Arnold's Park
Arnold's Park, Iowa
July 15, 2010
Page Three



The Legend Roller Coaster at Arnolds Park, Arnolds Park Iowa

Bond always likes to check his height.  I keep telling him that he's tall enough to ride every coaster on the planet and he doesn't need to worry.

The Legend Roller Coaster at Arnolds Park, Arnolds Park Iowa

John Miller, who was the Thomas Edison of roller coasters with the invention of anti-rollbacks, upstop wheels that locked coasters onto the track and many other innovations designed The Legend back in 1927.  There are only a handful of his coasters left and that's one of the reasons why The Legend has been awarded a Landmark status by the ACE. 

The Legend Roller Coaster at Arnolds Park, Arnolds Park Iowa

With the Legend being a landmark coaster Brian reached a landmark on it.  The Legend was his 500th coaster.  He was going to have a nice sign made up for it but forgot so he borrowed a pen and paper from the park office in order to create it.  Sadly the "500" wasn't visible for the camera.

The Legend Roller Coaster at Arnolds Park, Arnolds Park Iowa


The Legend's lift hill has a neat sound.  The anti-rollbacks sound like a steel drum band as you head up the sixty-three foot tall lift hill.



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