The Thrills and Chills of Roller Coasters Joe Voves Project 16 1/4/11
What makes a Roller Coaster so Fun? • Fun for people of all ages • Thrilling experience • Fear • Speed • Height
The History of the Roller Coaster • Russes a Belleville • First Roller Coaster • Locked the car to tracks • France, 1817 • First American was the Hauto Tunnel • First made to transport coal. • Redesigned to become a roller coaster.
Did You Know?... Below are 10 fun and interesting facts about roller coasters: Fastest is the Formula Rossa, at 149 mph Fastest looping coaster is the viper at 70 mph. Tallest is Kingda Ka at 456 ft. Longest is the Steel Dragon, over 8,100 feet long. Ice slides led to roller coasters. First looping coaster was built in France. The longest wooden coaster is Beast at Kings Island. Front car provides most thrilling experience. Back seat provides most “air time” Coaster tracks that people can drive their car on.
My Experiences • Total: over 15 different major roller coasters. • Kingda Ka, The Hulk, Dueling Dragons, etc. • First Experience: afraid height and speed. • Roller Coasters make me feel free.