You have been patiently waiting, staring at the challenge in front of you studying every inch that you can get a vantage point of. Your pulse quickens as you climb the stairs and enter the station, time to choose your row. It is finally your turn you take your seat pull down the restraints, the staff checks the train and they all give you the thumbs up. You smile and breathe deeply as the train drops out of the station and brings you to the lift. Click, click, click comes the familiar sound of the anti-roll-back and you feel the excitement and anticipation come rushing forward. Your mind races, but the ascent seems to slow, almost purposefully to tease you. You reach the top, and the chain dog releases. There is nothing else to do or think about, no worries, no obligations, and also no turning back.
Happy national roller coaster day! Not that we need a day to remember there are multi-million dollar machines created for the silliest reason possible...for fun. This day is about you though not the machine, today is your day to rally with others who have the same desire to fling themselves around as many laps as possible on as many different roller coasters as possible. Have you been watching POV videos all winter, have you been following local news stories about amusement parks that you are not a local of, have you been on the internet screaming into the void, “I TOLD YOU KING’S ISLAND WAS GETTING A GIGA”? Then this day is for you!