Teen Builds Roller Coaster in Backyard


No amusement park, no problem! Ben Tolliday, 19, of Atlanta, Georgia built a roller coaster in his backyard during the pandemic, complete with a 10-foot drop right off his parents’ second floor balcony! Ben documented the three week project every step of the way, but it wasn’t always smooth riding. Early prototypes went flying off the track. His parents weren’t thrilled that he had to destroy half their balcony to create the drop-in, but his mom seemed to have fun when she took a ride.