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Roller Coaster Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

Trivia questions about roller coasters with the answers.

 

Roller Coaster Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

The oldest roller coasters are believed to have originated from the so-called "Russian Mountains", which were specially constructed hills of what?
A: Ice.

Some historians say the first roller coaster was built by Russia's Catherine the Great in Saint Petersburg in what year?
A:  1784.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates, how many park guests die on average per year?
A: 2.

Some roller coasters that move back and forth along the same section of track are known as what?
A: Shuttles.

The Russian name for roller coasters is "американские горки" ("amerikanskiye gorki"), which means what?
A: "American Mountains".

What is the name of the type of roller coaster with a height or drop that ranges from 300 feet to 399 feet and completes a full circuit?
A: A Giga Coaster.

In 1885, Phillip Hinkle introduced the first full-circuit coaster and it was soon the most popular attraction at what amusement park?
A:  Coney Island.

 

The cars on a typical roller coaster are not what?
A: Self-powered

In 1886, LaMarcus Adna Thompson patented a roller coaster design that included what?
A: Dark tunnels with painted scenery.

There are two main types of roller coasters, Steel roller coasters and what other type?
A: Wooden roller coasters.

By 1919, The first underfriction roller coaster was developed by who?
A:  John Miller.

What was the name of perhaps the best known historical roller coaster, which was opened on Coney Island in the year 1927?
A: The Cyclone.

The Great Depression marked the end of the first golden age of  what?
A: Roller coasters and Amusement Parks.

In what year was "The Racer" built at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio?
A: 1972.

 

In what year did Disneyland come out with its revolutionary Matterhorn Bobsleds?
A: 1959

A roller coaster with a height or drop that ranges from 200 feet to 299 feet  and completes a full circuit is called what?
A: A Hyper Coaster.

The Disney Matterhorn was the first roller coaster to use what?
A: A tubular steel track.

Most modern roller coasters are made of what ?
A: Steel.

What are roller coasters known as in Japan?
A: Jet coaster.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates, how many park guests required hospitalization in 2001?
A: 134.

A study commissioned by Six Flags, found that how many people visited amusement parks in 2001?
A: 319 million.

 

Kingdom Coaster at Dutch Wonderland in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is a 55-foot tall (17 m) coaster that has a top speed of how fast?
A:  40 mph.

What is the tallest coaster in the world at 456 feet tall?
A:  Kingda Ka at Six Flags Great Adventure.

A roller coaster specifically designed for younger riders including toddlers is known as a what?
A: Kiddie coaster.

What is the name of the first roller coaster to be classified as a hyper coaster?
A: Magnum XL-200 at Cedar Point designed by Arrow Dynamics.