Royal Oak Intermediate School's Roller Coaster.

Students at the Royal Oak Intermediate School in Covina, California built this 1/4 scale roller coaster in their gym.

Twenty-four feet tall at its highest point and occupying 10,000 square feet, the fully-functional ride towers over the 135 eighth-graders who are its designers, builders and decorators. Students and four teachers have spent thousands of hours measuring, sawing, constructing, painting and decorating the wooden structure over the last three weeks.

Painted mostly black and decorated with a solar system theme - the planets, the sun, Earth's moon, Orion's Nebula, the asteroid belt and a black hole - the roller coaster includes three lifts and drops, an enormous figure eight and a 360-degree loop. The track is 400 feet long, and students estimate that the car will reach a top speed of 35 mph coming down the final and tallest drop.


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omg. wooowwww!get a clue
its not a real roller coaster that you can ride.
do you think 135 8th graders could build a safe enough one.and after the show they take it down cuzz its in the school gym which is needed for volleyball, basketball, ect.

&yes the cart does stay on the track&&&it goes pretty fast.

oh and all you people trashing it, id like to see you build one.not so easy SOOOO much math :/

p.s.i built the roller coaster this year [2008]
and we had a loop and a corkscrew, and the hightest point was 26ft(:

it sounds corney but it really is a life changing experience.ill remember it FOREVER.!
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you guys are all wrong this experience is so amaizing im building it right now and personally i love it. its a great experience being in the scizzor lift with your teacher whom you are very close to. its great.
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