I know all of you are obsessed with roller coasters, so I was wondering why they like them so much. Explain why you like them if it is a certain event or something else.
For me it was when I rode the Whizzer at SFGAM, it was my first roller coaster ever. I really liked it but i was really scared of anything bigger than the whizzer.Then I rode Mindbender at SFOG. That really made me like coasters.after a trip to Cedar Point I was a coaster nut.
One word: AIRTIME. I love the feeling that you get in the pit of your stomach cresting hills or loops. Positive Gs are great, lateral Gs are fun going fast is crazy and going upside down is neat but it is the airtime that will bring me back all the time.
Plus I love football and basketball but cant stand baseball what else am I going to do in the summer months ;)?
------------------ I don't care what anyone says, Magnum is better then Millenium Force.
Alright this took me a while to figure out, but I find that the real reason I like coasters so much is that I just want to fly. I wish I could just float up and up and then dive around in the sky. Rollercoasters are the only thing that can give me that expierence and I guess thats why I love them so much. I know it kinda sounds stupid but thats the truth. I also just like to look at them, huge and tall towers of steel, I dont know I guess I just think they are cool looking.
For me it was the first time I was in Shockwaves line for some strange reason. After i went on it, I started liking coasters a lot. ------------------ Shockwave @ SFGAm R.I.P 1988-2002 "The Demon awaits you ..." - Great America
For me it has been everything a coaster has to offer. I love the looks feels, touch and taste of them. Jk about the taste thing, but the rest I had fallen in love with for just about every coaster. It all started when I first saw the MisterTwister and Wildcat at EG. Ever since my first look at them, I have been in complete awe in my mind when looking up at a roller coaster. ------------------ lose one coaster, lose all coasters, than you will lose yourself *** This post was edited by Monto58 3/29/2003 12:48:51 PM ***
I had always traveled to amusement parks as a kid. Every summer was magical until the day I finally stepped foot upon the Corkscrew at Geauga Lake at age 5. After that, I became enthused for life. I think most of that comes from living around CP and SFWoA in Ohio.
I used to be scared of coasters until I rode Magnum at Cedar Point. I really loved coasters after that, and rode Millennium Force 23 times, as well as many other coasters in the midwest. I love coasters because of the steep drops and the airtime.
I like the air time and cobra rolls and the g's and negative g's. the first time I rode a coaster is when I was 2. It wasn't 1 of those baby rides(This is a kid s ride though). It was the materhorn at disneyland and my first ride with a loop was montazumas revenge when I was like 10 (I didn't like coasters as much then) and my first real coaster was probibly Batman at SFMM(real coasters to me are coasters with more then 3 inversions. The greatest ride I've ever been on is Kumba at Bush Gardens Tampa Bay. I've been on X and I think it REALLY SUCKS! I waited for 15 min. in a cold december afternoon just to ride it. that was almost a year and a half ago!
For me - it was actually visiting this site regularly. I heard about Coasterbuzz from a friend and I would occasionally browse this site and find amazing things about coasters that I never knew. I had always liked coasters - but finding out about unusual and amazing coasters like X or Millennium Force really hooked me.
Also, I took my first visit to CP last summer when TTD was still "Area 51". So, that kind of made me want to check this site over and over again to see the updates on the construction. Then, on the same day - I rode MF, an experience unlike any other.. that made me want to take a lap on every coaster ever built. :)
Its hard to explain indeed why everyone likes coasters.
For me, it was after I rode Batman: The Ride at Great Adventure. I've always ridden wooden coasters, but never anything that went upside down. When I finally did, I came off with a smile that like bigger than none other. So, it must be the fact that I can do thrilling things, when other people sitting at home, can't.
I think one thing about Roller Coaster Enthusiasts is, that you never know who is one. If you goto school, you can't tell, unless they wear coaster shirts from parks far away. I had someone tell me that they woulda never guessed I was a coaster enthusiast, at my school once.
I guess its really unexplainable, in simple words. Just going 50, 60, 70, 80 or more MPH and going up to 400 feet is just too much to pass up. Going upside down 10 times on a single ride is something that can't be done, without a license! ;) I think I'm gonna marry a coaster! :) ------------------ Drop Oup at PKD in 2003! OoOoOo...Rolley Coaster!
Speed and airtime.......total bliss. Enough said. :-)
The best high and the best escape in the world! There is nothing like getting onto your favoirte coaster, flat ride, or attraction and letting it have it's way with you while making you forget about reality. It's the RUSH!
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Two years ago my dad discovered this "wonder deal" aka SF season passes on the internet. So, we traveled up to SFDL to get our passes. Living in central PA, there were a few SF parks at our disposal- SFDL, SFGadv, SFWoA to name a few. As I went to these parks, I began liking coasters more and more, and now I'm hooked. Its weird, because when someone asks what I think is relaxing, the first thing that pops into my head is an evening at an amusement park. I'm not sure what it is, but something about the cool summer air with the lights and music and people just seem to relax me. :)
------------------ If at first don't succeed, find out if the loser gets anything.
After riding Nemesis i trully become an enthusiast but i just like them.. i cant explain it. its just an amazing feeling on the rides and when ur at the park 1st thing in the morning its just brilliant.
damn TRG... pretty much same for me, i had always loved coasters, always giving me an adrenelin rush:) particularly Nemesis, oblivion and funny enough Space Mountain (L.A.), which really got me hooked. I really came to understand my addiction when i rode the Canyon Blaster at Circus Circus in Las Vegas... i rode it over 35 times in an afternoon lol