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.)
Talon is going to rock, roll, and take its toll!
Saturday, March 24, 2001 4:30 PM
Fun, that's all.
Cedar Fair hates valleyfair... boohoo.
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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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
Best Coaster: Millennium Force
Worst Coaster: Project Stealth
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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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!
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.
Sunday, March 25, 2001 5:19 AM
Being afraid of heights is a VERY good reason for going on a coaster!