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Eejanaika at Fuji-Q Highland.

A 4th Dimension roller coaster is a type of roller coaster in which the cars have the ability to rotate by use of an extra set of rails on the track.

HistoryEdit

Arrow DynamicsEdit

The first 4th Dimension coaster to be built was X at Six Flags Magic Mountain. It was designed and built by the manufacturer, Arrow Dynamics and was the last ride to be made by them.

S&S PowerEdit

The 4th Dimension design was bought along with the rest of Arrow Dynamics by S&S Worldwide. S&S proceeded to built two more 4th Dimension coasters; one in Japan, Eejanaika, and the other in China, 4D Roller Coaster.

DesignEdit

The seats on the train are located at either side of the track. Theese seats are rotated to different angles at different points in the ride to add excitement.

MechanicsEdit

The rotation of the cars is achieved by having four rails on the track: two of these are running rails while the other two are for spin control. The two rails that control the spin of the seats move up and down relative to the track and spin the seats using a rack and pinion gear mechanism.

Similar RidesEdit

The trains on a Bolliger & Mabillard wing coaster are similar to a 4th Dimension train. Both models seat their riders at either side of the track, but a Wing Coaster car is fixed to track, unlike the 4th Dimension car, wich can spin under control.

InstallationsEdit

Name Park Manufacturer Opened Status
X2 Six Flags Magic Mountain Arrow Dynamics 2002 Operating
Eejanaika Fuji-Q Highland S&S Worldwide 2006 Operating
Kirnu Linnanmãki Intamin AG 2007 Operating
Inferno Terra Mitica Intamin AG 2007 Operating
Insane Gröna Lund Intamin AG 2009 Operating
Green Lantern: First Flight Six Flags Magic Mountain Intamin AG 2011 Operating
Dinoconda China Dinosaurs Park S&S Worldwide 2012 Operating
unknown Steel Pier Intamin AG 2014 Planned
Batman: The Ride Six Flags Fiesta Texas S&S Worldwide 2015 Operating
Roller Coaster Types
Track Materials HybridSteelWooden
Train Configurations 4th DimensionBobsledDive CoasterFloorlessFlyingInvertedMine TrainMotorbikePipelineSide FrictionSpinningStand-UpSuspendedVirginia ReelWing Coaster
Track Layouts DuelingFigure 8LaunchedMöbius LoopOut & BackRacingShuttleStrata CoasterWild Mouse

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