A little tid-bit about myself this morning – I love roller coasters! The thrill, the excitement, the adrenaline. My favorite vacations as a child were those which involved amusement parks. And I didn’t just love riding roller coasters, I was a slight bit obsessive.
I watched the Travel Channel and Discovery Channel shows that listed the top 10 coasters in the US, and the top 10 coasters around the world. I spent hours on theme park websites learning the speeds, heights and stats of coasters around the country. I could tell you random facts about roller coasters that you never cared to learn.
I also built them…on Roller Coaster Tycoon.
I played this silly game for hours, building and creating my own world with thrill rides that no little man would ride. I dreamed one day that I would be an engineer and build them in real life, or that I would be a test rider – the person who rides them each morning looking for problems. Boy, wouldn’t that be the life!
Interestingly enough, that’s not where I ended up, but I still enjoy visiting Six Flags and Frontier City. Which, sadly, I haven’t done in years.
In honor of myself, and those like me, who miss the Titan, and dream of Batman, or even the Diamond Back, this is for you!
I did hear a rumor that RCT is coming out on iPad in 2013. This year is almost over. I expect it to be delivered.