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Contrary to popular belief
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An ordinary wooden trestle roller
coaster...with one twist. At the end, that
last big stretch, the track falls away in the
distance, an alarm bell goes off, and the
carriage plunges to the ground and is
smashed to flinders. No, wait, plunges
toward the ground and is somehow caught
a heretoafore hidden guide rail that
smoothes out the ride and brings the
carriage to a safe and gentle halt.
Testing the Cloudface Coaster
Ooh, soooo close. [jurist, Oct 21 2004]
||Absolutely priceless if the //death-plunge// at the end was totally un-advertised, except in whispers, rumours and incomprehensible maddened babbling and shrieking from previous riders.
||Or if it did it just some of the time.
||A kind of Russian Roulette Rollercoaster, bris? Interesting...
||The beginning of some late 90s scary movie (The House on Haunted Hill, maybe) had a coaster that did something similar.
||The operator would send a car full of dummies through periodically, and the track would split and send that car crashing to their "death," as those behind it on the track watched.