Vater said: When I get home after a full day at a park, I'll lie face up in bed and close my eyes, and sometimes I feel like the bed is careening up hills, around turns, and through inversions. It's a cool feeling, but it mostly happens when I'm really exhausted after having multiple rides on many coasters.
I was thinking the same thing, whenever I go to my homepark after a long day and I lie down the same thing happens, it is really cool.
The first time I rode Top Gun at Carowinds (I was still new to coasters and it was only my second invert) we finished out the day with six straight rides. After we got back to my friends house, who only lived like five minutes away, I laid down to take a nap. Everytime I closed my eyes, I felt like I was still flying through the Jet Coaster's inversions. Very weird and it has never happened again since then.
We get to each park on our schedule once a year. With the major stops, like PKI, CP and especially Kennywood, it's like the day after Christmas, the day driving home from the yearly two weeks at the beach, or the day after the state high school basketball tournament. There is just this incredible let down. You spend all year looking forward to something and now it's over.
It must be a real luxury to live close to a major park and have season tickets and go a dozen times a year. I've never been able to do that.
I am now remembering the first time I rode Hypersonic XLC on its opening weekend. I only rode the thing 2 or 3 times that day, but anytime I sat down, I could feel that launch in my mind and the high pitched rushing wind sound. On the ride home, at the first green light intersection out of the park, I almost felt like the car was going to accelerate like H:XLC.
To this day, I can sit down in a chair with a tall headrest and instantly have a memory of the push that that launch gives. Doesn't matter how many times I go on the ride, or how long its been since I've been on it, that launch feeling is implanted in me!
Vater said: When I get home after a full day at a park, I'll lie face up in bed and close my eyes, and sometimes I feel like the bed is careening up hills, around turns, and through inversions. It's a cool feeling, but it mostly happens when I'm really exhausted after having multiple rides on many coasters, as go_with_gravity mentioned.
I've had that happen to me quite a few times when running a fevor, infact, i had the flu so bad once, before i passed out, I was hallucinating I was riding a coater in my bed with disney cartoons.
And yes, I do get the feeling in the car, and complain when bumps don't have air:)
When my parents first started taking me to Cedar Point (around the age of 5), I still remember being sad when I would turn around, watching the lights of the skyline of Cedar Point fade off into the distance as we headed down the causeway.
To this day I always look back into my rear view mirror and watch the skyline fade away.
For those of you that complain that you don't get any air while going over hills while driving in you car, might I suggest you take a ride with Rideman sometime. You want scary air? Hop into a car with him. You may even have the chance to do a barrel roll! (Sorry Dave! You knew that was coming)