First Looping Roller Coaster
As it has been for over a century, one of the prime features of amusement or theme parks is their latest roller coaster.
From their beginnings in the U.S. at Coney Island, New York, in 1884, they have fascinated riders and onlookers alike.
For some years, roller coasters that include a loop to scare their riders have been popular.
The first such ride appeared at Coney Island in 1900, called "Boynton's Centrifugal Railway," which included a 20-foot wide loop.
Now, roller coaster fans are drawn to 580 amusement and theme parks around the country.
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