Roller Coasters: United States and Canada  
by Todd H Throgmorton
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ISBN Number: 0786408960
Format:
Hardback
Number of Pages:
311
Publication Date:
2000
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Inc

From the 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.

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About the Author
Todd H. Throgmorton, from Hinderson, Nevada, has ridden over half the roller coasters in North America.


 

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