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The majority of people will never have a chance to venture across the country to tackle the most popular thrill rides and roller coasters.  Therefore, we here at Roller Coaster Central have assembled a collection of videos that will allow guests the next best thing: experiencing these rides through their computers.

 

These videos are organized alphabetically, with the theme park in which each coaster is housed indicated.  The videos show an experience of the roller coaster from the front seat of the first car of the train, unless otherwise indicated, and enable viewers to gain a vicarious feeling of each ride's layout and elements.  

 

Please note that these videos come in varying formats.  Some are .AVI while others are .MPEG while even others are .WMV.  There are also some .MOV files that can only be played on QuickTime.  Most media players are capable of playing .AVI and .MPEG files, but only Windows Media Player can screen .WMV files.  If you do not have Windows Media Player installed on your computer, you will be unable to view those videos.

 

Please also note that despite the relatively small size of many of these videos, you can stretch your media player out to obtain a better view without sacrificing quality too much.  The video should still run smoothly even if you double the size.

 

Clicking on the links will stream the videos directly onto your computer, but to save the videos, right-click on the links and select "Save Target As."

 

Please note that these videos have come from various different sources, many of them now defunct.  If you are the owner of any of these videos and would like credit given to you or the respective video taken down, please contact us.

 

For more great roller coaster videos, head on over to Roller Coaster Freaks.

 

Roller Coaster: Alpengeist

Location: Busch Gardens Williamsburg

File Format: .MOV (Quick Time required)

Video Size: 160 x 120 pixels

Description: Debuting as the tallest inverted roller coaster in the world when it opened, this Bolliger & Mabillard masterpiece also claimed the records of highest drop on an inverted roller coaster and tallest vertical loop on an inverted coaster.  With six intense inversions, this snow beast remains a favorite of many coaster enthusiasts!

          | DOWNLOAD HERE |

 

Roller Coaster: Apollo's Chariot

Location: Busch Gardens Williamsburg

File Format: .AVI

Video Size: 160 x 120 pixels

Description: This B&M hypercoaster opened holding the record of most combined footage of drops.  An L-shaped out-and-back roller coaster, this ride across the sky features an inordinate amount of airtime, some wicked lateral G-forces, and exhilarating, scream-your-head-off fun.

          | DOWNLOAD HERE |

 

Roller Coaster: Drachen Fire

Location: Busch Gardens Williamsburg

File Format: .AVI

Video Size: 160 x 120 pixels

Description: This Arrow Dynamics sit-down looper, having been demolished, much to the despair of many roller coaster fans, was a genuine classic.  One of if not the only Arrow coaster to ever feature a standard boomerang, this beast also boasts a cutback--a sort of reverse corkscrew--among its six harrowing inversions. 

          | DOWNLOAD HERE |

 

Roller Coaster: Gwazi

Location: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

File Format: .AVI

Video Size: 160 x 120 pixels

Description: This Great Coasters timber terror is one of the only dueling wooden roller coasters on the planet!  Lion and Tiger form what are basically mirrored versions of each other.  Diving down steep turns, with five near-misses, this wooden roller coaster provides pure excitement mingled with shrieking terror.

          | DOWNLOAD HERE |

 

Roller Coaster: The Joker's Jinx

Location: Six Flags America

File Format: .AVI

Video Size: 160 x 120 pixels

Description: An outdoors (unenclosed) version of Premier Rides' popular spaghetti coaster, this scream machine uses Linear Induction Motors to blast riders from 0 to 55 miles per hour in less than four seconds, hurtling them into a tangled ball of track and rocketing them through four inversions in the process.

          | DOWNLOAD HERE |

 

Roller Coaster: Magnum XL-200

Location: Cedar Point

File Format: .AVI

Video Size: 160 x 120 pixels

Description: The first hypercoaster (200+ foot tall) ever built still remains a classic among all of its fans.  Featuring numerous airtime-fulfilling hills and a few tunnels to height suspense, this Arrow Dynamics creation has delivered thrills and chills ever since its grand debut in 1989.  Since then, numerous other hypercoasters have been built, but Magnum still remains a beloved classic.

          | DOWNLOAD HERE |

 

Roller Coaster: Mantis

Location: Cedar Point

File Format: .AVI

Video Size: 160 x 120 pixels

Description: The tallest stand-up roller coaster when it debuted, this B&M screamer features four awesome inversions: a vertical loop, a dive loop, an inclined loop, and a corkscrew.  Though taller, more convoluted stand-ups have been constructed since this coaster's opening, it still ranks as one of the great stand-up coasters in existence.

          | DOWNLOAD HERE |

 

Roller Coaster: Mean Streak

Location: Cedar Point

Video Size: 160 x 120 pixels

File Format: .MOV (Quick Time required)

Description: One of the tallest wooden roller coasters standing, this towering behemoth is quite intimidating.  Standing at the far end of the peninsula, Mean Streak takes victims for the ride of their lives through thunderous hills, twisted turns, and plenty of wood-rattling terror.

          | DOWNLOAD HERE |

 

Roller Coaster: Montu

Location: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

File Format: .MPEG

Video Size: 240 x 180 pixels

Description: Ripping through an Egyptian archaeological ruins site, this Bolliger & Mabillard inverted roller coaster takes riders through a huge vertical loop, an Immelmann, a zero-G-roll, and a batwing before hitting the mid-course trim brakes and then roaring through a smaller vertical loop and a corkscrew--making for seven unbelievable inversions!  Please note that there is no sound on this video.

          | DOWNLOAD HERE |

 

Roller Coaster: Raptor

Location: Cedar Point

File Format: .AVI

Video Size: 320 x 240 pixels

Description: One of the non-Batman-clone inverted coasters out there, this bird of prey soars through six inversions while madly ducking out of the way from its own tracking!  The layout is twisted to the max and the experience legendary.  This video file also does not have sound.

          | DOWNLOAD HERE |

 

Roller Coaster: Steel Phantom

Location: Kennywood Park

File Format: .AVI

Video Size: 160 x 120 pixels

Description: Having been partially torn down and replaced by the hypercoaster Phantom's Revenge in 2001, Steel Phantom nevertheless was a classic beloved by many coaster enthusiasts.  Its longest drop was its second, a 225-foot dive under the Thunderbolt.  Four inversions followed that before this spirit returned to its station.

          | DOWNLOAD HERE |

 

Roller Coaster: Superman: Ride of Steel

Location: Six Flags Darien Lake

File Format: .AVI

Video Size: 160 x 120 pixels

Description: One of the most popular steel hypercoasters around, this Intamin-manufactured hypercoaster features an unreal 70-degree 205-foot drop, two incredibly powerful helixes, and plenty of airtime.  It consistently ranks atop numerous coaster polls as one of the best steel coasters out there.

          | DOWNLOAD HERE |

 

Roller Coaster: Viper

Location: Six Flags Magic Mountain

File Format: .AVI

Video Size: 160 x 120 pixels

Description: Breaking the record for most inversions on a roller coaster when it opened, this Arrow-made red sit-down multi-looper features three vertical loops, an "Arrow boomerang" (batwing), and two ground-hugging corkscrews.  Towering 180 feet above ground level, this thrill ride can still flood the adrenaline, even if it is over ten years old!

          | DOWNLOAD HERE |

 

Roller Coaster: Wildthing!

Location: Valleyfair

File Format: .WMV (Windows Media Player Needed)

Video Size: 176 x 120 pixels

Description: This D. H. Morgan hypercoaster features great airtime, just as any exciting hypercoaster would, and throws a side of lateral G's in for good measure.  With great speed throughout and a head hunting tunnel added in at the end, this coaster provides one of the most entertaining rides available!  There is no sound on this video clip.

          | DOWNLOAD HERE |

 

 

 

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