ROLLER COASTERS: THE SEARCH FOR THE ULTIMATE THRILL RIDE!

DVD_ModernMarvelsRollerCoasters[DVD: The History Channel – 1997 – 50 mins]. Part of the “Modern Marvels” series. Consisting almost entirely of archive photographs and film footage, this presentation examines the history of one of America’s favourite pastimes – riding roller coasters. Reaching its zenith in the 20th Century, the roller coaster is the thrill-seeking embodiment of the Industrial Revolution and technology. As roller coaster engineers and designers search for new heights twists and turns to build, American thrill-seekers eagerly wait on line to experience the fastest, scariest and most exciting coasters. ANDY SHINE SAYS: The history of the roller coaster in one interesting, factual programme. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good.