Sunday is National Roller Coaster Day. Normally, I'd implore you to put your phone away, make tracks for the nearest amusement park, and mark the occasion by screaming like a ninny on a thrill machine. But, you know, COVID.
Sure, some parks are open, and some coasters are rolling. If there is one near you, go for it. But now, in the summer of our discontent, the only ups and downs that many of us are contemplating are the ones on coronavirus and unemployment charts.
Oh, how we long for this thing to be over and to return to normal. In that spirit, let’s honor Roller Coaster Day by taking a look at some of the most iconic rides in the U.S. They aren’t the latest and greatest, nor are they necessarily the best.