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The Invention and Innovations of the Roller coaster
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Innovations to the Roller Coaster
The first Roller Coaster and then 10 years later
Who invented the Roller Coaster?
History of the Roller Coaster
Catherine II of Russia was a fan of this ride that she had them built on her own property!
La Marcus Thompson who was born in Jersey, Ohio, in 1848 innovated the Roller Coaster 10 years later and made his famous ride in Coney Island.
[The roller coaster traces its origins to Russia, where wood-framed ice slides sent sledders down 70-foot high slopes as early as the 16th century. These Russian Mountains also became popular summertime attractions when wheeled carts rolled riders down large, undulating wooden ramps. ]
John G. Taylor built the first ride at West Haven's Savin Rock in 1873. It was a popular ride with more than 250,000 people enjoying the ride that year.
[New materials such as carbon-fiber composites will allow coaster cars to be lighter and cause less stress on large supporting structures. Lifts greater than 90 degrees, multiple inversions, and the ability to launch cars at 100 miles per hour in under 2 seconds will be the common features in future roller coasters.]