It's like asking the question "Is sex better when your drunk" - Yea it is, but your judgement is impaired and may make a mistake you will regret for the rest of your life.
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I just wonder why some people have to get drunk to have fun? it ususally ends up with someone either physically or emotionally hurt.
Chuck, not saying a little buzz now and then is a bad thing but if coasters aren't fun enough without alcohol, Why are you in this hobby?
I will say that Magnum becomes smoother after a couple of beers, Cedar Creek Mine Ride is extra fun and X-Flight is sure a different experience. Xcelerator was hilarious, and Ghostrider seemed a lot rougher than usual. Mean Streak is about the same, though.
Now, I said a few beers. I've never ridden a coaster while TRASHED.
I don't do that all the time, though - but sometimes I like to get a good buzz going and ride some rides. No, it doesn't make me sick.
My tolerance is way too high, and beers at the red garter are $6 each. - That would be one expensive ride.
-Josh -Speaking of beer, it's Cinco De Mayo and I'm not going to pretend I know what it's all about, but I am going to drink the dos equis.
Being "drunk" is rarely a pleasant experience. It has a lot to do with changing your religion by bowwing down to a porcelin idol ;). That being said, having a buzz is a good thing IMO. Riding a coaster that way is all the more better. But I think most things are better after a beer or two. Sex, video games, lawnmowing, you name it! It can make the coasters seem faster, especially ones that fly through a lot of structure like GAm's Viper.
Can it be fun? Sure. Is it a good idea? Probably not.
i'm sure the coasterbuzz community will jump down my throat for mentioning this, but it's funny nonetheless: at one point, my friend had his plastic miller bottle in the jacket of his pocket and attempted to drink from it during some of the inversions of Joker's Jinx, but just ended up spilling it all over his face. well, it was hilarious at the time, and no one got hurt.
good times. and it definitely wasn't boring.
I guess I really do have a strong stomach. :)
I believe that in an atmosphere where FAMILIES including CHILDREN are present, it should be common sense for people to refrain from abusing drugs or alcohol.
I do not laugh when I notice someone is drunk or high in public, I get mad.
Whatever you do in your own home or somewhere where kids are not present is up to you and none of my business, but if you are messed up right in front of my nephue or "Little Brother", then we have a problem.
Ask a glass of water.
Why is it necessary to serve alcohol in parks anyway? Do they actually expect a 16 or 17 year old ride op to tell a loaded 20- 30- or 40-something ride they're too drunk to ride? Actually, it would probably be a group of drunks. Are they assuming that all drunks are "happy" drunks?-- none could possibly get confrontational or violent, could they? Who watches to make sure the legal age customer doesn't pass a beer along to a minor-- the kid at the Dippin' Dots stand?
And what about the drunk who gets into an accident on the way home from the park? Guess what, if it comes out that the patron had only one drink at the park and 20 somewhere else, the park with deep pockets will be far more liable than the Mom and Pop 6-pack shop along the highway. Any punk with half a semester of law school could tell you that.
Again, I don't think I'm being a party pooper here. I just think that alcohol has its proper place, and amusement parks aren't it.
This issue, like most in life, is not black and white. Some of you make the assumption that everyone that drinks is out of control, doesn't know when to stop, causes trouble and is going to barf on someone. It's no better than making the generalization that all teenagers are foul-mouthed line jumpers.
I've tied one on prior to riding Magnum and Millennium Force, and they were a good time. I was buzzed enough once on Alpengeist to know that inverted rides are not such a good idea when you've had a few drinks.
A long time ago, when I was a rock star (TM), I observed a lot of bar drunks, and I was okay with it. It was during the "All Age" shows I had a problem with drunks "crashing" the show. Kids and drunks do not mix well.
Pezpunk, Is miller really starting to put their beer in plastic bottles now? I don't drink, but I do live in a college town, and I've never heard of such a thing. (Sorry, Sometimes I can't help but feed them.)
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