A little boasting from "Uncle Moosh"

Monday, January 6, 2003 9:37 AM

A complete [and slightly disturbing] Knott's trip report will be posted in the TR Forum shortly. However I wanted to do a little bragging as a proud uncle.

My 5 year old nephew, Connor, rode his first launched coaster -- Monty -- and first wooden coaster -- Ghostrider, naturally -- at the Knott's last Friday. He rode next to me on Monty and in front of me on Ghostrider, both near the back of the train as Grandpa Moosh had previously told his grandson that "the best place to sit on a coaster is in the back" and that's where he insisted on riding. He loved them both and immediately asked for [and got] rerides.

It was a banner week for the kid having experienced his first looping coaster -- Revolution -- at SFMM a few days earlier [trip report already posted].

He's definitely taking after his crazy Grandpa and Uncle and needless to say we were grinning from ear to ear!

Moosh - who gets to do this again when nephew Sean gets older ;)

PS - Connor's mother accompanied him on everything he rode. He was NEVER coerced to ride anything and we didn't allow him on rides we felt he was not ready to experience.

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Monday, January 6, 2003 9:42 AM

Congrats on your nephew's accomplishments.

I wish I had started riding coasters when I was that young, and I wish that I had had someone older that had encouraged me to ride them. Can't wait for the TR.

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Monday, January 6, 2003 9:43 AM

Yay! Hooray!

Really forcing myself *not* to drag this thread through the gutter. ;)

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Monday, January 6, 2003 9:44 AM

Thanks. IMHO there is nothing better than seeing a little kid come off a coaster with a huge smile and begging to ride again. Its even better when that kid is related to you

Moosh

PS - thanks, chris. Bass will probably do it, tho.

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Monday, January 6, 2003 9:45 AM

Aren't kids who love coasters and parks the best?

My daughter just turned 5 in November - most kids are drawing pictures of their house and family - she draws coasters and park maps! Heck, she's already got 37 coasters on her count (which we proudly update every time we visit a new park) The best part is she should finally break the coveted 48 inch mark for this upcoming season so then we can really get on some "good ones" as she so eloquently puts it.

Good to know we can bring these kids up right! ;)

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Monday, January 6, 2003 9:54 AM

Lord Gonchar said:

My daughter just turned 5 in November - Heck, she's already got 37 coasters on her count -----------------



Your 5 year old daughter has more coasters under her belt then I do! Thats sad! (On my part that is of course) :)

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Monday, January 6, 2003 9:56 AM

Well, my five year-old can beat up your five year-old so there.

-'Playa

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Monday, January 6, 2003 9:57 AM

Heh, keep in mind that probably half of those are kiddie coasters. So that makes it ok, I guess...

Probably, 'Playa - she takes after me, she's a wuss. When it comes to hardcore violence we break out the little guy. Without a doubt the toughest child under 2 years of age currently residing on planet Earth - and he's got the scars to prove it! (he takes after my wife, BTW )

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Monday, January 6, 2003 10:25 AM

Mamoosh said:

PS - thanks, chris. Bass will probably do it, tho.

Nope! Behaving today. Connor is quite the daredevil, still can't get my 8-year old to go upside down yet.

Looking forward to the (disturbing) trip report.

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Monday, January 6, 2003 10:27 AM
See, we're all good boys for Uncle Mooshie. :)

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Monday, January 6, 2003 10:42 AM

That's weird--Da Midget loves loops and hates air. If you ask her, CP's Corkscrew and BGT's Scorpion are awesome. I guess the Gemini wasn't the best introduction to airtime. Oh, well...

I've never really counted her coasters before, but a quick offhand count gives her 15 with 6 of the 'growed-up' variety.

Of course, this count has been reduced by chicken-outs, occasional fits of hysteria and in great part by Sarah the VF Guest Services Height Nazi (who smacked Da Midget in the head with a steel bar four times and still refused to give her a wristband--ran out of excuses and just said 'No.'). Oh yeah--then there was the time she barfed 10 feet from the front of the Pterandon Flyers queue.

Of course, at Da Midget's age CBaby was sneaking on to the local hyper...

-'Playa

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Monday, January 6, 2003 10:43 AM

Good job Moosh....not forcing them onto rides is KEY. My father probably delayed the onset of the addiction by about 10 or 15 years by *coercing* me onto King Kobra....of course, now I'm glad he did...the first Anton shuttle...

bill, restraining himself...no OTSRs though...;)

edit: 'Playa, she was probably moved from KBF just for the *guest experience*....;)

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Tuesday, January 7, 2003 6:41 AM
Cool Moosh! I have a nephew 1&1/2 years old and can't wait to get him on coasters. I showed him Nolimits and sat him in the chair, tilting it to go along with where the coaster on the screen was going. He thought it was cool, clapping and laughing the whole time.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2003 7:41 AM

I love watching my daughter as she comes running off a coaster and asking "Again, Again!" and running back in line. She's 3 (4 in18 days) and has 20 coasters in her track records with a couple of the "growed-up" variety as Playa puts it.

We are hoping she hits that 42" mark this summer so we can introduce her to her first inversion on Sooperdooperlooper and first airtime monster, Phoenix, that is if she wants to ride. We don't force her on anything, but "mommy and daddy are going to ride" usually loosens her up.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2003 8:22 AM

I always love to hear about and see little kids getting excited over coasters. I was thinking for awhile that mine would never ride one, but once she did I couldn't stop her! (She thinks Anaconda rules and has totally taken over my RCT, forcing me back to trying to win DK64 again.)

Last summer she got in line with us to ride Apollos Chariot. They measured her and let her in line, but then she decided she did not want to ride.....which was fine. That would have been an intense drop for her. But when she decided later she really did want to ride, the ride op would not let her in saying she was too short! Good times.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2003 9:24 AM

A former GF and still good friend of mine allowed me to take her 5yr old on Racer. his first big coaster.

I never seen such a grin in all my life. I think I created a monster though cause the next year when he was tall enough to ride Papa Beast he came off saying " IS THAT IT?"

Congrats Moosh, Another reason this hobby is fun for all ages.

Chuck

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Tuesday, January 7, 2003 10:26 AM

I forgot to mention one little irony:

When Connor took his first ride with me there were four other family members along: his mom [aka my baby sister], a nephew and two neices. All four of them also experienced Monty for the first time sitting next to me, as did two cousins and two other neices not with us that day.

Little Sean just turned 3 this year, so hopefully I'll be continuing that tradition in a few years ;)

Moosh

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Tuesday, January 7, 2003 10:39 AM
Well, Im kinda waiting on my eldest niece going to PKI for a couple of reasons. The biggest is that since Im 6`6", I cant fit on most kiddie coasters and I want to ride her first coaster with her. Second, shes afraid of the Scrambler at Coney Island Cincinnati, how in the world is she going on a regular coaster? I will probabily take her up this summer.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2003 10:43 AM

Hey wait a minute, isn't he too short to ride? :)

Heck, you couldn't have gotten me anywhere NEAR Monty when I was that age. I remember my parents pleading with me to go on the Corkscrew there when I was that age. Heck I was probably even older. I was on the verge of a panic attack.

Well, either he is really brave or not old enough to realize just how scared he should be. Congrats at getting him at just the right time. ;)

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Tuesday, January 7, 2003 1:23 PM

My daughter is way ahead of my pace also. She's 8 with 50+ coasters including MF, SOB, and RnR coaster. My first coaster was at Circus World in Orlando, Fla. They had some pretty scary coasters at the time.

Of course, the coasters now dwarf the ones from 15-20 years ago. Not to mention all the other crazy rides out there. Hell, my daughter's even been on the skyscraper ride(at 7yrs old). There's no way I would've ridden that thing at her age.

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