National Roller Coaster Day

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2020 DateAugust 16, 2020
2021 DateAugust 16, 2021
National Roller Coaster Day

National Roller Coaster Day History

National Roller Coaster Day aims to promote the amusement park ride. A roller coaster is a ride that typically consists of a railroad type track with turns and steep slopes that is ridden on a small cart. Roller Coasters are commonly the most popular ride in amusement parks. In 1884, the first known roller coaster opened in America. It was called the Switchback Railway and opened at Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York. It was later renamed the Cyclone. LaMarcus Thompson was credited with the idea for this roller coaster.

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