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Roller Coasters

Aliens Roller Coaster

Aliens Roller Coaster

Hin Nya constructed an incredible virtual roller coaster which incorporates the haunting visual and auditory elements of the Aliens films in an insane 15-minute-long ride, built with the theme park simulator app Planet Coaster. Headphones recommended.

Keep Your Eye on the Marble

Keep Your Eye on the Marble

5MadMovieMakers used some fun video tricks to keep the steel marble in this clip perfectly centered as it makes its way through a twisty, turny Quercetti Skyrail roller coaster track. Try playing the video a second time with your finger on the ball.

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12 Years of Suffering

12 Years of Suffering

Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 addict Marcel Vos created the longest possible roller coaster ride in the game. Aptly called 12 Years of Suffering, the ride takes more than 12 and a half years in real time to complete. People are awesome.

How Roller Coasters Affect Us

How Roller Coasters Affect Us

While roller coasters offer up plenty of thrills, a whole lot of engineering goes into making them safe enough to not snap our necks or make us pass out. TEDEd looks at the impact that these rides can have on our bodies, and how coaster safety has improved over the years.

LEGO Expert Roller Coaster Set

LEGO Expert Roller Coaster Set

This wonderful LEGO VIP set is sure to be a collectible. The 4,124 piece roller coaster features a chainlift that can be upgraded with a motor, and tons of little details like a ticket booth, cotton candy cart, concession stand, and coaster cars with movable lap bars.

Meccano Roller Coaster POV Ride

Meccano Roller Coaster POV Ride

Let’s go through the shrinker ray, and take a twisty, turny, disorienting ride on an awesome model roller coaster built by John and Michael Molden using Meccano metal construction toys. The spinning coaster cars were inspired by Reverchon’s real-life rides. Build video here.

LEGO Wooden Roller Coaster POV

LEGO Wooden Roller Coaster POV

After wowing us with his 90,000 piece LEGO roller coaster model, builder Tomáš Kašpařík aka Chairudo shared this footage that gives us a look at what minifigs see when they go for a ride. We wish we could go through the shrinker ray and hang out at his theme park.

LEGO Wooden Roller Coaster

LEGO Wooden Roller Coaster

LEGO fanatic Chairudo shows off an amazing build – a working 90,000 piece, 21 foot-long roller coaster made to look like the old wooden El Toro coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure theme park. More photos on Flickr.

Colossal K’Nex Roller Coaster

Colossal K’Nex Roller Coaster

Builder knexpert06 shows off an incredible creation made using K’Nex construction toys. The 141 foot-long roller coaster has dual tracks so two coasters can race side by side. It took nearly 500 hours to build, but a full lap of the coaster takes just under a minute.

Roller Coaster Reboot

Roller Coaster Reboot

(PG-13: Language) Several months ago, TheDonDada shared a hilarious video of his friend Malik Robinson pretending to pass out multiple times while they were on a roller coaster. Some genius added Windows’ startup and shutdown sounds to the clip.

RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic

RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic

Developer Chris Sawyer takes his classic theme park simulators to mobile devices. RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic combines the best of the original RollerCoaster Tycoon and RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 in one game. Available for iOS and Android.

Cyclone Roller Coaster Model Kit

Cyclone Roller Coaster Model Kit

CoasterDynamix’s Cyclone is a modular and LEGO-compatible kit for making roller coaster models. It comes with everything you need, including a train, lift chain and gears. By default it’s powered with a hand crank, but you can also use a LEGO Power Functions motor.

Riding The Monster

Riding The Monster

CoasterForce shares an impressively crisp and immersive 4K video of The Monster, a new roller coaster located at Adventureland Iowa, complete with a crazy 101° vertical drop, crazy banks, and five inversions. The nighttime off-ride footage is worth watching too.

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Pedal-Powered Roller Coaster

Pedal-Powered Roller Coaster

Located at the Washuzan Highland Amusement Park in Okayama, Japan, the Sky Cycle roller coaster does away with winches and motors, and instead makes riders raise their already increased heart rates by pedaling the whole way. Who needs guardrails anyhow?

Mobile Roller Coaster

Mobile Roller Coaster

YouTuber Rolf Zemp shared this clip of a fully functioning roller coaster float made by locals in Bassersdorf, a town in Zurich, Switzerland. The committee behind it spent several hundred hours building the thrilling ride on wheels.

Six Flags Batman: The Ride

Six Flags Batman: The Ride

The Batman: The Ride roller coaster has chairs swing and flip independently as they go about the already twisted track, apparently causing riders to experience weightlessness. Opens at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in 2015.

LEGO Rollercoaster

LEGO Rollercoaster

Brickride’s impressive build uses 100% LEGO components to create a fully-functional rollercoaster, complete with a loop and a corkscrew. See a time-lapse of the build here. Check out one of their earlier coasters here.

Don’t Sleep at Amusement Parks

Don’t Sleep at Amusement Parks

So this is why they call it an “amusement” park. You could say our laughing along just encourages mean behavior, but then again, what kind of kid falls asleep when there’s roller coasters to ride?!

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