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The Thrills and Chills of Roller Coasters. Presented by: Max Sciarra Project 16: Roller Coaster Thrills 1/10/11. The Thrills and Chills of Roller Coasters. Millions of people ride roller coasters each year

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The Thrills and Chills of Roller Coasters

Presented by: Max Sciarra

Project 16: Roller Coaster Thrills

1/10/11

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The Thrills and Chills of Roller Coasters

  • Millions of people ride roller coasters each year
  • Roller coasters are the staple at most theme parks, providing the most enjoyment for the people and income for the park
  • All people, usually ranging from age 5-60, enjoy roller coasters
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The History of the Roller Coaster

  • First roller coaster was built in Paris in 1812 called The Russian Mountains of Belleville
  • It was built as a new kind of fun
  • The first roller coaster in the U.S. was the Mauch Chunk Railway in PA
  • John Miller introduced the first under friction roller coaster in 1912
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Did You Know…?

The longest roller coaster is in Japan, named the Steel Dragon 2000, after its length of 2000ft

The fastest roller coaster in KingdaKa at Six Flags, reaching a speed of 128mph

The roller coaster with the sharpest drop is Vild-Svinet in Denmark at 97 degrees

The highest roller coaster is KingdaKa at 456 ft

KingdaKa also holds the record for the highest drop at 418 feet

The oldest operating roller coaster is Leap the Dips in PA

Cedar Point, an amusement park in Ohio, has the most roller coasters at 17

The only wooden roller coaster with a flip is The Son of Beasts at Kings Island

The only suspended full circuit roller coaster is Volcano: The Blast Coaster in Virginia

Roller coasters make millions of dollars for theme parks each year

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I’ve been on five roller coasters

  • Space mountain at Disney – Click here to see a picture
  • My first experience was horrifying
  • Roller coasters are exhilarating and a lot of fun