With so many great parks around the world, there are plenty of Disney roller coaster videos available online – both official and those created by visitors and roller coaster fans.
This is a point-of-view (POV) video of Disney’s Expedition Everest roller coaster at Animal Kingdom in Disney World Florida. Not the scariest roller coaster but clearly frightening a few of those on board.
A nice touch to have it reach the end of the rails and then go backwards.
I found this 13-ish minute long Top 10 Roller Coasters video:
Obviously it’s a little limited and you are bound to disagree with their selections because you will have your own favourites (feel free to put your own choices in the comments below) but it contains a good selection of roller coasters videos.
If you have ever created a similar video compilation of your favorite roller coasters please let me know where to find it and I will feature it on the blog.
I was trying to think of roller coaster movies, or at least films or TV shows that feature roller coaster quite heavily.
One that comes to mind immediately is a CSI episode where there is a roller coaster accident. Of course, one of the things that is revealed fairly early on about the character Grissom is that he loves to ride the coasters.
Then there is the 70s disaster movie entitled Roller Coaster. I never saw the film in the cinema (I was only 5) where it was shown in Sensurround which caused the audience seats to vibrate during the important ride scenes. I do remember it being a typical disaster movie that was typical of the 1970s and was watchable but not particularly good (see the video below)
Finally, another movie that springs to mind immediately is Final Destination 3, where the initial accident takes place on a roller coaster.
Any other favorites you can think of?
Update: Just discovered another one, also called Roller Coaster. I have now created a store to feature these Roller Coaster Movies and TV Shows – I will add to it as I come across more.
I have been looking for montages of roller coaster video clips, for something a bit different to feature on the blog, and I found this one I really like compiled from a trip to Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio.
Roller coasters featured include Raptor, Maverick, Magnum XL-200 and Millennium Force.
Cedar Point calls itself the Roller Coaster Capital of the World although it shares the “highest number of roller coasters in a single amusement park” title with Six Flags Magic Mountain. However, it is the only park with 4 roller coasters taller than 200 feet, so maybe the title is deserved.
If you’re looking for some funny roller coaster videos I think you’ll enjoy this one.
This guy is trying so hard to look calm and collected in front of his girlfriend. Every time she looks at him he tried to put on this really cool “I can handle this” expression, but he’s clearly freaking out big time!
My advice to him is:
(a) never take your girlfriend to an amusement park ever again
(b) if you do, fake some neck injury so you don’t have to ride the roller coaster
(c) admit to being a big girl before you go on the rides 🙂
This is another POV video, this time from The Mantis roller coaster in Cedar Point Amusement Park in Ohio.
The Mantis is a stand-up roller coaster and when it was created in 1996 was the tallest and fastest stand-up coaster in the world. Check out Cedar Point’s website for more information – they have tons of stats on all their roller coasters and thrill rides.
Another great quality video from the punter’s point of view.
There are so many Roller Coaster videos on Youtube it’s hard to just show one (which is why you’ll find tons of them on this blog – with more to come). They range from the basic amateur video to some pretty impressive promotional or media coverage videos.
This is one of the former but – man! – do you get to experience the ride along with them! I love this video – especially the vertical drop.
Keep an eye on YouTube as new roller coaster videos are being added all the time.