I didn't know it at the time, but those questions fueled a lifelong desire to investigate, tinker, and think like an engineer. To me, theme parks provided a perfect blend of artistic presentation and engineering mastery, with the occasional psychological torture sprinkled in.
Roller coasters and theme parks had me hooked.
I dove right in. From ride operator to engineering intern, I've continued to learn on a close, detailed level how these machines make magic come to life.