Ever ride a rollercoaster with your eyes closed

Thursday, July 12, 2001 12:14 PM
Has anyone ever rode a rollercoaster with there eyes closed? I have done this from time to time and you certainly feel the G-Forces more.
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Thursday, July 12, 2001 12:22 PM
No. I like looking at the track and surroundings. Plus, it can be painful if you don't prepare for upcoming turns and such.
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Thursday, July 12, 2001 12:32 PM
If you close your eyes, you totally ruin the feeling that your riding a coaster.

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Thursday, July 12, 2001 12:35 PM
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
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Thursday, July 12, 2001 12:35 PM
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!
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Thursday, July 12, 2001 12:44 PM
I did Steel Force w/ my eye's closed, but it's easy to prepare for curves because the ride layout is easy to memorize.

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Thursday, July 12, 2001 1:15 PM
yea wen i first started to ride coasters.. i was spooked i shut my eyes :(.. now i open them.. it aint scary as closed

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Thursday, July 12, 2001 1:17 PM
I think I did it on Viper at SFoG once...just b/c there aren't any turns in it!

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Thursday, July 12, 2001 2:11 PM
If I am doing some marathoning, I will close my eyes.
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Thursday, July 12, 2001 2:15 PM
I will ride Adventure Express at PKI with my eyes closed. Thats a cool coaster at night, or with your eyes closed. Hurts tho

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Thursday, July 12, 2001 2:18 PM
I closed my eyes my 1st time on Raptor.... I discovered then that I get motion sickness... I have to keep my eyes open no matter how scared I am now.

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Thursday, July 12, 2001 2:19 PM
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

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Thursday, July 12, 2001 3:06 PM
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.

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Thursday, July 12, 2001 3:16 PM

2Hostyl said:
"Of course, if you ride The Legend or Raven at night, eyes open or eyes closed you still cant see ish!"


Unless someone's got one of those glowing sticks out there. Then it's green streak through the night!


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Thursday, July 12, 2001 3:24 PM
My little bro used to ride with his head down. Does that count?

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Thursday, July 12, 2001 5:33 PM
this isn't a coaster but i had to close my eyes going up on Supreme Scream
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Thursday, July 12, 2001 5:39 PM
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.
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Thursday, July 12, 2001 5:39 PM
First time I rode a B:TR. Also, does keeping your hands on your face to fend from the rain count.
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Thursday, July 12, 2001 5:43 PM
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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Thursday, July 12, 2001 5:49 PM

JBKoasterKrazed said:
"My little bro used to ride with his head down. Does that count?"


LOL, My dad still does that. I yell at him for doing it;)

I can't close my eyes. Everytime I do I always knock someone in the head.

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