What Makes You Want to Ride?

Monday, April 15, 2002 3:13 AM
When you go to a theme park and see the coasters that are offered, what makes you want to try them out? Are there certain elements of a coaster that first catches your eye and makes you say to yourself, "I want to ride THAT one"? What do you look for in a coaster before you ever step into the queue line?
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Monday, April 15, 2002 5:58 AM
I love inversions.
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Monday, April 15, 2002 6:03 AM
Anything and everything!
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Monday, April 15, 2002 6:03 AM
Basically I just ride them in order as I get to them going clockwise around the main midway.

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Monday, April 15, 2002 8:42 AM

I just love coasters...the anticipation, the exhilaration...they make me laugh and are great stress relievers.

Certain elements don't matter to me. I think they all are fun. But I do have favorites and will ride those first.

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Monday, April 15, 2002 9:39 AM
It's fun!
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Monday, April 15, 2002 9:39 AM

SFGAMDie HARD said:
Anything and everything!


I must agree!

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Monday, April 15, 2002 10:39 AM

Airtime Airtime Airtime

I can't get enough of it,

can't live without it.

I look for out and back layouts and straight hills. Even on the multi-inversion coasters.

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Monday, April 15, 2002 11:01 AM

Lallen said:
Are there certain elements of a coaster that first catches your eye and makes you say to yourself, "I want to ride THAT one


A wood track :)

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Monday, April 15, 2002 11:12 AM

When you go to Medusa at sfgadv and see a giant cobra roll that you have to walk under and the zero G roll flip in front and over you, that alone will make you wanna ride also the b&m roar. Seeing the loops from GASM from the parking lot makes you want to ride.

The roar and speed of wooden coasters like lightning racer just calls your name and just urges you to ride it. Seeing the bright color scheme of Talon and tall hills of Steel force makes you want to ride. Mostly everything about a coaster.

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Monday, April 15, 2002 11:22 AM
Because it's a roller coaster and I am an enthusiast. I need coasters to survive, lol.

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Monday, April 15, 2002 12:17 PM
Well when I go to a park I usually know what the coasters are all about, so the ones that everyone love I go to first and so on.

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Monday, April 15, 2002 2:58 PM
It's all about the GGGGGGG's and not just on the coasters I want to ride everything. Ajrides. B&MRULES!!!!!!!!!
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Monday, April 15, 2002 3:00 PM

Wood, wood, wood and more wood.

LTL-Who thinks SoB looks freaking awesome. All you see is wood.

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Monday, April 15, 2002 5:03 PM
Coasters give the most incredible sensation, thats a big factor. (airtime being my favorite) Another reason is that coasters mesmerize me, particularly rides like MF. Who would've thought we'd get 'em to go so high. That leads to anticipation, and thats why I ride 'em.

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Monday, April 15, 2002 5:23 PM
Any coaster built with Douglas Fir(old woodie)or Southern Yellow Pine(newer woodie)Then I will sample the steel rides.

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Monday, April 15, 2002 5:31 PM

Usually when I go to SFWoA I want to ride the one that has the shortest line. As for the coaster itself, which ever i'm in the mood for. But just watching the train roll thru the track is the most beautiful sight and it just makes me want to ride it.

When I visit SFMM in June I am definitely going to point at X and say "LETS RIDE THAT ONE!!!!!"

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Tuesday, April 16, 2002 6:18 AM
I'm a newer enthusiast and haven't been on much, so I want to gain experience (and build up my track record), so I'll at least try to go on a lot of different things.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2002 9:45 AM

I've said it before and I'll say it again. I am a visual person. If a ride or park is not visually appealing to me, then I tend to form and immediate and most lasting impression....even before I ride it.

I think that is why I find Busch and Hershey coasters capture my heart. Although they may not give the best rides in the world, their settings, placement, colors and surroundings draw me to them.

I'll get hate mail for this, but......

My first visit to Kennywood is a priceless example. Before I ever set foot in the park, I knew I wouldn't like it. Why? When I drove in the parking lot, I thought it was the ugliest conglomeration of rides I had ever seen. I had a horrible first experience there and thought the coasters were extremely overrated.

Although today, many years later, I still feel the coasters are overrrated, I have learned to appreciate Kennywood. To me Lost Kennywood is it's saving grace, it is beautiful and keeps my eyes and mind occupied. Other areas do not hold my attention or appeal to me. Sorry to those Kennywood lovers out there... but it is just true.

Shaggy

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*** This post was edited by Shaggy on 4/16/2002. ***

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Tuesday, April 16, 2002 10:00 AM
I won't send you hate-mail, Shaggy....I'll just be thankful you won't be in line in front of me on T-Bolt...;)

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