Call it a slow news day if you will, but this has to be a first. Fred Grubb, owner of Rocky Mountain Construction, is planning to build a full scale Raptor track model in his backyard for his granddaughters to ride.
While many are calling it a fascinating project, and saying Grubb is "the best grandpa in the world", RMC's owner believes that it is no different than putting in a large swimming pool. Since he is in the business of roller coasters, he already has the materials and crew that he needs to complete the project.
The project will take 6-7 weeks to construct. Local county commissioners said there are no laws or ordinances that prevent Grubb from building the coaster, since it will only operate privately. The 100 foot ride will also blend in with the surrounding environment, and not cause any noise pollution according to Grubb.
It is unknown how long the ride will remain on the property, but it may be sold in the future. The Raptor is a great little project for the grandkids to enjoy now, and since it will be built to code and standards, would likely interest a park in the future if Grubb decides to sell.