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National Roller Coaster Day

Get your adrenaline pumping and celebrate National Roller Coaster Day with thrilling rides, amazing views, and delicious snacks!
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It's time to get your adventure on and celebrate National Roller Coaster Day on August 16! This day is dedicated to the thrills, chills, and excitement of roller coasters around the world. The first roller coaster was built in Paris back in 1817 as a way for passengers to travel from one hilltop station down another. Today there are numerous theme parks with incredible thrill rides that offer unique experiences for all ages.

History of National Roller Coaster Day

National Roller Coaster Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1817</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Invention of Roller Coasters</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first roller coaster was built in Paris, France, using carriages that traveled from one station to another.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1884</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First US Roller Coaster</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first roller coaster in the US, known as the Switchback Railway, was constructed at Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1959</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Disneyland's Monorail System</div><div class='timeline-text'>Disneyland unveils its Monorail System, one of the first daily operating monorail systems in the Western Hemisphere that added thrill to the amusement park.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1975</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Invention of Steel Roller Coasters</div><div class='timeline-text'>"Revolution", the first modern, steel roller coaster was opened in Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1981</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Inverted Roller Coaster</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first inverted roller coaster, where riders were suspended from the track with their feet dangling, was opened at Kings Island amusement park in Ohio.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2015</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>World's Tallest Roller Coaster</div><div class='timeline-text'>The "Fury 325" at Carowinds in North Carolina becomes the world's tallest and fastest giga coaster reaching 325 feet at its highest point and speeds of 95mph.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Roller Coaster Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Ride your favorite roller coaster</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Go to your local theme park and conquer your favorite roller coaster. Make sure to take a photo to capture the experience.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Build your own roller coaster</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Use recycled materials like boxes, bottles, and cans to construct a makeshift roller coaster. You can also use LEGOs, K'NEX or other building sets.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Watch a movie about roller coasters</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Stream a movie that has something to do with roller coasters - maybe you know of one already or you could try The Rock 'n Roller Coaster starring Brad Pitt!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Read an article about roller coasters</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Do some research and read up on some fun facts or recent news stories related to roller coasters.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create an art project</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Whether it's painting, sculpture, photography or any other form of art, create something that celebrates the thrill of the ride.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Roller Coaster Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Roller coasters are thrilling</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>From the moment you set foot in a roller coaster, your heart starts racing. The big drops and tight turns keep you on the edge of your seat for the entire ride. Roller coasters are exciting, intense, and make for an adrenaline rush like no other!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Roller coasters bring families together</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Taking a ride on a roller coaster is an excellent way to spend quality time with family and friends. Nothing quite compares to sharing that same moment of exhilaration and joy with the people around you! Bonding with loved ones while having fun is what National Roller Coaster Day is all about!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>roller coasters challenge our comfort level</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Riding a roller coaster pushes us out of our comfort zones in the best possible way. You're forced to confront fear head on and experience emotions outside your normal range - but knowing that you've conquered them afterwards is simply priceless!</p></div></div>

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When is National Roller Coaster Day?

National Roller Coaster Day is celebrated on August 16 every year. In 2024 National Roller Coaster Day will occur on a Friday.

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