Coolest Dad Ever Builds Backyard Roller Coaster for His 3-Year-Old

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Just when you thought you had "Parent of the Year" all sewn up, one dad has gone and outdone us all. Scott Brazelton built his son a roller coaster in the backyard of their home, and the joy his 3-year-old son Wyatt exudes while taking his first spin is priceless.


The blue and orange tracks resemble something straight out of Thomas the Tank Engine, while the actual car is more like a little rocket. What inspired this ambitious dad to undertake such an "eccentric" (by his own admission) project? He explains on his YouTube channel:

"After taking Wyatt to Disneyland and seeing how much he loved riding rollercoasters at the ripe age of three, I decided to build him his own at our place," he wrote. Bet he's glad Wyatt didn't fall in love with the entire Magic Kingdom!

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My kids have been asking for a backyard roller coaster ever since that very first episode of Phineas and Ferb put the idea in their heads. (Thanks for that, Disney Channel!) This would be absolute heaven to them!

But, let's be honest: There are some potential downsides here. First, I can't be the only one who worries about little Wyatt falling out on his head. (Seriously, even the dog looks concerned at the beginning!) Maybe adding a bicycle helmet isn't a bad idea. Personally, I'd never trust that we built it correctly and would fear a trip to the ER after the first run!

Second, you'd probably have every kid in the neighborhood clamoring for a turn. Can you even imagine how popular this would make you? Sorry, tree houses and trampolines, you can't hold a candle to this!

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Now, we know this dad is pretty smart for a few reasons: He was able to build this elaborate setup while most of us are still struggling with simply removing toys from their boxes thanks to those awful twisty wires; also, he gave a sweet shout-out to his wife for letting him carry out his wild idea (brilliant!). He wrote: 

"Thank you to my wonderful wife Brittany for being so supportive of my crazy projects. Thank you Wyatt, for letting me be a kid again. Your smiles are worth all of the injuries and 4-letter expletives that go along with projects like this."

He also expressed his gratitude to Paul Gregg of Backyard Roller Coasters for his "1-on-1 advisement." So anyone hoping to replicate this may want to visit that site!

Sounds like a super-fun dad, doesn't he? I hate to burst his bubble, but if Wyatt is anything like my kids, within a few weeks he'll be asking for a bigger and better roller coaster. Sorry, Scott, but you might want to think about adding a few corkscrews or upside-down loops to keep your little daredevil happy!

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