This might have been a previous thread but I was just wondering if everyone else's first coaster was classic or modern or what. Mine was an ACE classic...was because the park installed more restrictive restraints darn it! It was Starliner at Panama City Beach when I was five.
Space Mountain (Fl), but if you want to know my first "real" coaster it was Dueling Dragons when it opened in 99, when I was about 9 years old. Soon after, I began looking at this site and became an enthusiast when I was 10 or so. But the amazing thing about being obsessed at ten, was that most people who are at that age are influenced by their parents or family, but not me, I'm the only person who will ride a coaster in my family (which is why I get to go to Orlando often, but rarely anywhere else) In fact the last time I was at a non-orlando park was right when nitro came out at GAdv. I'm really off topic now. So my first "real" coaster was Dueling Dragons (Fire), which is a modern coaster, but I would consider it a modern classic.
My first coaster was Double Loop at then Geagua Lake Park. I was, I think, about 14 or 15 years old. I really don't remember. I only remember being deathly afraid of them, but my friend begged and begged and begged me to ride Double Loop with her. I did, and the rest is history!
There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness." ~ Dave Barry
I guess that depends on your definition of classic...Using ACE's definition, it's not a classic, however it is defunct (but still in pieces). My first coaster was the Black Widow at the then Riverside (now SFNE).
No further explanation needed. I'm hopelessly lost.
Pretty sure it was one of those little kiddie coasters (perhaps the one at Land of Make Believe in Hope NJ) but I consider my first "real" coaster ride to be the Hunt's Pier Flyer in Wildwood. It was a sad day when I found that it was demolished.
My first rides were on the Racing Coaster and then the Thriller at Euclid Beach Park way back in the late 60's. I wasn't tall enough to ride the Flying Turns that day, but after riding the Thriller I was hooked.
I'm not exactly sure my first kiddie coaster is either Jr, Gemini or Little Dipper @ Conneaut Lake. Then I'm not really sure its either Double Loop at Geauga Lake, Blue Streak @ Conneaut Lake, or CCMR.