The Thrills And Chills Of Roller CoastersPresentation Transcript
The Thrills And Chills of Roller Coasters Presented By: Tabitha Jefferson February 5, 2010
Many Different Types Of People Enjoy Roller Coasters
Roller Coasters can flip you, twirl you, spin you, drop you and toss you. Some go so far, that you can hardly stand in the end.
People of all ages ride roller coasters. You will see riders from the ages of 8 to 80! Everybody enjoys them!
The History Of Roller Coasters
The first roller coaster was built in 1827, in the city of Summit Hill, Pennsylvania. At first it was a way of transportation but was bought by the Thorpe family as a roller coaster.
The first “under-friction” roller coaster was introduced by a man named John Miller.
Did You Know…….
Two of the fastest roller coasters are Steel Force and the Desperado. They both go 90 miles per hour.
The park with the best and most roller coasters is Cedar Point in Sandusky ,Ohio.
The tallest roller coaster is 415 ft. high. This roller coaster is the Super Man Escape.
By the 1920's, there were about 2,000 roller coasters in North America.
The Best Roller Coasters In The World Rank Name Speed Park Location Year Open 1. Geforce 74 mph Holiday Park Germany 2001 2. Voyage 67 mph Holiday World Indiana 2006 3. Bizarro 77 mph Six Flags England 2000 4. X2 76 mph Six Flags California 2001 5. El Toro 70 mph Six Flags New Jersey 2006
The Fastest Coasters in the U.S. Rank Name Speed Park Location Year Opened 1. Dragster 120 mph Cedar Point Ohio 2003 2. The Escape 100 mph Six Flags California 1997 3. Millennium Force 98 mph Cedar Point Ohio 2000 4. Titan 85 mph Six Flags Texas 2001 5. Goliath 85 mph Six Flags California 2000