Best Ever?: The Wooden Roller Coaster at the PNE

With the PNE in town, it might be a good time to revive the age-old debate: Could the Wooden Roller Coaster at Playland be the best coaster ever?

Upon initial consideration, this claim might seem a bit over the top.   The Wooden Roller Coaster, after all, was built all the back in 1958.  Its maximum height is a mere 75 feet and its top speed is a sluggish 90 kilometers per hour (Modern steel coasters, by comparison, can reach heights of nearly 500 feet and speeds in excess of 200 kilometers per hour).  The Wooden Roller Coaster doesn’t go upside down or backward.  And the ride lasts a mere 90 seconds.

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Best Ever?: The Wooden Roller Coaster at the PNE