Inverted Roller Coaster

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Track has a square-section steel spine, connected to the inside edges of tubular steel running rails. Supports are large square-section steel posts. Trains hang underneath the track, held in position by wheels above, below and outside the running rails.

Special Track Elements

  • Banked Curves
  • Vertical Loop
  • Steep Twist
  • In-Line Twist
  • Half Loop
  • Corkscrew
  • Banked Helix
  • On-Ride Photo
  • Large Loop / Half Loop (Added Attractions and onward)


  • Banked Curves - 50° banking
  • Maximum Track Slope - 60°
  • Maximum Lift Hill Slope - 25°
  • Maximum Height - 118 Feet


Operating Modes

  • Continuous circuit mode
  • Powered launch (RCT1 and OpenRCT2 only)

Pre-built designs

RollerCoaster Tycoon

Build menu only
  • Danglefeet

RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

Build menu only
  • Danglefeet
  • Empire Express
  • Golden Eagle

Other Information

  • An Inverted Roller Coaster feels more intense and exciting than a sit-down roller coaster; this is due to the exposed feeling the riders have with their feet dangling below them and the lack of a car surrounding them.
  • Inverted Roller Coasters typically have a nausea rating the same as or higher than the intensity rating, due to vertical G's at the crests of drops. Prepare for high nausea and lots of throw-up by placing benches and litter bins near the exit. Also, try to keep food stalls at a distance.
  • This is the only ride in the original RCT to have a different image when you install an expansion pack.
  • In OpenRCT2 versions before v0.4.3, any Inverted Roller Coaster track designs imported from RCT1 that use the two-seater trains will use the Compact Inverted Coaster's default trains instead (due to the two-seater trains being absent in RCT2).

In Real Life

  • The Inverted Roller Coaster is known to have replaced the old Suspendeds made by Arrow, partly due to the Newer Inverts being more intense and being able to invert unlike the old swaying suspendeds. The first Inverted Roller Coaster was built in 1992 by Bolliger & Mabillard and the layout of that coaster has been used in more than 12 parks around the world. B&M coasters of all types are known for their unique 4-across seating and box track, the box track making a distinct roar that is only muffled by filling the tracks and supports with sand. All three of the US six flags parks in RCT2 have an Inverted Roller Coaster, but they were not featured in the game. There is also a two-across train in RCT1. This train was made by Giovanola, which was a sub-contractor to Intamin and B&M until 2002. The only Giovanola invert is in South Africa.
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