Whether you’re slowly climbing that 300-foot chain lift hill or racing out of the station on the freeway faster than a sports car, roller coasters are very effective at attracting thrill seekers and the brave for a quick adrenaline rush. Usually, the logo of any amusement park is the tallest and fastest roller coaster in the area. Or theme parks might advertise the number of times their roller coaster reverses, or the amount of time the ride puts the rider through high levels of gravity.
Sometimes, however, the key to marketing roller coasters is to design something really weird, so much so that you wonder if you’re looking at a real roller coaster or a Photoshop passion project with clickbait posters. So here’s a list of unknown roller coasters from Nepal, which has no problem making a statement.
We head over to Nepal for the next roller coaster on this list and also revisit the concept of the Shuttle-Loop! Built in Kathmandu Funpark, sometime around 2004, little is known about this roller coaster, for the park it was located in doesn’t have an official website or as much as a Facebook page. But, it is known that this ride was one of three rides built by Parkash Amusements.
This blue roller coaster is more than your average Shuttle-Loop, however. While it does take riders up a lift hill, drops them, makes them go through a loop, then burns off the extra speed on another slope, this ride doesn’t have an electric, automatic lift hill. The ride operator has to pull the car up themselves, it is claimed, by a lever next to the ride. Sadly, this mystery coaster was closed in the 2010s, though it does have a twin in India, known as Loop Roller Coaster. However, it seems that this ride has its own automatic lift hill.