Your last real scare or being scared on a coaster?
Charles Nungester 323 coasters and holding for two years now LOL Last coaster ride. HWN 2011
The Second and it scared the hell out of me all four times we rode it was Riverside Cyclone. The train just creeps over the top of these hills and the train drops out from under you leaving you standing. Honestly, I've never been that scared before or since.
I guess 2008 and the weirdest coaster you'd ever think would scare you is the one that actually did.
Leap the dips with three fat people and me in the front seat launched me skyward. Having ridden the coaster on two other visits 2001-2003 I was not expecting that at all and it was a very hot day to boot. It certainly was running very fast for LTD that day.
Chuck, who other than Raven pre 2004 hasn't really been scared that much on coasters or afraid of hardly any of them.
Firehawk at KI gave me horrible motion sickness to the point of having to lay down at the hotel for 6 hours.
But as far as being scared on a coaster, i cant think of one that makes me too scared or worried. Maybe Dragon Mountain in that long tunnel before the pretzel loop got me the first time, that was a long time ago..
Well, okay...I've made mention of this in several previous posts, but the first two flyers I rode scared me s***less...Batwing and Geauga's X-Flight. Both also left me dazed, disoriented, and distressed..TRIPLE D, baby! I like flyers now, but it took me several years to get to that point.
Nothing else I can think of..in amusement parks, anyway...has ever really "scared" me.
Kids are huddled on the beach in a mist...
The coaster was Viper at SFGrAm a number of years back. We were making a tour of a number of different parks as part of PPP back in 2001 if I remember right. At the time with SRM and PPP it wasn't unusual for people to leave their lapbars up a little bit, and when we went to SFGrAm they allowed us to do so as well on Viper. It was probably up 3-4 clicks from our laps.
We hit one drop shortly after the first one, and the guy next to me and I both went up so much that we were both desperately pushing that bar down and grabbing for the grab bar at the same time with looks of fear on our faces. Last time I ever rode a coaster with the bar more than a couple of clicks high. Scared the stuffing out of me and I'm still grateful that's all it was.
The non coaster was the skycoaster in Orlando, the one that's 300 feet tall. Stuff on the Stratosphere tower didn't bother me, but the skycoaster, with nothing to hold on to, and nothing visual around you holding you in, as you're that high in the air and then free falling? Yep, that scared me. I joke now that people always wonder what they'll say when they think they're about to die. I found out that day. (I pray really quick and loud. LOL)
I had been on KK so the height shouldn't have bothered me, but all the talk/hype, and it being a more traditional coaster than KK had me a little nervous but that was what I wanted! Wanting to get that feeling of "HOLY CRAP!" is something I think about a lot now, but I'm fearless on coasters at this point. I-305 severely disappointed me because of the trims on the drop, but I really want to get back on it and see how it is now.
I guess Griffon also made me a little nervous because the pause of it. I rode that for the first time in 2011.
Some wood coasters give me the feeling that I may or may not die as well. Which as sick as it sounds that's all the more fun! haha
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Sheikra's steep drop initially scared me, but I eventually braved it and enjoy it every time I go there. Funny enough for 2008, kingda ka didn't phase me as much as it should despite the launch and height as I knew I needed to get this ride done early in the morning.
There will be 1 ride that will forever freak me out: very last seat of the Coney Island cyclone. You talk about a ride out of hell... The bunny hills are a killer, lap bars aren't enough to keep you locked in the seat, that's one ride you don't want to let go of the front handle bar.
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When i rode rolling thunder at SFGADV for the 1st time back in 1981 i still remember how i was holding onto the lap bar for dear life really thinking & convinced that i was not going to come off this coaster alive.
A few other times all in the 1980,s i was a little scared to ride the coasters but since then i have never been scared even once after the 1980,s.