There’s no stopping this creative, Atlantan teen who built a rollercoaster in his backyard!
Secret Atlanta recently had a chat with Ben Tolliday [@s2ewcrazy], who’s currently raveling in his milestone accomplishment of reaching 100K followers on TikTok! The recent success blow-up is partly due to a recent project where Ben created his own rollercoaster in his family backyard.
His most viewed TikTok on the platform has reached 4.7M views and still counting. The video is of the coaster with an added water feature for a splash of added creativity. Since then, the creativity keeps coming as it’s has been transformed to an LED treat for the eyes, as well as a celebratory party-coaster for his incredible TikTok achievement.
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“It’s crazy,” he admitted two days after his TikTok milestone. “You can’t really fathom how many people that is.”
Ben constructed the coaster across three weeks and initially received parental backlash from his crazy idea. He said, “When I first told my parents I wanted to build a rollercoaster they were totally against it. But they eventually came around to the idea and are impressed with the final result.”
The creative teen has always been interested in building, and never thought rollercoaster engineering could be a possible option. Fortunetly, Ben received an invitation to Six Flags Georgia to learn more about coasters and the industry.
“When you go to a theme park, you never think about the physics of the coasters,” he said. “But I had to when building my own. It was super cool to compare my coaster with the big ones.”
He added, “If I could I would definitely love to build rollercoasters. After speaking to the head engineer at Six Flags, he really sold it to me and it made me want to work on stuff like that.”
We’re keeping our fingers crossed that we’ll one day be riding a coaster at Six Flags Georgia designed by you, Ben!
Featured image: Ben Tolliday via Instagram