15 Roller Coaster Facts You Need To Know Today

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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:

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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).

Tallest: Kingda Ka in Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson

12. How do roller coasters work:

Many conventional roller coasters do not have any sort of engines, instead, they work by converting potential energy into kinetic energy.

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13. And that chain noise you hear on the ride up the hill is actually a safety device.

chain noise you hear on the ride up the hill

 

14. Early roller coasters were inspired by 17th century Russian ice slides

Early roller coasters were inspired by 17th century Russian ice slides

15. If all countries were as cold as Russia, roller coasters might not exist:

Also, In the 17th century, Russia froze water over a tall wooden structure to make an ice ramp. Also, riders used to sit on blocks of wood and ice stuffed with star and slid down the ramp. Apparently, Paris wanted to join in the fun but realised it was impossible because of their warmer climate. However, they decided to add wheels onto the sledges and a track to the ride in 1817, creating the modern roller coaster.

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