By Lauren Auld, ABC NewsThe world’s first ever roller coaster has opened in Denver, Colorado.
The coaster has already set a record for most rides, reaching over 50,000 riders in just 24 hours.
The Colorado Adventure Park and the Colorado Springs roller coaster were founded by the Denver area’s first roller coaster enthusiast, Ed Loomis.
In the summer of 1976, Loomins son, Bill, and his family purchased the Colorado Adventure park for $1.
The park, built in 1912, was built by the Colorado State Board of Regents, who purchased the land for $100,000 in 1925.
The building was opened to the public in 1976.
“The ride had a unique atmosphere, and it was a unique ride for the time,” said park director and ride designer Scott Henshaw.
“I was in Denver and I was very impressed by the architecture, the building, the design and the people.
It was a wonderful place.”
Loomins wife, Edna, was the only child of the park’s founder, and was known for her strong love of roller coasters and the thrill they gave her.
The Loomings owned an 18-car coaster in the park called “Pit Bull”, and Edna would regularly come to Denver to visit the park.
Loomin, who lived in the Colorado town of Grand Junction, Colorado, died of cancer in 1994, and Edma Loomin retired as the park director in 2004.
But the park has continued to grow, and has recently opened another coaster called “Twilight”, which is an 18 foot tall coaster.
“We’ve had a really good year and we’ve built a lot of the new things we’re building now, but we’re not done,” said Hensha.
“We’re building a second coaster, called ‘Twilight’ in 2018, which will be our second coaster.”
Henshaw is the first person in the history of the Colorado park to build a roller coaster at home.
“This is a dream come true for us.
We’ve been working on it for a long time, and we finally had a ride ready,” he said.
Hensha is now working on a ride that will go under the radar, but will be a real sensation to the local people.
The ride will be called “The Last Train”, and will be the second ride that Henshaws son, Matt, is designing.
“Matt, our son Matt, designed the ride,” said John McAfee, owner of The McAfee Automotive Museum.
“He’s been a great dad and a great partner in this project.
He loves roller coopers and he’s a great rider.
He’s been working with Matt on a project that will have a great effect on the local community.””
I’m thrilled with the ride we’re going to build,” said Matt McAfee.
“It’s going to be a unique experience for the community.
It’s going be a thrill for everyone.
It will be fun, exciting and very challenging.”
Matt is the son of a former employee of the museum.
He has been working in the amusement park for more than 20 years.
“It’s very exciting, to have an old friend like me who is still riding roller coop rides and having a great experience,” he told ABC News.
“People ask me, ‘Do you like roller cooper rides?’
I say, ‘Of course, I like roller coaster rides’.
I like getting up on these things.
I love getting on the trains and getting the ride.”
Matt McAfee has been designing roller coords in the theme park.
The amusement park has a reputation for creating a unique environment.
“I always say roller coppers are the ultimate in fun and the ultimate challenge.
I always say we’re in a different time,” he explained.
“The ride’s going in is going to do a lot for the local area.
It’ll be an interesting experience for a lot more people than just the people who live here.”