Teenager Builds Backyard Roller Coaster

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David Chesney started building a wooden roller coaster in his backyard in Toronto when he was only 15. Now that he’s 19 and a Queen's University engineering student, The Minotaur is complete! The coaster is 12 feet tall at its highest and 92 feet long.

“My dad didn’t like the idea at all from the beginning,” Chesney explained to the Toronto Star. “Mom was kinda, ‘Uhhhh, I guess so.’ I don’t think that either of them understood the scope of what I had in mind.”

“It just got bigger,” he added. “Then it got to the point where my parents said 'it’s huge but you’ve gotten this far so just finish it and then take it down after.’ ”

Read more about the Minotaur at its Facebook page. The downside of the project is that Chesney’s parents want it out of their backyard now. He’s hoping to find a new home for it. -via Uproxx


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