Loving California Dad Builds Backyard Roller Coaster For His Son



Sometimes the most ordinary things can turn into the greatest adventures! After an relatively ordinary trip to an amusement park, 10-year-old Lyle Pemble asked his dad Will if they could build a roller coaster at their home in Orinda, just outside San Francisco.

After after a few moments of consideration, the father decided to take on the ambitious project and build a homemade roller coaster in his backyard for his son.

The coaster — named “The Caution Zone” as a testament to the ride’s rigorous safety precautions — is nearly 200 feet long and took about six weeks to build.


The home-made backyard coaster is powered only by gravity and can reach a maximum speed of 14 mph.

Since completing the original coaster, Will and Lyle have started building a second coaster in a friend’s backyard. In this YouTube video , Lyle walks with a friend and outlines design plans for the new structure, and that is only the beginning. Will said Lyle has built hundreds of designs on a simulation program and already has plans to build roller coasters as a profession when he grows up.