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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.
See also: coaster, roller
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This lasted until 1972, when the instant success of The Racer at Kings Island near Cincinnati began a roller coaster renaissance which has continued to this day.
Sitting at the back of the roller coaster resulted in a 63.
Some roller coasters have you standing the entire ride.
After leaving college he worked for a wooden roller coaster firm and eventually set up the Gravity Group with some partners.
The Green Dragon attracts roller coaster enthusiasts from around the world and is 250 metres long and reaches speeds of 30mph.
Thesoftware realistically simulates roller coaster physics anddelivers the sounds and sights of the world's most exciting coaster rides.
It was also in the US that the term roller coaster was first used.
The Star Jet roller coaster was built in 2002 to replace an older roller coaster.
Until the Formula Rossa roller coaster was built, only a handful of people in the world got to experience what it felt like to be behind the wheel of a Formula 1 race car.
For more complex coaster track design, the students use NoLimits, a specialty software for roller coaster design, from the company of the same name, Krousgrill said.
The third edition of this guide to roller coasters has been updated with new photographs, statistics and descriptions as well as an essay on the future of roller coaster technology and design.
The ministry also said cracks have been found in axles of eight more high-speed roller coasters in seven amusement parks as a result of an emergency survey, which was carried out following a fatal roller coaster derailment accident at the Expoland amusement park in Osaka Prefecture in May.
What do you think makes a great roller coaster ride?
ROMANTICS have a thrilling experience to look forward to this February - with Coventry city centre getting its first ever roller coaster.