A student built a roller coaster to diversify his leisure time

A student built a roller coaster to diversify his leisure time and decorate his yard (Matterhorn: Alpine Escape). © Magictecture.

 

 

More recently, an amazing video posted by a future archaeologist on a student YouTube channel called Magictecture surfaced on the Web. The young man showed what he was doing during his quarantine and summer break. As it turned out, in his backyard the student created the most authentic roller coaster, akin to Disneyland rides. As he himself explains, "We couldn't get into Disneyland during quarantine, so we brought it to us." His unconventional idea was supported not only by his family and neighbors, but also by his friends, who helped make the dream of having his own attraction within reach a reality. 

An attraction from the beloved Disneyland in your own backyard (Matterhorn: Alpine Escape). © Magictecture.

 

 

Given that the family has a large backyard, there was room to create a fairly high "mountain", which is somewhat similar to the famous Alpine peak on the border of Switzerland and Italy, which has the form of a four-sided pyramid - Matterhorn. It was its shape that inspired the author of the project to call his attraction Matterhorn: Alpine Escape. To begin, the young man and his team made a model of the attraction in PVC to determine where to organize the climbs and where it is better to go down into the "dungeon" and ride through a dark tunnel. Only after all the calculations were done was it possible to use concrete, wood, and metal structures. An attraction from the beloved Disneyland in your own backyard (Matterhorn: Alpine Escape). © Magictecture.

 

 

Given that the family has a large backyard, there was room to create a fairly high "mountain", which is somewhat similar to the famous Alpine peak on the border of Switzerland and Italy, which has the form of a four-sided pyramid - Matterhorn. It was its shape that inspired the author of the project to call his attraction Matterhorn: Alpine Escape. To begin, the young man and his team made a model of the attraction in PVC to determine where to organize the climbs and where it is better to go down into the "dungeon" and ride through a dark tunnel. Only after all the calculations were done was it possible to use concrete, wood, and metal structures. 

Real fountains, waterfalls and bridges decorate the man-made rock with the attraction 

As a result, in four months of painstaking daily work, a huge rock with many waterfalls, fountains, and bridges appeared in the backyard, with massive pipes laid along its slopes and "caverns," which are a kind of rails. They are created by all the rules of attractions, using the potential and kinetic energy, so that the carriage, having risen to a desired height with a chain hoist, then moved at the required speed through all the mazes of the extreme route and reached the finish point without any additional devices. To enhance the effect, in addition to the steep descents, curves and arches that make you tilt your head, one of the "dungeons" has a moving hairy monster with glowing eyes like a yeti. 

Synopsis: The yeti monster or Bigfoot is a huge humanoid creature, which according to myths and various scare stories is only found in high mountain or forest regions on various continents. Many enthusiastic travelers claim to have seen these hairy monsters, but at this time their existence is not confirmed by real facts. 

Unfortunately, the creator of the video did not share the drawings, or how and what was done, although some information can be learned from the responses to the comments under the video. The most interesting, according to the authors of Novate.ru, is the dialogue between the organizer of this project and the well-known in his circles aerospace engineer Paul Gregg (Paul Gregg), who not only designed and created similar structures, but also wrote two books about the construction of roller coasters. 

Thanks to their correspondence it was possible to learn that the construction of such facilities is a very complex, responsible and expensive process. And also the young man reported that a total of 30 people were involved in the construction of the attraction, which now not only actively test their own roller coaster, but also have a great time without leaving their community.

It's not just young people who do this kind of creation out of boredom and for fun. An Italian, for example, spent 40 years of his life to create a fantastic amusement park in the woods near his restaurant, and he did it alone.

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