The Coaster Of Emotions : The Roller Coaster Essay

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The Coaster of Emotions I was less than a few meters from a four hundred and fifty six foot tall steel monstrosity. Dusk was upon us as we waited in the painfully slow line. After the eternity of a car drive to New Jersey, I was extremely eager to conquer this behemoth of a roller coaster with my dad. At the time, June 2015, the roller coaster named Kingda Ka located at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ was the fastest and still is the tallest in the world. While I’ve not had the best of luck when trying to ride this coaster in the past, I believed wholeheartedly that this was my chance: the chance for a 16 year old to ride the ride of his dreams. Though dusk was not the only entity upon us, for dark shadows began looming overhead. The situation was all too familiar to my initial encounter with the coaster; I was just 10 years old. I had finally convinced my mother to take a trip to New Jersey using my utmost persuasive techniques. I remember arriving at the park and feeling the insane stickiness of the air as soon as I stepped out of the car. While I was just 10 years old, I understood the fact that the air is humid when precipitation is imminent. We walked over from the parking lot to the main entrance. When I was entering the park, my heart sank. There, posted in white lettering on a green background directly above the ticket counter was a sign: Potentially closed attractions…Kingda Ka. However, I remained hopeful that the forecast for rain

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