I've ridden a few like that for a "change"; most recently S:ROS and B:KF. I also rode some of my first coasters like that (Jet Scream @ SFoMA, Dragon Fyre @ PCWo). But now, I cant understand why one would want to ride with their eyes closed if they are scared. I've found the ride experience to be more intense with eyes closed, even though I knew the layout of S:ROS & B:KF pretty well.
Of course, if you ride The Legend or Raven at night, eyes open or eyes closed you still cant see ish! lata, jeremy --who *STILL* doesnt know the exact layout of The Legend -------------
"A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men" - Willy Wonka: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
I love to ride The Great Bear at Hershey with my eyes closed. It is AWESOME!!! The ride is very smooth. I'd have to say it's one of my favorite things to do in life!!! Just sit back, close my eyes, relax every muscle in my body and enjoy the ride! If you have never tried it- you should!
I've never gone through a whole circuit with my eyes closed, but at the beginning of my coaster enthusiasm, I closed my eyes on the first drop of every coaster I went on because I was scared. Now I take in all the scenery while riding coasters
------------- "If we built a ride that everyone wanted to ride, it would be called an elevator, and that's not an amusement ride." -Stan Checketts, S&S Power
That's what I used to do as well. I have a fear of heights and I always needed to close my eyes about 3/4 of the way to the top until just after the drop. I was fine once the coaster picked up some speed. Lingering at a height is what does me in. I'm more used to coasters now and I usally leave my eyes open - I just can't look directly over the side of the car.
yeah i rode SROS at SFDL with my eyes closed its just as fun with your eyes closed plus i was in the very last seat. just when you enter the lift hill i closed my eyes i had no clue when the drop was coming up and it seemed to last forever the drop. after doing that i wonder why people would close their eyes like stated earlier its more scarier with your eyes closed, dumb GP. ------------- Webmaster - G-Screams http://gscreams.cjb.net
I like riding with my eyes closed, only after I have ridden with open eyes a couple times to enjoy the elements of scenery. I don't do it cause I'm scared, I'm never scared! I find that it makes the drops feel longer because with your eyes open you can see when the drop will end, but with closed eyes you never expect it! It is a very fun experience, but I like to do both.
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