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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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.
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.
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?)
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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