Published: September 12, 2013 at 12:54 PM

Awesome article Russell, looking forward to the next element!

Published: September 12, 2013 at 3:17 PM

This totally reminds me of playing Roller Coaster Tycoon growing up. The off-the-shelf roller coasters tended to be easier and cheaper to build and would often get better ratings than a coaster that was self-designed quickly. Yet, usually you had to have a flat area, or get lucky enough that the terrain would match the curves of coaster. Building a coaster that worked with the terrain was often much more difficult and expensive, but was usually much cooler.

Published: September 12, 2013 at 7:55 PM

Great article. If you want another crazy example of going under, over and around everything you should check out Phantasiapark in Germany. At the moment they are building a massive log ride in the middle of a very densely build theme park. They go very deep into the ground to get the best result. Here a making off video: