The very first roller coaster was launched in 1902 in Pennsylvania by Edward Joy Morris. Standing at 41 feet in height, the Lead-the-Dips joyride was supposed to be the future biggest attraction in Lakemont Park. However, it wasn't safe for riding at that time.
Its wooden cars and the absence of additional wheels to avoid derailing made it impossible to use. It took 14 years to renovate Lead-the-Dips. It was opened in public for for the second time in 1999.