Ed's Chesprocott Region Blog: Sunday Aug 16 is National Roller Coaster Day

Sunday Aug 16 is National Roller Coaster Day

A 60 second thrill ride gives a Lifetime of Memories.

For those that can remember a ride on a wooden roller caster, there was that clackety-clack that could be heard as the cars started their first assent of the rides.  The ups and owns, quick twists and turns seemed to go on and on and yet the ride was no longer than a minute at best.

Naational Roller coaster day sun Aug 16

Here in Central Connecticut, we have 2 wooden roller coaster that are rated among the top 50 in the world.

The larger can be found at Lake Compounce in Bristol CT  which is also the oldest continuously operated amusement park in the US.

Here in Middlebury CT Quassy has the Wooden Warror also ranked in the top 50 in the US for wooden coasters.


The weather is going to be great this weekend.  Make a few memories and find a seat on a roller coaster.


Sunday Aug 16 is National Roller Coaster Day



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Comment balloon 31 commentsEd Silva • August 14 2015 06:41PM


I never did like these Ed Silva ....I've ridden a few, but not any more :-)

Have a great weekend!

Posted by Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954) over 5 years ago

Not a fan of roller coasters so I think I'll skip celebrating this holiday! I'll stick to the roller coaster ride of business.

Posted by Stefan Winter, Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech (Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger) over 5 years ago

I used to enjoy riding but I have come to my senses.   Now I watch

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 5 years ago

 Good Saturday morning Ed. Wonder who comes up with these national whatever days. Somebody must have an awful lot of time on their hands.

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) over 5 years ago

Good Saturday morning Ed.  The last time I rode a wooden roller coaster was in 2003 in Vegas.  My back hasn't been the same.  They say, never say never but I'm saying NEVER AGAIN 

Posted by John McCormack, CRS, Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me! (Albuquerque Homes Realty) over 5 years ago

Hi Ed.  I was never a fan of roller coasters although Space Mountain was great.

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) over 5 years ago

Can't say I'm a fan as I've always been afraid of them. I do remember the roller coaster at Savin Rock in West Haven by the shore! We would pass there all the time and  my broker would get mad at me for not wanting to take the ride. Nope, not me. 

Posted by Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson (Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ) over 5 years ago

Good morning Ed. Love roller coasters, have been on some pretty crazy rides, never seem to get tired of them.

Make it a great weekend!

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) over 5 years ago

Not surprised, Ed, that there's a day to celebrate a roller coaster. But you won't ever see me on one of them!

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) over 5 years ago

I love roller coasters! We have a smaller miniature golf/rollercoaster park here called Castles and Coasters. The rides aren't that thrilling and it's WAY too hot to be outside all day this time of year. Good thing we are only a short 8 hour drive away from Six Flags in California!

Posted by Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com (Zion Realty) over 5 years ago

Ed Silva 

I like roller coasters pretty well and have ridden quite a few, including wooden ones - there was a terrific one in Ocean City MD on the boardwalk many years ago. It's been a few years since I've been on one, and I WON'T be celebrating National Roller Coaster Day tomorrow

Enjoy your weekend!


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.) over 5 years ago

I heard years ago that the 6 Flaggs outside of Chicago in Gurnee had the worlds largest wooden roller coaster.  Went on it once.  OMG, the banging around, the noise, everything about it told me that wooden roller coasters should be a thing of the past.

Posted by Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty ( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida) over 5 years ago

No. No thank you. No way.

I don't do roller coasters. I envy people who can enjoy them!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) over 5 years ago

Ed like Sharon Tara above, I don't do roller coasters.  So I think I will pass on this National Day :)

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 5 years ago

Hi Ed...I will not be celebrating National Roller Coaster Day on a roller coaster. I cannot even watch anyone I know on one. They scare the heck out of me. On the other hand I have a daughter that is crazy about them and she's no kid. She is getting close to 50 but boy does she have fun at Busch Gardens. 


Posted by Kate Elim, Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a (Dockside Realty) over 5 years ago

Ed ah the good old days, I loved to go on Roller Coaster Rides and I can recall being at both when I was a bit younger.....now I would be more concerned about how safe are these old rickety Roller Coaster Rides:)), Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 5 years ago

Used to like some rides but ever was a fan of the roller coaster.  Best left to the young!

Posted by Shirley Coomer, Realtor, Keller Williams Realty, Phoenix Az (Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living) over 5 years ago

Hi Ed Silva , I remember growing up with the wooden coasters, now they are all high tech.  Many people from here go the Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio.  I believe they have 17 coasters.  The blue streak is a wooden coaster, which I have been on, but I chickened out on all of the new metal ones, that go twice as fast and twice as high, upside down and backwards with loops and thrills.  I would go down, but my food would come up!

Posted by Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC) over 5 years ago

Ed - I wonder how many real wood roller coasters are still in operation.  I remember one a the New Jersey shore.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) over 5 years ago

Hi Ed, happy National Roller Coaster Day. My life in Real Estate seems like a roller coaster fairly often. Enjoy your Sunday.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) over 5 years ago

Thanks but no.  I'll hold your beer while you ride.

Posted by Bob McCranie, Your best advocate when buying or selling your hom (Broker Associate / Team Lead - Texas Pride Realty Group) over 5 years ago

We are actually heading to Carowinds tomorrow to enjoy a few Coasters :-) Celebrating the holiday a day late, but will still enjoy the thrills!  Happy National Roller Coaster Day!

Posted by Amy Hahn, Realtor/Broker - Crystal Coast, NC (Pine Knoll Shores Realty) over 5 years ago

You are lucky to have rollar coasters near you. I love them. I would take a ride today to celebrate, but I don't have that opportunity. 

There really is a day for everything. LOL.

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) over 5 years ago

Good morning Ed, my first, last and only wooden roller coaster experience was at Coney Island in NY, I was scared!! Never will I get on one again.

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) over 5 years ago

We rode the Hurler at Carowinds yesterday, and snapped a picture in honor of your blog post......


Posted by Amy Hahn, Realtor/Broker - Crystal Coast, NC (Pine Knoll Shores Realty) over 5 years ago

Amy Hahn   roller coasters can be fun. Hopefully you didn't look like this when you came off.  The photo came from a site that was promoting the worlds' largest roller coaster some place in Ohio 

Roller coaster shock

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 5 years ago

Ed, When I was younger I loved roller coasters but these days not so much. It has been years since I rode one. I like your pictures.. 

Posted by Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) over 5 years ago


I have to laugh. I have seen so many National Days posted here on AR, that I thought I had seen almost all. You have another I didn't know about but at least it's thrilling. cheers cvc

Posted by Curtis Van Carter, Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire (Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group) over 5 years ago

No Ed.... I did not look like that!  Maybe a little pale and bug eyed, but I didn't wet my pants 

Posted by Amy Hahn, Realtor/Broker - Crystal Coast, NC (Pine Knoll Shores Realty) over 5 years ago

Pretty exciting, Ed Silva but not for me.  Have fun!

Posted by Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate) over 5 years ago

Ed, good thing I missed this day, have a severe issue with heights and have not been on a roller coaster for years.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 5 years ago