Riding Drunk?

Thursday, May 5, 2005 4:43 PM
Has anyone ever riden their favorite coaster drunk? I have had a few beers but never been drunk on a coaster. I was just wondering what it was like to ride one drunk? If the ride was any better? *** Edited 5/5/2005 9:14:48 PM UTC by CP ismyhome***
Thursday, May 5, 2005 4:55 PM
If you ride any attraction at a park drunk and you get hurt, don't sue the park - it will be your own damn fault!

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.

*** Edited 5/5/2005 8:56:55 PM UTC by razore86***

Thursday, May 5, 2005 4:57 PM
I've done my share of drinking (Always someplace safe to do so)

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?

Thursday, May 5, 2005 5:01 PM
I've been other things on coasters, but that was during my college days. ;)
Thursday, May 5, 2005 5:18 PM
This thread is headed down the path of the "alcohol is stupid/evil" debate real fast.

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.

Thursday, May 5, 2005 5:32 PM
It's in rememberance of the day Mexico beat down the French (cue obiligatory French jokes).

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.

lata, jeremy

Thursday, May 5, 2005 5:39 PM
I enjoy a drink. But, in a park, I *might* have one drink over the course of the entire day. I've gotten too old to be drinking in the heat and sunshine and not need a nap.
Thursday, May 5, 2005 5:41 PM
One time in line for the CC Mine Ride at Cedar Point there was a group of obviously trashed middle aged women, who were telling loud obnoxious stories about ski boots. It was pretty entertaining.
Thursday, May 5, 2005 5:47 PM
I've had my fair share of riding coasters and other rides while "under the inluence" of drugs, including alchohol. Like anything, it makes the experience more about the influence you are under, and not what you are riding. IMO this goes for about anything: concerts, sporting events, etc.

Can it be fun? Sure. Is it a good idea? Probably not.

Thursday, May 5, 2005 6:22 PM
Not as fun as drunk video games and the fact that you can't drink in line (I assume) so you either have to be really drunk or go on a dead day. I wouldn't want to wait in line out in the sun if I was drunk.
Thursday, May 5, 2005 6:29 PM
oh man, a couple years ago at Six Flags America me and a friend of mine got totally blitzed. we had an absolute blast. it was also a great day because it was a weekday, and a little overcast, so the park was virtually deserted, so there were no lines. we rode superman 10 times in a row, at least.

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.

Thursday, May 5, 2005 6:33 PM
Well without overanalyzing it.... I went on Dueling Dragons while drunk at their Halloween Horror Nights event (hey they sell alcohol every 10 feet at HHN, it's too easy to ride drunk when Universal is practically telling you to!) and I think it was the most fun I have ever had on a coaster ever. It seemed to be flying twice as fast and I was laughing hysterically throughout the entire ride - and I didn't even get dizzy or nauseous. I would definitely do it again. Of course, if you do it ALL the time then there might be some issues there - but it's fun once in a while!
Thursday, May 5, 2005 6:56 PM
A week ago at the Munich Fruhlingsfest, I hit the beer hall and the Huss Breakdance in quick succession.

I guess I really do have a strong stomach. :)

Thursday, May 5, 2005 8:57 PM
What a novel idea... getting drunk, then doing something else! What will people think of next?
Thursday, May 5, 2005 9:21 PM
I'm not going to judge anyone here, but I will tell you where I stand...

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.

Thursday, May 5, 2005 9:36 PM
What's so unpleasant about being drunk?

Ask a glass of water.

Thursday, May 5, 2005 9:42 PM
I guess I must just go to the wrong parks. I like a few beers as much as the next guy, but I've got to wonder about the brains of park management that even allows alcohol to be served, even if running a park is a sideline to operating a brewery. Sounds like another lawsuit waiting to happen.

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.

Thursday, May 5, 2005 9:52 PM
In a way, I can agree with you Dexter. Some people can be real ignorant when drunk and I would be the first one to say that they should be removed from the park or any other venue for that matter. Others just have more fun. Personally, I don't drink very often when visiting parks, and when I do, it is only a few beers. I do think that alcohol can be responsibly enjoyed just about anywhere though.
Thursday, May 5, 2005 9:54 PM
At Cedar Point, I can almost assure you that every beer is sold at a 90% margin.

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.

Thursday, May 5, 2005 10:09 PM
CP ismyhome...And that is why I said that I wasn't judging anyone here, because some people can drink responsibly. I think the Cops would arrest an obnoxious drunk before a responsible drinker who is not really causing a scene.

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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