Engineer Explains Every Roller Coaster For Every Thrill | A World of Difference | WIRED

In this edition of "A World of Difference," Korey Kiepert, owner and engineer with The Gravity Group, goes through the 8 main types of roller coasters and breaks down how they work as well as the decisions behind why they get built in the first place. Korey explains the difference between a giga coaster and a strata coaster, as well as what separates a "wild mouse" from a "mine train."


Korey Kiepert, courtesy of The Gravity Group
Special thanks: Kings Island, Holiday World, Gröna Lund

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  • Alpine coasters don't make the list?

    W.D. CallahanW.D. CallahanDag siden
  • 8:17 when you didn't flatten out the track soon enough in roller coaster tycoon and "ok, we'll just put some bushes there."

    itsjustmetim 79itsjustmetim 796 dager siden
  • The way they showed The Great Escape at the beginning I'm surprised he didn't mention the comet as a double out and back or the bobsled coaster there at all haha.

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  • POV: You're in science class

    Abraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln11 dager siden
  • I think highly themed coasters like Everest or Hagrids belong in a category of their own. Even basic coasters like space mountain or the Matterhorn are themed and shouldn’t just be grouped with other steal coasters that have no theming whatsoever

    Owen MuratoreOwen Muratore14 dager siden
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    Madeleine LCMadeleine LC16 dager siden
  • Hybrid wood/steel coasters suspiciously missing - wonder wha the list would have looked like if they talked to RMC.

    Greg FleishmanGreg Fleishman18 dager siden
  • Not us watching this in science class

    Anthony DiBlasiAnthony DiBlasi21 dag siden
  • Am I the only one here that noticed they used a picture of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad for The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train example on 12:58 ?!?! lol

    Igor BruchIgor Bruch21 dag siden
  • I love Mine Trains, always the best ones

    Pip-PipPip-Pip21 dag siden
  • The graphical representation of G-forces happening while the car is going downhill, that's not accurate. The whole time I was waiting for the car to hit the bottom and suddenly level out. -That- would be when you get G-forces. Otherwise, they're not feeling much - it's freefall.

    Emmanuel GapudEmmanuel Gapud21 dag siden
  • All through the video: *distant screaming*

    Emmanuel GapudEmmanuel Gapud21 dag siden
  • No mention of RMC because Every park would rather have one over a GG Coaster. Sorry not sorry.

    Fred ScottFred Scott21 dag siden
  • he looks like an older eric forman

    Angela MedinaAngela Medina22 dager siden
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    JahmirJahmir23 dager siden
  • Anyone ever been to Ceder Point?

    Jacobkidgamer ExtraJacobkidgamer Extra23 dager siden
    • yea

      Abraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln11 dager siden
  • As a Roller Coaster Tycoon player, this video will help me creating ones too !

    Matheus XavierMatheus Xavier23 dager siden
  • "iconic"

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  • It's odd how the interviewer asks questions as if she's interrogating a crime suspect. "So, what *about* that wild mouse makes it different?" HMM?

    Nik GervaeNik Gervae24 dager siden
  • He’s so hot. I can hear him speak about coasters for hours 😍😵‍💫

    JasonDelReyJasonDelRey24 dager siden
    • yeah, very handsome, smart man. Also good taste in dress: I have the same Carhartt jacket.

      jamie1707jamie170723 dager siden
  • Incredible Hulk rollercoaster has got to be my favorite coaster. There’s nothing like hearing the ride roar a park away 😂

    jeebs621jeebs62126 dager siden
  • He kind of sounds (& looks) like an older version of Topher Grace

    Sacha Delanghe (Ava)Sacha Delanghe (Ava)26 dager siden
  • Did anyone catch that for mine train is shows a picture of big thunder mountain railroad but it has a caption that says seven dwarfs mine train.😩😫😑

    Adventures of the 3 LegendsAdventures of the 3 Legends27 dager siden
  • Taking place at Kings Island is NEAT

    Reid MausReid Maus28 dager siden
  • the voyager wow so happy that he mentioned it because I live near it and went on it when i was only 4 lol

    JustBradleyJustBradley28 dager siden
  • thumbs down for me....this piece of garbage doesn't even talk about the Jack Rabbit coasterpedia.net/wiki/Jack_Rabbit_(Seabreeze_Amusement_Park) tf is wrong with this guy???

    Givering GeddyGivering Geddy28 dager siden
  • Did anyone notice how they never talked about hybrid coasters? Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t Gravity Group developing a competitor to RMC’a Ibox track or am I thinking of another manufacturer?

    MagicalBreadMagicalBread28 dager siden
  • Me obssesed with Thrillville and Planet Coaster: "You know, I'm something of a rollercoaster engineer myself"

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  • i love all rollercoasters, i think this would be an awesome job! saludos desde Mexico!

    Jorge A. SaenzJorge A. Saenz28 dager siden
  • I'm surprised they didn't mention unconventional (even if not yet functioning) coasters like the bobsled coaster Knobels in PA has been working on for a decade

    KevinAlustriumKevinAlustrium28 dager siden
  • im going to try Monster soon :D

    spacemoney101spacemoney10128 dager siden
  • Why the schizophrenic voices in the intro lol...

    Nicholas WhorleyNicholas Whorley28 dager siden
  • this man is one G

    S. V (Kingsalomon_)S. V (Kingsalomon_)28 dager siden
  • I DO NOT like the wild mouse coasters. I don't like rollercoasters much to begin with, but I went on a wild mouse because it looked small. I felt like I was going to fall off and die the entire time.

    Ali JAli J29 dager siden
    • Yup, those will do that to you lol I've always felt that the coasters that spin u upside-down are the least scary while riding. The other stuff look easier...but usually aren't

      artsygal112artsygal11227 dager siden
  • He shows the voyage a bunch of times, it’s like Chris saying that sky rush is a overrated ride the 7423 time in the same video

    FIBFIB29 dager siden
  • 0:12 since when Eric Forman is an engineer?

    Matias SantillanMatias Santillan29 dager siden
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  • I will now apply all of this to planet coaster thank you

    Molly MontanaMolly MontanaMåned siden
  • kinga da is the best ride ive been on its so quick and so good

    IONATRIXIONATRIXMåned siden
  • Ahhhhh diamondback was used for the magnetic brakes! Love that ride

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    David AtkinsonDavid AtkinsonMåned siden
  • 18:00 - Not to come off as pedantic, but the X2 coaster is not a free-spinning 4d coaster. It’s a distinction worth mentioning because one of the reasons X2 is so buttery smooth (and one of my favorite coasters), is because the rotations of the seats are specifically dictated by the portion of the track you’re currently on- there’s no randomness. The result is a smooth ride designed around your center of mass, which means less of that disorienting and painful whiplashed feeling. I make this correction with ZERO disrespect to the engineer here. He’s obviously very knowledgeable and knows his stuff and knows WAY more about coasters than I do! Just thought this one note was worth mentioning. This was a great video! Entertaining and educational! The best combination of things!

    Keto WolfKeto WolfMåned siden
    • I said the same thing in a different post. X2 and Eejanaika control the rotation. All other 4D do not have the 2nd set of rails and actually are free spinning.

      Corey MeramCorey MeramMåned siden
  • Is that silhouette of the hypothetical coaster at the beginning of the video the Hulk Coaster?

    Jonathan StaplesJonathan StaplesMåned siden
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    Navy FarrowNavy FarrowMåned siden
  • Idk why I'm even watching this. I'm terrified of rollercoasters lol 😆

    Erin LorraineErin LorraineMåned siden
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  • I ride one that was in the dark and the car spin, was so cool

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  • I went to a very large amusement park with some friends and when we were walking over to their newest coaster, which had an inverted section, there were a bunch of park people and medical people blocking the way so we walked around the crowd, looked up, and saw that the coaster had stopped right where the car gets inverted, so about 30-40 people were trapped upside down for what must have been 80-90 minutes. I learned later that there may have been some pretty serious medical problems due to being upside down for so long, but idk what happened to those people, they were only just getting moving when we were leaving. Absolutely killed MY excitement, though, and really, that’s all that matters.

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  • “Like Seven Dwarfs Mine Train” (shows a picture of Big Thunder Mountain)

    Sarah MeyersSarah MeyersMåned siden
  • I wanna go to a lot of amusement parks in the future. Haven't been to one in years, and they're mad fun‼️💯

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  • Was hoping they’d mention some coasters I’ve been on..I’ve been to holiday world and kings island OH so gave the video a like lmao

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  • Disrespect not bringin up El Toro's name during the wooden coaster segment

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  • Anyone who has ever played roller coaster tycoon would tell you they wanted this guy’s job at one point.

    CodyCodyMåned siden
  • Glad The Voyage got a shoutout. Holiday World gets slept on sometimes, but the air time on The Voyage is impressive.

    Rhett Having a Vietnam FlashbackRhett Having a Vietnam FlashbackMåned siden
  • If your body doesn't let you ride a roller coaster upvote here. my brain and head aren't okay when I can't ping the ground to make sure I'm on solid ground or something like that. Use this comment to upvote

    Daniel PruittDaniel PruittMåned siden
  • Glad Holiday World got some love

    Alex CerratoAlex CerratoMåned siden
  • Isn't Lightning Rod a terrain coaster? They didn't mention that one.

    Jake JohnsonJake JohnsonMåned siden
  • So many different roller coasters to ride on in the world! Got so excited watching this video, wanna go try each one of them 😆

    Javi AhumadaJavi AhumadaMåned siden
  • "I could tell you some stuff right now, but I'd get in trouble, haha" Alright then, keep your secrets.

    Yasir IrshadYasir IrshadMåned siden
  • I live in a country where there aren't any roller coasters. I dreamed of experiencing a roller coaster, until one day I went to a trip overseas and experienced the thrill of riding one for the first time. And I still remember every single aspect of it. It was a super fast, high adrenaline experience I have had. Just putting this out there.

    Yasir IrshadYasir IrshadMåned siden
    • That’s super cool to hear!

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  • Wait was this interview hosted at Kings Island in Ohio? I think I can see the Diamondback ride as well as the Miniature Eiffel Tower they have there.

    Keegan WustrackKeegan WustrackMåned siden
  • This was EXCELLENT. A primer on rollercoasters that I found all inclusive, excellently presented. Thank you for the in-depth presentation.

    onita sandersonita sandersMåned siden
  • Cool video

    Sandra WeilbrennerSandra WeilbrennerMåned siden
  • the possibility of you dying in a roller coaster is one in 750million. Dang So if you die, you're very rare.

    Aarav RahtoleAarav RahtoleMåned siden
  • 12:05 pause Someone's grandma looking cute

    Aarav RahtoleAarav RahtoleMåned siden
  • What a cool job

    Emily NEmily NMåned siden
  • “I’m one G” this guy too gangsta

    Richard GrayRichard GrayMåned siden
  • this video reminds me of RTGame

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  • Now I wanna play Roller Coaster Tycoon

    FizzylazerFizzylazerMåned siden
  • Can't believe Eric Forman its a Rollercoaster Engineer

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  • I have a crush on this man

    sobekviasoulsobekviasoulMåned siden
  • Me, who once played Planet Coaster and then became a huge amusement park nerd despite having never ridden a coaster: *Do not cite the deep magic to me, witch. I was there when it was written.*

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