Roller coasters.. Escape from reality

Saturday, March 24, 2001 3:32 PM
I know we have heard this many times. Roller coasters are one of the only things in society where you can express your feelings whether it is fear, amazement, or fun. I just want to get some peoples opinions, Do you ride coasters for both fun, and for an escape from reality? My answer is yes, because I like to have fun and escape from the horror of reality.(I know this sounds dumb, but work with me here.)

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Talon is going to rock, roll, and take its toll!
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Saturday, March 24, 2001 4:30 PM
Fun, that's all.

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Cedar Fair hates valleyfair... boohoo.
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Saturday, March 24, 2001 5:03 PM
Well, I'm 16 years old. The only time I ride coasters is during the summer. During that time, of course, I'm not in school. There's not a heavy amount of stress in summer, so I don't really need to escape reality then. ;)

This summer might be different, though, since I'll be getting a job. I can certainly see how adults would want to ride coasters to get away from the horrors of bills, jobs, and anything else that might come along.

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Matt Lynch
Co-Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
http://kennywood.coasterbuzz.com
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Saturday, March 24, 2001 5:28 PM
I think its the reality of falling and flipping that is so fun. I think going to an amusement park isn't escaping reality but just getting away from the world where you have to do certain things you don't enjoy

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Best Coaster: Millennium Force
Worst Coaster: Project Stealth
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Saturday, March 24, 2001 5:51 PM
Adrenaline Rush - pure and simple. I love the euphoria of getting off a great coaster and having gone that high, that speed, upside down that many times... I can't say if it is an escape or not, but it is an emotional outlet for adrenaline. I don't consciously ride because I'm angry and have to work it out or something, but who knows.

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Po!nt of View: A different look at Roller Coasters.
http://www.crosswinds.net/~justmayntz/thrills/index.html
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Saturday, March 24, 2001 8:22 PM
One reason: I'm afraid of heights! Strangly enough, I do what scares me. Well, there is accually more reasons than that, but that is the main one, the other is what we all love: Airtime!
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Saturday, March 24, 2001 8:53 PM
Oh, they are an escape from reality all right. There not much to be thinking about when your about to be dropped down a 300 foot hill except WHOA.

I ride for tons of reasons also, there fun, give a rush, a challenge, escape, and they let you experience sensations that can be felt no where else. Coasters are the perfect from of entertainment.
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Sunday, March 25, 2001 5:19 AM
Being afraid of heights is a VERY good reason for going on a coaster!
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