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Rides are objects the Guests in the park can interact with and get their happiness met. They appear in all editions of the RollerCoaster Tycoon series, and can range from small ferris wheels to giant roller coasters. In RollerCoaster Tycoon World, these rides are divided into categories, but the number varies in other editions.
Entrances and exits[edit | edit source]
Entrances and exits are what allow guests to enter and exit the rides. A queue is a special type of pathway that is used to connect the entrance of a ride to the normal pathway, and the exit is connected just with a normal path. In the first 3 editions of the RollerCoaster Tycoon series, once the player places a ride, they must also place the entrance and exit on any of the sides of the ride. In RollerCoaster Tycoon World, however, the entrance and exit are automatically placed as soon as the player places the ride. The entrance of a ride consists of a small cylinder building next to the pathway where the guests can "pay" for the ride. In the first 2 editions of the series, the path of the entrance is inside of a building with a pointed top. The exit consists of simply a gate in RCT3 and RCTW, while it consists of a small building that guests walk through in RCT1 and RCT2.
Riding rides[edit | edit source]
In RCT3 and RCTW, the player is able to ride nearly all of the rides available in the game. This can be accessed by clicking on a ride, and then clicking the circle in the middle of the ride's description. The player is able to choose from a variety of angles when riding a ride, such as the back of the ride, front of the ride, or outside of the ride. Additionally, they can switch the exact vehicle they ride in. This includes switching between different trains on coasters.
Ride types[edit | edit source]
Rides are organized differently in each RollerCoaster Tycoon edition.
RollerCoaster Tycoon (1)[edit | edit source]
- Roller Coasters
- Thrill Rides
- Junior Rides
- Gentle Rides
- Water Rides
- Transport Rides
- Pool Slides and Rides
- Other Rides and Attractions