On this day in 1884, the first roller coaster in America opens at Coney Island, in Brooklyn, New York. A roller coaster is an amusement park attraction that consists of a light railroad track with many tight turns and steep slopes, on which people ride in small fast open cars. This new entertainment was an instant success and by the turn of the century there were hundreds of roller coasters around the country.
Here are some tips for parents while taking children to roller coaster.
The point of visiting roller coaster is not to bag the largest number of rides – it is to have a good time. And if your kids say no to it, don’t try to push them into it. You really want the entire visit to become a positive experience because it’s the best way to ensure that your kids keep wanting to come to parks. and you get your money’s worth.
Start with a smaller coaster
If your kids are inexperienced at riding roller coasters, the best way is to ride a smaller version of a coaster. Most of the parks have a different types of roller coasters. Smaller coasters will usually have less-intense drops, no loops, and still fun.
Keep an empty stomach
Unlike other kinds of entertainment, roller coasters can make some people puke. The g-forces and the feeling of weightlessness can cause stomach trouble. Don’t let your kids eat right before going on a coaster and make sure you go to bathroom before getting in line.
Keep your item in pocket.
Before the riding, it’s important to check yourself and your kids for anything you might lose while going very fast in an open-top roller coaster such as hats, glasses, and necklaces. It can be very difficult to retrieve these items if you lose them somewhere along the way. Remember to stow them in your pocket or give them to someone else on the ground.
People usually start shouting with fun when the carts go over big hill. Screaming in a ground can trigger the release of oxytocin which can calm you down and produce feelings of euphoria in some conditions. Make sure to let you and your kids join them.