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Roller Coasters

by: Jefferson Tabora & Jairo Valadez-Ibarra and Liliana Morano
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Transcript of Roller Coasters

By: Jairo Valadez, Jefferson Tabora, Liliana Moreno
Inventor
Roller Coasters
John A. Miller

Born on August 1872

With Norman Bartlett invented the Flying Turns Ride (prototype of roller coaster)

LaMacus Adna Thompson

Obtained patent on January 20, 1885
Works Cited
Jefferson Slide
http://kids.britannica.com/coasters/i_miller.html
http://inventors.about.com/od/tstartinventions/ss/theme_park_5.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roller_coaster
http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/files/flying_turns_ny_wf__life__176.jpg
http://www.byprudencelaw.com/roller_coasters/images/history_2_lrg.jpg
http://www.iaapa.org/safety-and-advocacy/safety/amusement-ride-safety/design-techology
http://www.ehow.com/info_8091277_roller-coaster-safety-features.html
http://themeparks.about.com/od/rollercoasterarticles/ss/Largest-Roller-Coasters-In-The-World_9.htm

Jairo Slides
https://www.sixflags.com/discoverykingdom/attractions/thrill-rides
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superman:_Ultimate_Flight_(Six_Flags_Discovery_Kingdom)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medusa_(Six_Flags_Discovery_Kingdom)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vertical_Velocity_(roller_coaster)

Liliana Slides
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coney_Island_Cyclone
http://kids.britannica.com/coasters/i_miller.html
https://www.sixflags.com/discoverykingdom/attractions/roar
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Dipper_(Geauga_Lake)
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Superman's Ultimate Ride
2012
Cost: N/A
Height: 95' (29 m)
Speed: 51 mph (82 km/h)
Duration: 1 minute 52 seconds
Location: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, California
Inventor: GCI Company
1700/1800s
Cost:
6,000,000 USD
Height:
150 ft.
Speed:
62 mph
Duration:
60 sec.
Location:
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Vallejo California
Inventor:
N/A
Type:
Premier Rides
The

Cyclone
1927
Cost: 175,000 USD
Height: 85' (26m)
Speed: 60 mph (97 km/h)
Duration: 1 minute 50 seconds
Location: Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York City
Inventor: Harry C. Baker

Inventor's History: Baker was the former manager of Rexford Park, Schnectady, New York and served on the staff at Riverview Park in Chicago.
Ancestors: Ice slides
Originated from the "Russian Mountains"
21/24 m (70/80 feet)
50 degree drop
Switchback Railway:
1884
LaMarcus Adna Thompson
Coney Island Brooklyn, New York
2 tracks
Medusa
2000
Cost:
15,000,000 USD
Height:
150 ft.
Speed:
65 mph
Duration:
3 min. 15 sec.
Location:
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Vallejo, California
Inventor:
Bolliger & Mabillard
Big
Dipper
1925
Cost: 50,000 USD
Height: 65' (20 m)
Speed: 32 mph (52 km/h)
Duration: 1 minute 52 seconds
Location: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, California
Inventor: John Miller
Closed Date: September 16, 2007



Vertical Velocity
2001
Cost:
N/A
Height:
630 ft.
Speed:
62 mph
Duration:
60 sec.
Location:
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Vallejo, California
Inventor:
Werner Stengel
Roar

Rollercoaster
May 15, 1999

Inventor's History: In 1911, John Miller a consultant to the Philadelphia Toboggan Company. He also worked with noted designers Frederick Ingersoll and Fred and Josiah Pearce.
Technology

About the Inventor
Werner is a roll coaster designer and engineer from German. He is the founder of Stengel Engineering.
Locked roller coasters onto the track:
provides twists, turns and inversions

Vibration-dampening material:
structural enhancement

Computers:
fabrication of the ride's components is more accurate , quick manipulation of the design elements, provides quick analysis of the ride's performance

Catapult-type launch systems powered by pneumatics and linear electric motors:
expansion of options for ride manufacturers
Boomerang
Location:
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Top Speed:
48 mph
Features
Capacity 32 riders
7 inversions
World's ONLY sea serpent roll
Features
Launch coaster using electromagnetic propulsion
Two upside-down twists
Two vertical rolls
Safety Improvements
Lap Bars, Lap Belts, and Harnesses

Under friction wheels:

when upside down the wheels are still attached to the track

Safety Chain Dog:
Keeps the coaster cars from falling back

Compressed Air Breaks:
used at the end of the ride so riders can get off
Medusa
Location: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Top Speed: 65 mph

The Beast
Location:
Kings Island, Mason, Ohio, US
Top Speed:
65 mph
Duration:
4:10 min.
Length:
7359 feet
Mindbender
March 16, 1986
Cost: 2.8 million USD
Height: 145' (44 m)
Speed: 60 mph (97 km/h)
Duration: 1 minute 13 seconds
Location: Galaxyland Amusement Park, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Inventor: Anton Schwarzkopff
Inventor's History: Anton was born on July 8, 1924 and died on July 30, 2001. He is a German engineer of amusement rides, and the founder of the Schwarzkopf Industries Company. He is most famous for building numerous amusement rides and large roller coasters. He died from suffering Parkinson's disease.
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