Man commissions backyard roller coaster, built by engineering student grandson

Posted Wednesday, September 9, 2020 10:23 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Elliot Ryan, 20, attends St. Michael’s College in Vermont. In March, he was sent home because of COVID-19, so he went to stay with his grandparents, where he spent the rest of the summer. It was during the beginning of his stay that he decided to turn a dream into a reality: building a roller coaster.

Read more and see video from WJAR/Providence.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 1:50 PM

A shuttle coaster with no airtime.
Sigh.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020 1:54 PM

And it is guaranteed to valley every time.

I do like that he did this with his grandpa. I am sure the time spent together was amazing.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020 2:25 PM

Sucks.


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Wednesday, September 9, 2020 6:01 PM
ApolloAndy's avatar

The capacity is going to be terrible.


Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020 6:20 PM
Raven-Phile's avatar

They built it that way to sell fast pass.


R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
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Wednesday, September 9, 2020 6:32 PM

Obviously no need for a hotel nearby.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020 6:45 PM
ApolloAndy's avatar

Looks slow on the POV and the trims will kill it. Also, way too short.

Last edited by ApolloAndy, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 6:45 PM

Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020 6:51 PM

I will say, maybe it's the way the camera is angled, but it goes pretty scarily close to the end.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020 8:09 PM

And Michigan's Adventure still gets nothing.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020 8:15 PM
TheMillenniumRider's avatar

New for 2025 at Dorney Park, backyard shuttle coaster experience!

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020 8:53 PM

Still a better red coaster than I-305.

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