Wild mouse hershey lift

The chain lift for Wild Mouse at Hersheypark

A chain lift is a type of lift hill found on roller coasters. It is the most common method of lift hill, and has been in use for more than a hundred years.

Notable roller coasters with lift hills

Steel Dragon 2000 - The tallest roller coaster in the world to not be launched.

Fury 325 - The tallest roller coaster that uses a single chain


Chain lift

The anti-rollback system.

A chain lift is propelled by one or two motors located under the lift hill. As the motor turns, it moves the chain. When the train enters the lift hill, the chain dog attaches to the holes in the chain, and it propels the car forward.

Roller Coaster Descriptions
Basic Elements Brake RunLift HillLaunch TrackStation
Advanced Elements Bunny HillHeadchopperInversionsPre-DropTunnel
Lift/Launch Lift Hill (Cable LiftLift ChainElevator LiftFerris Wheel LiftThrill LiftTilt Section)

Powered Launch (Cable LaunchCounterweightFriction WheelsFlywheelHydraulicLIMLSM) Continuously Powered

Technology On-ride cameraOn-ride soundtrackTraincarTrackTransfer TrackUnderfrictionWheel
Other POVQueue LineRollbackTheming
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