What I'd like to know from any willing to respond is if any folks here experience this wonderful affection for coasters as a family. I think that it might be a way to spend time together over the years and share something even as the kids get older and outgrow hanging with the parents.
Do you go with your parents... or parents do you share a love of coasters with your children? Are there families at coaster events?
thanks for the info
Now they're 19 and 21and have moved out of the house. We've taken one trip this year with the oldest, and have planned another with both.
I find it a great family function that I believe will continue for years.
While not quite as passionate as I am, they can both tell an Arrow from a B&M at a glance.
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I have many great memories of our trips around. It is something that I am planning on sharing with my future family if/when I have a wife & kids.
I *have* seen some families @ coaster events. One of my favorite family's is a certain clan from north of the border who post here infrequently. I dont know how much *I* would take my kids to events, but if that is something they want to get into, then we could work it out.
But bottom line, this is a good thing for families. :)
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My son will be four this year, and my Daughters are seven and eight. My son is 41” tall – so he can only ride kiddie coasters. He is sometimes scared of the Whizzer, and I don’t quite know how that can be…. but anyways, by the end of the summer he’ll be tall enough to ride the Demon and Greased Lightnin, but I don’t know that he’ll be willing to ride either of those! My daughters are 51” & 52” tall and have ridden tons of 48” height coasters – they love Viper and even the Boss.
I just couldn’t imagine coasters without my family. I couldn’t even imagine life without my wife and kids! So here's to family and coasters - the only way to ride!
*** This post was edited by HardRider 7/2/2003 9:42:43 PM ***
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My parents wont even look at a park and havent in about 20 years, but they ask me all the time about whats new in the coaster world.
Now, since I am a first generation coaster nut, I have passed it on to my daughter. This girl isnt afraid of any ride. No hesitations, nothing. She will ride anything that is in front of her.
How many 8 year olds can say they marathoned SUF with that intense pretzel loop 15 times in an hour and still ask for seconds?
She makes daddy proud. :)
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*** This post was edited by ApolloAndy 7/3/2003 1:02:22 AM ***
Its all very encouraging !
Perhaps we will have the pleasure of meeting some of you one day.
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My wife and I met while working at CP so our LOVE for Roller Coasters has been part of our life together. (yes we are coaster geeks).
Ever since our first child (we have two a daughter and a son) was born we measured them not by how tall they were but how manny inches until they were 48" tall (tall enough for the MAGNUM, and now MF.)
Take a look at this trip report for a look at how this season has gone for us.
My wife and I had decided heck with any DNA tests, if the little ones did not like roller coasters...THEY WEREN'T OURS:)
Fortunately they both love coasters, wwatch for a "special" Christmas card going this year;)
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Sounds like a 'buzzer to me.....;)
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