Best Roller Coaster Manufacturers

The Top Ten

1 B&M

They are the people who made a substantial number of coasters on my lists. Always smooth, awesome variety of coaster types, and several firsts in the industry. One of the best coaster makers ecer

So smooth and amazing! Hardly ever wears out!

Most thrilling and smoothest coasters


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2 Intamin

As much as I could go on about b&m, these guys truly take the cake. First of all, they are one of the few coaster makers to do rides for Disney (that alone is worth a spot here). They have made 2 of the most acclaimed coasters, bizarro (new England) and millenium force. They are just one of the best coaster makers flat out

Although B&M are amazing, they only make a select few different types of coasters, while intamin makes any kind of coaster you can think of. they do kiddie coasters, launching inverted, etc. THEY INVENTED THE GIGA COASTER. and millennium force is consistently rated #1 and 2 for the last 14 years.

Best one by far these guys made the first giga coaster, strata coaster, the best wooden coaster El Toro, a great Invert Volcano, and Maverick an amazing launch coaster.

Sure sure, B&M is smooth and good, but these guys made the first giga, the first strata, one of the best wooden roller coasters (B&M has never made a woodie), and a launched invert and not to mention all the other great launched coasters.

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3 Rocky Mountain Construction

Manufacturers of New Texas Giant, Iron Rattler, Outlaw Run, Goliath, Twisted Colossus, Wicked Cyclone, Storm Chaser, The Joker, and Lightning Rod.

Very smooth and the hybrids are great

Hands down the current Kings of Coaster, may not last long.

The best

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4 Arrow Dynamics

The spark that started the fire, without them there would be no Coaster wars. They created the competition of build bigger and faster, indirectly creating some of our favorite rides. But still a little rough (literally) around the edges

They are the fathers of the modern steel coaster. Their coasters may be a bit more jerky than modern coasters, but it was the 1980s and computer design didn't exist.

Even if their rides are a little rough, they made good coasters and they are the true fathers of the modern amusement industry.

I enjoy every ride they have created.

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5 Vekoma

Stole arrow track design

High reliability and low down-time.

What? Three! Vekoma is 5 times worse than RMC! - Alien700

Every ride except the SLC and Giant Invertigo is good. My favorites are the Disney rides and the original Boomerang/Invertigo - Maddox121

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6 Mack Rides

Smoothest rides I've ever been on in my life. Give an amazing ride, and always perfect for what they do. Journey to Atlantis and Manta are both the perfect family coasters, Helix is the perfect thrill ride, Mack always come out on top for me

Manufacturers of Avalanche, Ricochet, Wild Mouse, Technic Test Track, Project X, Manta, and Journey To Atlantis.

Helix. Best coaster.

They have the greatest variety of coasters/ attractions and have such great theming on their trains. I was debating between Mack and B&M, but I think B&M is more of a thrill seekers paradise, but Mack has a ride for everyone.

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7 Gerstlauer

Manufacturers of Monster, Mystery Mine, SpongeBob SquarePants Rock Bottom Plunge, Dare Devil Dive, Untamed, Iron Shark, and Pandemonium.

The Smiler Saw: The Ride Rage: Superheroes Only Speed: No Limits Are All Missing The Smiler Is World Class Good Manufacturer Better Than B&M

Also The Smiler!
Smile Always!

8 Schwarzkopf

The King Kobra of Kings dominion

Manufacturers of Mind Bender, Shock Wave, New Revolution, Sooperdooperlooper, and Colossus The Fire Dragon.

Don't, forget Zambeizie Zinger from KC. VERY smooth and underrated!

9 S&S

Creates great attractions like The El Loco coaster. Also the inventor of the compressed air launch


Manufacturers of Powder Keg, Steel Hawg, Hypersonic XLC, Batman: The Ride, The Joker, and GaleForce.

10 Maurer Söhne

Manufacturers of Xtreme, Steel Dragon, Spider, Laff Trakk, X-Coaster, and Hollywoood Rip Ride Rockit.

The Newcomers

? B&M

The Contenders

11 Great Coasters International

Rides that are just fun and great to ride with families

Manufacturers of Wildcat, Roar, Gwazi, Lightning Racer, Thunderhead, Prowler, Renegade, American Thunder, Apocalypse, Gold Striker, White Lightning, and InvadR

12 The Gravity Group

World class woodies! Voyage is my #1

Manufacturer of Voyage, Ravine Flyer II, Hades 360, Zippin Pippin, and Wooden Warrior.

O-HI-O Based

13 Morgan

Manufacturers and Steel Force, Mamba, Wild Thing, and Lightning Run.

14 Premier Rides

Manufacturers of Runaway Mountain, Flight Of Fear, Mr. Freeze, Poltergeist, Joker's Jinx, Revenge Of The Mummy, Backlot Stunt Coaster, Sky Rocket, Superman Ultimate Flight, Full Throttle, Tempesto, and Phobia Phear Coaster

15 Philadelphia Toboggan Company

As with Arrow Dynamics, this is a classic company that makes classic coasters. The main reason I think this company is so great is because of their trains, which only have a very loose lap bar. Coasters like the Voyage, the Raven, Twister, Phoenix, Ravine Flyer II, and The Beast all have PTC trains.

Manufacturers of Racer, Rebel Yell, Thunder Road, Screamin' Eagle, Comet, Blue Streak, Rollo Coaster, Ghoster Coaster, Woodstock Express, and Little Dipper.

16 Giovanola

Manufacturers of Goliath and Titan.

17 Dinn Corporation

Manufacturers of Mean Streak, Georgia Cyclone, Psyclone, Wolverine Wildcat, Old Texas Giant, Hercules, and Predator.

18 Roller Coaster Corporation of America (RCCA)

Managed to make the KING of woodies... and completely botch it. Used wood on Son of Beast, leading to it being untenable and thus force Cedar Fair to have to take it out after only 9 years. Other coasters include the original Rattler, the Great American Scream Machine, and something called Judge Roy Scream. Makes Dinn, outside of the original Beast, look like GCI or RMC. More so belongs on a "worst" list, but I'll settle for it forever being last, behind even Togo.

19 Zamperla

Manufacturers of Soarin' Eagle, Steeplechase, MotoCoaster, Pony Express, and The Tickler

20 Dynamic Structure

Manufacturers of Space Mountain

21 Zierer

Manufacturers of Jaguar, Catwoman's Whip, as well as many other Tivoli Coasters in the US

Manufactured Wicked at Lagoon, Impulse at Knoebels, Verbolten at Busch Gardens Europe, and many coasters over seas. They are a relatively new company

22 Custom Coasters International

Manufacturers of Boulder Dash, Raven, GhostRider, Boss, Hoosier Hurricane, Cornball Express, Legend, Lost Coaster Of Superstition Mountain, Shivering Timbers, Cyclops, Zeus, and Kingdom Coaster.

23 Hopkins

Manufacturer of Texas Tornado, Cliff Hanger, and Dragon


Togo take away your ability to have kids

Manufacturers of Manhattan Express and SkyRider

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Top Remixes (4)

1. B&M
2. Intamin
3. Mack Rides
1. Intamin
2. B&M
3. Rocky Mountain Construction
1. B&M
2. Intamin
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