Tag archives for Roller Coasters
Photograph courtesy Garry Whipple
Roller coasters have gone through a lot of twists and turns over the past 125 years. In 1884, Coney Island’s roller coaster, the Switchback Railway, cost only a nickel to ride, but it was a huge attraction that made its designer, LaMarcus A. Thompson a very wealthy man. Thompson received the patent for his design in 1885 and inspired a coaster race that continues today.
The Corkscrew (pictured) was the first roller coaster with two loops and opened at California’s Knott’s Berry Farm in 1975, but has since been moved to Silverwood Theme Park in Athol, Idaho.
See pictures of roller coasters on National Geographic News.
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