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! ----------------- Ricochet: Bouncing to you in 2002, Only at King's Dominion!
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. ----------------- What makes you think that you're god -Staind, See Thru All
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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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... ----------------- Go To: http://www.geocities.com/socalcoasters/
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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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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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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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.
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...
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.
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