Coasterr1dd3n is your digital logbook in the form of an application. It allows you to keep an accurate track of all the rides you have done. Thanks to this tracking, you can also get accurate statistics on the different specifications of the roller coaster.
What is a roller coaster?
All the entries you see in the app are, according to Coasterrider, roller coasters that can be counted for your personal log.
This includes, in addition to the traditional layout consisting of a lift (chain, vertical, cable…) or launch area :
- Sunkid's Butterflies
- Summer sleds (semi-circular tracks made of steel, concrete or plastic) where the rider also has control of the speed
- Zamperla's Disk'O
- Zamperla's Disk'O Coaster
- Zamperla's Surf's Up
- "Zip lines with turns" or "Zipline coasters" (and not the classic zip lines) of certain accrobranch parks
- Wiegand Bobkarts (e.g. Maximus' Blitz Bahn in Toverland)
- Alpine Coaster where the rider also has control over the speed
- Bayern Kurve from Schwarzkopf
- Larson's Fire Ball
- Zamperla Rockin'Tug
- Zierer's Kontiki
- Intamin's first generation Free Fall
- Intamin Music Express (Slinky Dog Zig-Zag Spin at Walt Disney Studios)
- The Transdemonium of the Parc Astérix
🛈 Who can do more, can do less: if according to your point of view, you feel that one or more of the models listed above is not a roller coaster and you don't want to count them, just don't add rides.
Versions and structures
The score for unique roller coasters is based on the number of different structures, which themselves have versions.
A structure has one or more versions.
A version identifies the different names, changes or relocations that a roller coaster (the "structure") has had.
On Coasterr1dd3n, you add versions, which allow you to calculate the different structures, and thus establish your final score of unique roller coasters.
In which case is it a version or a structure?
Case of a version
In the case of a name change, relocation or change of owner (for fairgrounds), the structure will have a new version. Therefore, by adding rides of different versions of the same structure, the score will only increase by 1.
Versions may also appear as a result of partial retracking of the structure (< 50% of the original layout), changing the original layout at the opening.
- Name changes: Space Mountain - De la Terre à la Lune, Space Mountain: Mission 2 and Hyperspace Mountain = 1 structure
- Relocations: Nigloland's Bobsled, Parc de la Vallée's Bobsled = 1 structure
- Partial/special retracking: Tonnerre de Zeus at Parc Asterix, with the original layout from 1997 to 2019, then the 2020 retracking = 2 versions = 1 structure
Case of a structure
We consider a new structure (a new roller coaster, so a score that increases) when more than 50% of the original rails have been removed from the main layout to provide new ones.
Obviously, our definition of "retracking RMC" of an old wooden coaster is: an old coaster closes to make room for a new one.
Here are some examples:
- Efteling's Python, which had new track put in place in 2018. The entire main portion of the layout was replaced with new rails, making it a new structure. Therefore, adding Python rides before 2018, and after 2018, will increase your score by 2.
- Eurosat CanCan Coaster, which has undergone a replacement of rails on most of the layout, while enjoying some changes on the layout compared to the original one. Therefore, the 1989 Eurosat and CanCan Coaster are indeed two different structures, so a score that increases by 2 if you have added rides for each.
In any case, to know if you are adding a version or a new structure, go to the information sheet of the roller coaster and press the tab "Versions".
🛈 In case you don't agree with our vision and then you want to keep only one structure instead of having several, we advise you to add rides on the same version.
If you notice an error or an inconsistency on any version, do not hesitate to report it
Möbius rings and multi-rides
In the case of some roller coasters that make several rides (Wacky Worm, Bayern Kurve, Ronde des Rondins…), you only count one ride. No need to add each lap made.
🛈 So in the case of an Apple that passed 5 times in station without stopping, you add only one ride.
Take Blackpool Pleasure Beach Grand National, which is a perfect example of the Möbius ring:
A train starts at station A, and travels on layout A. As soon as it finishes the journey, this same train will not arrive at the same starting station and will arrive at station B.
When it starts from station B, it will join layout B, and make its way back to station A. And so on.
In this kind of roller coaster, one journey will count as a structure. That is, you will find in the search :
- Grand National (left station) = 1 structure
- and Grand National (right station) = 1 structure
so the possibility to increase your score by 2 by starting from a different station.
🛈 If you are not satisfied with this rule and prefer to increase the score by only 1, add only one entry. Ideally, in this choice there, it will make you start at station A and return to station A to add the ride. (Starting at station A and returning to station B will only count as a half ride.)
⚠️ Do not confuse "Möbius rings" with "Dual launch station": in the second case, there are indeed two stations (A and B) but they merge to a single layout (Examples: Big Thunder Mountain, Hyperspace Mountain, Kingda Ka, Manta, Tatsu…)
When can I add a ride?
A roller coaster ride has been completed when you have officially boarded from a boarding station and disembarked at a disembarking station.
🛈 A ride is not counted:
- if you just passed or saw the ride (you have to board it)
- if the train did not finish its ride because of a breakdown (= the ride started but it ended on mid-course brakes run)
🛈 In the exceptional case that you were able to board the train, but it broke down on final brakes, you have free will on whether or not to add the ride.