This 19-Year-Old Built a Working Roller Coaster in His Backyard, Named it ‘Minotaur’
While other 17-year-olds were busy raiding their Dad’s liquor supply and desperately trying to lose their virginity, David Chesney was busy in his backyard building Minotaur, a 92-foot-long wooden roller coaster. Now that Chesney is 19-years-old, his project is finally complete.
Per his YouTube:
Minotaur is a one of a kind, home made, backyard roller coaster being built by 17 year old David Chesney. Minotaur is a wooden, reverse lift hill, shuttle coaster. For more information and pictures of Minotaur, you can check out its facebook page here.
Before you start thinking Chesney’s parents are cool, he told the Independent that his dad wants the coaster gone by the end of summer.
“My dad wants it out of the by the end of the summer but I don’t really want to take it down so I’m trying to find a new home for it,” he says.
“It’s a pretty cool thing to have and I don’t want to see it turn it into a scrap pile.”
I can’t say that I blame his dad for wanting the coaster gonzo. If I’m his dad, I could forget that the coaster is dangerous and that it’s an eyesore, but I can’t look past the fact that if David takes one ill-fated ride, that beautiful air conditioning unit in the photo below could be fucked. And I can’t have that. You don’t play God with a man’s body temperature.