An indoor ride is a categorization of ride in RCT and RCT2. Indoor rides attract guests when it is raining. The guests flock to the ride regardless of their intensity preference. On the other hand, outdoor rides have the opposite effect. Guests will think "I'm not going on ride "x" while it's raining." Tracked rides that are mostly indoors/underground, even with open cars/trains, will be considered as indoor rides.
Indoor rides on the original RCT
Below is a overview of all indoor rides on the original RCT, sorted by type of ride. This list assumes the rides aren't built underground. This list includes rides and vehicles that are only available in the expansion packs.
None of the rollercoasters are classified as indoor rides, unless they are built at least 40% underground.
None of the water rides are classified as indoor rides, unless they are built (partially) underground. Even using closed track on an entire Dinghy Slide, won't make it an indoor ride.
All of the shops and stalls are continued to be used by the guests when it rains.
- When playing with the expansion packs and in RollerCoaster Tycoon 2, using a different style of ride entrance and exit (one that make it seem that a roof is built above the station platform) never makes a ride become an indoor ride.
Covered rides in RCT2
Below is a overview of all indoor rides on RollerCoaster Tycoon 2, sorted by type of ride. This list assumes the rides aren't built underground. This list includes rides and vehicles that are only available in the expansion packs.
Of note is that guests will ride any transport ride regardless of their intensity preference if the transport ride is set to free admission, even during the rain.
No roller coaster is considered covered unless underground or enclosed by scenery. The only exception to this rule is the Yellow Taxi Coaster from the Wacky Worlds expansion pack, as its cars have a roof. In OpenRCT2, the Police Car Trains, Trabant/Russian Cars, and Stage Coaches for the Looping, Mini, and Wooden Roller Coasters, respectively, are now treated as sheltered vehicles, thus allowing guests to ride them in the rain.
- No water ride is considered covered unless underground (impossible) or enclosed by scenery.