Nothing really comes close to a fun-filled day with the family at a theme park, and experiencing a ride on roller coaster to get your adrenaline pumping. However, ViralGossipTalk brings to you fun fill and amazing 14 Roller Coaster Facts You Need To Know Today.
1. The first steel roller coaster:
In 1959, the first ever steel roller coaster was created. The Matterhorn bobsled roller coaster was built for Disneyland in California.
2. The fastest roller coaster:
The fastest roller coaster, Formula Rossa ride, is located in Abu Dhabi’s Formula One theme park and launches its riders to a top speed of 149 miles per hour.
3. The tallest roller coaster:
The tallest roller coaster is located in the Six Flags Great Adventure Park, New Jersey. Also, Kingda Ka roller coaster reaches up to a whopping height of 465 feet!
4. The longest roller coaster:
Japan’s Nagashima Spa Land is home to the longest rollercoaster in the world. And the Steel Dragon 2000 has a track which covers 8133 feet.
5. The highest number of inversions:
Thorpe Park holds the current record for the number of inversions. Also, the ride Colossus has an incredible ten inversions –not for the faint hearted!
6. The oldest roller coaster:
The oldest roller coaster was built in 1904 in Lakemont Park, Pennsylvania. However, a little bit closer to home, Norfolk to be precise, is home to one of the oldest roller coasters in the UK. Also, the Scenic Railway roller coaster was built in 1932 and has remained operational since.
7. RIDERS ARE REALLY PERFORMERS.
For Walker, the best advertising for a coaster is having spectators watch riders de-board after an exhilarating experience. “It’s all about that emotion,” he says. “A spectator basically asks, ‘What’s making them so aroused? What’s giving them such pleasure?’ The line for the ride is the audience. Imagining yourself on the structure becomes a very powerful thing.”
8. The largest amount:
Also, Six Flags Magic Mountain in California currently has the highest amount of roller coasters in its park with 19 rides within its park.
9. Longest time spent on a roller coaster:
Richard Rodriguez set the world record back in 2012 by riding the ‘Big One’ in Blackpool for 112
10. The More You Know!
Roller coasters are typically designed with the layout of the park in mind. A tree that can’t be removed? That’s going to redirect the flow of the design. Conversely, if the park has zero obstacles, the designers have totally free reign to do what they want. Inspiration can come from anywhere… even from Jay Leno’s chin on the cover of People magazine. Also Pike has said that he incorporated a “loose representation” of Leno’s jawline into the design of a coaster in Holland!
11. Tallest: Kingda Ka in Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ (456 ft).