Template:Infobox dual roller coaster

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This template is for roller coasters with two tracks. For single-tracked coasters, use {{Infobox roller coaster}}.

Usage[change source]

{{Infobox dual roller coaster
| name                 = <!--The name of the entire coaster.-->
| logo                 =
| logodimensions       = <!--Default is 250px-->
| image                = <!--Use ONLY the filename, not a full [[File:]] link-->
| imagedimensions      = <!--Default is 250px-->
| caption              =
| previousnames        = 
| location             = <!--Must not be linked, will auto-categorize the coaster.-->
| section              = <!--Must not be linked.-->
| coordinates          = <!--Use {{coord}}-->
| status               =
| soft_opened          =
| opened               = <!--Use {{Start date}}-->
| year                 = <!--To be used in addition to opened, will auto-categorize the coaster.-->
| closed               = <!--Use {{End date}}-->
| cost                 =
| previousattraction   =
| replacement          =
| extend               = <!--To add an additional location using Template:Infobox roller coaster extend
| type                 = <!--Must be "Steel" or "Wood", nothing else. Must not be linked.-->
| type2                = <!--Must not be linked, will auto-categorize the coaster.-->
| type3                = <!--Must not be linked, will auto-categorize the coaster.-->
| manufacturer         = <!--Must not be linked, will auto-categorize the coaster.-->
| designer             =
| model                =
| track                =
| lift                 =
| name1                = <!--Name of the left track.-->
| name2                = <!--Name of the right track.-->
| height1_ft           = <!--Must be expressed in feet and may contain only numeric characters.-->
| height2_ft           = <!--Must be expressed in feet and may contain only numeric characters.-->
| drop1_ft             = <!--Must be expressed in feet and may contain only numeric characters.-->
| drop2_ft             = <!--Must be expressed in feet and may contain only numeric characters.-->
| length1_ft           = <!--Must be expressed in feet and may contain only numeric characters.-->
| length2_ft           = <!--Must be expressed in feet and may contain only numeric characters.-->
| speed1_mph           = <!--Must be expressed in miles per hour and may contain only numeric characters.-->
| speed2_mph           = <!--Must be expressed in miles per hour and may contain only numeric characters.-->
| inversions1          =
| inversions2          =
| duration1            =
| duration2            =
| angle1               = <!--Do not include "degrees", it is added automatically.-->
| angle2               = <!--Do not include "degrees", it is added automatically.-->
| acceleration1        =
| acceleration2        =
| gforce1              =
| gforce2              =
| sitearea_sqft        = <!--Must be expressed in square feet and may contain only numeric characters.-->
| sitearea_sqm         = <!--Must be expressed in square metres and may contain only numeric characters.-->
| capacity             = <!--Total capacity of both sides-->
| restraint            =
| restriction_ft       = <!--Must be expressed in feet and may contain only numeric characters.-->
| restriction_in       = <!--Must be expressed in inches and may contain only numeric characters.-->
| restriction_cm       = <!--Must be expressed in centimetres and may contain only numeric characters.-->
| trains               = <!--Must contain only numeric characters.-->
| carspertrain         = <!--Must contain only numeric characters.-->
| rowspercar           = <!--Must contain only numeric characters.-->
| ridersperrow         = <!--Must contain only numeric characters.-->
| virtual_queue_name   =
| virtual_queue_image  = <!--Use ONLY the filename, not a full [[File:]] link-->
| virtual_queue_status = <!--should be available if above fields are used-->
| single_rider         = <!--Must be "available" if available.-->
| custom_label_1       =
| custom_value_1       =
| custom_label_2       =
| custom_value_2       =
| custom_label_3       =
| custom_value_3       =
| custom_label_4       =
| custom_value_4       =
| accessible           = <!--Must be "available" if available.-->
| transfer_accessible  = <!--Must be "available" if available.-->
| assistive_listening  =
| cc                   =
| rcdb_number          = <!--The number in the URL of the coaster's RCDB page-->
}}

Additional locations[change source]

See the guidelines for the extend parameter for information on how to add information for additional locations.

{{Infobox roller coaster extend|dual=yes
| location           = <!--Must not be linked.-->
| locationarticle    = <!--Must not be linked.-->
| coordinates        = <!--Use {{Coord|display=inline}}-->
| section            = <!--Must not be linked.-->
| subsection         = <!--Should be linked.-->
| status             =
| opened             = <!--Use {{Start date}} -->
| year               = <!--Must contain only numeric characters.-->
| closed             = <!--Use {{End date}} -->
| cost               =
| previousattraction =
| replacement        =
}}

Parameters[change source]

name[change source]

The coaster's full, official name. Should not be linked.

image[change source]

The primary picture of the coaster. Use a full [[File:]] tag.

caption[change source]

The caption for the picture.

location[change source]

The park in which the coaster is located. Use the full, properly capitalized name of the park, and DO NOT link it. It will be linked automatically.

section[change source]

The section of the park in which the coaster is located. Should not be linked, a section link will be automatically generated using the location parameter. For example, a location of Six Flags Great Adventure and a section of Golden Kingdom will make this link: [[Six Flags Great Adventure#Golden Kingdom|Golden Kingdom]].

coordinates[change source]

Use {{coord}}, with display=inline,title.

type[change source]

The primary type, Steel or Wood. This should not be ANYTHING else and should NOT be linked. It will be linked automatically, and the coaster will be added to the appropriate category: Category:Steel roller coasters or Category:Wooden roller coasters.

type2[change source]

The secondary type. It can be any one of the following, or another type, if appropriate:

  • 4th Dimension
  • Bobsled
  • Duelling
  • Enclosed
  • Floorless
  • Flying
  • Indoor
  • Inverted
  • Launched
  • Racing
  • Shuttle
  • Side friction
  • Spinning
  • Stand-up
  • Suspended
  • Virginia Reel
  • Wild Mouse

This parameter should NOT be linked. It will be linked automatically and add the coaster to a category for that type. For example, "Inverted" will link to Inverted roller coaster and add the coaster to Category:Inverted roller coasters.

Note: This is NOT the track layout. Out and Back, Twister, Moebius Loop, Terrain etc. do not belong in this parameter, they have their own. Also, the height category (Megacoaster, Gigacoaster, Stratacoaster) doesn't belong here, it will be calculated from the height.

type3[change source]

This is exactly the same as type2. It should be used when more than one secondary type applies. For example, Dueling Dragons would be a Steel (type) Dueling (type2) Inverted (type3) coaster.

status[change source]

The current status of the coaster. Could be Under Construction (with expected opening date), Temporarily Closed (AKA being fixed), SBNO (Standing But Not Operating), or, of course, Open.

opened[change source]

The first day on which the coaster was open to the public. Many coasters have a "soft opening" before their media day and official opening, in this case the date of the soft opening should be used. Use {{start date}}.

closed[change source]

The last day of operation. Do not use this if it is just closed for seasonal maintenance. Use {{end date}}.

extend[change source]

This parameter allows information about the same roller coaster (either relocation or mirror copy) to be added within the same infobox. It relies on Template:Infobox roller coaster extend which contains all of the "Primary location" parameters described above. Full syntax is shown in the Additional locations section above. One or more of these templates can be concatenated together.

manufacturer[change source]

The full, official name of the coaster's primary manufacturer. This should NOT be linked, it will be automatically linked and it will add the coaster to a category for that manufacturer.

designer[change source]

The coaster's designer, if RCDB lists one. This will not be automatically linked or add the coaster to a category.

model[change source]

The coaster's model, as listed on RCDB. This will often, but not always, be the same as the secondary type. It will not be automatically linked, it should only be linked if it differs from the secondary type.

track[change source]

The track layout. This could be something like Out and Back, Twister, Moebius Loop, Terrain etc. Because track layouts can vary greatly from the standard ones, this parameter will not be automatically linked and will not automatically add the coaster to a category.

lift[change source]

The type of lift or launch system that this coaster uses. The most common will be a chain lift hill, but other common ones are linear motor launch track, cable lift hill, hydraulic launch track, etc. There is no automatic linking or categorizing for this parameter, please link as appropriate.

name1, name2[change source]

The names of the coaster's left and right tracks. If they don't have names, use "Left" and "Right".

height1_ft, height2_ft, drop1_ft, drop2_ft, length1_ft, length2_ft[change source]

All of the 1's are for the left track, all the 2's are for the right. All of these parameters must use values that are entirely numeric, and must be expressed in feet (if feet and inches are given, use decimals instead) and . The SI values of these parameters (meters and km/h, respectively) will automatically be calculated and included - this is why these parameters must be entirely numeric. For example a height value of "230" must be used instead of "230 ft" or anything similar. Additionally, the height parameter will be used to automatically place the coaster in the appropriate height category: Megacoaster, Gigacoaster, or Stratacoaster.

speed1_mph, speed2_mph[change source]

All of the 1's are for the left track, all the 2's are for the right. All of these parameters must use values that are entirely numeric, and must be expressed in miles per hour

inversions1, inversions2[change source]

1 for left track and 2 for right track. The number of times riders are turned upside down during the ride.

duration1, duration2[change source]

1 for left track and 2 for right track. The actual duration of the ride. This will often differ from the official duration. Unless the train launches directly out of the station and does not stop until it is back in the station, this will NOT be the time it takes for the train to return to the station after being dispatched.

On chain-lift coasters, which are the vast majority, the ride begins when the train's center of gravity passes the highest point of the (first, if applicable) lift hill and ends when the train first comes to a complete stop on the brake run before the station, or at least slows down enough that the ride is pretty much over (which is common on magnetically-braked coasters). There are exceptions, however. For example, Hydra has a "Jojo roll" inversion before the lift hill, which must be counted in the duration. On cable lift coasters such as Millennium Force and El Toro, the lift is fast enough that it may be considered part of the ride.

For launched coasters, it's even easier. The ride begins when the launch begins and ends when the train stops or slows down enough that the ride is pretty much over.

Aside from a stopwatch, the best thing you need to determine the actual duration of any coaster is simply your best judgment.

angle1, angle2[change source]

1 for left track and 2 for right track. The maximum vertical angle, in degrees, attained by the track. This will usually, but not always, be the angle of the first drop. Inversions are not counted - if they were, for example, any coaster with a loop would have an angle of 90 degrees, as the track attains this angle twice as part of the loop.

acceleration1, acceleration2[change source]

1 for left track and 2 for right track. The rates of acceleration of each track. Should be expressed in the form "X - Y mph in Z sec". This will normally only be used for launched coasters.

gforce1, gforce2[change source]

1 for left track and 2 for right track. The maximum G force that riders experience during the ride.

capacity[change source]

The maximum number of guests that the entire coaster (both tracks) can accommodate in one hour.

cost[change source]

The amount of money the coaster cost to build, expressed in the currency of the country where the coaster is located.

restriction_ft, restriction_in, restriction_cm[change source]

Height restriction, i.e. "You must be this tall to ride." Either

  1. give the height in feet and (or) inches using {{{restriction_ft}}}, {{{restriction_in}}} or
  2. give the height in centimeters using {{{restriction_cm}}}

All values must be entirely numeric. The template will automatically convert the values and display them in feet and inches and in centimeters.

trains, carspertrain, rowspercar and ridersperrow[change source]

Must be used together. If one of the fields is missing none of the information entered will be displayed. Must contain only numeric characters. Most of these statistics can be found near the bottom of an RCDB page.

custom_label_1, custom_value_1, custom_label_2, custom_value_2, etc[change source]

If there is a general statistic that is missing from the above categories, include it here. The label fields will appear in bold on the left while the values will appear normally on the right.

virtual_queue_name, virtual_queue_image, virtual_queue_status[change source]

Use these fields if there is a virtual queuing system available. The name parameter is used to describe what it is (e.g. Disney's Fastpass, Universal Express, Dreamworld's Q4U etc). The status field should read "available" if the virtual queuing system is available. The image parameter should contain the name (without the [[File:]] or [[File:]] tag. Examples include:

  • Universal express availability icon.JPG
  • Fastpass availability icon.svg
  • Dreamworld Q4U logo.png

single_rider, accessible, transfer_accessible[change source]

Include this field followed by the word "available" if any of these apply to the attraction. "accessible" refers to Wheelchair Accessibility. "transfer_accessible" means riders must transfer from wheelchair.

rcdb_number[change source]

The number in the URL (not the full URL) of the coaster's entry at the Roller Coaster Database. For example, Kingda Ka's RCDB page is http://rcdb.com/2832.htm so the RCDB Number for Kingda Ka is 2832.

Microformat[change source]

The HTML markup produced by this template includes an hCard microformat, which makes the place-name and location parsable by computers, either acting automatically to catalogue articles across Wikipedia, or via a browser tool operated by a person, to (for example) add the subject to an address book. Within the hCard is a Geo microformat, which additionally makes the coordinates (latitude & longitude) parsable, so that they can be, say, looked up on a map, or downloaded to a GPS unit. For more information about the use of microformats on Wikipedia, please see the microformat project.

Sub-templates[change source]

If the place or venue has an "established", "founded", "opened" or similar date, use {{start date}} unless the date is before 1583 CE.

If it has a URL, use {{URL}}.

Please do not remove instances of these sub-templates.

Classes[change source]

hCard uses HTML classes including:

  • adr
  • agent
  • category
  • county-name
  • extended-address
  • fn
  • label
  • locality
  • nickname
  • note
  • org
  • region
  • street-address
  • uid
  • url
  • vcard

Geo is produced by calling {{coord}}, and uses HTML classes:

  • geo
  • latitude
  • longitude

Please do not rename or remove these classes nor collapse nested elements which use them.

Precision[change source]

When giving coordinates, please use an appropriate level of precision. Do not use {{coord}}'s |name= parameter.

This template will put any page on which it is included into Category:Roller coasters as well as additional categories for type, manufacturer, and height range.