Coasterphobia: How did you overcome it?

Sunday, October 12, 2003 1:13 PM
In my earlier years, I was afraid of rollercoasters, and avoided loopers the most. Ironically, two former SFGAm loopers "cured" me of my coasterphobia: Shockwave and Tidal Wave. Which coaster(s) helped you overcome your fear of rollercoasters?

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I was asked to describe Deja Vu in one word.
Here it is:

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!!

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Sunday, October 12, 2003 1:24 PM
Never had THAT phobia. :-)

-Tina

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Gimme speed, height, airtime and plenty of LAUNCH!!!

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Sunday, October 12, 2003 1:32 PM
Swore my ass off during the ride.

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SFNE Central- Online Six Flags New England Resource

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Sunday, October 12, 2003 1:52 PM
Please, do a search. There have been plenty of topics on this.

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TPDOM , who, from the age of three, was destined to be a coaster enthusiast.

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Sunday, October 12, 2003 2:30 PM
pinkdoomofmonkeys is right

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X- the coaster designed to break all the rules

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Thursday, October 16, 2003 7:06 PM
Forced on Demon at SFGAm when I was six... crying the whole time. since then I was hooked.

And if topics aren't repeated everynow and then, what will happen when all the topics are taken up? (im gonna get some pretty sarcastic remarks on that comment I know.)

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I am one.
I am Turbo.
Top Thrill in the front row... anything else is lame
X...Whoa

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Thursday, October 16, 2003 7:08 PM
Mine would be yankee cannonball at canobie lake park, before that all I went on was kiddies.

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Family Guy: "Oh no, Oh no, Oh no, Oh yeah"

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Thursday, October 16, 2003 7:13 PM
My "phobia" breaker was on Double Loop @ GL/SFWoA, many years after my first real coaster ride. It would of never happend if it wasn't for a girl. ;)

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Zero g Network
*** This post was edited by shaggszgn 10/16/2003 11:14:31 PM ***

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Thursday, October 16, 2003 7:15 PM
Top Gun at pki. :)

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My life is spent in between metal railing, where I stand for hours just to sit down for 3 minutes then to get up and do it allover again.

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Thursday, October 16, 2003 7:22 PM
As said in other topics. I have never had a coaster phobia.

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Dollywood: Exploding onto the coaster scene since 2004!

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Thursday, October 16, 2003 7:30 PM
Once again.....thepinkdoomofmonkeys is right.

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X- the coaster designed to break all the rules

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Thursday, October 16, 2003 7:33 PM
Never had one. It was ME who had to drag my DAD onto the Thunderbolt when I was 5.

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My signature has MANY problems...............
TAER IT DOWN!1!!!111!!1!!1!!!1!1111!

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Thursday, October 16, 2003 7:42 PM
Yes! Nothing says I'm right!

Oh , wait , that didn't come out right.

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Dollywood: Exploding onto the coaster scene since 2004!

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Thursday, October 16, 2003 8:36 PM
Windjammer Surf Racers - it's first season. I was terrified of anything that turned riders upside-down. I was able to get myself to challenge it because it looked so entertaining from the commercials that aired for the ride as well as its very energetic and bright beach-themed package. After this ride, it all went downhill. I was hooked. I'm actually one of the few people that was grieved to see that ride go. I had history with it. I remember how terrified I was when I rode it last row-last car...the suspense so incredible while navigating that U-turn into the drop (which had airtime so abrupt that I have yet to experience anything else like it). And the loops...I didn't even feel them. I conquered my fear of large coasters and inversions with this baby.
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Friday, October 17, 2003 4:13 AM
My first rollercoaster ever was Big Thunder Mountain Railway.

But the real one to put to rest my coasterphobia is the Vortex at PKI. At the time it was the tallest, fastest, and loopiest rollercoaster in the world. And to think before that all I had under my belt was Big Thunder Mountain and Dracor (a dragon coaster) at Santa's Village.

Since Vortex I just cant get enough. I am roughly up to about 130+ coasters since then. Although that only averages to about 10 a year.

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Zero G Thrills - Moved and Improved

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Friday, October 17, 2003 1:36 PM
Hey, I'm still working on it, hehe!

I've only been on 4 coasters...Python, Scorpion and Gwazi (Busch Gardens Tampa Bay) and Space Mountain (Walt Disney World Florida). I just gotta get brave enough for Kumba and Montu, which I'll probably ride in about...3 weeks, laugh out loud.

(I'm assuming that the Terms of Service don't want me to use "BGTB" instead of "Busch Gardens Tampa Bay" etc., right?)

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Friday, October 17, 2003 2:13 PM
I never really had a fear of coasters, I was begging my dad to take me on the Comet in Great Escape, as well as the Steamin' Demon, can't really remember which one was first, which upsets me.
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Friday, October 17, 2003 2:47 PM
RunningJam: wow that is so few. Its okay too do BGTB, most do BGT. Look at Rickser(pki), MrHarold(Sfgam), and The lost phantom(ME). If it is a small park then best to type it out(Look at my last post).

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Family Guy: "Oh no, Oh no, Oh no, Oh yeah"

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Friday, October 17, 2003 3:26 PM
DRachen Fire at Busch. My mom forced me on it. It quickly became a favorite.

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http://coastertrackrecord.tripod.com/

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Friday, October 17, 2003 4:34 PM

Wabash Cannonball.

-scott

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