Go for a spin! The Gerstlauer Spinning Coaster is a great roller coaster that draws both families and teens. No two rides are the same on this exciting, twisting ride.


Gerstlauer has put a new twist on the Spinning Coaster. Our unique rolling stock allows guests to experience the ride as a group- something not possible on any other roller coaster.

The Spinning Coaster car can be added to any standard or custom layout. The great thing about the Spinning Coaster experience is that no two rides are the same- guests line up again and again to “go for a spin.” With a family-friendly height limit kids of all ages can safely enjoy a coaster that is exciting, but not scary. No other family coaster attracts as wide a range of rider demographics as the Gerstlauer Spinning Coaster.

Our vehicles can run individually, in pairs, or as a train, which means that we will custom-design our ride to meet your desired capacity.



The face-to-face seating arrangement is more fun and ergonomically superior for park-goers. Guests feed of off one-another and the ride is great for everyone, whether they be groups of teenagers or parents taking children on their big first coaster. In addition, the seating style allows all of the lateral forces to be absorbed into the seat back. You never have to worry about a guest being forced forward into their lap bar.

All of the guests enjoy individual seats, each rider has their own lap bar with a grab handle.



One of the coaster’s most innovative features comes at the end of the ride- the alignment system. It is surprisingly simple both in concept and execution. Drive tires roll the car into place next to the aligning wheel.  It spins until the car body is parallel with the track, an aligning bar swings into place and the vehicle advances to the unload position.


Below are listed two of our most popular layouts for the Spinning Coaster. The 400 represents a compact design while the 410 is great for a larger area of land. Please remember that Gerstlauer always welcomes custom designs and can design the Spinning Coaster to fit almost any site.


This layout was first used at Nickelodeon Universe in the Mall of America. Gerstlauer designed the coaster so that no existing rides or attractions had to be moved.

  • Footprint: 50 m x 22 m (164 ft x 72 ft)
  • Height: 16 m (52 ft)
  • Track Length: 400 m (1,303 ft)
  • Passengers/Car: 4
  • Cars: 5
  • Hourly Throughput: 600 pph
  • Max. Speed: 50 km/h (31 mph)
  • Max. G-forces: 3 G
  • Ride Control System: Allen-Bradley PLC system
  • Electrical Power Req.: 35 kW
  • Standards: Static calculations according to TUV, EN, ASTM, and CSEI regulations
  • Foundation Style: Foundations or base frame
  • Height Restriction: 1.06 m (42 in) accompanied and 1.2 m (48 in) alone


The 410 layout was designed for Bon Bon Land in Denmark. When installed it was their second Gerstlauer coaster.

  • Footprint: 75 m x 33 m (246 ft x 108 ft)
  • Height: 16.5 m (54 feet)
  • Track Length: 412 m (1,351 ft)
  • Passengers/Car: 4
  • Cars: 6
  • Hourly Throughput: 720 pph
  • Max. Speed: 50 km/h (31 mph)
  • Max. G-forces: 3 G
  • Ride Control System: Allen-Bradley PLC system
  • Electrical Power Req.: 35 kW
  • Standards: Static calculations according to TUV, EN, ASTM, and CSEI regulations
  • Foundation Style: Foundations
  • Height Restriction: 1.06 m (42 in) accompanied and 1.2 m (48 in) alone