July 3, 2018 3:27 PM   Subscribe

An inventive dad gives his daughter a roller coaster ride in the living room [laughter and shrieking]
posted by Johnny Wallflower (29 comments total) 61 users marked this as a favorite
Yay, Dad! And yay Knoebels Twister! From Knoebels (FB): "*CUTENESS OVERLOAD* Have you seen this viral video? YES, that's our Twister! When we reached out to Mom, she told us she didn't expect it to be such a hit, and was just hoping to teach the essence of family fun. Well, Zena and Terrance, it's safe to say you've succeeded. Kudos to you for creating good, clean family fun, and warming our hearts in the process!"
posted by MonkeyToes at 3:32 PM on July 3 [6 favorites]

A+ dadding, 150 out of 10.
posted by Artw at 3:33 PM on July 3 [12 favorites]

I mean, hell, I'm not made of stone.
posted by Sokka shot first at 3:40 PM on July 3 [5 favorites]

Excellent! Next I want to see them do one with a loop-de-loop!
posted by Atom Eyes at 3:56 PM on July 3 [4 favorites]

Gee, VR technology is getting really good...
posted by PhineasGage at 4:04 PM on July 3 [1 favorite]

I love this. The power of imagination! I also like the "be careful Dad!"
posted by freethefeet at 4:12 PM on July 3 [19 favorites]

Thank you...I needed that.
posted by bonobothegreat at 4:14 PM on July 3 [1 favorite]

I assume immediately after the video ended she joyfully demanded “again!”
posted by obfuscation at 4:26 PM on July 3 [9 favorites]

Aw, shucks.
posted by Big Al 8000 at 4:32 PM on July 3

This guy is an amazing dad. Thumbs up to you, sir.
posted by Kitteh at 5:18 PM on July 3

So adorable!
posted by 80 Cats in a Dog Suit at 5:21 PM on July 3

Awesome! You know, you go to the fancy simulator ride at the mall, it's no better than that, and it costs like five dollars!

BTW, Tiny Croft loves our laundry basket. She pushes it all over the place, climbs in and demands I pull her around the house, sits in it and plays with the dirty laundry, tips it over climbing out and dumps clothes everywhere. It may actually be her favorite toy of all. I shall have to try this!
posted by Naberius at 5:21 PM on July 3 [5 favorites]

Dad wins the internet!
posted by BlueHorse at 5:32 PM on July 3 [2 favorites]

That the "car" is a laundry basket is the best part.

This is so sweet and loving. I love how much fun everyone involved is having. It's beautiful.
posted by darksong at 5:45 PM on July 3 [10 favorites]

Delightful. Whee!
posted by Quietgal at 6:44 PM on July 3

OMG he did such a good job using his knees to simulate the bouncing -- that's what really sold the experience IMO

Yes I was pretending I was his baby girl while I watched, my daddy did this kind of stuff for me when I was her age too
posted by Hermione Granger at 8:18 PM on July 3 [2 favorites]

This is The Best.
posted by the thought-fox at 8:26 PM on July 3

I've done the same thing, and boy is it a workout for the legs. In other words, win-win!
posted by Harald74 at 11:57 PM on July 3 [2 favorites]

Thank you for this most delightful post.
posted by Faintdreams at 4:08 AM on July 4

At the end the dad grins and waves at the people on the platform, which is so awesome & lovely. It's immersive for him too!
posted by miles per flower at 4:31 AM on July 4 [3 favorites]

That was so pure and cleansing.
posted by like_neon at 5:58 AM on July 4

Made me smile and laugh throughout the entire video. Love!
posted by bologna on wry at 6:08 AM on July 4

Everything about this was wonderful, but the dad waving at the end was extra delightful because his daughter couldn't see him do it.
posted by Ruki at 9:49 AM on July 4 [2 favorites]

I assume immediately after the video ended she joyfully demanded “again!”

Yes, he will be doing that for a long time to come. So awesome.

Needed this desperately after the last couple days. Thank you.
posted by Celsius1414 at 11:46 AM on July 4 [2 favorites]

posted by Omnomnom at 1:10 PM on July 4 [1 favorite]

I endure the all the depressing topics on Metafilter just for the few uplifting ones such as this.
posted by notreally at 3:09 PM on July 4 [1 favorite]

This was awesome. I especially liked how he waved to the crew /staff guy as he passed - something she couldn't even see. Just a dad and his girl riding the coaster together....
posted by Mchelly at 3:48 PM on July 4 [1 favorite]

Every time I'm impressed by the immersion of VR, I'm reminded that the imagination is more powerful still. This was really sweet and clever.

And there's a version of it for grownups, too!
posted by subocoyne at 3:16 PM on July 6 [1 favorite]

The only thing missing is a fan.
posted by aniola at 3:31 PM on July 7 [1 favorite]

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