737doctor From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1332 posts, RR: 39 Posted (12 years 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 782 times:
Who here loves roller coasters? Aside from various coasters at smaller amusement parks and fairs, I've ridden coasters at Worlds of Fun (Kansas City), Opryland (Nashville), Six Flags over Texas (Arlington) and Six Flags Fiesta Texas (San Antonio), but I'm always looking for more.
The 'Titan' at Six Flags over Texas is easily the best. At 255 feet and reaching speeds of 85 mph, it is just plain freaky. 'Mr. Freeze' is another great one. I love it when it goes straight up, hangs there for a split-second, then rushes backwards again.
The current movement to make roller coasters "safer" makes me sick. After a handful of injuries over a span of many years, the government feels the need to step in and regulate things. Leave it to lawmakers to collapse under the pressure of the minority and ruin the fun for the majority.
So, what are your favorite roller coasters? Do you prefer steel or wooden? Do you like ones that loop inverted? The ones on which your feet hang free? Or maybe you're one of those people that refuse to ride them. Tell us why. Share your favorite roller coaster experiences and maybe I (and other roller coaster lovers) will be able to add some new coasters to our "must ride" lists.
Airontario From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 548 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 773 times:
I love roller coasters I combine travel with roller coasters. I fly to the amusment parks. My favorite is the Pepsi Max Big one at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. I like Steel hyper-coaster's the best (they are the reallt tall one with no loops)
TWAalltheway From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 739 times:
Go to Cedar Point and ride the Millenium Force. 310 feet tall hyper coaster......300 foot drop reaching 93 mph. It also incorporates revoutionary lift system. Its like an elevator and u are like blasted up to the top at a steep angle. While you're there....try the other 14 coasters.
Banco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 722 times:
For some bizarre reason, the UK has become the rollercoaster capital of the world, with all the theme parks continually outdoing each other for the title of fastest/most loops/longest vertical drop in the world ever... time and again. I love them, but this is getting just silly.
She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
BH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 697 times:
I've been to Cedar Point and Worlds of Fun and the best one I've been on is the Timberwolf. I haven't been on a coaster lately since I was a little kid, though. I did go to WoF a couple of months ago, but poor weather didn't allow me to get on a coaster. I'll be going to Cedar Point next week and might try something, but not the Millenium Force. I guess I'm not really into those "extreme" coasters. lol. Maybe the Corkscrew.
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Tguman From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 431 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (12 years 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 675 times:
I enjoy going to HersheyPark. It is so much fun but I haven't been there in 5 years (nor to any other amusement park). I want to go to HersheyPark this year but work probably won't give me the time in which to do it in.
(I love all rollercoasters and have not ever had a bad experience on a roller coaster.)