I'm one proud Dad!

Sunday, July 6, 2008 6:23 PM
So for the past 3 weeks I've been watching shows on the travel channel and my 2.5 year old has been saying "Roller Scooter. I wanna ride the Roller scooter!"

She's been to Knoebels,BGE, and SFGADV but never ridden a coaster. Only the little kid rides.

So today we took a short trip to SFGADV with crappy weather and walked to Looney Tunes Sea Port. Where she pointed to Road Runner Railway. Ride Ride Ride!!" Roller Scooter daddy wanna ride it!"

She meets the requirement and rides front row with mom! I was to big to ride with her so I rode in second car. She got off jumping and dancing wanting to ride again.

My kids first roller coaster and she loved it!!

Sorry I just had to share.

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Sunday, July 6, 2008 6:49 PM
Well, I think you have made your kid a coaster junkie for life! At least she's started on a hobby that a garuntees plenty of fresh air, delivers a 100% pure natural high AND will help her make freinds from across the country & world!

Wait 'till she's old & tall enough to ride some of the BIG coasters!

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Sunday, July 6, 2008 6:52 PM
Congrats Crash! Just promise us she doesn't turn into one of those "zealot ACE'rs".
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Sunday, July 6, 2008 7:17 PM
She only going to turn into a coaster junkie like her dad. I'm not an Acer so no worries there. :>)

She rode the fire trucks are Knoebels now when we see the real ones on the road she goes wanna ride wanna ride the fire trucks!

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Sunday, July 6, 2008 7:19 PM
Congrats! I remember my kids first ride, those memories that last a lifetime! You apparently are a great dad who is raising your child right! My child is now 17 and is a coasterfreak like my self.
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Sunday, July 6, 2008 7:47 PM
I remember my first ride on a coaster. It was this one. Might have the second or third year it was open too.

http://www.rcdb.com/id390.htm

Rudy's Rapid Transit.

First BIG coaster was the Yankee Cannonball at Canobie. You never forget your first ride...

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Sunday, July 6, 2008 8:59 PM
^I rode on Rudy's Rapid Transit the year it opened. I actually remember Santa's Village before it was put in.

Cannonball was my first coaster period, right before my 3rd birthday, pre height limit. I couldn't ride it again until I was 5 (two summers later) due to them adding the height limit.

Way to go dad on getting your kid hooked. Although now you have to go through the agony of height limits for a few summers until she gets to can ride the B&Ms.

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Sunday, July 6, 2008 9:24 PM
Congrats my 9yr old niece just road Millennium Force for the first time a few weeks ago, she is completely fearless now and will ride anything she is tall enough for.

Also I just got a picture message from her Dad of her 3 yr old brothers first ride on Woodstock express with a huge smile on his face. I am one proud uncle!

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Sunday, July 6, 2008 11:15 PM
Congrats Crash...you should be proud. :)
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Monday, July 7, 2008 4:29 AM
LOL that's awesome.. you have a thrillseeker-in-training =D
My first coaster was the Go-Gator at the county fair when I was 8, I screamed my head off and said get me off this thing. An hour later I was begging my mom to ride it again, LOL.
My first big coaster was the Vortex at Kings Island. Now I'm a front seat rider on any coaster I can find, the taller and faster, the better!
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Monday, July 7, 2008 9:46 AM
Crash,

That's awesome to hear about your daughter, I too, am the proud father of a monster. My 2 year old son loves the two kiddie coasters at Cedar Point. One night we rode Jr. Gemini ten times in a row, after each ride he's asking me "Again? Again?"

It's too much fun at this age and makes me forget about the other 15 big coasters in the park.

~Rob Willi

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Monday, July 7, 2008 10:32 AM
Great thread! Congrats!
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Monday, July 7, 2008 10:40 AM
Love this thread! All the parents in here can attest that the greatest thrill ride at any park is the one your kid(s) likes the most.

My son loves The Howler at Holiday World. He's also a big fan of the Turkey Whirl. Can't wait until he hits the height requirement for the big ones! He's going to love them. He asks to watch coaster videos on Youtube daily and he's not even 3 yet!

My wife just rolls her eyes and says, "See what you've done to him!" ;-)

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Monday, July 7, 2008 10:47 AM
My 2.5-year-old just experienced the Wacky Worm and Dragon coasters at kiddie land at the Del Mar Fair. But I think the most thrilling for him was the Nascar "Whip" ride. And yah, watching him was a lot more fun than riding Hi-Miler. OK...fun in a different way. Y'all gotta try Hi-Miler if you get a chance. (Are there multiple models touring fairs? Or is the SoCal one the only model?)
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Monday, July 7, 2008 1:40 PM
I'm taking a youngster nephew to Holiday World this August. Needless to say I'm pumped.
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Monday, July 7, 2008 1:49 PM
Congrats, Crashmando. You have many years of fun discovery ahead of you. My daughter, now six and a half, has 55 credits and is beginning to eye Millennium Force with interest. :)
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Monday, July 7, 2008 1:52 PM
Enjoy it now when they are that age because when they are older like my kids 15/16 they get bored easily at smaller parks and only want to go to big parks with lots of big coasters. My kids dont even want to go to parks like Lake Compounce which is my home park anymore. I dont even buy them a season pass for it anymore i just get them SF season passes since i live 30 mins from SFNE.
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Monday, July 7, 2008 2:18 PM
Since last year my 7 year old daughter has been asking me to list off the new coasters she can ride this year since she has now cracked the 48" magical barrier. Of course my wife put the kebosh on MF and Magnum for some reason, but Phoenix, Twister and RF II aren't a problem, go figure. I was excited this past weekend since we were in NE PA and I thought we'd hit Knoebels. Nope. My son cracked 42" and that's a big number at Knoebels, maybe Labor Day weekend. It's been quite a ride for my kids, they have been riding since about the time they could walk, and they have no fear. We went to Waldameer on Father's day and my daughter was pumped not only for RF II but for XScream. I hate those damn things but she LOVED it. Good times, good times...

Tom

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Monday, July 7, 2008 3:11 PM
LdScotsman - - -> I used to plan vacations around height requirements. 48" is great!
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Monday, July 7, 2008 3:52 PM
37" was a big one for kiddie rides. My son was only able to get on a couple last year. Most of the kiddie rides are now available. Next up, 42". ;)
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