Regaining the Love

Friday, August 24, 2001 4:36 PM
I have a problem.

This year I relocated to a job 15 minutes from Six Flags Great America.  Because of this, I often hopped over to the park after work.  I've been there 10 times this season.

The problem is that coasters no longer thrill me, not even remotely.  When I ride Raging Bull, I might as well be riding the teacups. V2 is the only ride that is somewhat thrilling.

Because of this, I'm considering taking a break for a year or two from coasters in order to "regain the love".  Has anyone else ever lost interest in coasters due to overexposure? I mean, just last summer, Viper and Bull were a major rush.  Now I could fall asleep while riding them.  Very frustrating. Need help.

Friday, August 24, 2001 5:27 PM
Boy, that stinks. I don't know your situation as far as free time and travel capabilites go, but I would recommend only going to new parks. The advantage of that is twofold. Getting a new experience will keep everything fresh. Second, when your riding a ride that isn't so hot, you'll increasingly start saying "Man, I'd rather be on (Raging Bull, Viper, etc.) right now". But hold off. Set a date maybe a year from now when you will visit your home park again. After riding other rides, and missing your home favorites, it will be like riding it for the first time. Hope that helps.

Joshua Wilcox
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Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power.

Friday, August 24, 2001 5:30 PM
For people like me who cannot get season passes to their home park, all it takes is a year. Hold off on going to the park for a year and when you go, it will thrill you
You are the Weakest Link, Goodbye.
Friday, August 24, 2001 7:07 PM
Go to a different park. I was getting bored of SFWoA and then I hit CP. Did wonders for my coaster enthusiasm.
Got a problem with RWB? you've got a problem with me! Rollercoasters are the secret of life!
Friday, August 24, 2001 7:28 PM
ANYONE could fall asleep during Bull. It's not just you. :) I know what you're saying, but one thing that helped me was to visit as many different parks as I could. Every summer month for the last 5 years I have gone somewhere, and a lot of that was new places. It really changes your outlook on the atmosphere and overall amusement park experience.

I have found the best places to break free from the hustle and bustle are quiet, smaller parks like Idlewild, Conneaut Lake, Williams Grove and Holiday World. There's a neat place not far from you called Little A-Merrick-A, for example.
"Those were rose-colored times on rides with your eyes closed"....Lisa Loeb

Friday, August 24, 2001 7:48 PM
Try driving over to Knobel's this weekend and getting a good dose of Phoenix. 
Saturday, August 25, 2001 10:26 AM
Thanks for the help.

Jim, where is Knobel's?

Saturday, August 25, 2001 10:53 AM
Wait till the offseason, i had a season pass two years ago, and got tired of rollercoasters up to the point where(gasp) I left great america at 6!!! Thst was in september, and i had been to the park 13 times that season. I didnt go back until fright fest the same season, and i didnt want to leave because those few weeks made me miss coasters so much, that i couldnt wait till i got back, in youre case, if you really are sick of them, then wait the off season, and once you come back, you will never want to leave.

"Thank you for challenging the Raging Bull. We hope you enjoy the rest of you're day, here at Six Flags Great America

*** This post was edited by RagingBullGuy on 8/25/2001. ***

Saturday, August 25, 2001 12:31 PM
I have a semi-problem like that. Before I had gone to any park other than PKD and BGW The Grizzly was the best wooden coaster IMHO! Well Then I go to Holiday World, and KBF. I am so spoiled by Raven, Legend, and Ghostrider. Well a couple of days ago I went to PKD. I rode my Grizzly in the backseat....Nothing....I want to love this coaster...I really do!
Ricochet: Bouncing to you in 2002, Only at King's Dominion!

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