I didn’t expect the focus of the interview to be on how dangerous some of the early roller coasters were, but I did want to share one major way that the roller coasters of today differ than those from 100 years ago. As designers tried to experiment with early looping coasters and extreme elements, safety wasn’t always a key consideration. More on early looping coasters here: National Roller Coaster Day Celebrates Patent of First Loop
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