Roller Coaster DataBase
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The Roller Coaster DataBase (RCDB) is an extensive roller coaster and amusement park database. RCDB was started in 1996 by Duane Marden, and has since grown to feature statistics and photos of more than 5000 roller coasters from around the world.
The website has been mentioned by sources including the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Toledo Blade, Orlando Sentinel, Time Magazine, Forbes, Mail & Guardian, and Chicago Sun-Times.
RCDB was started in 1996 by Duane Marden, a computer programmer from Brookfield, Wisconsin. The website is run off web servers in Marden's basement and a location in St. Louis. As of 2013, Marden still operates the site.
Each roller coaster entry includes any of the following information for the ride: current amusement park location, type, status (existing, SBNO, defunct), opening date, make/model, cost, capacity, length, height, drop, number of inversions, speed, duration, maximum vertical angle, trains, and special notes. Entries may also feature reader-contributed photos and/or press releases.
The site also categorizes the rides into special orders, including a list of the tallest coasters, a list of the fastest coaster, a list of the most inversions on a coaster, a list of the parks with the most inversions, etc., each sortable by steel, wooden, or both. Each roller coaster entry links back to a page which lists all of that park's roller coasters, past and present, and includes a brief history and any links to fan web pages saluting the park.
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