Welcome to CraveCoaster’s “Name that Coaster.”
We show you a photo of some track, and you guess which coaster it is. Keep track of your points and comment below, so the world can know who is the SUPREME COASTER SPOTTER!
- +10: Correct Name (allow yourself 3 guesses)
- +2: Designer/Maker
- +2: Park
- +2: Year
- -1: for each hint used
1.) The smallest and newest of its kind
2.) A Japanese Tolkien would have approved this coaster
3.) Its name is actually an acronym
4.) Its park has studio-sized competition
Click here to reveal the answer!
Back in 1986, Wild World amusement park, now Six Flags America, unveiled their big and white wooden roller coaster the “Wild One.” What better way to promote this ride than with a big and white wrestler, namely the late Big John Stud.
For those interested in professional wrestling be sure to check out our sister site The RingWriters.
Canada’s Wonderland, just north of Toronto, always boasted a large collection of coasters. As opposed to quality, their specialty was sadly quantity. Things shifted when the park introduced its first Bolliger and Mabillard designed coaster with Behemoth in 2008. This trend will continue to a record breaking height of 306 feet (93.26 meters) with the park’s second B&M steel gem, Leviathan, set to fly in May, 2012.
On January 9th, CraveCoasters was fortunate to snag some shots of the construction. For more detailed shots and information on Leviathan’s construction be sure to head to CWMania.
While meandering the not-so-mean streets of downtown Pittsburgh, some friends were kind enough to take me to PPG (Pittsburgh Plate Glass) Place’s Gingerbread House Display. In it’s 9th year, this competition and display is held in the PPG Place Wintergarden in the exterior windows of Two PPG Place from November 18th through January 7th. The viewing is free to the public and all gingerbread houses may be purchased with the proceeds going towards Children’s Hospital Free Care Fund.
Of course I’m hooked. This event somehow manages to combine free, creativity, and food; three of my favorite things. But what I didn’t know is that it also contained my most favorite thing in the world… Continue reading
It’s business as usual during the sweltering summer vacation season at Tohoku area amusement parks. Though Sendai Highland remains shaken from March 11th’s disastrous 8.9 level earthquake. According to Highland manager Sato-San, attendance has begun to match last year’s figures following the Golden Week holidays in May. But one of their flagship rides, the Loop the Loop shuttle roller coaster has been closed since the earthquake. Built in 1981 by Meisho, Loop the Loop continued to operate while neighboring shuttle loops, like the one at Toshimaen in Tokyo, have recently closed forever due to maintenance costs. Continue reading
“Crave the Coasterer” recently invaded the tracks at Sendai Highland amusement park in Miyagi, Japan. Here is the Ride It! video from the park’s Mad Mouse coaster built the same year as the Hurricane.
DISCLAIMER: Currently the list is grouped geographically. Several languages simply use the English “roller coaster,” and have thus been left off of the list. The information below is meant to be a reference but should not yet be trusted as a dictionary. Please understand this glossary is a continual work in progress. The goal is to make it 100% accurate. If you have any languages, corrections, or insight to add please comment below or e-mail Crave Cravak at email@example.com.
ROLLER COASTER GLOBAL DICTIONARY
English: roller coaster, coaster
Haitian Creole: coaster roulo
Hawaiian: kaʻa lola (rolling roller)
Spanish: montaña rusa
Portuguese: montanha russa
English (UK): roller coaster, big dippers
Latin: Coaster cylindro
Irish: Cóstóir Roithleáin / coaster sorcóir
Spanish: montaña rusa
Galician: montaña rusa
Portuguese: montanha russa
French: montagne russe
Italian: montagne russe / otto volante (flying eight)
Hungarian: hullámvasút (wave + railway)
Dutch: achtbaan (going in eights) / roetsjbaan
Turkish: hiz treni (speed train)
Polish: kolejka górska
Swedish: berg-och-dalbana (mountain and valley track)
Norewegian: berg-og-dalbane (mountain and valley track)
Persian: coaster غلتکی
Hebrew: רכבת הרים (rakevet harim) – mountain train / רכבת שדים (rakevet shedim) – demon train
Yiddish: וואַל קאָוסטער
Armenian: լիսեռ coaster
Serbian: брдска железница
Finnish/Suomi: vuoristorata (mountain track)
Catalan: Muntanya russa
Czech: horská dráha (mountain track/railroad) / housenková dráha (caterpillar track)
Slovak: húsenková dráha (caterpillar track)
Croatian: vlak smrti (train of death) / brdska željeznica
Romanian: montagne russe (french loan word)
Albanian: slitë rul
Latvian: coaster cylindro
Lithuanian: coaster cylindro
Estonian: ameerika mäed (American mountains)
Bulgaria: влакче в увеселителен парк
Greek: το τρενάκι του λούνα παρκ//to trenáki tou lúna park (little train of the amusement park) / Καταδυόμενο τρενάκι (kataðiomeno trenaci, n.), lit. “plunging little train
Esperanto: onda fervojo (wavy railroad)
Russian: amerikanskiye gorki (American hills)
Azerbaijani: roller sahil gəmisi
Hindi: रोलर कोस्टर
Urdu: رولر coaster
Mandarin (Chinese): 过山车 (guo shan che) / 雲宵飛車 (yun2 xiao1 fei1 che1): literally cloud night flying car
Japanese: ジェットコースター (Jet Coaster) / 絶叫マシーン (zekkyou machine) – It’s used for any thrill ride, but also for coasters
Korean: 롤러 코스터 (rorra kosuteo / roller coaster)
Filipino: pison naninirahan malapit sa baybayin
Special thanks to global friends, fellow coasterers, google translate, wikipedia and ‘wordreference.com’s’ message board.
Last updated: 06/06/2011