project 16 -- roller coaster thrills

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Presented By: Matthew Mazzola
Project 16 – The Thrills and Chills of Roller Coasters
18 January 2012
The History of the Roller Coaster
Below are ten fun and interesting facts about roller coasters:
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The fastest roller coaster is King Da Ka at 123 MPH.
The longest roller coaster is over 8,300 feet long of track.
The steepest roller coaster is at 97 degrees
Home of the scariest roller coasters is the United States, in Busch Gardens or 6
Flags.
The first two roller coasters were built in the 1800’s in France.
The oldest operating roller coaster was made in 1902.
The first roller coaster was actually a coal transporting train.
Cedar Park has an enjoyable 17 roller coasters in it.
Six Flags is not far behind that however with a thrilling 15 roller coasters.
The largest drop on a roller coaster is 418 feet which is King Da Ka.
Rank
Speed
Roller
Coaster
Amusement Location
Park
Year Opened
10
82 MPH
Phantoms
Revenge
Kennywood
Pennsylvania
2007
9
85
Goliath
Six Flags
California
2010
8
85
Titan
Six Flags
Texas
2009
7
93
Millennium
Force
Cedar Point
Ohio
2000
6
95
Steel Dragon Nagashima
2000
Japan
2000
5
100
Superman
Six Flags
California
1997
4
100
Tower Of
Terror
Dreamworld Australia
2006
3
106
Doponpa
Fuji-Q
Japan
2001
2
120
Top Thrill
Dragster
Cedar Point
Ohio
2008
1
128
King Da Ka
Six Flags
New Jersey
2005
Fastest Roller Coasters in the UNITED STATES
Rank
Speed
Roller
Coaster
Amusement
Park
Location
Year
Opened
1
128 MPH
King Da Ka
Six Flags
New Jersey
2005
2
107 MPH
Top Thrill
Dragster
Cedar Park
Ohio
2003
3
100 MPH
Superman
Six Flags
California
1997
4
93 MPH
Millennium
Force
Cedar Point
Ohio
N/A
5
90 MPH
Intimidator 305
Kings
Dominion
Virginia
N/A
6
85 MPH
Goliath
Six Flags
California
N/A
7
85 MPH
Phantoms
Revenge
Kennywood
Pennsylvania
1991
8
85 MPH
Titan
Six Flags
Texas
N/A
9
82 MPH
El Toro
Six Flags
New Jersey
N/A
10
80 MPH
Son Of Beast
Kings Island
Ohio
2000
Roller Coasters In Action
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