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.