Template:Infobox roller coaster

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This template should only be used in articles on individual roller coasters. It should not be used in the park's article, as the auto-categorization will place the article in several inappropriate categories. Also, it should not be used in park articles because every coaster should have its own article, and cluttering up the park's article with infoboxes simply doesn't look good.

Usage[change source]

{{Infobox roller coaster
| name                 = 
| logo                 = <!--Use ONLY the filename, not a full [[File:]] link-->
| logodimensions       = <!--Must be expressed in pixels (px); default is 250px-->
| image                = <!--Use ONLY the filename, not a full [[File:]] link-->
| imagedimensions      = <!--Must be expressed in pixels (px); default is 250px-->
| caption              = 
| previousnames        = 
| location             = <!--Must not be linked.-->
| locationarticle      = <!--Must not be linked.-->
| section              = <!--Must not be linked.-->
| subsection           = <!--Should be linked.-->
| coordinates          = <!--Use {{Coord|LAT|LON|type:landmark|display=inline,title}} -->
| status               = 
| opened               = <!--Use {{Start date|YYYY|MM|DD}} -->
| soft_opened          = <!--Use {{Start date|YYYY|MM|DD}} -->
| year                 = <!--To be used in addition to opened, will auto-categorize the coaster.-->
| closed               = <!--Use {{End date|YYYY|MM|DD}} -->
| cost                 = 
| previousattraction   = 
| replacement          = 
| extend               = <!--Only for use with the Infobox roller coaster extend template.-->
| 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                 = 
| height_ft            = <!--Must be expressed in feet and may contain only numeric characters.-->
| height_m             = <!--Must be expressed in metres and may contain only numeric characters.-->
| drop_ft              = <!--Must be expressed in feet and may contain only numeric characters.-->
| drop_m               = <!--Must be expressed in metres and may contain only numeric characters.-->
| length_ft            = <!--Must be expressed in feet and may contain only numeric characters.-->
| length_m             = <!--Must be expressed in metres and may contain only numeric characters.-->
| speed_mph            = <!--Must be expressed in miles per hour and may contain only numeric characters.-->
| speed_km/h           = <!--Must be expressed in kilometres per hour and may contain only numeric characters.-->
| inversions           = 
| duration             = 
| angle                = <!--Do not include "degrees", it is added automatically.-->
| capacity             = 
| acceleration         = <!--Expression in full form e.g. "X to Y mph (χ to ψ km/h) in Z seconds". -->
| acceleration_from    = <!--Initial speed in mph or km/h defaults to zero, only numeric characters-->
| acceleration_mph     = <!--Final speed in mph may contain only numeric characters-->
| acceleration_km/h    = <!--Final speed in km/h may contain only numeric characters-->
| acceleration_in      = <!--Number of seconds may contain words -->
| gforce               = 
| 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.-->
| accessible           = <!--Must be "available" if available.-->
| transfer_accessible  = <!--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       = 
| rcdb_number          = <!--The number in the URL of the coaster's RCDB page-->
| video                = <!--Use ONLY the filename, not a full [[File:]] link-->
| videosize            = <!--Must be expressed in pixels (px); default is 250px-->
| videocaption         = 
}}

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
| location           = <!--Must not be linked.-->
| locationarticle    = <!--Must not be linked.-->
| coordinates        = <!--Use {{Coord|LAT|LON|type:landmark|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]

Parameter Description Example

Title and images[change source]

name The coaster's full, official name. Should not be linked. Kindga Ka
logo The logo of the coaster. Use only the filename of the image. For example, you should use "Buzzsaw logo.png" instead of "[[File:Buzzsaw logo.png|250px]]" Buzzsaw logo.png
logodimensions Set the size of the above image. If "[[File:Buzzsaw logo.png|200px]]" would have been used otherwise, the imagedimensions is "200px". Must be expressed as a number, followed by "px". 200px
image The primary picture of the coaster. Use only the filename of the image. For example, you should use "Kingda Ka.jpg" instead of "[[File:Kingda Ka.jpg|250px]]" Kingda Ka.jpg
imagedimensions Set the size of the above image. If "[[File:Kingda Ka.jpg|200px]]" would have been used otherwise, the imagedimensions is "200px". Must be expressed as a number, followed by "px". 200px
caption The caption for the picture. An overview of Kingda Ka
previousnames Any previous names of the coaster. Include years of use if possible. Corkscrew (1982-2009)

Primary location[change source]

location The park in which the coaster is located, or "Portable" if the coaster does not have a fixed location. Use the full, properly capitalized name of the park (however do not include disambiguatory brackets - see locationarticle), and do not link it. It will be linked automatically so it is very important that the park name be exact. La Ronde
locationarticle If a park article contains disambiguatory brackets, for example La Ronde (amusement park), then use the complete name here. This will direct the text in the 'location' field to the right page. La Ronde (amusement park)
section 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]]. Golden Kingdom
subsection If the coaster belongs within a particular subsection of a larger section, provide the name for that subsection here. Should not be linked, a section link will be automatically generated using the location parameter. X-Base
coordinates The geographical coordinates for the roller coaster's station. The template {{Coord}} should be used with the parameter display=inline,title for a single coaster or display=inline for multiple coasters. Coordinates should be rounded to the nearest .0001 (ten thousandths). {{coord|-27.8623|153.3149|type:landmark|display=inline,title}}
status The current status of the coaster: Operating, Under Construction (with expected opening date), SBNO (Standing But Not Operating), or Closed. Operating
opened 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 "soft-opened" parameter should be used. The {{Start date}} template should be used with the parameter df=yes for coasters whose location uses DD-MM-YY format of dates. {{Start date|2011|9|17|df=yes}}
soft_opened The first day on which the coaster was open but not to the public. The {{Start date}} template should be used with the parameter df=yes for coasters whose location uses DD-MM-YY format of dates. {{Start date|2011|9|17|df=yes}}
year The opening year of the attraction. Must only contain numeric characters and should be used in addition to opened (i.e. include the year in the opened field in addition to the year field). 2011
closed The day on which the coaster was closed, in the case of coasters no longer operating. For operating coasters, this parameter should be left blank. It should only be used if the coaster is permanently closed or standing but not operating. This field does not accommodate maintenance or seasonal closures. The {{End date}} template should be used with the parameter df=yes for coasters whose location uses DD-MM-YY format of dates. {{End date|2003|8|8|df=yes}}
cost The amount of money the coaster cost to build, expressed in the currency of the country where the coaster is located. [[A$]]7 million
previousattraction If this ride replaced another, please give the name of the attraction it replaced. [[The Space Diver]]
replacement If this ride was replaced by another, please give the name of the attraction that replaced it. [[X-Flight (Six Flags Great America)|X-Flight]]

Additional locations[change source]

extend 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.
{{Infobox roller coaster extend
|location=Carowinds
|section=Planet Snoopy
|status=Operating
|opened={{Start date|2003|3|22}}
|year=2003
}}

Specific details[change source]

type The primary type, Steel or Wood. This is what the track is made of, not necessarily the support structure. 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. Steel
type2 The secondary and tertiary types. It can be any one of the following, or another type, if appropriate:
The unnamed parameter 2= is no longer supported. Please see the documentation for {{columns-list}}.
3

This parameter should not be linked. It will be linked automatically.

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.

Launched
type3 Shuttle
manufacturer The full, official name of the coaster's primary manufacturer. This should NOT be linked, it will be automatically linked. Intamin
designer The coaster's designer, if RCDB lists one. This will not be automatically linked or add the coaster to a category. Please link it to an appropriate article (if applicable). [[Werner Stengel]]
model 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. SkyLoop
track 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. [[Out and back roller coaster|Out and back]]

Statistics[change source]

lift 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. If there is more than one lift or launch, include that number here. 2 [[Chain lift hill]]s
height_ft All of these parameters must use values that are entirely numeric. The roller coaster's height, drop, and length may be expressed in feet or metres (if feet and inches are given, use decimals instead) and speed may be expressed in miles per hour or kilometres per hour. Conversions to SI/metric (metres or km/h) or imperial/US customary (feet or mph) 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. 152
height_m 46.2
drop_ft 150
drop_m 45
length_ft 490
length_m 150
speed_mph 65
speed_km/h 105
inversions The number of times riders are turned upside down during the ride. This should be consistent with RCDB. Beyond-vertical drops should not be included. Roller coasters that navigate their inversion(s) twice (such as Boomerangs) should only include each inversion once. 2
duration The actual duration of the ride. This will often differ from the official duration. 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.

0:50
angle 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. 120
capacity The theoretical maximum number of guests that the coaster can accommodate in one hour. 600
acceleration The rate of acceleration of the coaster. This will normally only be used for launched coasters. If this parameter is used you must express the acceleration in full. 0 to 62 mph (0 to 100 km/h) in 2 seconds
acceleration_from The rate of acceleration of the coaster. This will normally only be used for launched coasters. One must use acceleration_in, either acceleration_mph or acceleration_km/h, and optionally acceleration_from.
  • acceleration_from is the initial speed of the roller coaster before acceleration, this parameter is optional defaulting to zero, it can be given in either mph or km/h, the value must be numeric.
  • acceleration_mph is the final speed of the roller coaster in mph, conversions to km/h will be given (acceleration_from will be assumed to be in mph), the value must be numeric.
  • acceleration_km/h, similarly, is the final speed of the roller coaster in km/h, conversions to mph will be given (acceleration_from will be assumed to be in km/h), the value must be numeric.
  • acceleration_in in the number of seconds taken, the value does not have to be numeric.
0
acceleration_mph 62
acceleration_km/h 100
acceleration_in 2
gforce The maximum G force that riders experience during the ride. 5
trains 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. If the number of trains is the only thing that is unknown, add the word "Several" for the trains parameter. 7
carspertrain 1
rowspercar 2
ridersperrow 4

Rider information[change source]

restriction_ft Height restriction of the roller coaster. All values must be entirely numeric. The template will automatically convert the values and display them in feet and inches and in centimetres. For the imperial unit of measure, a combination of the feet and inches parameters can be used (e.g. 4ft 6in). 4
restriction_in 48
restriction_cm 120
virtual_queue_name 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: [[Q4U]]
virtual_queue_image Dreamworld Q4U availability.svg
virtual_queue_status available
single_rider Include any of these fields 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. available
accessible
transfer_accessible

Additional information[change source]

rcdb_number 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://www.rcdb.com/2832.htm so the RCDB Number for Kingda Ka is 2832. 2832
custom_label_1

...
custom_label_4

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. Replaced
custom_value_1

...
custom_value_4

Iron Wolf

Video[change source]

video The primary picture of the coaster. Use only the filename of the image. For example, you should use "Kanonen, Liseberg.ogv" instead of "[[File:Kanonen, Liseberg.ogv|250px]]" Kanonen, Liseberg.ogv
videodimensions Set the size of the above video. If "[[File:Kanonen, Liseberg.ogv|200px]]" would have been used otherwise, the imagedimensions is "200px". Must be expressed as a number, followed by "px". 200px
videocaption The caption for the video. Video showing the entire ride from a first person view.

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.