National Roller Coaster Day

National Roller Coaster Day comes on August 16 of every year. On this day, you will find people at amusement parks and theme parks across the country to participate in the National Roller Coaster Day.

Trajectories aren’t linear. Life’s just a roller coaster. If you’re getting a chance to do cool stuff, and it’s varied stuff, just enjoy it. I guess I’m a believer in the randomness of life rather than it being a linear trajectory or an arc, a consistent smooth arc, towards anything.” – Riz Ahmed

History of National Roller Coaster Day

Ricard Knudsen and J.G. Taylor received a U.S patent in 1878 for the device referred to as a wooden roller coaster. It consists of two adjacent railway tracks which ran between two towers carrying four-passenger cars. The force of gravity will gently pull the cars down in sloping hills. Then the cars would be hauled up by the elevator in the different tower for the return trip. Interestingly, neither J.G. Taylor nor Ricard Knudsen constructed their device, the only thing they did is getting U.S patent for that instrument on August 16. Hence August 16 is chosen as the day to celebrate National Roller Coaster Day. After several years, LaMarcus A. Thompson enterprising gentleman built a similar device enterprising gentleman “Switchback Railway” at Coney Island, New York in 1884. Thompson is known for developing roller coasters, and sometimes he is also called as father of gravity rides. In his lifetime, he accumulated nearly thirty patents related to roller coaster technologies. Hence National Roller Coaster Day is a perfect day to enjoy the roller coaster ride with your family members or friends.

National Roller Coaster Day
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National Roller Coaster Day

Other Celebrations on August 16

August 16, 2018, is also celebrated as

How to Celebrate National Roller Coaster Day

The best way to celebrate the National Roller Coaster Day is by visiting an amusement park near you and enjoying a roller coaster ride with your friends or family members. Try to take some pictures while enjoying the roller coaster ride and share them with others in the social media’s by using the hashtag #RollerCoasterDay.

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