National Roller Coaster Day!

Did you know today is National Roller Coaster Day?!  I’ll never forget buckling myself into Raging Bull at Six Flags Great America– I was TERRIFIED!  Raging Bull is the tallest, fastest, longest roller coaster at Six Flags Great America and is the world’s first hyper-twister coaster.  It was also the first roller coaster I had ever ridden.

We couldn’t be more excited about teaching kids that when they trust God, they can face even their biggest fears.  Colossal Coaster World VBS in 2013 is going to be a wild ride! In honor of this special day, here are our favorite roller coasters of all-time!

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  • Name:  Carol
  • Favorite Roller Coaster:  Pheonix (Click the link for a POV video!)
  • Location: Knoebel’s in PA
  • Fun Fact: It was moved from TX to PA in 1985 and is currently #2 on Amusement Today’s list of top wooden coasters.

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  • Name:  Jerry  (The VBS Guy!)
  • Favorite Roller Coaster:  Shockwave
  • Location:  Six Flags Over Texas, Arlington, TX
  • Fun Fact: Jerry stood in line for hours on opening day to be one of the first to ride!

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  • Name:  Lynne
  • Favorite Roller Coaster:  Space Mountain
  • Location:  Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Orlando, FL
  • Fun Fact:  ”I love that it’s completely dark so you don’t know what’s coming next!”

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  • Name:  Debbie
  • Favorite Roller Coaster:  Kiddie Park Roller Coaster
  • Location:  Kiddie Park at Bartlesville, Oklahoma
  • Fun Fact:  ”Kiddie Park is so much fun for kids of all ages (even little ones). Most rides cost only a quarter. The best thing about the park is that the last train ride of the night is free! Love it!”

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  • Name:  Joyce
  • Favorite Roller Coaster:  Screaming Delta Demon
  • Location:  Opryland, Nashville, TN (No longer exists)

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  • Name:  Gordon
  • Favorite Roller Coaster:  Loch Ness Monster
  • Location:  Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, VA
  • Fun Fact:  Double-looping coaster, 13 stories tall, 114-foot drop, speeds as fast as 60 mph.  Smile for the camera after the second loop!

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  •  Name:  Melita
  • Favorite Roller Coaster:  The Great American Scream Machine
  • Location:  Six Flags Over Georgia, Atlanta, GA
  • Fun Fact:  ”Classic wooden coaster…once the tallest roller coaster in the world… the last car is the best ride because you get whipped and thrown around all over the track”

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  • Names:  Candace & Rhonda
  • Favorite Roller Coaster:  Wabash Cannonball
  • Location:  Opryland, Nashville, TN (No longer exists)
  • Fun fact: It was a clone of the Corkscrew roller coaster at Knott’s Berry Farm.

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Tell us about your favorite roller coaster!!