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

B&M is Hands-down the smoothest and best engineered coasters in the industry. Every B&M coaster I've ridden has been smooth and comfortable and you can't beat their floorless designs like Dominator, Scream, Medusa, The Kraken, Sheikra and The Griffon (these are just the ones I've been able to ride so far) they are the best looping coasters I've ever ridden. Hyper Coasters are in a class al their own.

Innovative, smooth, reliable and long lasting, everything you want from a manufacturer.


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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.

This company makes a lot of fun and energetic roller coasters. Since their first coaster in 1979, they have a strong relationship with Cedar Point, similar to B&M and the Six Flags chain.

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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.

They should be number one by far. They’re not the OG, but they definitely have the best rides and Alan Schilke! Of course they’re good! RMC is BY FAR my FAVORITE manufacturer! My favorite is the airtime and intensity of all the rides that they make.

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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.

There is no other company like this one, the amount they've innovated is incredible, they've invented the log flume for crying out loud!

This ones great its name is a pun

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5 Vekoma

Stole arrow track design

How is this on here? They made their first good ride last year. - ElephantEric

High reliability and low down-time.

Great track designs

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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.

Amazing, one of the best. I love Blue Fire!

Really good and smooth evey one I loved

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7 Gerstlauer

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

One of the leading roller coaster manufacturer in Europe

Gerstlauer create some amazing coasters such as 'The Smiler' at Alton Towers, Staffordshire. Their roller coasters have excellent theming on them and they are quite smooth.. Id love to see more Gerstlauer rollercoasters in the future.

Safest rollercoasters on earth

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8 Maurer Söhne

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

9 Schwarzkopf

The King Kobra of Kings dominion

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

Kinda known for its cool loop track

and Montezuma's Revenge is the only Schwarzkopf Flywheel Shuttle Coaster in Knott's Berry Farm California - Poseidon

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

10 Morgan

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


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11 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

12 Great Coasters International

Rides that are just fun and great to ride with families

Probably the best current builder of wooden coasters around!

Amazing train design

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

13 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.

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 B&M

Why is this here? - Poseidon

...why? - Poseidon

17 Giovanola

Manufacturers of Goliath and Titan.

Um whos the other guy? - Poseidon

Tried to copy B&M track design, and kinda failed... - Poseidon

Giovanola started before B&M so B&M toke there track degine - Poseidon

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18 Zierer

So another copy, not really but still, I thought Wicked was made by Mack... - Poseidon

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

19 Cancer Studios

Taylor Bybee smokes too much...

Better than Pinfari

20 Dinn Corporation

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

21 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.

22 Pinfari

They made the best compact roller coasters. Any recent accidents have been to lack of maintenance due to small time operators.

Gotta hate this company...

Well, the others suck...

Still sucks but first looping coaster, other than Relevtion at six flags - Poseidon

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23 Zamperla

Zamperla sucks

At least it made Pony Express at Knotts Berry Farm - Poseidon

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

24 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.

GhostRider was really fun, even better with the CGI Retrack. - Poseidon

25 Dynamic Structure

Manufacturers of Space Mountain

Oh yay disney - Poseidon

26 GCI

Great wooden coasters, smooth and intense

27 Hopkins

Manufacturer of Texas Tornado, Cliff Hanger, and Dragon


Togo take away your ability to have kids

Best way to not want your kids to do naughty stuff - Maddox121

Togo also made a hyper coaster in japan... - Poseidon

Known for rusty and sketchy Asia coasters

Ultra Twister Model is the only good one

Apple Apple Coaster sucks

Bad Track profiling

no wonder they went bankrupt

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29 Jim Reid-Anderson

Loves That Larson Superloop

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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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