roller coaster

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Synonyms for roller coaster

anything characterized by abrupt and extreme changes (especially up and down)

elevated railway in an amusement park (usually with sharp curves and steep inclines)

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The first modern roller coaster, the Promenades Aeriennes, opened in Parc Beaujon in Paris on July 8, 1817.
To test whether the roller coaster does encourage the natural passing of kidney stones, the researchers used 3-D printing to create a model kidney, which they filled with urine and three kidney stones of different sizes.
It is also possible to ride the roller coaster after having treatments where the kidney stones are broken up into smaller particles using ultrasound shock waves, preventing stones from getting larger and causing more problems.
The longest roller coaster in the US is at Kings Island in Ohio.
Contract Awarded for Paint two popular roller coasters.
There are different roller coaster clubs and sites [in the US] and we found out the Knott's Berry Farm amusement park in California was asking couples if they wanted to get married on one of their rides.
The Green Dragon Roller Coaster at GreenWood Forest Park in Gwynedd, uses funicular technology which operated in North Wales slate quarries 200 years ago.
NoLimits 2 includes a full-featured roller coaster editor that uses a CAD-style wire-frame display to build a custom coaster.
It claims to be the tallest and fastest looping roller coaster in the world with the first "top hat" loop where riders race over the top of the loop as well as inside.
According to CNN, Six Flags confirmed that a woman died on Friday while riding the Texas Giant roller coaster, but did not provide further details.
America's first roller coaster had its roots in the Mauch Chunk gravity railroad in Pennsylvania, a nine–mile downhill track that was originally used for delivering coal, but was soon offering thrill–rides to paying passengers.
The roller coaster at Seaside Heights, New Jersey, in the USA, was destroyed during super storm Sandy.
At the Ferrari World theme park in the United Arab Emirates, thrill seekers wait eagerly in line to take a spin on the Formula Rossa--the world's fastest roller coaster.
Which of the four regions have at least one roller coaster in every state?
He displayed some of his work on roller coasters on the course blog, and he inspired us to start the roller coaster course.