Do you ever get "desensitized" from riding too muc

Friday, April 20, 2001 6:45 PM
Hey all,

Do you guys ever ride so many coasters in such a small amount of time that you just get "desensitized" of the thrill? Some of my friends who have been on a lot of coasters I'll ask "So, whaddya think of it?" They'll reply "Oh, it's another coaster." I don't think it's "smugness" or coasters snobbery, but has that happened to anyone? I myself have been on 240 coasters so far and LOVE taking trips involving many coasters in a short period of time, but have never lost interest in coasters. Hopefully, I never will.

"No listenin', you hear me?"
Friday, April 20, 2001 6:49 PM
I hit all the major CA parks within a week last year and got "desensitized". I rode every single coaster, but there are some I hardly remember riding. That mainly happens to me with clones. I rode 2 boomerangs, an Invertigo, and 2 Shwarzkoph shuttlesin just a few days. They all start to become a blur in such a short time.

On the other hand, I remember Medusa, Roar, Giant Dipper, and others quite vividly!

- Peabody
Friday, April 20, 2001 6:52 PM
Yes i got "Stoned" From Viper while riding 7 timews in a row, what a hangover owwwwwww
Friday, April 20, 2001 6:54 PM
Which Viper, man? There are too many!

- Peabody *** This post was edited by Peabody on 4/20/2001. ***
Friday, April 20, 2001 7:46 PM
Yes, it happens all the time to me. There's a limit to the amount of times I can ride. I visited SFGam one weekday in late August. I rode Raging Bull 12 times. After the sixth ride, I got bored with it. Throughout the rest of the rides, I just looked to the side the whole ride. It was quite strange, and a little scary.
I also remember going to MM at CP. I had set out to ride MF 10 times and Magnum 10 times also. I became really tired of MF after 5 rides, and it seemed like I was forcing myself to ride it more.
I actually found more enjoyment riding Magnum numerous times. The view of Lake Erie with the moon shimmering down on the water like a ghostly sillouhette of a white weeping willow helped.
Friday, April 20, 2001 8:05 PM
My wife and I got married in January, and we did a two week Honeymoon in Orlando. I hate to say it, but we were actually tired of theme parks by the end of our trip. We had saved IOA for last, and, even though there were no lines, only rode DD and Hulk once. In hind-sight, I don't know what came over me. I had at least planned to ride each front and back. Instead, I just had this vague sense of relief, that we had finished our last park.
I would guess that after the first week, we had actually reached our limit.
Maybe we should have trained first. Start with three parks in a row and work up to Orlando.
Friday, April 20, 2001 8:16 PM
Well, a group of us are going to CP June 11th to ride the Gemini 100 times in one day. I love that coaster but yes, there is a very good chance the thrill will be lost by say, oh, the 35th ride. I'm afraid I may need to bring a book or some toys or something to help get through. Granted, I have always wanted to try this, but the fact remains that I'll be seeing the same stuff 100 laps in a row. Yelck...just the thought is creeping me out a little...

Saturday, April 21, 2001 6:17 AM
I get a little desensitized after repeat riding, but it depends on the ride. I did about ten laps straight on The Force last year on media day and it didn't really do much for me by the time I was done. It was two weeks before I'd ride it again and I was loving it.

I did five consecutive laps on Raptor during Millennium Mania and just wanted to get off. I love that ride, but repeats tend to get to me, especially if I've had food.

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Saturday, April 21, 2001 6:35 AM
Last May I went to six parks over a two-week period, and I must admit that afterward much of it was a blur. On arriving home and attending a SFMM event on Memorial Day, some ACE people asked me how I liked a certain ride, and I had to ask "Which ride was that?" because I'd forgotten the names of several of the coasters that were new to me. But it as still fun, and I'll do it again this year but at some different parks.
Saturday, April 21, 2001 10:59 AM
I was slightly desensitized last year on MF with the discovery channel shoot. After the 4th time, I almost got bored untill I switched seats. When we got back on (before the park opened) we sat in a differnt seat, the whole thrill was back.

MF Drops-15
SOB Rides-2
Monday, April 23, 2001 6:18 AM
I feel the same thrill each time the train leaves the station, no matter how many times it has been. This may be due in part to me being kind of new at coasters. (Just started two years ago.)

There was only one time that I really just wanted to get off of a coaster. That was when it was very cold and raining. I hated it, but could not wait to get back on later.

I rode Apollo's Chariot 21 times in 2 days last year, and that still was not enough. I would have gone on, but there was this pesky problem called being at work the next day.
Monday, April 23, 2001 6:37 AM
There is one key thing to remember about this. If riding so many times makes you "desensitized"... then don't ride so darned much!

I find about 5 or 6 times is my max in a row on a given coaster before thinking "time to move on to something new."

I promise I won't go off on a rant about those @#$%^&*! Toboggan's again.
Monday, April 23, 2001 6:53 AM
I could ride SROS SFNE all day long and still get the same feling as the first ride of the day....
Monday, April 23, 2001 10:10 AM
I don't really get "desensitized", but I do get bored with riding the same coasters all the time. This happened to me at PGA this weekend. I love all the coasters there, but by the time I left I was just like, wow, Invertigo and Demon again. Now, I can ride Stealth and Top Gun all the time and still be thrilled, but the other coasters are sort of boring now. Same goes for Medusa and Roar at SFMW. Normally I just ride a coaster two to three times during the time there. The problem I have is going to the parks (PGA and SFMW) a little TOO much, almost every weekend it seems. I just need to not go as much and build up a "jones" so to speak. ;) Peace. :)

Medusa at Marine World: the best coaster in the west!
Monday, April 23, 2001 10:44 AM
Interesting thread. You've heard the saying... Too much of a good thing...

Down here in South Florida we have the DBH at Boomers. A few months ago we had our daughters soccer party, I got the all day wrist band.

I'd ride the coaster 2 or 3 times, then go inside and play video blackjack. Then we left the building and ate dinner at a restaurant and came back. I never got bored, even though we rode it about 20 times. Then again, the DBH is an airtime machine.


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