Tanks4me05 wrote:Jeremy Reid's Backyard Coaster and Blue Flash are probably the two most famous backyard coasters. A person was making a backyard roller coaster on thrillnetwork, but I don't know what happened to it.
But for us "old timers", we all know THE most famous one of all. Anyone else here remember Kim's coaster. (I think it was called the Termite) It was a woodie that had no "lift", and dropped off the back of his house.
Sadly, there was a party demolishing the ride, covered in ACE News way back when, and he replaced it with THIS.
"To the floor! The only thing that will hold you up when nobody else will!"
I know this doesn't really count, but I recently met a major Hollywood effects makeup/prosthetics artist (Rick Baker) and he has his own tiny dark-ride-style haunted house installed at his workshop. He had it done for a big Halloween party one year, and he wound up keeping it.
He made me go in alone-- it was cheesy, but I was still screaming! I'd love to have my own haunted house.
^^I imagine Rick Baker's would've been pretty damn cool.
I still remember the "Lost Dutchman Mine" at the long-defunct Frontier Village in San Jose--well, one part of it, at least. The big finale was a huge skeleton miner with a dynamite plunger. Boom! That would be one cool prop to have on your front lawn for Halloween.
Thought that was the neatest thing ever; then again, I was eight years old at the time.
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