Make Your Own Roller Coaster With The Help Of Disney Engineers!

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rock n roller coaster

Have you ever wondered how roller coasters work? Well how about some backstage passes to learn more about it by Disney Engineers?

Angel and Josh are two Mechanical Engineers working for Disney, more specifically on the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

They are so passionate about STEM concepts that they want to share them with you and help you understand a bit more of the science behind your favorite attractions and to make it even better, you will learn how to make your own roller coaster at home!

So take a look at the video below to explore what it takes launch the Rock n Roller Coaster! We’ll tell you a secret, it’s magnets!

Interesting right? Ready to create your own roller coaster launch now? Let’s make it happen!

First of all you will need:

  • Matchbox cars (Try to get cars with a flat/straight edge so the magnets may be easily attached)
  • Magnets
  • 12 inch ruler
  • Paint sticks or text books (They will serve as a track for your matchbox cars)
  • Scotch tape

Follow the instructions below to build your own roller coaster launch:

rock n roller coaster

Credit: Disney Parks


Ana Leal