Most Personal Moments on a coaster?

Wednesday, February 26, 2003 7:02 PM
Forgive me if this is redundant(sp?), but what is your most personal or favorite moment on a coaster? I think mine would be the first time I rode a coaster, "Scooby Doo Coaster" @ PKD way back in the early 80's with my brother. We rode twice in a row.

Also, the first BIG coaster I rode was the Corkscrew @ the Myrtle Beach Pavilion(great first inverter for someone). I was with my sister, and very scared. After we got off, though, I just had to hit it again. Gotta love coaster moments with family!
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Wednesday, February 26, 2003 7:12 PM
I have saw God many times on various different coasters, does that count ;)

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Da Poodle

Coming in 2003-The Spawn Of Magnum!

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Wednesday, February 26, 2003 7:14 PM
Did you get his autograph 'duckboy'? :)
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Wednesday, February 26, 2003 7:17 PM
LoL, yes, it counts. I've thanked him quite a few times on coasters, either because they've been that good, or THAT bad;). Next time tell him I said hi, and that WV needs a good park!

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Wednesday, February 26, 2003 8:03 PM
Hmmm....I have quite a few but I'm going to pick only four:

June, 1972 -- my first ride on a wooden coaster, Belmont Park, San Diego. We were on a family camping trip and I saw the lights of the coaster and park [it was a full-fledged seaside amusement park back then] and begged my Dad to take me. He did and we rode the original Prior&Church train somewhere near the back. As a 7 year old I recall be quite scared of the rough and tumble ride but I'll never forget it, and that experience ignited my love of coasters.

Labor Day Weekend, 1992 -- the first cross-country coaster trip with my Dad, to make our first trip to SFGAm and CP and second to PKI. I was inspired to suggest the trip after seeing footage of the new Batman coaster with something I'd never seen before: hanging trains that looped! It was to become the first of many trips Dad and I would take and continue to take to this day.

Coney Island, August 2001 -- the day before I flew out to NYC my Honda Accord was stolen. Needless to say I was more than a little angry, frustrated, and worried about having to buy another car and how much I'd get from my insurance company. By the time I reached NYC I had been on the phone with the police and insurance company and was pretty stressed out. I landed around 5pm and took a cab right to Coney where I met good friends Jim "jimvid" McDonnell and Dave "flare" Fraser. They told me my time at Coney was on them...all the rides and all the beer I wanted. We immediately went on Cyclone and the moment we hit that first drop everything was magically better. I was on one of my favorite coasters with two amazing friends...the first words back in the station were "what car troubles?"

SRM2002 - first ride on Legend after nightfall during Friday's ERT. We'd ridden it around noon and found it to be flying but I was unprepared for just how insane it had become by 8pm. I sat next to good buddy Dan Miron and we were laughing so hard from the swoop drop near the waterpark to the final breaks and into the station that I could not speak!

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*** This post was edited by Mamoosh 2/27/2003 1:04:39 AM ***

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Wednesday, February 26, 2003 8:16 PM
My (ex) boyfriend and I shared our first kiss going up Phoenix's lift hill
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Wednesday, February 26, 2003 8:24 PM
CI Cyclone, June 22, 2002, for many reasons: it was my 100th roller coaster...on the world-famous Cyclone...just 4 days before its 75th Anniversary (on the weekend of the Mermaid Parade...fun!)...riding with my fiancee (then girlfriend)...and best of all, I was finally experiencing what my dad, a Brooklyn native, had been describing to me for nearly 30 years.

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-Vater
'These pretzels are making me thirsty.'
Take a ride...

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Wednesday, February 26, 2003 8:28 PM

I remembered another one, my first time @ a theme park with my best friend in 1999. We were @ Carowinds, rode Top Gun for the first time. IN-FREAKIN-CREADIBLE!

we've only been to a couple of parks together, but also had a blast @ SFA the day after we saw Janet Jackson in august 2001. road EVERY coaster from the front, which rocked!
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Wednesday, February 26, 2003 8:48 PM
While many come to mind, being in the rear of the train on Legend with Elvis officiating a friend's wedding probably takes.... the....cake...;). Not exactly sure why, but mere mentions of HW bring out the punmanship in me...it's all Paula's fault...:)
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Thursday, February 27, 2003 12:39 AM
I belive my favorite moments was last year at Magic Springs at the Arkansas Twister. Everyone was wondering why the single train was stacking. THe ride ops joked about how its to prevent the que house from falling apart from a fast moving Gesrtlauer train. The ride ops even made a joke about the que house falling apart. It wassn't falling apart but we had a great time power riding the Air Time machine known as the Arkansas Twister. Overall I had a great time at Magic Springs and I can't help not thinking about the good time I had there. It was an awesome park with very friendly staff.

I hope to come back to the park soon.

On the Arkansas Twister they run Gerstlauer trains on it. You would think it would mess up the ride and make it to painful. Now let me tell you, The Gerstlaur trains on this ride really make the ride fun and the way it roars when it enters the station is preatty neat. It certainly gave me my favorite ride on a wooden coaster and I hope to do again soon.

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Chris Knight
I can't decide is it BGW or SDC/CC.
Coming to WOF in 2003: A New Dippin' Dots stall :-)

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Thursday, February 27, 2003 1:42 AM
1970's - My first coaster ride. It was when I was about 6 years old and it was with my dad on Cedar Creek Mine Ride. The ride actually scared me! hehehe

2002 - The ride on MF right after my wedding with (most) of the wedding party behind us. Our on ride photo with me in my full-length wedding dress and Joey in his tux is priceless!

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Thursday, February 27, 2003 3:51 AM
Hey 'gator -- What a crumby thing to say! You'd layer on the puns whether I was here or not. Yes, last year's wedding went a little beyond your normal slice of life. It was one Heck of a day! :)

Paula
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Thursday, February 27, 2003 4:27 AM
Ahh the memories.... For me it would be my first "real" rollercoaster ride at PKI in the late 80's. I begged my father to take me on the Racer. wow what a feeling, the wind in my hair, my face being pressed back, and the first time I felt that "tickle" in my stomach..

Let the good times roll !

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Thursday, February 27, 2003 4:54 AM
I have two:

Although my first coaster scared me to death, and the second was Cedar Creek Mine Ride and I enjoyed it, I didn't have my first real *personal* moment until 1970 when a boyfriend talked me into riding Blue Streak for the first time. I will always have the fondest memories for Blue Streak as being the one coaster that banished my fears.

The second was my first ride on Magnum in 1992. That was when I realized that no matter how intimidating and high a coaster is, it can still be fun. Magnum is what turned me into a full fledged enthusiast.
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Thursday, February 27, 2003 5:15 AM
I have a few:

Random day in my childhood - riding the Whizzer at PGA with my mother for the first time as a kid. This had to be sometime in 1979 or 1980, not certain the exact year I took my first coaster ride. I know it was on the Whizzer though, so at least I know that much... ;)

March 31st, 2001 - Medusa the Wedding. My marriage on Medusa at SFMW. What an awesome day that was, ERT on Medusa and Cobra, free wedding cake, about 100 ACErs there to celebrate along with our families and friends. (now I'm getting divorced, go figure... ;))

September 19th, 2001 - First ride on Hulk, my #1 coaster. What an incredible rush taking what was actually my first coaster ride outside of California as well! :) Still my #1 to this day, even though I've been on some really, REALLY great rides. We'll see if it's unseeded this year.

Justin "Me love Hulk Coaster" Adams
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Thursday, February 27, 2003 5:36 AM
I didn't think it was "crumby" Paula....the cake was actually quite...moist. It really IS your fault, I don't believe the 4,000 or so *non-HW* posts reflect the same extreme level of wordplay...ya see, I think it's just that you tickle my punny bone...;)

bill, constantly bugging Paula to get those flyers turned up just a little bit...Chuck is the only one I know of that can snap them presently, and he won't divulge the secret to anyone but the Reverend...
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Thursday, February 27, 2003 5:48 AM
How odd, 'Gator...I always thought it was San Andrea's fault?

Moosh - who set his trimmer at the wrong level and accidentlly shaved off 1/2 his goatee this morning [followed by the other half, naturally]

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*** This post was edited by Mamoosh 2/27/2003 10:50:47 AM ***

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Thursday, February 27, 2003 5:55 AM
"Personal moment?"

Do you mean something detailing a bodily function? ;-)

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Shaggy

Proud A-lister!

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Thursday, February 27, 2003 6:25 AM
Shaggy, I think that's right up against the line between *personal moment* and *private moment*...;)

'Moosh, if it happens in CA, it can't be San Andreas' fault....it has to be YOURS! Keep chris and Bass in check at Solace, wouldya? I'll be thinkin' of you guys....:)

edit: almost forgot.....my father dragging me on King Kobra at PKD....."you mean we're gonna go upside-down"....the topic said "personal", didn't say anything about being one of our brightest shining-star type moments....
*** This post was edited by rollergator 2/27/2003 11:27:50 AM ***

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Thursday, February 27, 2003 6:26 AM
LOL...I "Fear" Shaggy might be trying to frisk up this subject.

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