This amusement park ride was originally called a "Russian Mountains ride."
The log ride
The roller coaster
The alpine slide
The umbrella ride
The roller coaster. The precursor of the modern roller coaster was a Russian sled ride that went down specially built hills of ice. The idea to build similar rides using tracks and wheeled carts spread across Europe and then to America. In many languages today a roller coaster is still called a "Russian Mountains ride."
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