Before a roller coaster people say it is bad to eat food because it will make your stomach unhappy, but with me I need to eat because my body needs the energy. So do think it is better to eat before or after a roller coaster?
It never really matters for me, but I usually don't eat @ parks. (I'm too poor....) I've never gotten ill on a coaster before, but one time I was VERY close. My dad and I went to the McDonalds right by SFGAm for breakfast. We got there, and for some reason did the Demon first, and I thought for sure I was gonna get sick, but didn't. (Yay!)
Eating is bad right before riding. Go see a show or sit on a bench for a while to let your stomach calm down. Some park food in particular can be hard on your stomach. IMO it can be worse than your local fast food joint.
I frequently eat at Midway Market at Cedar Point. All you can eat for $10. Guess which big green thing is right outside? Guess what I ride every time after eating there, since the ride's lines are lighter at dinner time?
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As long as I don't pig out I am fine. Most of the time the waits in line gives my food enough time to settle. As long as you haven't had previous experiences with eating before riding I don't see a problem with it.
Geez!!! Now I remember why I always bring my own food into parks. I've never noticed any effect from eating while in line for rides or not eating all day. I don't think food has much to do with getting sick; it's all about how you feel getting on the ride. The more scared and uneasy you are, the more likely you are to get sick. At least that's been my experience...
i went to that cedar point pizza place right by raptor. bought a whole pizza then went on millennium force, front seat, felt kind of dizzy after the ride. i usally never get sick of a coaster. maybe it was just the ride!!!
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If I'm within walking distance of a coaster, there is no time to eat. That's what I serisously say. If I spend a whole day at a park, I'll have a slice of pizza and a coke at the most. But now I try as much not to eat SF food. Just bring your own; saves a lot of money. And about getting sick on coasters, I try to wait an average of 10-15 minutes, which sometimes is a length of a line. ------------- There is no such thing as a stupid question, just stupid people.
This is my biggest problem, even though I have never even come close to getting sick, or even feeling sick. For some reason, I just have this fear of it happening, and how much it would really suck. I'll usually take a nice walk or catch a show, or something like that, before heading to the next coaster.
I could go either way. I could eat a 10 course meal then hit any coaster and not see my lunch return. Usually when I'm at a park my body goes into coaster mode and instead of eating I ride coasters instead. My girlfriend usually yells at me for that though. :)
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I'm with you coasterpunk. One my recent trip to PKI all I ate all day was two danishes in the morning. I got hungry once and only ate a cup of fries. I lasted the rest of the day and I didn't eat agian till about 9:30 at a Taco Bell on teh way home. In my opinion your at the park for one reason, RIDE, not eat you can eat anywhere.
I have a fear of that happening too. I usually just try and eat like Subway(If I am really hungry), fries, or dippin dots when I am at a park. I usually dont get that hungry when I am there anyway. BGW's food was really good though so I ate a lot :)
In My Opinion, I don't need to eat at an amusement park all day. Eveytime I go to SFMM or Knott's I only eat breakfast which is usually Lucky Charmes(best cereal in the world) and that keeps my boosted. Maybe that's why I only weigh 107 lbs. I'm only 15 BTW. ------------- Deja Vu - Think you've experienced it before...think again!
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