Ways to beat nerves about getting on a ride?

Saturday, August 16, 2003 9:55 AM
Actually of all the coasters to scare me, the most recent was Jack Rabbit at KY, because I had seen the video taken from beside the double dip, and you can see the people in te bak end of the train coming all the way to the top of the car. This really spooked me, because my first ride was in the front, and I was expecting so much more in the back. That air is pure nirvana for me now. In fact, I was puzzled because I was the only one to have my hands up on the double dip. EVERYONE else grabbed on. My coaster nerd forces taking hold I guess.


Saturday, August 16, 2003 10:08 AM
I just drink a lot! :)
Saturday, August 16, 2003 11:30 AM
Roller coasters scare me. I have only been on about 5 of them. My high school did a trip to Great Escape this year and my boyfriend made me go on the coasters. I think the way for me to get over my fear is go on the biggest, fastest and tallest coaster...then have someone make me go on it. Im goin to Cedar Point for the first time next week. Hopefully the Dragster will be running.
Saturday, August 16, 2003 2:10 PM
Intamin drop rides intimidate me to this day. I usually just tell my friends to keep pushing me along in line and to pull my restraint down for me so that I don't get up and leave. But to this day, those rides still scare me.

To combat the fear and beat the nerves about getting on the ride I usually try not to think about it too much. I've found that helps me with the ones that inimidate me.

-my signature is empty-

Saturday, August 16, 2003 8:35 PM
On my first trip to Cedar Point, both me and my friend concluded that the skyride was the scariest ride in the entire park! Just looking at those thin ropes freak me out.

That 70's Show Rocks, but coasters arre okay too. :)

Saturday, August 16, 2003 10:46 PM
I have yet to convince myslef to ride a Skycoaster. It having an upcharge doesn't help eighter. I managed to ride VertiGo at Knott's ONCE. I could not get the nerve up to do it again.
Sunday, August 17, 2003 1:43 AM

thrillerman1 said:
I too get terrified on the Intamin freefall drop rides! There's this morbid fear I have that the car won't brake and just shoot off the end of the track.

LOL! I never thought of that but now that you mention it............

My very first trip to CP was in 1990, my senior year of high school. I remember that the DD literally became "wedged" near the top. This happened about an hour after I rode it for the first time. It was quite the sight. Nobody was hurt but I will never forget that. I guess I still have that slight fear it will get "wedged" again.

Of course it doesn't keep me from riding it. :-)


Gimme speed, height, airtime and plenty of LAUNCH!!!

Sunday, August 17, 2003 4:15 AM

Yeah Skyrides are pretty intimidating, particularly if you don't like heights! :-) One of the best is located at Alton Towers. It traverses a very deep ravine (the planned location for the big woodie). I must admit that I look at that cable with clenched teeth at times! :-) However, the alternative to riding it is a very long walk...which is a sneaky way of getting "slightly reluctant" people on the ride :-)

Best wishes,
*** This post was edited by BeyondOblivion 8/17/2003 8:16:10 AM ***

Sunday, August 17, 2003 9:03 AM
Just do it... I was scared the first time for SP, when I was in 6th grade. I left without doing it and felt bad. Now even if I am scared crapless, I do it, otherwise I'll regret it.

I am one.
I am Turbo.
Top Thrill in the front row... anything else is lame

Monday, August 18, 2003 2:40 PM
Oh, just remembered another: Dreamland at Margate used to have a VERY old wooden shoot-the-chutes type ride. It was so.....er primative, and felt like it would collapse at any minute. Pretty scary....for the wrong reasons! :-)

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