Are backyard coasters legal?

Tuesday, August 21, 2001 3:43 PM
Are backyard coasters legal?

What would requirements be for building one? Something like the jeremy reid thing.

Thanks!

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Tuesday, August 21, 2001 3:48 PM
Where I live it wouldn't be a prob. I have like 40+ acres. I think it is legal unless you charge money for it. Oh well have fun!
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Tuesday, August 21, 2001 3:54 PM
Basically you'd have to follow local zoning laws, get permits, and get variances if you broke them.  But if your building a tiny homemade backyard coaster I don't think it would be a problem.
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Tuesday, August 21, 2001 3:59 PM
If you live in the Suburbs I think it would be a problem.  It might violate a city building code. Or a noise-pollution code or something like that.  Just like some cities make people register with the city if they build a shed or a pool in their backyard I think you'd have to check it out at City Hall.

So really it all depends on where you live.  I would say your chances of building a coaster in you're backyard in Suburbia would be slim, but if you live in a rural area it would probally be ok.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2001 4:01 PM
Coming soon to backyard to a backyard near you...;)
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Tuesday, August 21, 2001 4:14 PM
I tried to make up plans for a 15' x 18' area but the coaster just wouldn't be all that exciting.  Plus I would have to make a quiet chain and car to prevent the neighbors from getting annoyed.  I know in my town you have to get a permit for any thing over 3 feet tall and thigs like pools, sheds, etc...
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Tuesday, August 21, 2001 4:39 PM

I know Michael Jackson has a whole amusement park in his back acres, he even swiped the spider from Michigan's Adventure when I was about 8. All I know is that I am getting a three story house with and indoor pool and Raptor in my back yard when I get older, and if you doubt me then you can't ride it!

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Tuesday, August 21, 2001 4:43 PM
Michael Jackson  has a coaster from michigan adventure ?
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Tuesday, August 21, 2001 4:58 PM
ST Chick said the spider ride.
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Tuesday, August 21, 2001 5:00 PM

ST chick said:
, he even swiped the spider from Michigan's Adventure when I was about 8.

Was that a kiddie ride;), if you get my drift...

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Tuesday, August 21, 2001 5:32 PM
Probably if you got the zoning permits and what not from the city and township and wanted a B&M, you probably would have to pull a Talon and have it tone down in noise. But just taking some planks of wood and a wickerbasket with rollerskates on the bottom wouldn't be a problem.

I'd probobably have trouble getting permits in my township since they can't even decide on a rec center

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Tuesday, August 21, 2001 5:47 PM
Hey if you think you town is like that then come to mine where the stupid people wanted to put a full size high school stadium next to house with no parking(and they wondered why there were so many complaints).  I am trying to find a new design for mine now, anyone want to help design it?

P.S. My town also wanted to put a traffic circle in one of the busiest sections of town just to make it look "nice".

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Tuesday, August 21, 2001 6:06 PM
I think you should check this out!

 

http://personalcoasters.com/

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Tuesday, August 21, 2001 7:08 PM
Are they legal? Considering that you have to get a permit to put up a deck, I would say no. If you live in the middle of nowhere, and have no neighbors, I say go for it. But, unless you work for one of the major designers, I'm not riding your coaster.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2001 7:25 PM
Only someone totally heartless would bust anyone for something like that.
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Wednesday, August 22, 2001 11:11 AM
That coaster from personalcoasters.com is cool, I want to ride It, I woukd pay to ride it! anyone know anymore links to backyard coasters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nick] Webmaster]- www.amusementmania.com -

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Wednesday, August 22, 2001 12:14 PM
A 54°, 20 FT drop on a wooden coaster made by a one man 'company'? Is that safe? That 54° drop is steeper than Mantis (52°), and GhostRider (51°). Man oh man. I think someone could get injured on that. And are there any...FOOTERS? But it's almost the same with Perilous Plunge. A 77.8° drop only in 115 FT of chute. But still, Intamin AG created it, a very reliable, SAFE gauranteed manufacturer that's installed more that 100 safe rides all over the world, AND the Plunge has had no accidents yet...
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Wednesday, August 22, 2001 12:42 PM
I need me a rollercoaster in my backyard, maybe something along the lines of Batman, from one of the Six Flags Theme park. It is 10 years old next year, it would be a great addition to my home and just improve the quailty of the town, and greatly increase the value of my land.
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Wednesday, August 22, 2001 2:14 PM
Ever hear of a vertical drop coaster?

:)

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Wednesday, August 22, 2001 2:21 PM

kRaXLeRidAh said:
A 54°, 20 FT drop on a wooden coaster made by a one man 'company'? Is that safe? That 54° drop is steeper than Mantis (52°), and GhostRider (51°). Man oh man. I think someone could get injured on that. And are there any...FOOTERS?

Well, luckily it's a little one man car, it weighs very little. And the guy does have a degree in Engineering, he isn't just some average shmoe who just threw something crazy together.
To see what THAT looks like, check out this link:
http://decwd.ece.uiuc.edu/pics7.html
 
lol!
-djansi

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