Was just wondering if anyone else had a vivd or memorable first ride experience. Good or bad.
It was a very intense experience, probably the most intense one I ever had on a coaster.
At some point I would like to find a Wildcat again and see what it feels like today.
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I enjoyed several small steel coasters in the coming years, but my first wood coaster was SFOT's Judge Roy Scream. That was in 1984 I believe. I remember when we got to the park, I was mesmerized by the giant white structure (but had no idea it was made of wood and was shocked when I found that out) and decided I had to ride it. At some point in the day, I rode it with my mother and had my eyes closed the whole time. I'm not sure what I thought of it. I didn't ride another woodie until 1987 when I conquered Adventureland's Tornado with two night rides. I loved it. Then I rode it later that summer in the daytime and it scared the crap outta me.
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Years later, I told her it scarred me... She said the thing was so small she couldn't figure out why I cried. O well. For a couple years before and after that, I was so infatuated with coasters. I would draw them and talk about em. I remember driving past Great America on the way to and from Milwaukee and seeing the white Turn of the Century. I was like "wow!"
My first 'real' coaster was the Whizzer in 1981. I kept my eyes closed but I was hooked. The next year, I did the Demon and loved it. 1983 I finally did Tidal Wave. Took me until 1985 to do the Eagle, it had such a reputation....
At home with the Rampage
It was for my dad's company picnic and I remember being really excited to ride it for the first time. I believe it was a back seat ride and all I remember is flying out of my seat and thinking I was going to fall right out. That was one wild ride back then.
I think the coaster that got me completely hooked on coasters however was Magnum. After riding that in its first year I couldn't wait for the summer so I could go back to Cedar Point. I would drool over the Getaway guide when it got to my house...
I DO vividly remember my first "big" woody which was the Beast in 1982 (and I got to ride the Bat once...first suspended!)
I also remember my first "steel" was the old Corkscrew at Myrtle Beach's Paviolion, around 1978 as well. :)
I think Great Adventure's Batman was my first inverted, and Flight of Fear at King's Island was my first "launched" coaster.
Man how time flies. :)
I never was.
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I only was able to ride the Batman side one more time, a night ride two years ago. I enjoyed it that time ;)
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I sat with my brother and remember being smashed cause the cars were small...then i don't remember much except laughing so much...it was a blast. Then everytime we went over a hill, my mom who was in a car behind me, would go WOO!
Then i went to Kings Island...went on the beast, witch was my first big coaster...that was the most incredible feeling ever, i rememeber every tunnel i would duck my head, afriad that my head would be knocked off...Fun!
Hopefully I'll add at least 20 more in 2008!:)
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I remember every scary detail, from the absolute fear of the slow list hill to seeing my friends playing mini-golf below the turnaround.
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