wildest white-knuckle thriller to the tamest kiddie ride, roller
coasters continue to enthral amusement-seekers of all ages. This
second edition of the authoritative guide to America and Canada’s
coasters includes twice as many roller coasters as the first edition
in over 100 parks. The state-by-state listing of amusement and theme
parks includes phone numbers and addresses, as well as numerous
photographs of the rides that make children laugh and grown men cry.
Also included is the often surprising history of these remarkable
rides, along with information on the great coaster designers who
bring these monsters to life. A chronology of wooden coasters still
in operation ranges from the historic attractions built at the turn
of the century to the high-tech rides set to open in 2000. There is
also statistical information on the longest coasters, the numbers of
steel and wooden coasters in each state, and other fun facts to
delight any thrill seeker with a need for speed.
About the Author
Todd H. Throgmorton, from Hinderson, Nevada,
has ridden over half the roller coasters in North America.