Friday, March 1, 2013

Amazing Amusement Park Rides

Amazing Amusement Park Rides
by Meish Goldish
New York, N.Y. : Bearport Pub., c2012
Juvenile Non-Fiction, 24 pages

Thrill-seekers have been enjoying death-defying rides since the late 1800's. The Gravity Pleasure Switchback Railway was one of America's first roller coasters. Riders raced along at the astonishing speed of 6 miles per hour! Today people can get on board the Steel Dragon 2000, the longest coaster in the world, and fly along at 95 mph! The first Ferris wheel was introduced in 1893, reaching the staggering height of 26-stories. Today, the Singapore Flyer is twice as tall and holds nearly 800 passengers. These are just a couple of the stomach-dropping, scream-inducing attractions you will read about in Amazing Amusement Park Rides.

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