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History of roller coasters: First thrill rides were made of ice blocks, mine train cars

The first roller coaster in America was constructed in Pennsylvania in the mid-1800s. Fast forward to 2019, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay opens Florida's tallest launch coaster, Tigris, on April 19.