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Crouching Tiger and Turtle: Walk the Coaster

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I have an insane fear of heights. Even just looking over the railing when I’m on the third floor of the mall makes my stomach just a wee bit queasy. That said, you probably won’t expect me to hop on any roller coasters soon, but that’s just what I did when I went on a trip last week to a theme park.

Walking Roller Coaster

It was an indoor roller coaster in the dark with “twists, turns, and sudden drops,” but only for a couple of feet and nothing that kids couldn’t handle. Although I admit that yes, I did scream my head off and walked away with wobbly knees.

So for those who prefer to go at their own speed and avoid the loops and hoops, there’s the Crouching Tiger and Turtle.

Walking Roller Coaster

The name is obviously a play on the title of the movie, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. They changed just the right words, I think, because there’s no hidden dragons on this “coaster”, because instead of riding along to crazy speeds and going for the ride of your life, you can instead choose to walk the path of the coaster.

The walkable roller coaster was brought to life by sculptors Ulrich Genth and Heike Mutter. It’s located in Duisburg, Germany, and is made from steel and zinc. A ticket to walk this one-of-a-kind creation costs 1.7 Euros (or about $2.30), but it’s the plane ticket to Duisburg that’s going to burn a hole in your pocket. But if you happen to be going there for the holidays, then make sure to drop by and give it a whirl run.

[via Dvice]