My first experience on an S&S turbo drop scared the living daylights out of me. There is just something about being thrust down faster than gravity from 200ft in the air I don't like. Every time I go on any sort of drop ride I feel like I'm falling to my death and scream like a little girl. I can handle any coaster, but these rides just do something weird to me.
Tower of Terror at MGM Studios in Disney World. A drop ride in complete and utter darkness, you have no idea where you're going.
MF also kinda freaked me out the first time I rode it, with Thrillerman1. I had already gone on Top Thrill Dragster but the slow climb up to the top on MF gives you a better feeling of how high up you are. Also those trains are just so dang open, felt like I was going to fall right out.
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Right there with you on Acro, Ryan. That is the only ride that has ever really scared me the first time. That was when it first opened and was not rotating, so the tilt was especially sudden. However, I do think that Acro awakened my inner love for drop rodes...mmmm, drop rides.
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Drop Zone at PKD. I've been on coasters much taller, but I wasn't prepared for the ~300' straight down. I was actually scared more everytime after the first. The first time I wasn't thinking too much about it (it was at the walkback on opening day) and was just enjoying the view and the height. The second time I knew just how long the drop is and I was scared poopless.
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Millennium Force for the first time, I literally freaked out when I saw the ride for real(pictures just dont do it justice) Anyway I took my seat and can honestly say I was quite scared at this point(Never been on a ride/Coaster this tall) so going up the lifthill, there was huge tension but it was so worth it in the end, the drop is incredible and I absolutly loved it, A great coaster, just a great feeling dropping 300FT.
incidently, I'm going back to CP in a month so god knows what I'm going to be like riding Dragster at Midnight on a saturday, now thats going to be scary ;)
My first steel coaster (Corkscrew @ MB Pavilion, R.I.P.) was the scariest for me cause it was my first big coaster, and my first time going upsidedown. Really was freaky for the first time, but since then I've not really found anything that scares me, per se, other than drop rides, I like coasters no matter what, but they don't really scare me that much anymore. The sky coasters @ Paramount Parks however, is a different story, but its not really a coaster.
My ride on the travelling inverted coaster "Eurostar". While it's a layout reminiscent of the Batmans, and the track is Boxbeam B&M style, being manufactured by companies noted for smoothness such as Giovanola, this ride must have not taken the many times it was constructed and torn down that well.
The staff already seemed quite dark-mooded and grunty. The last two cars where roped off... the whole train looked like a Batman train without the decoration parts common to B&Ms... the wires where visible anywhere. Looked rather scary. The lift was already extremely loud, but what followed after I can probably describe as the most car-crash like experience I've ever had... There was not 1 second to enjoy the ride because the rails obviously didn't fit together the way that they should, but had offsets of 2 cm and more (one must have been about 5 cm or more)... giving you one good blow after the next. The noise of those bumps was absolutely ear-deafening, but the bruises I got from them where even worse. I did wonder how this train was actually able to complete its circuit with bumps that large along the track that notably slowed the train, each of them feeling like I was hitting a wall multiple times (with each of the cars crashing in to the wall in sequence) I was really glad to be able to get out of there alive. After the ride, I knew where all the ratcheting and rattling noises came from that could be heard for a kilometer around the fair: It was those trains bumping over those unmatching track joints.
Scary as hell, I must say. I wasn't sure if I should go to the doctor and sue or just notify the local newspaper about it. In the end, I ended up doing nothing. I know those coaster owners don't have an easy life, anyway - and it's also a fascinating monster machine that travels around Germany. *** This post was edited by superman 9/21/2003 2:13:29 PM ***
The only part of TTD that scared the crap out of me was when we rolled out for pre-launch, boy were my nerves worked up... I was scared on MF though [I HATE tall lift hills, Acrophobia and Roller Coaster Enthusiasts do not match]. Dominator- Turbo Drop at Dorney was the only other ride that scared me, it was my first S&S Tower, just sitting up there, then you drop out of nowhere..
My first major coaster was Gemini and I was scared out of my mind. I then went on Millennium Force. When I went up the lift hill I felt like I was going to pass out. TTD is all anticipation, but extremely fun.
Scariest would be when I was real young on the Blue Streak at CLP, my first ride on this one ever was at night, and you can't see anything, also it was my first non-kiddy coaster. Plus my old man was no help, I think he made it personal goal to scare me and my little brother as much as possible when we were little.