Dad builds roller coaster in backyard for 3-year-old son

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OAK HARBOR, Wash. — A navy pilot in Washington might be a shoe-in for dad of the year after building his toddler his own roller coaster.

Scott Brazelton was planning to build a tree house, but changed his mind after taking his 3-year-old son, Wyatt, to Disneyland.

“I go really fast,” Wyatt says.

The coaster took three months to design and construct, and cost more than $1,000.

Brazelton is a Navy pilot and was serving in the Persian Gulf when Wyatt was born, hence, the coaster’s airplane theme.

“Being in the military we are gone a lot, the time at home definitely counts and definitely matters … so this was a way to bring us all together,” Brazleton says.