So what's it like to ride the best roller coaster in the country? Roller coaster enthusiast Pete Trabucco, a pilot and freelance writer, has ridden hundreds of top roller coasters around the nation. Pete takes the reader behind the scenes and presents a free e-ticket ride to the best amusement parks and roller coasters on the planet. He also has included tips for those (like himself) who once feared these mega monsters of the midway. With thousands of new gravity-defying contraptions across the nation, and more cropping up every day, roller coasters and thrill rides truly are the driving force behind any amusement park, and in most cases are the sole basis of that amusement park's very existence. Inside these pages, you will see the best of the best roller coasters around the country and get an inside look at why this billion-dollar business attracts almost 100 million people a year to its gates. Over the years, Pete has traveled around the country (as well as internationally) in the hectic world of corporate aviation. Since he is often on the road, he has acquired a peculiar hobby of checking out the local amusement parks in the areas he visits. When he is not visiting Fortune 500 companies or writing for several national aviation magazines, you will most likely find him at the local amusement park, soaking up the fun and excitement with his family, friends, and even clients. With over 300 top roller coasters ridden around the country, he has a story to tell.