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roller coaster

A series or period of drastic changes that occur without warning. After she graduated from college, her life became a roller coaster filled with ups and downs as she tried to establish herself as a fashion designer.
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This roller-coaster called Stampedia was really good.
THIS roller-coaster was in Las Vegas in the New York New York hotel.
At the time the Pepsi Max roller-coaster was the tallest in Europe.
We drove to the state-line to go to the casino because it had this roller-coaster that Pete had heard about.
The roller-coaster was very high and narrow and set off from inside the casino and went out and around the building and back inside.
Peter, 34, has been hooked on roller-coasters for more than two decades and, since meeting him in her teens, Liz has also become a fanatic.
We've ridden most of the roller-coasters between California and Las Vegas and all the roller-coasters in the hotels in Vegas including The Big Shot which is on top of a hotel and catapults 16 riders to a height of 1,081ft in the air.
The advent of the more daring rides and concerns with liability and litigation made safety the primary issue in roller-coaster design.
The sky's the limit where future roller-coaster designs are concerned.
Naming the most frightening ride will no doubt stir debate among roller-coaster enthusiasts, but for Ruben it's the Ultra Twister at Six Flags AstroWorld, in Houston, Tex.
Park officials blamed La Motte for breaking a cardinal safety rule, stepping in front of a roller-coaster car, even if it is stationary.
Park officials have acknowledged, nevertheless, that as a precaution they have retrained all roller-coaster operators and have banned all track crossing except through stationary cars.