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  1. Mother Dragon

    Mother Dragon Thread Starter Cat slave Super Cat

    Oct 17, 2006
    Suburban Houston, TX
    Life is often a rollercoaster, and riding it isn't an option. However, real rollercoasters are something else. I hate the things. I don't like being dropped, crushed by g-forces, flying out of the seat from zero-gravity, my stomach going one way while my body goes another, or the anticipation of all of the above.

    However, there are those who love them just for those experiences. Of course, the grandaddy of rollercoasters has to be at Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, Ohio. They already have SEVENTEEN world-class rollercoasters, and they've just announced that coming in 2018, Steel Vengeance will be the world FIRST hyper-hybrid coaster! It's supposed to be the world's best/worst.

    How do you feel about rollercoasters? Would you want to ride the scariest, meanest, fastest rollercoaster in the world?

  2. caitini

    caitini TCS Member Adult Cat

    Sep 21, 2015
    Dublin, Ireland
    I love them. I'm the one who sits in the front car and screams her head off throughout the ride :)

  3. valentine319

    valentine319 TCS Member Super Cat

    Apr 10, 2016
    The South
    I have chronic pain so I'd rather pay someone $20 to smack me against a wall. My friend loved them. She couldn't understand it was torture to me.

  4. Winchester

    Winchester TCS Member Veteran

    Aug 28, 2009
    In the kitchen
    I love the front seat and will wait for hours til it becomes available. I love the back seat because of the "whipping" around and will wait for it to become available. To sit in the middle of a coaster is just....well, not worth it.

    I don't scream, though; I never understood the need to scream through a ride.

    We used to spend our summers going from one amusement park to the next and riding nothing but coasters the entire day. Stand-up coasters. Looped coasters. Wooden coasters. Wow, but they are incredible.

    I am scared of heights, so you will never catch me on a ferris wheel. But give me the longest, most evil, fastest, tallest coaster and I'll wait all day for a ride.

    ETA: We rode the coasters at Cedar Point several years ago and they are all outstanding!
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2017
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  5. micknsnicks2mom

    micknsnicks2mom TCS Member Top Cat

    Feb 15, 2014
    ...with the cats...
    i enjoy the kiddies roller coasters. really, i do. they have just enough twisting and turning, steep drops and the inclines up to them. you get to see the views too!

  6. Mother Dragon

    Mother Dragon Thread Starter Cat slave Super Cat

    Oct 17, 2006
    Suburban Houston, TX
    The late, great Astroworld had an absolutely terrifying ride where you stood in the car about ten across, well fastened in and looking outward. Then you were hauled straight up about 100' and hung there in terrible suspense until the car suddenly dropped. I couldn't even look when my hubby rode it.

    I don't do ferris wheels either. I was once stuck for about three hours in the car that was just over the top and hanging out over nothing but the hard ground. The whole time, the music was, "I'm Sitting on Top of the World". I can't stand that song to this day.

  7. muffy

    muffy TCS Member Top Cat

    Aug 9, 2014
    Roller coasters scare me to death. I've been on the Grizzly and a kiddie roller coaster and they both scared the heck out of me. The kiddie roller coaster was too jerky. I kept yelling "stop this ride" but they would not. Never, ever again. I don't like any rides, period!

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  8. maggiedemi

    maggiedemi TCS Member Top Cat

    Mar 26, 2017
    Upstate NY
    I used to love all those rides as a kid, but now I would rather see the animals and shows at amusement parks. There are a few rides that I felt like I was going to fall out of, like that one that looks like a pirate ship and swings back and forth and you fly up in your seat. Then there was another one that went straight up in the air, it felt like there was too much space between the bar holding me in, I thought I would fall right out.

  9. Willowy

    Willowy TCS Member Top Cat

    Mar 1, 2009
    South Dakota
    I like roller coasters, but also don't like some parts. I'm not a fan of the ones that make you suffer too much anticipation, lol. I'd rather get launched out of the gate so I don't have time to get too scared. I don't like to sit in the front or back. I don't like going straight up or straight down. I'm OK with loops and all that though. I actually prefer the loopy ones because they have shoulder restraints and I feel safer; the ones with just lap bars make me nervous. I'll do all the coasters at Disney World, they're all fairly tame. I'd like to go to Cedar Point for some REAL roller coasters bit I might chicken out on some of them.

    My family went to Universal Orlando this summer and their coasters are bit more daring than Disney's. My brother refused to go on the red one though, the one that goes straight up. We were about to get in line but then he saw the ladder going down from the straight-up section and thought too hard about what would happen if we stalled on the hill. And I didn't want to stand in line for an hour without him so I didn't go either. We went on the Hulk and the dragon one though. We went on the dragon one twice because there are 2 tracks, and the line was short. That was a good coaster.

    I saw the video for the Steel Vengeance. I'm not sure I like the part where the cars move around!

    I don't like other amusement park rides. I will NOT go on the pirate ship type rides (rock back and forth and then go over) or those swing rides (nope!). I'm scared of heights and can't have enough time to think about it.
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  10. 1CatOverTheLine

    1CatOverTheLine TCS Member Top Cat

    Feb 6, 2017
    Olcott Beach, N.Y.
    I've ridden a few, but these modern coasters seem all bluster. This one's gone, sadly, but it was always my favourite - the Giant Coaster at Crustal Beach Park:

    There's something about the sway and the sound of an old wooden roller coaster which simply can't be duplicated by these new, super-safe steel behemoths. Least favourite? The Wild Mouse, of course:

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  11. MeganLLB

    MeganLLB Accidental Ailurophile Top Cat

    Jun 29, 2017
    Pennsylvania, USA
    I like the wooden ones.

  12. caitini

    caitini TCS Member Adult Cat

    Sep 21, 2015
    Dublin, Ireland
    I don't like the wooden ones as much, they tend to be too jerky and I like a smoother ride.

    I'm also scared of ferris wheels! I thought loving rollercoasters and hating ferris wheels was just a weird quirk of mine, good to see I'm not alone!

  13. margd

    margd Chula and Paul's roommate Veteran

    Feb 24, 2015
    Maryland USA
    I'm another one who loves roller coasters but hates ferris wheels. Wooden roller coasters are my favorites by a long shot - thanks to @1CatOverTheLine for posting those videos, even if the ride on Wild Mouse was...well, unexpected.
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  14. Willowy

    Willowy TCS Member Top Cat

    Mar 1, 2009
    South Dakota
    I do like to scream my head off on a roller coaster. There is no other situation in my life that I can scream so freely and not have the sheriff come to see what's wrong, lol, so I like to take advantage!

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