1978 rollercoaster documentary.


My favorite MJ tune: "Billie Jean" which I have been listening to alot now. RIP MJ.

I read the book back in College and this was in the early 90's.

I had no idea Vincent Price loved roller coasters. Or that he was ever that young.

Loved the old shots of Dorney and Kings Dominion. Very cool. Thanks for posting this. It truly made me smile.


"Look at us spinning out in the madness of a roller coaster" - Dave Matthews Band

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Saw this at an ACE event once. Very enjoyable.


Life is something that happens when you can't get to sleep.
--Fran Lebowitz

Thanks for posting this, I really enjoyed it. A nice walk back in time.


There is no such thing as a terrible Coaster just ones that haven't been taken care of

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I had this video. But, it was eaten by my VCR. My favorite part of it was the scale model of the looping Arrow suspended coaster. Followed by the test coaster. But, it always made me wonder why they never built one that inverted.

B&M came along and did it. I wonder if they will ever change the suspended design to include a loop. That would be cool.


I didn't do it! I swear!!

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I'll wager a guess and say "no" based on the fact that the last Arrow suspended coaster opened 23 years ago.

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And the fact that Arrow has been out of business for a few years...


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Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.

And the fact that suspended cars swing and can't be trusted in the event of a stall during an inversion. So, rigid seats is the alternative and let's just leave that to B&M who so far is doing a bang up job.

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I love the video of the old Coney Island rides. Bodys were flung all over the place, people hanging from that round swinging thing, pile ups at the bottom of the slide, etc.! Why has our society turned into such lawsuit happy wimps?


I'd rather be in my boat with a drink on the rocks, than in the drink with a boat on the rocks.

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I feel emotionally assaulted by your statement. You'll be hearing from my lawyer.


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