A good coaster to start little buzzers on.

Tuesday, April 17, 2001 11:56 AM
I would say that a good coaster to start your liitle ones on is the Jackrabbit at Kennywood.Itook my 5-year old on it last year and he loved it.You got to start them out young.
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Tuesday, April 17, 2001 11:58 AM
Iron Wolf.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2001 11:58 AM
The Beastie at Paramount's Kings Island is good as well. That's where I got my start.
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Tuesday, April 17, 2001 12:01 PM
Jack Rabbit??? hat has a lot of airtime, the kid might get scared of flying out of his seat!!! I think a good coasteer to start kids out on would be a suspended coaster or a mine train ride. Or, if the kid is used to mine train rides and non-looping coasters, then start a kid on the sooperdooperlooper at Hershey Park. That was my first looping coaster. SDL is a great coaster for a first time looper to ride.

To be really brave, just let a kid get over his fear. Take him straight to MF. ;) HAHA!!

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Dave
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Tuesday, April 17, 2001 12:05 PM
sooperdooperlooper or the comet at hereshy park!
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Tuesday, April 17, 2001 12:07 PM
Woodstock's Express @ CP. Pretty thrilling, but not intimidating. My sister, then 4, rode it hands up the entire way (including lift).
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Tuesday, April 17, 2001 12:11 PM
RRR. Even though I don't call it scary for me, it sure does scare the crap out of little kids. I know for a fact riding it 40 times already.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2001 12:16 PM
OMG, the Whizzer @ SFGAm is a 'perfect' one to introduce to coasters....... it is nice.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2001 12:18 PM
IRON WOLF? More like suicide!

How about Sea Dragon (aka Jet Flyer) at Wyandot Lake in Columbus!! Or any John Allen junior for that matter!

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Tuesday, April 17, 2001 6:16 PM
I think the Sky Princess at Dutch Wonderland is a good starting point for the younger set.
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Tuesday, April 17, 2001 6:20 PM
As kcies said, Whizzer. It's a small coaster, fairly fast for it's size, and fun. Just when you bring the little kid on it, don't scare him before had (my dad did that to me 10 years ago, and I hated the coaster then. But 12 hours later, I liked it. A lot can happen after you ride the Demon.)

Or if the kid is really brave, have him or her go on the Demon at SFGAm.
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Tuesday, April 17, 2001 6:38 PM
I would recomend Woodstock Express at CP as a great coaster for youngsters. It's just the right size and very exciteing for young and old alike. Plus it has a bell on the front car that jingles durring the ride. Almost every kid and adult gets off that ride with a big smile on thier face. The first drop/helix takes you by suprise.
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Tuesday, April 17, 2001 7:10 PM
Getting beyond the very kiddie coasters, I would recommend Scooby's Ghoster Coaster at PKD and its twin Beastie at PKI. These John Allen classics provide a true coaster ride complete with little bits of airtime without being too terrifying for kids.
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Tuesday, April 17, 2001 7:15 PM
How about the jr gemini at cedar point. Or even the iron dragon.
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Tuesday, April 17, 2001 7:49 PM
My 5 year old daughter got to experience the Demon, Whizzer, and Viper at SFGAm. When we went on Spacely Sprocket Rockets she was bored. She wants the big boys.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2001 7:50 PM
(PKI)Taxi Jam-Beastie-SGC-RRR-AE-Racer
(CP)Jr.Gemini-WE-CCMR-WC-ID-DT-Gemini
They're both great transitional parks for kids and at PKI got one from never-ridden-a-coaster all the way to SOB at Vortex in a single day. Wouldn't L'il Phantom be better to start with at KW?
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Tuesday, April 17, 2001 9:16 PM
What about Millenium Force? :rolleyes:
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Tuesday, April 17, 2001 9:19 PM
No one has mentioned California parks yet. So, I would start at Disneyland and see how far you get there : BTMRR, Matterhorn, Space Mountain. At Knotts try Timberline Twister (I do hate that ride), Jaguar is a great family coaster. After that the going gets a little tougher with GHostrider, Monte or Boomerang. Have your pick of those three... At SFMM it is somewhat easy to introduce someone to coasters gradually. Goliath JR. , Canyon Blaster, Colossus, Ninja, Revolution... Then I guess you have to move on to the bigger and badder coasters... You get the idea

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Home Park: Knotts Berry Farm!
but also Disneyland and DCA
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Wednesday, April 18, 2001 5:14 AM
Definetely Runaway Reptar. I got my ACE walkback on it the other day and i cant even explain how impressed I was by it.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2001 5:57 AM
Well, I got my start on evil little kiddy coasters like the defunct Comet Jr. at Nay Aug Park and the Candy Cane Coaster at Santa's Workshop.
My first "big coasters" were Mine Ride and Iron Dragon at CP.

I think the Jr. Woodies are good starting places. Sea Dragon at Wyandot Lake is an excellent choice.
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