Mothers and fathers want nothing more than to help their children’s dreams come true. That isn’t always possible, but for a man in San Francisco, he did his very best. After going to a theme park, Will Pemble’s son Lyle asked his dad a simple question: “Why don’t we build our own roller coaster, dad?” Most people would think that would be impossible to give their son, but not Will.
He set out to make Lyle’s dreams come true by building a roller coaster in his own back yard. Both of them were excited and committed to the project. They didn’t care how long it would take them to complete because it was their passion. Talk about father and son bonding!
DIY projects didn’t scare off this dad, even when they were this epic.
For six months, he and his son worked on the tracks.
He only spent about $3,500 to make the coaster in his yard.
Will was completely committed to the project.
He loved it and the physics of it so much he even set up a website, CoasterDad.com.
He has a day job of being an e-commerce management consultant…
But maybe he should start building these awesome coasters for others.
Today, the coaster is fully operational. Will and his son Lyle have even been building additions.
Will couldn’t find a good reason not to build this when his son asked him…
And we’re so glad they did it!
(H/T Daily Mail)
They used simple materials like PVC pipe and wood to create this awesome kinetic coaster. To see it in action, watch the video below. A friend named Meg stopped over to try out the coaster… and she wasn’t disappointed!
Check out CoasterDad to see even more videos of rides and engineering updates. He was so inspired to complete this project because of his children Lyle and Ellie. He wanted to instill a passion for learning and science in his children (and others). We love this incredible father and son project. If you do, too, share it!