Roller Coaster Dad and the exploitable template.

Roller Coaster Dad

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Roller Coaster Dad, also known as Disney Dad, is an exploitable image macro of a man and his daughter on a roller coaster at Disney World, with the father showing clear signs of distress that his daughter does not share. It became an object-labeling meme on Reddit in late June 2021.


On June 25th, 2021, Redditor u/Simbaflufball[2] posted a photograph (seen below) of her and her dad on a roller coaster to /r/memes.[1] It received over 2,200 upvotes and 115 comments in five hours. She explained in the comments that it was taken on the Expedition Everest coaster at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

r/memes - Posted by u/Simbaflufball 5 hours ago O 27e5 3 10 & 15 More 2.2k I found this photo of me and my dad at Disney world, and he said if he becomes a meme, he will die happy. Help make his wish come true! I need you to post memes with this I NEED SPACE MY 115 Comments Award Share Save ...

Despite the original post being taken down by the moderators of /r/memes, the message she attached to the meme (seen below) caught on quickly, and soon the subreddit was flooded with memes utilizing the template.

I found this photo of me and my dad at Disney World, and he said if he becomes a meme, he will die happy. Help make his wish come true! I need you to post memes with this


The first Roller Coaster Dad meme to achieve viral success was posted an hour after the original image was uploaded (seen below). It was created by u/VagariTurtle and again featured on /r/memes,[3] earning over 62,400 upvotes and 531 comments in only five hours.

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The meme quickly became the top trending template in the subreddit on June 25th, but few of the new memes grew to the same popularity as the one posted by u/VagariTurle.[4] For example, u/Titus-de-kat posted another meme (seen below), which received 83 upvotes in five hours.


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Me doing every shit in exiştence except learning in online class. Me after I see 69420 pending assignments tommorow. SPACE Me vs my friend realizing that we're going to the beach in 2 weeks with our post-pandemic bods I NEED SPACE MY NESA made with mematic Me opening my meme folder My wife I NEED MY SPACE Me realizing its low Me posting a meme effort and it wont get out of new after being inactive for a month MY SPACE NASA Me showing my Dad my favourite documentaries Him wishing I would just watch comedies I NEED SPACE MY MY FRIENDS IN THEIR 20S ME IN MY 30S REALIZING MEDICARE AND SS WON'T EXIST WHEN I RETIRE. SPAL



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