Steel roller coaster
A steel roller coaster
is a roller coaster
that is defined by having a track made of steel
. Steel coasters have earned immense popularity in the past 50 years throughout the world. Incorporating tubular steel track and polyurethane
-coated wheels, the steel roller coasters can provide a taller, smoother, and faster ride with more inversions
than a traditional wooden roller coaster
Arrow Dynamics first introduced the steel roller coaster to feature tubular track to the thrill industry with their creations of the Matterhorn Bobsleds (Disneyland) in 1959 and the Runaway Mine Train (Six Flags Over Texas) in 1966.
As of 2006, the oldest operating steel roller coaster in North America is Little Dipper at Memphis Kiddie Park in Brooklyn, Ohio and has been operating since April 1952. The oldest operating steel rollercoaster in the world is Montaña Suiza at Parque de Atracciones Monte Igueldo (Spain). It has been operating since 1928.
There are different types of steel coasters, such as flying, inverted, floorless, and suspended.
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