Texas grandpa builds granddaughter backyard amusement park

It’s not Six Flags, but to this Texas amusement park’s single patron it’s just as good.

via ABC News

Jimmy White of Decatur told ABC News that he “always knew I wanted to build my grandchildren a roller coaster.” And, as White’s 2-year-old granddaughter Sophia can tell you, that he has.

White, who has no formal engineering training, built a small amusement park on his 80 acres of Texas land, complete with a roller coaster, Ferris wheel and carousel. All of the attractions were made using scrap metal.

The roller coaster is pulled around the PVC pipe, wood and cement track by gravity only — although White is considering installing a motorized device that would return the car to the start of the track. The wheels of the car are designed to lock onto the track, and Sophia is buckled in before each ride.

White told ABC News he will continue adding on to the park, next with a motorized chair swing, proving that he is definitely not a regular grandpa. He’s a fun grandpa.

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