Two part answer... My parents dragged me, kicking and screaming onto Skyliner at Roseland in Canandaigua, NY. I loved every second of it. It took me 4 years of dreading going upside down before I finally got on Viper. Screamed the whole way, and again, loved it. Mind you, I was 5 and 9, respectively, when I rode these for the first time.
I was scared as piss on GASM @ GAdv. the first time I rode it, but I've never been anywhere close to being too scared to ride. I don't think there was ever a single coaster that completely tamed my fear, but my first hyper was AC and I rode it 17 times the first (and only) time I rode it. It definitely got me less "clenchy" at the butterfly stomach and got me to enjoy it more. ------------------ Be polite and ignore the idiots. - rollergator "It's not a Toomer" - Arnold Schwartzenkoph "Those who know don't talk and those who talk don't know." -Jeff *** This post was edited by ApolloAndy 9/20/2003 10:52:55 PM ***
I've never had a fear of rollercoasters , and I remember when I was seven I was just waiting 'till that fateful Lake Winnie trip when I *finally made it to 48 inches. Man , that first time I was sooooooooooo ready.
I was so fascinated with coasters then , I even drew a book on Lake winnie for my Kindergarten class. It was so cute!
------------------ When I was in church the other day my teacher asked if we knew anyone that was so smart they were weird. I stood up and Bowed.
This is a strange one: Mind Eraser at SFWOA. Back then it was Geauga Lake. I remember almost crying in the line, but on the ride, it was so fun, I almost cussed - I remember that specifically. I was like 5...
Space Mountain at WDW when I was 8 I think. Looking up and seeing those cars whiz around in the "night" sky by the stars and meteor showers and hearing the riders scream really was terrifying to me! It didn't really happen again til this year sitting on both TTD and MF trains. ------------------ Nashville needs a theme park! *** This post was edited by thrillerman1 9/21/2003 12:13:15 AM ***
Top gun at pki did it for me. Its the first time I started enjoying airtime :-D and the first hill. I rode the racer when I was just tall enough to and it scared the crap out of me cause I didnt like the way it felt. All changed now and I have no fear for my first trip to Cedar Point for ttd :)
Loch Ness Monster @ BGW. My Father and I (I was about 10 or so at the time) would do any non-inverting roller coaster, but none with loops. The fateful day, my family was out at BGW, and my Dad and I were daring each other to go on. While daring, we saw a grandmother looking woman and what could have been her grandson get off of the ride. We went on. Haven't looked back since!
(And just re-rode the Monster a few months ago, and it's still a darn good ride!)
I was scared of steep hills until I rode Orient Express in 1989. After that, nothing intimidated me until my first stand-up--Iron Wolf in 1990. After that little dip out of the station, I felt fine, but man was I nervous up until that point. ------------------ -Matt in Iowa