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View Resource Amusement Park Physics

It's one thing to learn about physics in a lab, but it can be quite another thing to make a pilgrimage to an amusement park to take in the laws of physics. Users will have to supply their own corn dogs and popcorn, but this rather nice educational resource from Annenberg Media will be quite useful for budding physicists and their teachers. The resource allows users to design their own roller...
View Resource The Roller Coaster Database (RCDB)

This easy-to-use site, developed by Duane Marden, offers statistics on over 650 roller coasters across North America. Coasters in the United States, Mexico, and Canada are currently represented. The statistics for each coaster include length, duration of ride, height and highest drop, maximum speed and g-forces obtained, and number of inversions. Each coaster's designers are also listed, and in...
View Resource Yesterland, the Discontinued Disneyland

Yesterland, an individual effort affectionately provided by Werner Weiss, is a nostalgic trip through a Disneyland that no longer exists: rides that have been discontinued. Most of the discontinued rides are from "Tomorrowland," although some are from other sections of one of America's oldest and most beloved theme parks. Each "Yester-attraction" contains a photograph, details of the experience,...