High Rollers

High Rollers

Sunday, June 25, 2000
| Mark 4:35-41

Kids this summer are flocking to roller coasters: Thunderbolt, Mega Zeph, and Millennium Force. The disciples, like us, were caught rocking and rolling in a storm until Jesus came along. But can we expect life to be without its ups and downs?

Medusa. Son of Beast. Super Saturator. Mega Zeph. Millennium Force. Mean Streak. Steel Phantom.

Chances are that your children will be spending time this summer with one or more of these monsters.

These tourist-magnets are made of steel or wood and stretch like humping, slithering snakes across the landscape, ready to give you a wild, warp-speed ride guaranteed to toss your cookies.

About a dozen of these beasts - from the Arkansas Twister to the Superman Krypton Coaster - will be opening for the first time this summer in amusement parks across North America. One of the most spectacular entries is the Goliath steel coaster named "Millennium Force" at the Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, Ohio, located on a Lake Erie peninsula. Billed as "the tallest and fastest roller coaster in the world," its fear-inducing features will result in the breaking of 10 world records, including: a monumental 310-foot-tall first hill at a 45-degree incline, speeds of 92 miles per hour over 6,595...

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