Friday, December 14, 2001 4:42 PM
I have ridden a few kiddie coasters. I was supprised by the Woodstock Express at Cedar Point and I've always liked The Beastie of course. My younest daughter is just over 36" tall, so what are your favorites that she could enjoy also.
Indiana Beach With Your Guide Jasper Phillips
Friday, December 14, 2001 4:46 PM
I found that Bear Trax over at Seabreeze was fantastic!
Friday, December 14, 2001 5:32 PM
Mine Trains are always good. but kiddie coasters that I really like are:
Scooby Doo (PKD), any Zier (long trains are so funny :)), High Roller (can't beat the views), and Pteranadon Flyers.
I really like Scooby Doo though. I even got a little airtime!
GO CU! Big 12 Champs!
*** This post was edited by PT300 on 12/14/2001. ***
Friday, December 14, 2001 5:59 PM
I don't think my lil bro would go on the high roller, he'd be too freaked.
Just wait till next year!
Friday, December 14, 2001 9:04 PM
It's not in your area, but my favorite is the Dragon at Lakeside. I don't know if it's technically a kiddie coaster, they call it a "family coaster", but the height requirement is really low. I went on it when I was about six and it's still pretty fun, it's basically a big spiral.
"Lighten up while you still can, don't even try to understand..."
Saturday, December 15, 2001 6:27 PM
My daughter is seven and loves roller coasters. She has ridden Reptar, Beastie, Ghost Coaster and Runaway Train (Mine Ride) at PKI with no problem. She's done Wild Mouse and Thunder Run at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom, and the woodies at Idlewild (Greensburg, Pa.), Waldameer (Erie, Pa.), Huntingdon (W.Va.), and the Barnstormer and Mine Train at Disney World. We have also ridden log flumes at Kennywood (Pgh), PKI, Ky. Kingdom, and Holiday World, and the Plunges (large gondolas coming down one drop with a splash) at Kennywood, PKI and Disney World. Next summer I think she's going to be ready for the Racer at Kennywood.
Saturday, December 15, 2001 6:37 PM
I'm not sure of the height requirement, but I think that the Jaguar at Knotts is an awesome coaster for kids.
Actually, its pretty cool for young and old. It makes a nice gap between the smallest kiddie coasters and the big time coasters.
I think that it is probably the worlds best family coaster. ;) Now thats an illustrious achievement.
Saturday, December 15, 2001 8:52 PM
Yes, Knott's Jaguar! is a great coaster for both young and old. From the perspective of a young child, the roller coaster is quite humongous. And even for the most extreme thrill-seeker, Jaguar! still manages to entertain whether you fight it or not. And speaking of family coasters, Jaguar! is exceptionally larger in every aspect than the average one you might find at other parks elsewhere. A top speed of 35 MPH, a maximum height of 65 FT, a track length of 2,700 FT, two lift hills, and two to three 14 car trains. Quite large as you can see.
Saturday, December 15, 2001 8:53 PM
Another one I forgot to mentions was the Rugrat's Runaway Reptar coaster @ PKI. It looks quite fun. Very fun, in fact. The world's first junior inverted coaster. By Vekoma! It looks cute!
Sunday, December 16, 2001 8:00 AM
Has anyone ever been to Morey's Pier i dont know what it was but i enjoyed there kiddie coasters much more then those stinking Vekoma's.
Sunday, December 16, 2001 4:14 PM
Yes that Reptar is nice and my oldest daughter rode it, but my youngest wasn't tall enough at 37". The biggest coasters that she has been on are Indiana Beach's Galaxi and Stricker's Grove's Tornado, but she hated both of them, she did however enjoy the Beastie at PKI.
Indiana Beach Tour
Sunday, December 16, 2001 4:24 PM
The Trailblazer at Hersheypark is a good coaster to start the up and coming coaster enthusiest. That was my son's first coaster. Now he's really looking forward to Millenium Force. ;) I agree all Arrow Mine train coasters are a good start other than actual kiddie coasters. My son didn't like Woodstock Express. Thought it was too wimpy...;)
Sunday, December 16, 2001 4:30 PM
How come Jaguar! gets mentioned but nobody brings up its brother, Pepsi Ripsaw at KCS? That, too, is a *great* family ride.
As for pure kiddie coasters, I love both the Vekoma rollerskaters and the Zierer tivoli coasters (especially the large version). And I'd love to try out Runaway Reptar - that looks so fun!