Coasterphobics

Saturday, May 4, 2002 10:16 AM
Does anyone know anything like facts or somthing to convince someone on riding a coaster?

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Saturday, May 4, 2002 1:40 PM

If you are trying to get someone on a coaster, just start them out on a little one and go up gradually. Don't just say here, ride Millenium Force or sometihng like that. Start them out on something without any inversions or a big drop. Tell them they are more likely to be hit by lighting 12 times or something before haveing any injury on a coaster. Just make up some statistic that may not be true, but who cares.

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Saturday, May 4, 2002 1:44 PM

Another thing is use proven facts like you have a better chance of dying driving down the interstate! That type only works for some people though!

One time my friend said he didn't want to ride. But I went first onto the train and wouldn't let him through........he had to ride. LOL

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Saturday, May 4, 2002 2:37 PM

PkI FaNaTiC said:

One time my friend said he didn't want to ride. But I went first onto the train and wouldn't let him through........he had to ride. LOL

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Saturday, May 4, 2002 5:32 PM

If going to CP first coax them into rideing Woodstock Express. Show them the smiles on the little kids faces when they are walking down the exit ramp. This little ride is so much exciting and yet it is so small.

Than just go from there:

DT, ID, and MR.

BS, WC, and Corkscrew (Oooooo...Inversions!).

Genimi, MS, and Magnium.

Rapter, Mantis, WT.

And end with the grand Daddy of them all, MF.

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Saturday, May 4, 2002 5:39 PM
Well she is not a complete coasterphobic, but one of the co-editors of www.Themeparksonline.org (TPO) is very scared of the larger ones. She has however ridden Fire in the Hole, WackyWorm, The Howler, and Woodstock's Express. We are going to try this summer to get her on the Whizzer, because she never go the chance to ride the Zinger at WOF. We'll see how it goes.

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Saturday, May 4, 2002 7:27 PM
I suggest if you are going to Cedar Point not to ride Disaster Transport first. I remember as a kid being scared that the car would come off the track. But older people may see it differently.

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Saturday, May 4, 2002 7:32 PM
If it's the person's very first ride I'd suggest MF.
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Saturday, May 4, 2002 8:40 PM
I'd start out with a trip to Kings Island and take her on the Beastie, Ghost Coaster, Runaway Reptar and Adventure Express. Then I'd take her to Kentucky Kingdom and ride the Wild Mouse and Thunder Run. Third, I'd go to Holiday World and do The Raven. Then I'd go to Kennywood and do the Racers and Jackrabbit. By that point she'd either be a coaster fan or it would be time to do something else. If she were enthusiastic by that point, take her on Thunderbolt. Then move up to the steel models.
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Saturday, May 4, 2002 8:47 PM

I know this is the opposite of the topic but when I know somebody is definetly gonna go on a ride like S:RoS or Scream! I'll tell them facts that are partially true. Such as: Did you that S:RoS is stopped completely with magnets? (which isn't completely true) and on Scream! I say did you know that this ride is only powered by air (which I think is mostly true?)

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Saturday, May 4, 2002 8:50 PM
I used to be afraid of coasters, but I was at SFEG last year with my class and I was with the hot girl so I was kinda forced on...Too bad she goes to a different school now.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2002 6:43 PM
You could tell them that they have a better chance of winning the lottery twice than getting hurt on a roller coaster and you could point out all the little kids getting off the coaster while smiling. These usually make people be able to ride at least once.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2002 6:55 PM

My mom is a major coaster phobe. I have convinced her into riding BBW this year though. It's been a majorly slow process since she is pretty much an any kinda ride phobe. I had to coax her onto the Turkish Delight (tea cups!!) last year, then ease her onto the Battering Ram (with much screaming and threats of bodily harm to my person I might add). This year we start all over; Turkish Delight, Battering Ram, then.. DaVinci's Cradle, the Wild Maus, and then BBW. This will of coarse be a four day project, but she has consented to this plan. Two years in the making.

Some people are REALLY phobic about these things. I find it best to ease into it. Maybe I have the kid gloves on a bit 'cuz it's my mom, but I once literally dragged a coaster-phobic friend with almost as much fear as my mom, on Drachen Fire with me insisting she would have a good time. Well, much crying, and not talking to me later, I realized that just wasn't a good idea.

Better to ease into these things.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2002 10:59 PM
One thing to keep in mind, don't force them to ride anything. Start them off slow, like at SFGAm, maybe show them Spacely's Sprocket Rocket, then bring them to Whizzer, bend the truth a bit saying something like, "it's pretty much the same thing, just a little bigger" which is somewhat true, and from there maybe work them over to Demon or Viper (yeah, Viper's one of the most intense, but it looks more settle), and it may take a couple visits before you get them on everything, but work them at their own pace. Also have them do some of the smoother ones first, that'll make a big difference. The only problem with SFGAm is that most of their smoother ones are the more intimidating ones. Then you have Iron Wolf that doesn't look intimidating (but packs one great ride) and is really rough at a couple of parts. Really what I'm saying though is kind of let the other person go at their own pace. Put VERY LITTLE pressure on them, maybe enough for them to think that you might not think the same of them if they don't ride (don't think any different of them for real, and don't do anything to make that impression obvious). It's how it was done for me, and I'm glad that it was done that way. Also, one last thing, don't stop stressing how safe these things really are.
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