We often here about engagement stories that are rollercoasters of emotion that generally bring us to tears before anyone has even got down on one knee.
However, this story is quite literally a rollercoaster of emotion.
Austin Crecelius decided to propose to his girlfriend Allison Boyle at a very unusual location. He chose the the Holiday World Theme Park in Indiana. Specifically he chose the Voyage rollercoaster.
ABC News reported that Austin, who met Allison when they were both in their first year at Anderson University two years ago, “wanted to do something creative and exciting” with his proposal. We think he nailed it.
“In many talks we have had we talked about how ‘life is a roller coaster’ and it just seemed fit to propose on a roller coaster.”
Is it not a little risky to take your engagement ring on a roller coaster without it being attached to your hand securely? We’re trying to imagine the feeling of dropping an engagement ring mid-rollercoaster and it is not pleasant.
Luckily Austin had considered this and the ring he brought with him on the Voyage was a fake; he gave Allison the real one when they got off the ride. However, he did note on his YouTube channel that recording a roller coaster ride is not actually allowed in the theme park:
"Even though my friends helped capture this once-in-a-lifetime moment, it was brought to my attention that bringing a video recording device onto a roller coaster violates safety protocol. I want to apologize to Holiday World for breaking that rule and for any trouble this video may have caused."
“We are a somewhat goofy, quirky but fun couple. We don't like doing things the way other people do them, and at least from my perspective, a roller coaster proposal seemed to be our speed,” Allison added.