Can't answer the question on beverages, but I have been on the coaster.( last june) It is fun , more scary than fun though. Each person has their own car to ride on and each car will be spaced about 75ft apart. Your brakes are controlled by a hand lever and once the cable pulls you to the top of the hill,it releases you and gravity takes over. You can get to going very fast, So safety depends on the person behind you. If they aren't paying attention or don't pull up the brakes in time it will be bad! kinda pricey though, I think it was about $35 per person and last about 3-4 minutes.