On August 16, people from different places rush to visit amusement parks because it is National RollerCoaster Day! This is a great date to feel like a kid. Look for the nearest amusement park 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 was 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 one, then it is easy to remember the storm of emotions.
- Initially, one of the very first in the USA was used to transport coal; only afterwards were they used for entertainment;
- The highest attraction in the world, Kingda Ka, is located in Jackson (New Jersey). It is 140 meters high. The fastest is in Abu Dhabi; it accelerates to 240 km/h in almost 5 seconds;
- The famous steel roller coaster engineer Ron Toomer suffered from vestibular problems;
- ‘Russian hills’ were an ancient analogue of the American ones; they were made of wood and covered with ice. Visitors rode them on sleds or ice blocks.
How to take part
If you have not 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 a roller coaster virtually with VR technology.
Study the history of how these structures emergenced and the stages of their modification.
When is National Roller Coaster Day celebrated in 2023?
National Roller Coaster Day is observed on August 16 each year.