Although its origin unidentified, National Roller Coaster Day has been celebrated for some years on August 16. People celebrate the day by visiting an amusement park and enjoying a roller coaster ride.
In Las Vegas, the Big Apple Coaster at New York-New York Hotel and Casino is offering a buy-one-get-one general admission to its 67-mph thrill ride from 10:30 a.m. to Noon on Saturday August 16, 2014. It climbs up to the highest peak at 68 meters or 203 feet before rushing down 44 meters or 144 feet with a 180-degree “heartline” twist and dive maneuver. The first 100 riders will receive a special “National Roller Coaster Day” T-shirt.
The Big Apple Coaster can be seen on Postcard US-2574059 to Argentina in the front.
Two other roller coaster rides in Las Vegas are offering discounts as well. The Adventuredome at Circus Circus has a two-for-one discount on tickets to ride both El Loco and Canyon Blaster from 10 a.m. to Noon. The Desperado at Buffalo Bill's Resort & Casino is offering two-for-one rides between 12:15 a.m. and 9:45 p.m.