Dad Builds Rollercoaster For Daughter In Backyard

August 8, 2012


Seen here pushing her up the ramp with a stick, a father prepares his daughter for the ride of her childhood on the homemade rollercoaster he built in the backyard using nothing but lumber, PVC pipe, and concrete. Father of the year, or reckless child endangerment -- you be the judge. I'm joking, nobody cares what you think. Especially on Facebook, so cut that out.

Hit the jump for the dammit -- she wanted a pony, man.

Thanks to Matthew and Amber L, who both wish they'd had a homemade roller coaster growing up. Me? I wish I'd had a professional quality one.

  • Dirgible

    I don't know who's having more fun.

  • Jonny Campbell

    Looking at the photo I thought it would be dangerous, but looking at the video, it appears pretty strong and a LOT of fun for the kid.

  • Guest

    "You have to be this small to ride", reverse sizing recommendation for this roller coaster. haha!

    Anyway this was a really sweet gift for his daughter.

  • Well, on the one hand it looks like the cart would never leave the rails, and the kid is strapped with safety belts.

    But, on the other hand, no helmet and the vertical poles supporting the cliff could collapse laterally. I would suggest adding extra pylons joined at the top to form triangles.

    ... Actually I'd suggest a less threatening way to entertain your offspring, but as long as my suggestion for a parenthood license is not enforced, to each its own I guess.

  • Gordon Freeman

    I was kinda hoping she'd smash her head into that tree.

  • luxlucetintenebris

    She doesn't even have a helmet!

  • I kept waiting for the derailment... o.O

  • Dad of the Year! Wow.

  • That's amazing. I wonder how many health and safety laws it contravenes.

  • lilyboosh

    Where does she say she wanted a pony? She's totally enjoying it.

  • Jim


  • Drew Rochon

    A real father would have put a corkscrew on it.

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