The Patriot

By: Mikaela and Katie

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Patriot Front Seat on-ride HD POV Worlds of Fun


The Patriot is a thrilling ride at Worlds Of Fun. It starts with a 149-foot ride up and then takes you to a 123-foot drop down at a curve. With this thrilling ride, you'll be flipped upside down and taken through twists and turns in only a short amount of time.

Location: Americana

Duration: 2 minutes 18 seconds

Height Requirements: 54 inches

Manufacturing: Bollinger & Mabillard, Monthey, Switzerland

Speed: 65 m.p.h.

Type of Motion

During this ride there is projectile motion as you go up the hill then take a big drop towards the ground, as well as circular motion as you go upside-down in the many loops in the ride.

How acceleration changes throughout the ride

In the beginning of the ride, you are probably going one constant speed so you can proceed up the hill. But, as you go through the hills, twists and turns, you're going to get a faster speed.

Two forces that affect the rider

Balanced and unbalanced force. Balanced at the beginning when they are telling about the ride before you take off, we have unbalanced force when the ride stops and we go forward because we keep going when we stop because we are off balanced.

two forces that affect the ride

Gravity because you make a big drop at the beginning and also circular motion when you make all the turns and go upside down.

Newton's Laws of Motion and how the ride is affected by it

Newton's 1st law of motion: When we are on the ride and we get to the end we are still in motion till a force acts on the roller coaster and makes it's stop.