Bobsled roller coasters do not have a fixed track. The train travels freely through a trough. Bobsled coasters can not reach incredible speeds, because if it does, the car will fly off the trough. Thus, Bobsled coasters are relatively small.
The train configuration on a Bobsled coaster.
The first real Bobsled roller coasters were built in the 1930s and 1940s and were made out of wood. These were known as Flying Turns coasters. None of these remain, with the last being Bobsled at Coney Island, demolished in 1974.
Long after the last wooden Bobsled coaster was demolished, Knoebels Amusement Park are to open the first modern wooden Flying Turns coaster, Flying Turns. It was originally planned to open in 2007 but was delayed due to dysfunctional wheels.
|Roller Coaster Types|
|Track Materials||Hybrid • Steel • Wooden|
|Train Configurations||4th Dimension • Bobsled • Dive Coaster • Floorless • Flying • Inverted • Mine Train • Motorbike • Pipeline • Side Friction • Spinning • Stand-Up • Suspended • Virginia Reel • Wing Coaster|
|Track Layouts||Dueling • Figure 8 • Launched • Möbius Loop • Out & Back • Racing • Shuttle • Strata Coaster • Wild Mouse|