Free fall rides like power towers or Intamin 1st generation drop towers are ones thats for sure. also, RIPCORD, those extra fee swing by a tiny little cable rides, yeah, I'll ride Dominator, Steel Venom, The Hulk, Magnum, X-Flight, Dueling Dragons, Great bear, etc... but you will never get me on RIPCORD. ain't gonna happen. one other ride that just terrifies me, is that propeller ride at Dorney park. two little seats on each end with tiny little cloth harnesses. Not to mention the sit at the top for over a minute waiting for others. SCREW THAT
RamblinWreck said: Any ride operated by an inebriated carnie..
Reminds me of a county fair we were at last summer. The Tilt-A-Whirl was one of those gas-powered ones where they could "mash" the throttle and really get you spinning.
The guy running it was either drunk or crazy, not sure which, but the ride lasted almost ten minutes and he just stood there jamming the throttle lever back and forth talking to another toothless wonder the whole time.
It was a hell of a ride but we were wondering if he ever planned to stop the ride.
What's the upcharge ride at SFStL called where two people get in a gyroscope looking thing and your launched by cables and springs 200ft in the air?
I've been on several shot towers, but that thing made me tense. There's something about getting shot up while leaning back. And not to mention the operator started the countdown launch and smacked the button before she got to zero...B****!!! I'll expect that next time ;)
VertiGO (in its orignial form) was a really scary ride. To this day, its probably the most frightening thing I have done. Metal bolts attached to a fabric vest? I think I prefer my restraints permanently attached to the vehicle. Yeah, that was a heck of a ride.
What looks really scary is the Funtime Star Flyer that they have at Prater Park in Vienna. A wave swinger attached to a drop ride (with drops!)?! That goes in the "just wrong" category!