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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He is the fun-maker, he is a man who transformed Alton Towers making it the theme park it is today by creating iconic rollercoasters such as Nemesis, Air, Oblivion and Th13teen.
Investigators were yesterday examining the remains of Britain's oldest surviving rollercoaster after parts of it were destroyed in a suspicious fire.
A UNIVERSITY lecturer yesterday broke the world record for time spent on a rollercoaster - and is still going strong.
Riders on the 647m long rollercoaster have a G force of 4.7 exerted on them.
A LOCOMOTIVE broke loose on the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad rollercoaster at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, killing a man and injuring 10 other people, officials said.
HORRIFIED thrill-seekers had to be walked to safety from a rollercoaster after it stopped high above a theme park when a rider stuck their leg out.
Katherine Duckworth, from Alton Towers Resort, says: "We are renowned for our world-beating rollercoasters and have rides here that you can't experience anywhere else in the world.
Katie Price and Alex Reid don't even bother holding on - the ride's nothing new to them after their rollercoaster marriage.
A TEENAGER was fighting for his life last night after plunging 80 feet from a rollercoaster.
Since she had her first ride - Clacton pier 1963 - the rollercoaster has moved from the traditional seaside roller coaster to rides with loops to the more recent tower drops and rocket launch thrusts where carriages are pushed from behind.
WINNERS: Ashlawn pupils were awarded a prize for the best raw egg rollercoaster by sponsors of the event, Alstom - the mini white-knuckle ride was designed by (from left) Christopher Bunyard, aged 15, George Headley, 14, and Tristan Hume, 14.
John, whose favourite Bond stunt was shearing the top off a double decker bus with a low bridge and having it land on a police car, was the consultant on The Smiler, the Staffordshire theme park's latest thrilling rollercoaster. Due to open this weekend, it is the first in the world to combine both mental and physical fear.
THE toppled king of rollercoasters yesterday set off to reclaim his world record for the longest time spent on a fun ride.
Some 200 staff are employed there and attractions include rollercoasters, go-karts and a log flume.
FIVE Coventry students have set themselves the ultimate white- knuckle challenge - to ride 74 rollercoasters in three days!