Man makes touching speech during proposal at theme park: ‘Life is like a roller coaster’

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SANTA CLAUS, Ind. — One man is gaining national attention after filming his proposal to his now fiancee on an Indiana roller coaster.

“At one point in time you had mentioned to me that life is like a roller coaster,” Austin Crecelius can be heard saying in video of the proposal posted to YouTube on Tuesday.

Crecelius began the speech to a confused looking Allison “Allie” Boyle as the coaster began its ascent.

“It’s got its up and downs, it’s got twists and turns and it even throws you for a loop sometimes,” he continues to say. “You can go by yourself, but it’s a lot more fun to go with another person. So I wanted to ask you if you want to be my roller coaster buddy. Allie will you marry me?”

Boyle immediately begins to cry, and nods her head “yes.”

Crecelius, who is seen holding a ring during the coaster’s bumpy ride, planned to place is on Boyle’s finger but decided to wait until it was over and hold her hand in the meantime.

He later confirmed to KTLA that the ring was “just a fake,” and the real thing was waiting for her once the ride was over where his parents and their church friends were waiting.

“When we finally got off of the exit ramp, I told her that ‘life is full of surprises too,’ … So I took the fake ring off of her finger, got on my knees and proposed to her with the real ring I had got for her,” he said.

Another surprise was the “She Said Yes” T-shirt Crecelius was wearing under his gray cover-up the entire time.

After Boyle did say yes, he exposed the secret shirt, which was captured on the ride’s cameras.

Crecelius proposed on on Sept. 19 on Holiday World’s “The Voyage” ride, which he said “seemed like a great name for a roller coaster to get engaged on.”

But although the ride choice seemed to come easy enough, Crecelius said the journey was more nerve-racking.

Prior to boarding the coaster, when Crecelius and Boyle were just two riders away from boarding, it broke down and they had to wait 20 “excruciating” minutes before it was up and running again, he said.

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