A powered roller coaster is a type of roller coaster that utilizes a special kind of track that powers the train throughout the ride, rather than relying on gravity to complete the course. Often, Roller Coaster Enthusiasts choose not to count this type of ride as a roller coaster, since it does not coast, but is powered by motors rather than gravity. Many Kiddie Coasters use this method to allow compact, twisting track layouts.
|Roller Coaster Descriptions|
|Basic Elements||Brake Run • Lift Hill • Launch Track • Station|
|Advanced Elements||Bunny Hill • Headchopper • Inversions • Pre-Drop • Tunnel|
|Lift/Launch||Lift Hill (Cable Lift • Lift Chain • Elevator Lift • Ferris Wheel Lift • Thrill Lift • Tilt Section)|
|Technology||On-ride camera • On-ride soundtrack • Train • car • Track • Transfer Track • Underfriction • Wheel|
|Other||POV • Queue Line • Rollback • Theming|