On this date in 1898, the first roller coaster was patented. (They finally figured out how many loops it takes to make you throw up!)
Suffice it to say — I love coasters, but they don’t love me.
One of my favorite roller coaster rides ever was during my very first trip to Las Vegas. My friend Paul and I both realized we had hit our 30′s without visiting Sin City, so off we went.
I mean, seriously — a coaster that wrapped around a casino building in Las Vegas? At $8 a pop? How much fun could it be?
OMG — SO much fun!
The roller coaster whipped between the casino buildings so fast, it felt like we were going to slam into someone’s hotel room! It was the best time ever. We immediately got off and got right back on. It was so worth the price.
I read it’s up to $14 now. I’d pay that much today.
I mean, come on — all the other scares on the Strip cost way more.