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Rollercoaster rides are closely linked with the physical sensation we get from the world. The rides are successful because they can force an emotional experience.
On a ride, people's emotions change continually from extreme excitement, delight, joy, happiness to terror, horror, and even boredom. The thrill we get from the ride isn't an emotion itself. The thrill is in the change in emotions.
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