world’s first wheeled machine. It was in the Gardens of Orienbaum in St. Petersburg, Russia. The ride had carriages that undulated over hills within grooved tracks. Because the machines had wheels, ice was no longer needed. The attraction is known as Katalnaya Gorka. It was basically a more advanced sliding hill without ice.

During the year of 1846, the first looping coaster was created and was located in Paris, France, inside Frascati Gardens. The loop was 13 foot-wide, and it was imported from England to France.The attraction was known as Chemin de Centrifuge. The rider rode down the coaster on a small cart, and then through a small metal circle. Another looping roller coaster was built in England, but it was built on a smaller scale, for the loop only had a diameter of six and a half feet. The attraction was known as Chemin de Centrifuge. The rider rode down the coaster on a small cart, and then through a small metal circle. The roller coaster was wooden.

Matterhorn Bobsled
This attraction was the first tubular steel coaster presented by Disney. Matterhorn Bobsled is still operating. It was built in 1959, in Disneyland, Anaheim, California. Matterhorn Bobsled an attraction composed of two intertwining steel roller coasters. The type of roller coaster is steel.
GhostRider was opened in Knott's Berry Farm on December 8, 1998. GhostRider is the largest attraction in park history, as it looms 118 feet. It is the longest and tallest wooden roller coasters in the world. The attraction is located in Buena Park, California and is in the Ghost Town section of the park. After eighteen years, the attraction is still popular and ongoing. The type of the attraction is a wooden roller coaster.
Timeline of Roller Coasters
By: Amy Do

Hello! Please go on the ride to view the history of roller coasters!

The first type of roller coaster was invented during the mid-1600's . It was called the Russian Mountains, and it was located on a hill near the city of Petersburg in Russia. Russian mountains were a predecessor to the roller coaster. The Russian Mountains were hills constructed from ice and wood. The riders would slide down.

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In 1817, two coasters named Les Montagues Russes a Belleville and Promenades Aeriennes , were built in France. These two coasters made a change in the invention of roller coasters, because they both presented carts that were locked to the track. The carts were able to lock, because they invented a technique in which the axles slid into a groove cut in the track. The Russes a Belleville was the first roller coaster to lock the cars to the track, while the Promenades Aeriennes was the world’s first actual roller coasters.

Russian Mountains
Mauch Chunk Switchback Railway
The first roller coaster in America was more like a runaway train than a modern coaster. It was not built in an amusement park or city. In 1872, the Hauto Tunnel in Pennsylvania was a railroad for people to transport coal down the mountain. The track eventually closed, but it was reopened after a year. However, instead of carrying coals, the carts carried passengers, and thus it became America’s first roller coaster in 1873. It is known today as the Mauch Chunk Switchback Railway.

Katalnaya Gorka
The Switchback Railway was the first, intended roller coaster in the United States. It was created by La Marcus Adna Thompson in 1884. The riders would climb to a tower to board the car, and then the cars were pushed off to 183 meters down the track to another tower. Later, Thompson added in dark tunnels with painted scenery to his attraction in 1886. The attraction's type is wood.

The Switchback Railway
Built in 1966, the Runaway Mine Train is the oldest, still operating roller coaster in Six Flags Over Texas. The attraction was built in response to the development of tubular steel rails. The ride's most notable feature is its underwater coaster tunnel. It is the world's first underwater tunnel. The attraction dives into a 46 meters curving tunnel below Caddo Lake.
Runaway Mine Train
Millennium Force
In the year 2001, Millennium Force was opened in the Cedar Park amusement park. It is located in in Sandusky, Ohio, United States. The attraction was extremely overwhelming, so the people had to create a new classification, known as a giga coaster, for it. The ride's height is 310 feet tall, and it is 6,595 feet long. The speed of the attraction is 93 miles per hour. Its flashing quick speed ushered in a new age of extreme thrill rides for the 21st century. Millennium Force uses above ground tunnels. One unique feature about it is that the attraction is placed on the edge of the shore to give riders their adrenaline fix. The attraction's type is a steel roller coaster.
Russes a Belleville
Promenades Aeriennes
Chemin de Centrifuge
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