questionsdo you like roller coasters?

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I am a wuss when it comes to those things. It sounds fun but I can never make myself get on them. I suspect I will regret it someday but that knowledge does not override my fears apparently.

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I love roller coasters but hate waiting in lines.

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Personally no, but I have a friend who planned a recent multi-city/stop train trip based on how many roller coasters she could hit.

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....yyeeeeeeEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSS!.....

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I love them! I'm in FL so I've gone to Sea World, Universal and Busch Gardens, problem being that believe it or not one of the rides at the gardens caused a subdural hematoma in my husband, the intracraneal pressure was too much I guess and he had to have a craneotomy... true story :( then again I was with him and I'm fine.... bad luck/random event I guess.

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@wilcononomous: Take a Crip with you, next time. We just spent a week in Orlando hitting Disney and Universal with my Uncle (who is a certified cripple, his words, not mine) and we flew through using the handicapped entrances.

Absolutely love roller coasters. If you would like to go to a park that is mostly roller coasters, try Six Flags Magic Mountain in California (my only regret is that I never got to ride Colossus backwards - my mom says it was great).

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I love roller coasters! I am lucky enough to live 2 hours away from Cedar Point, "America's Roller Coast"! =]
It has been voted the best amusement park in the world, for the 15th consecutive year.
http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2012/09/12/cedar-point-point-named-best-amusement-park-in-world/
The lines are always crazy, but well worth the wait.

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I love them. It took a long time for me to start riding them, but I was given more opportunities than most since my dad worked for Astroworld (his office was under and past the Ultra Twister). I hate wooden roller coasters for the most part since they're so rickety, but I'll ride just about anything at least once.

My favorites have been the Greased Lightning & XLR-8 from Astroworld (RIP), Mr. Freeze at Six Flags Over Texas. My dad was laid off a few years back and they kinda lost the magic (also I lost my free pass).

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@craigster38: I've always wanted to go to Cedar Point. What else is there to do in the area after you have ridden all the roller coasters? We love roller coasters, but we usually head to the ocean when we are in vacation, as we very far from both of them. No roller coasters in our vicinity, the closest real amusement park to us is Fiesta Texas and Six Flags over Texas, both about 650 miles away. My favorite coaster so far is one we rode in Bush Gardens in Tampa. I don't recall the name of it, but it had all the basics in one big coaster; speed, turns, flips, drops. I also really like Universal Studios "Dragon Challenge" (formerly "Dueling Dragons"). "The ride is themed to two dragons. It features a layout in which the two trains share adjacent lift hills but then traverse two unique courses. During much of the ride's history, the trains were normally dispatched simultaneously, providing three near-miss encounters along the courses." (Wiki)

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@agingdragqueen: I don't like wooden coasters because the side-to-side motion gives me migraines. But I love the way they sound. I just wish they secured your head better on them.

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@craigster38: I grew up going to Cedar Point (lived outside of Detroit). Such a great park for coasters as well as a lot of other cool, smaller rides. Cedar Downs is still one of my favorites. Love the view from the top of the Giant Wheel. I haven't been in years and years but have so many great memories of that park.

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I quite enjoy a coaster when it doesn't spin me around too much. Drop coasters work best for me, loop de loops a little worse, twisty helix and I'm out for the day.

Note that I can't even ride the merry-go-round due to the circular motion.
-barf-

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I dont like them.......I LOVE them!!!!

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@niloc225: Didn't happen, at least not in Disney. Disney has a VERY strict policy when it comes to guests in wheel chairs or with other disabilities. Yes you do have your own line to wait in, but Disney will hold the guest in that line until it would have been their time to ride in the standard line. There is NO front of the line access in Disney for any disabled guests. Hasn't been for years. I can't imagine Universal is any different, but I can not comment on them.

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I LOVE Roller Coasters! :)
Seriously, there's not much like it -- the rush, the feeling of your body getting pushed back in the seat and hugging all of the curves...it's a beautiful/wonderful feeling!
Wooden coasters sorta scare me, but I think that adds to the amusement of it.

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Absolutely not. Nope nope nope.

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@coondogg97: At Universal, they let us in the express line (without the express pass) with our crip and then we took the elevators when we got to the stairs. At WDW, you had to get a fastpass and then they let you in the handicap entrance. At Disneyland there are special handicap entrances for most of the rides. Our party stayed together and we were never separated and the able bodied were not made to wait in the normal line.

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@moondrake: Sandusky, OH is known for Cedar Point. That's about it.
Although there are some other attractions, they are not anything fancy.
There is always Soak City - the water park at Cedar Point.
There is Seneca Caverns - a guided cave tour.
There is African Safari Wildlife Park - a drive through "safari". There are a lot of deer, but a lot of other cool animals as well. Zebra, crocodiles, giraffes, and buffalo to name a few. All but the crocodiles can walk right up to your car.

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@moondrake: LOVE Dueling Dragons (it will always be Dueling Dragons to me, I don't care if they re-themed it for Harry) - the Ice Dragon is my favorite.

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Always have loved coasters. Grew up not far from Cedar Point. Got season passes to Fiesta Texas and Sea World when we lived in San Antonio. Spent many a vacaction tracking down good amusement parks.

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@craigster38: That's what I thought. It would be a pretty expensive plane ticket for us to go there and one of the friends in the travel group can't handle coasters anymore so I don;t think I could sell a trip to Cedar Point. Maybe after I have retired in a couple of years my best buddies (one human, one canine) and I will rent a car and spend a month driving around the country and get up there.

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@niloc225: The last time we went to Universal, we'd bought a package that included 3 nights at Portofino Bay hotel, 3-day express passes to the park, and a 4-day Caribbean cruise. We got the package cheap because the hotel was under construction, and it was still a beautiful hotel. We got into the park at 8am along with a couple of hundred other Express Pass users and rode everything we liked a couple of times with no lines till the park opened at 10am. Then we could go in the express lines that got let in first whenever the line moved, so we never spent more than a few minutes in line. A couple of people made snide remarks about us "cutting in line" and I told them that we'd paid for the privilege and they could have too. Some were really interested as they weren't familiar with the packages and others clung to their bad attitude but we ignored them. We were done and out of the park by noon before it got hot.

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Man I miss Astroworld!
Haven't ridden a real coaster since '03 I think.
After the GF has the baby I plan on the two of us going to a park and riding as much as possible.

So yes, I do like roller coasters.

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@agingdragqueen: I went to Astroworld once, when I was a teenager, and Greased Lightning was my favorite ride there. I was even geeky enough to get the souvenir t-shirt with that ride pictured on it.

I was spending the summer with my older brother and sister-in-law, and we drove to Houston for the weekend. There was a hurricane warning, so while most people were leaving Houston, we headed there. Astroworld wasn't crowded at all and we were able to ride Greased Lightning and all the other rides as much as we wanted. Then we went and watched Nolan Ryan pitch in the Astrodome. It ended up being a great weekend.

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@pitamuffin: friend, you just sent me a nostalgia bomb. Do you still have the shirt by any chance?

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@moondrake: We just went last week and there weren't a lot of people at either of the Universal Parks. We did the MIB ride three times in about 30 mins.

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@agingdragqueen: I doubt it. But I'll dig through some old stuff and check -- I do tend to hang onto things, so there's a chance.

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I like them, but I have enough ups and downs IRL to occupy me. :)

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I love them but there was a period of several years when I couldn't ride them (mostly from being pregnant). Now that I'm done with the childbearing, I went back on one this summer only to discover that I've aged and my inner ear won't let me ride them without becoming dreadfully disoriented and dizzy. Pblfft.

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Yes, though it's been years since I've been on one (probably last ones would have been at Hershey), so I'm not sure my stomach could handle them anymore!

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LOOOOVE roller coasters! Can't believe nobody mentioned http://rcdb.com/ - the roller coaster database! It's a great site to pick the closest/tallest/best place to get your thrill ride fix.

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@moondrake: Cedar Point is on Lake Erie, you can even sail to it and park your boat. There is a water park attached to it, and at least 2 other Indoor Water parks in the area - Great Wolf Lodge and Kalahari (good for trips that include a large age range). Look at the "to do in Sandusky, OH". Toledo is an hour away, and if you are a MASH fan (specifically Corporal Klinger), you can watch a Toledo Mudhens game and eat at Tony Packo's, go to the Toledo Zoo, or drive thru the wild animal safari park (we had a water buffalo get his head almost stuck in our driver side window). Then Detroit is only another 30-45 minutes away (Detroit Lions, Detroit Pistons, Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings, MGM Casino, U of M football -- all the comforts of a big city)

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1n3s2s9Y_NM
This is when "I think I have arthritis" got confirmed. This is the wrong way to confirm it, kids!
But I DO love riding these things, just can't do it very often.

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i want to love it...but it makes me feel sick...

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Love love love them. At one point I had been on every roller coaster on the east coast. Now I'm old...

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I love roller coasters, but there is just one that kind of creeps me out a litte bit and it's called Tatsu from Six Flags Magic Mountain.

I feel like nothing is supporting me from falling off.

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I worked at Astroworld and miss it! If you love coasters check out www.aceonline.org. Lots of events, exclusive ride time and very cool people!