The company says it's doing this for legal reasons, because they wouldn't want anyone to get scared to death or something, but the restriction - and the waivers that able-bodied riders are required to sign - clearly have some marketing value. If this psychoaster is that dangerous, it must be a blast, right?
In the end, it might not be any bigger or bouncier than similar offerings at theme parks around the world. After all, it's just a roller coaster with a Gothic theme, with an unearthed crypt from a burial site as its main feature. Still, coin a word like psychoaster, and you're going to get noticed. It might seem unwise to turn away a perfectly healthy 56-year-old, but I guess they're counting on making up for it with hoards of younger thrill-seekers.
Of course, if they really want to make it scary, they should tell riders that several key bolts have been removed from the tracks, and the coaster could go flying at any moment. They'd probably still have scores of yobs lining up to get their kicks.
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