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National Roller Coaster Day
On August 16, people from different places rush to visit amusement parks because it’s National RollerCoaster Day! This is a great date to feel like a kid or show your own kids how to party. Look for the nearest park on the map and go on an adventure!
In 1898, Edward C. Prescott received a patent for a roller coaster improvement that was implemented on the peninsula of Konijn Eiland. This is not the first design, but Edward tried to make it much more convenient and safer.
Every year the attraction improves, giving visitors crazy emotions! If you ever rode it, then remember the experienced storm of emotions.
Unusual facts about roller coasters:
- initially one of the very first slides in the USA was used to transport coal, only then they began to be used for entertainment;
- the highest attraction in the world Kingda Ka is located in Jackson (New Jersey), its height is 140 meters; the fastest in Abu Dhabi, it accelerates in almost 5 seconds to 240 km;
- famous steel roller coaster engineer Ron Toomer suffered from vestibular problems;
- “Russian hills” – an ancient analogue of the American ones, they were built of wood and covered with ice. Visitors rode them on sleds or ice blocks.
How to celebrate
If you haven’t ridden these rides, National Day is the best time to overcome your fear and experience unforgettable thrills. Visit a nearby park or plan your trip ahead of time.
Can’t take this step? Ride the roller coaster virtually with VR technology.
Study the history of the emergence of structures and the stages of their modification.
When is National Roller Coaster Day celebrated in 2022?
National Roller Coaster Day is observed on August 16 each year.