Things can theoretically go very, very wrong when you propose to someone while on a roller coaster. Consider the following:
A. You drop the ring. Oops?
B. You drop the camera.
C. Something gets stuck somewhere and you plummet to your death "Final Destination 3"-style.
Fortunately, none of these unfortunate events happened to Austin Crecelius, who popped the big question to his girlfriend, Allison Boyle, on The Voyage roller coaster at Holiday World Theme Park in Santa Claus, IN. (Yes, that's really the name of the town. ?)
"At one point in time you had mentioned to me that life is like a roller coaster," Crecelius, a senior at Anderson University, told Boyle as they neared the top of the ride's peak on Monday, Sept. 21. "It's got its up and downs, it's got twists and turns and it even throws you for a loop sometimes. 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?"
Watch the full thrilling proposal go down:
Crecelius came extra-prepared and used a fake ring to propose on the roller coaster, then proposed a second time with the real bling after they were safely off the ride. He even wore a "she said yes" T-shirt especially for the occasion.
As romantic as this proposal is, definitely don't try to replicate it. Crecelius later apologized for his actions in the YouTube video's description: "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."
But still, congratulations are in order for the happy couple!