How to choose to ride or not to ride??

Monday, January 22, 2001 2:17 PM
What do you look for when you are going to ride (or not ride) a rollercoaster? (Examples - Steep drop, fast speed, a particular designer, the color,time of ride, length of track, has to be a prototype, a good theme, and etc..)
Monday, January 22, 2001 2:21 PM
Not ride a rollercoaster? I haven't had that happen yet. If it looks like a real deathtrap, I may step back.
Monday, January 22, 2001 2:25 PM

p_c_r said:
"Not ride a rollercoaster? I haven't had that happen yet. If it looks like a real deathtrap, I may step back."

What about family rides like the Flying Unicorn at IOA for example that ride looked NOT intense, by how short the height is, so I skipped it to go wait for the Hulk Ride. *** This post was edited by Brad SFGA on 1/22/2001. ***
Monday, January 22, 2001 2:26 PM
I always start with a smaller coaster before getting on the big ones. But, when I start to get going, the only coasters that I don't ride are the kiddie one's.

...But that's just my opinion. Unless it's also someone else's.
Monday, January 22, 2001 2:27 PM
To ride or not to ride that is the question?

I'll try anything once. Then usually a second time to make sure of my opinion of my first ride. Then even a third to double check my first and second times. If I didn't like it tat will be it untill my next visit to the park. Then I have to ride to see if I change my oponion. Make any sense?

2000 stats: 135 coasters in 26 parks
Not Too Shabby For A Summer
Monday, January 22, 2001 2:35 PM
I like tall rides, but if a tall ride is busting bolts and has a cloud of rust, I won't ride. Maintanance at IOA isn't an issue by reputation so I wouldn't skip any coaster there. Intimidation isn't an issue when I skip something. I'll skip something like a mine train if the park has other things I'm going to ride. Besides that, I'll be there.

While mentioning family rides, in general things that are tall and not coasters scare me very badly. For instance the ferris wheel will have me in tears, therefore I will not ride it.

You skipped a ride that looked too tall and hopped on Hulk (?), not done IOA but Hulk looks intense compared to the Unicorns (?).
Monday, January 22, 2001 3:08 PM

Well I would skip a baby coaster if I didn't have alot of time. The only other way I would skip a coaster is if it had too long of a line for me.
Jack, who can't wait for Opening Day 2001...
Monday, January 22, 2001 3:35 PM
I haven't seen a coaster yet (in person) that I wouldn't ride. Same goes for flat rides, but some of them do look a little too rich for my blood...

Matt Lynch
Co-Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
Monday, January 22, 2001 4:50 PM
Nothing can stop me, not even long waits. I DO skip family coasters though. The only way I won't ride is if I am on a time limit and there's not enough time, or it's closed.

Millennium Force: the ride of the year 2000.
Monday, January 22, 2001 5:42 PM
I agree with most of the above posts. I'll ride everything once, although if it's a clone I've already ridden I may skip it to have more time on other rides. For example I used this technique at SFO and skipped the Vekoma SLC and Vertigo. If the lines are outrageously long and it's something I've either ridden recently or ridden in years past, I'll skip it.
Tuesday, January 23, 2001 4:25 AM
I dont ride the kiddie coasters except Ghoster Coaster at PCW :) i only won't ride something if the line is like 5 hrs long or i've been on it before and it was painful (ex. top gun at pcw >:P

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