As a hotspot for thrill-seekers, New York is on track!
Upstate New York is now home to the largest mountain-top roller coaster in the country — complete with a 1.4 mile track that zips across the Adirondack Mountains with breathtaking views.
The exhilarating Cliffside Mountain Coaster follows the same path bobsledders once bombed down during the Lake Placid Olympics of 1980, according to the Olympic Regional Development Authority, which built the ride as part of a tourism-boosting revitalization project.
“The views are amazing and the curves get your heart pounding. Everyone will feel like they deserve a medal,” the group’s CEO Mike Pratt said in a press release.
The mountain coaster, which opened Sunday, zooms 2,250 feet uphill and plunges 5,400 feet downhill, with an elevation gain of 495 feet.
It also features “informative and exciting” audio commentary that allows “visitors to experience the thrill of what it was like to be an Olympic bobsledder,” creators said. It’s open