Throwback Thursday: Roller Coasters

A look at the history of Roller Coasters on the 130th anniversary of the first one on Coney Island.
4:03 | 06/19/14

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And I decided to put -- fears aside for this week's. We're back Thursday that's right we're marking the start of summer vacation season with a -- in the sky were on our way up. Yeah yeah. It was back in this week eighteen. -- for the the first roller coaster in America opened Merrill's write your New York City on Coney Island -- When you don't have to switch back we'll wait writers climbing tower got into the car and look who stopped they won't come to get into another -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Smiled and how well you probably closer than it cost a nickel a ride it was an instant success and by determined entering Iraq hundreds of -- posters around the country. Street. Not -- Coney -- still thinking of coast as this one is. Famous -- this site glow and a wooden roller coaster that opened in 19278. All of this time. You know it even happened -- to parents in the video Grand Theft Auto. It's been -- there -- seven. -- -- -- Fastest coaster in the country. Yeah. Eight point 52 -- -- monsters called Kenya coffee fast. Now that's not going I know. Yeah parent -- but if -- -- with the fastest coaster in the the Abu Dhabi in. You know find the formula -- top speed -- just 150. Miles an hour it takes just five. The students so fast even -- ride that have to Wear protective glasses. Wouldn't want to -- in past. Is the experience and getting. To CNN world from up high in new coaster that is better than arrived called Superman could get them to stop this -- -- Hundred feet up any off -- all the way it goes back down again you can find this towering Six Flags magic mountain -- -- today at Six Flags magic number right next right we're going to put this in a terrifying category it's called the next few weeks. Fourth dimensional ride -- -- Sixty degree -- -- seats. At first face down. Drops look. Doctor I think about it our -- actually extend off the track to decide to allow riders to end it. -- -- take head over heels pulled forward and backward and in case. All that isn't enough there are laying flowers along the track -- we go from across the pond out in the next Israel the most twisting turning movie ride. -- -- You didn't sign it into rock park in Surrey England until last year it -- In virgin. It was a rental -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Calling this. Back way back. A time when the wooden rollercoaster business standards this is a wild alleging that classic built in 1970 and Massachusetts isn't traditional -- Pass. The waking -- my. Well that was fun that's it for this week's Thursday throwback. Wouldn't get -- this thing that --

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