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Dive Coaster
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Description

A Dive Coaster is consists of vertical drops and extra-wide trains that can seat upto 10 riders per row.

Installations

7

First Installation

Oblivion

Oldest in Operation

Oblivion

Newest

Valravn

Manufacturers

Bolliger & Mabillard

A Dive Roller Coaster (often shortened to "Dive Coaster") is a roller coaster that is either a variation of a traditional Sit-Down roller coaster or a Floorless roller coaster. Manufactured by Swiss roller coaster manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard, Its wide trains and vertical drop distinguished it from other roller coaster types.

HistoryEdit

  • The very first Dive Coaster to be built was Oblivion at Alton Towers, England, in 1998. However it didn't have a "true" vertical drop, but a maximum angle of 88.8 deg do that the wheels could stay in contact with the track. Despite this, it is still considered and accepted as the first vertical drop. Later Dive Coasters had spring-loaded wheels, keeping the wheels firm against the track and thus allowing "true" vertical drops.
  • Since then, six more Dive Coasters have opened, with later installations featuring Floorless trains and inversions. Another newer feature is the Splashdown, where fins at the ends of the trains are partially submerged underwater, creating a giant wake that splashes bystanders.
  • To this day, Bolliger & Mabillard is still the only company to manufacturer this type of ride.

InstallationsEdit

Name Park Manufacturer Opened Status
Oblivion Alton Towers Bolliger & Mabillard 1998 Operating
Diving Machine G5 Janfusun Fancyworld Bolliger & Mabillard 2000 Operating
SheiKra Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Bolliger & Mabillard 2005 Operating
Griffon Busch Gardens Williamsburg Bolliger & Mabillard 2007 Operating
Dive Coaster Chimelong Paradise Bolliger & Mabillard 2008 Operating
Diving Coaster Happy Valley (Shanghai) Bolliger & Mabillard 2009 Operating

Krake

Heide Park

Bolliger & Mabillard

2011

Operating
Valravn Cedar Point Bolliger & Mabillard 2016 Operating

GalleryEdit

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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