Not every person gets hooked on coasters just by the first one they've been on. I, for example, got hooked on coasters after riding the Loch Ness Monster in BGW. After that, there was nothing stopping me from riding every coaster I come across.
By the way, the first coaster I rode was the Florida Hurricane at Boardwalk and Baseball (gone now)
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The first coaster that really blew me out of the water was Top Gun and PGA (I know, it's kinda weak). After a few years of riding SDL's, floorlesses and inverts, even Alpie didn't get my blood going. Then Apollo took my breath away. I couldn't even talk after coming off it the first time. I was like, "I have no idea what just happened, but I know I have to do it again!"
Apollo really reminded me what rollercoasters are supposed to be.
I started to like them after riding Rock 'N Roller Coaster at disney. Then I went to Busch Gardens and rode AC and that is what made me become a major coaster fan. Then I rode Hulk and Dueling Dragons which got me hooked and now a am a Coaster Nut!!
I had been on alot of coasters before my first ride on Montu, but that was the ride that turned me from casual consumer to addict. It was a little over 3 years ago I was bitten by the bug. Now I've got coaster fever and the G-Force flu.
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It was Iron Dragon that did it for me. My first coaster was Blue Streak when I was 5 years old and I hated it! I was afraid to get on another coaster, but the next year I found myself on Iron Dragon and I liked it. I was not afraid of another small, non-looping coaster. In 1996 I got on the Corkscrew and was very scared: it was my first upside-down ride. Well, I loved it and as soon as I got off I wanted to go on the Raptor, but I had to leave then:( So after the Corkscrew, I wasn't afraid to get on any coaster anymore! However, if it wasn't for Iron Dragon I would not have gotten on Corkscrew.
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