Sunday, September 30, 2001 5:04 AM
what was your most memorable time you have had as a kid at any amusement park and what was you most memorable ride not standing anymore?
ok i posted a week or so ago about the people movers at Disneyland and ive read some mixed replies. but ive noticed that some replies had some memories about them. a lot of nostagia goin on there? so that prompted me to ask my question here. to answer it myself i would have to say for my childhood memory would be Monsanto Adventure thru inner space at Disneyland cuz i really thought that you shrank when we went into the mighty microscope. it freaked me out and i almost cried. i was pretty much freaked the whole ride thinking that i was never gona get big again until i got off it at the exit. even though the ride was school on a track, it still was an interesting idea behind it though. that should be brought back but with more special effects. If you go on star tours (which is now in the same building that ATIS used to be). Just before you fly out the hanger doors look at the bottom right hand side of the screen, you can see the mighty microscope there. pretty cool if you ask me.


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Sunday, September 30, 2001 1:56 PM
I never noticed that. That's cool!. Yah..that ride used to freak me out too. Especially the huge eyeball looking at you. I thought the setup in the lobby that made it look like the riders were indeed shrinking was really cool.
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Sunday, September 30, 2001 2:06 PM

        My favorite ride when i was a child was a dark ride at Riverside.  It was on a big boat like a shoots ride, but there were many sceens that scared the crap out of me.  I rode that ride over and over again, and thhen one year they took out the building that it traveled through and all of the sceens and it became a ride through a bunch of trees, tall grass, and flowers.  Then, a couple years later that was take out and shipwreck falls was put in.  I used to love that boat ride as a child, i don't think there is anything like it left, is there?
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Sunday, September 30, 2001 6:00 PM
Going in the little dolphin baby cart things while at SeaWorld California.

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Sunday, September 30, 2001 7:23 PM
both of these revolve around the same ride.  The first memorable coaster experience that I had was when I was about 8 at the old Elitch gardens.  I stood on my tiptoes and stuck my chin up so I could ride Mr. Twister.  I was completely terrified by the two big drops and amazed  by the rest of the twisting layout.  I also loved the way it intertwined with the Wildcat coaster.  When they did not move it to SFEG, but decided to build a tamer verison I was devastated.  However, nothing can amount to the day I read that it had been burned down at the old location by a gang.  I had held a hope that the site would be kept as a historical landmark and preserved, but there was no such luck.  I really want to get to Knoebels so I can ride the replica of it which is supposed to be almost as good.  However, I don't know when that will be happening.  Anyway, thats my story.
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Sunday, September 30, 2001 10:13 PM
My most memorable moment at an amusement park is standing in line for the Log Ride at Knott's as a 6 year old. I was scared out of my mind, and the only way I could stay sane is by staring at a child whose mom had him on a leash and think about how funny and stupid that is.
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Tuesday, October 2, 2001 8:42 AM
I have three coaster memories. The first when I was 8 years old and my father took me on the Cyclone coaster at an old defunct amusement park called Walled Lake. It scared the daylights out of me. The second was my first ride on Blue Streak when I was 16...it took a boyfriend to talk me into riding coasters again after my first experience as a child. The third was when I took my son to Cedar Point for the first time and, not wanting to scare him (like I was at his age) I started him off on the Iron Dragon, to which he replied "bigger!". I took him to Blue Streak and he got off saying "Bigger!!". We moved to Gemini and when we got off he pointed to Magnum. It was so thrilling to have such an enthusiastic response to one of my great loves.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2001 9:32 AM

SFMMANIAC said:
Going in the little dolphin baby cart things while at SeaWorld California.
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Dude that's a classic.  I remember at SeaWorld Orlando as well as the dolphin strollers, they had little Shamu stroller too.  What a great memory.
 
My nostalgic memory has nothing to do with coasters, but my family went to Universal Studios in Hollywood.  I remember the cool lazer fight for Battlestar Galactica, the parting of the Red Sea, and some other stuff, but when it came time for Jaws, I wasn't happy.  I was 5, and no one thought to prep me for anything.  Needless to say when that tram keeled over on it's side and that doggone shark came out of the water, I thought I was finished.  I was so scared I jumped in the floorboard.  The way I figured it, if it was gonna eat me, it was gonna be full cause it woulda had to eat about 30 other people first.  :o)

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Wednesday, October 3, 2001 6:59 AM
Funny thing about nostalgia.  Besides a legacy of having children, memories are really all that make us who we are.   Funny, but kinda spooky.
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Wednesday, October 3, 2001 10:11 AM
If only somehow they can invent a virtual reality type machine that can scan your memories and somehow put it into a visual. kinda like the holodeck on StarTrek TNG. that would be cool, be able to see and relive your childhood memories again the way you want to and also you can reride those old rides we keep thinking of all the time. i wonder if we can ever have that type of technology.
i know its probably not possible but i can imagine though.


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Thursday, October 4, 2001 10:55 AM
I'd been on the Zipper Dipper at Blackpool many times, and loved it. 1980, I was 7, and I pestered me Dad to take me on the Corkscrew at Alton. The OTSR was a little loose on me and I started to cry on the first drop! I can still remember the sensation, and only recaptured it when giant drops were built. The inversions were less frightening, and I have the same opinions towards drops and loops today.........drops rule(  As for defunct rides, Skytrack at Granada Studios, Manchester UK(look it up)-the first coaster to use flying position, only lasted a season though................

*** This post was edited by colin mcwilliam on 10/4/2001. ***

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Friday, October 5, 2001 4:14 AM
I enjoyed taking my son through the Museum at CP and showing him pictures of all the rides I rode when I was a kid. THAT'S nostalgia

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