Welcome to The Atypical Coaster Nerd!


272 Coasters

58 Parks

18 countries

1,721 Credit Points*

*as of 2020

A note from the author:

Welcome to The Atypical Coaster Nerd’s official website! For those of you who are not following my Instagram account already (I have linked it below), my name is David Silva and I love roller coasters and theme parks. Originally started as an account on Instagram, I created The Atypical Coaster Nerd for a few reasons:

  1. The “atypical” part of the name comes from the fact that I was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). By creating this account, I am hoping to show the world that everyone, regardless of their disability, can have fun. Some might question if “sensory issues” to movement, noises and other things affect my ability to ride the biggest coasters. I am here to tell you that, no, my “disability” does not interfere with my experiences, and I wanted to show you this to disprove some common misconceptions.
  2. I am a citizen of the world. I was born in the USA but my father is Ecuadorian. I have had the rare opportunity of experiencing life, (and roller coasters) in many different countries around the world.
  3. I have created a system in which coaster enthusiasts can receive points for each coaster they ride. My goal is to try to make your experience more fun and interactive.

Mission: The Atypical Coaster Nerd aims to collect viewpoints and give guidance on roller coasters and theme parks around the world. What sets us up from other blogs of the same niche is our focus on international travel. We review parks in countries that most American and European coaster enthusiasts would only dream of. This includes but is not limited to: Egypt, Tanzania, Spain, Germany, Ecuador and South Africa. Additionally, The Atypical Coaster Nerd promotes the idea that anyone, regardless if they have a disability, can enjoy the ride.

It’s not just Disney, Southern California and Orlando- Its anything from a temporary Wacky Worm in Serbia to the world’s only Giovanola inverted coaster, in South Africa! Possibilities are endless!


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