Happy Roller Coaster Day

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August 16th is National Roller Coaster Day
Coney Island CycloneOn this day 110 years ago, Edwin Prescott patented a looping roller coaster. I hope you celebrated the day at a theme park riding your favorite roller coaster. I’m still recuperating from my tiring, but fun trip to California. I’ll be spending the day relaxing with family and celebrating my birthday. I found out a few years ago that I was born on National Roller Coaster Day.

There’s a thread on ThemeParkReview where you can read how enthusiasts are spending the day. Most have never heard of the holiday, but it was still a fun topic. Read the thread.

Happy Coastering!

How are you spending the day? Leave a comment below. Image courtesy of CoasterImage.

Founder of CoasterCritic.com. My favorite coasters are B&M hypers and gigas. I'm also a huge fan of terrain roller coasters.


  1. Happy Birthday, Joel!

  2. Thanks! I had a good gift, the trip out to Cali for Magic Mountain and Knott's Berry Farm. Hopefully, I'll have a trip report up soon.


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