#1
Ok, so maybe not scared. I'm taking my annual church youth trip to an amusement park then attending Kingsfest. I'm sooo looking foreward to the concerts (Switchfoot, Skillet, Hawk Nelson), but I really don't like roller coasters.

I've ridden them once or twice a year for like 8 years, but I just have no fun on them. My head gets snapped around (my hear is smaller than the head rests it's supposed to fit into), my vision gets grey/ spotty for a second while taking those big fast descents. I really like the loops though.

So, how can I enjoy roller coasters more? I just don't understand the attraction.
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#3
Drink 2 king size milkshakes and close your eyes, make sure you're in the front seat.
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#7
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If you're afraid of rollercoasters but still want to go on one, sit up the front. You won't feel the massive pull in your stomach when you speed down a slope as much.



But then...if we crashed I'd be the first to die. I do sit NEAR the front if I can, just not the very front.
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#8
Don't go on the rollercoasters. Problem solved.
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#10
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But then...if we crashed I'd be the first to die. I do sit NEAR the front if I can, just not the very front.


Wow, that's really pesimistic...
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#11
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just get over yourself and relax a bit. It lasts like a minute.



Yeah, but like waiting in line for 1-2 hours to ride a 1 min ride seems dumb to me.

And as to not riding the rides, yeah right. Everyone would make fun of me Not that it'd bother me, but I can tough it out for 1 day a year.
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#12
Quote by Psalm 150:4
Yeah, but like waiting in line for 1-2 hours to ride a 1 min ride seems dumb to me.

And as to not riding the rides, yeah right. Everyone would make fun of me Not that it'd bother me, but I can tough it out for 1 day a year.


So for that one minute stop thinking about how you'd die or whatever.

The rides are extremely well maintained. just enjoy yourself for that one minute. It's really not difficult.
#13
I feel the same way and guess what I do. Now, it may seem wild and crazy at first but just listen to me. What I do is, I don't go on any roller coasters.
#14
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So for that one minute stop thinking about how you'd die or whatever.

The rides are extremely well maintained. just enjoy yourself for that one minute. It's really not difficult.
They're built by drunken iron workers and maintained by people that don't even want to work there or be there. And I know for a fact that those are true cause my Dad is an electrician and he's seen roller coasters been built and he says they're completely drunk all of the time and my brother worked at six flags and he said people could give a **** less about working there.
#15
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They're built by drunken iron workers and maintained by people that don't even want to work there or be there. And I know for a fact that those are true cause my Dad is an electrician and he's seen roller coasters been built and he says they're completely drunk all of the time and my brother worked at six flags and he said people could give a **** less about working there.



Are you for real? I know they have safety inspections they have to pass, but if it's anything like food inspections...well, then I'm weary. The restaurant I work in has a 99%, and let's just say, I wouldn't want to eat some of the food..
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#16
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They're built by drunken iron workers and maintained by people that don't even want to work there or be there. And I know for a fact that those are true cause my Dad is an electrician and he's seen roller coasters been built and he says they're completely drunk all of the time and my brother worked at six flags and he said people could give a **** less about working there.



What's six flags?

Ok in the UK rides are well maintained. There are in-built safety features that go on before each car can be cleared to start.
People bitch about rides shutting down all the time in the UK at amusement parks but they shut down when the tiniest little thing goes wrong, one screw loose or something, and stay closed until someone comes to fix it, that's how high on safety they are.


I don't know about safety in whatever country you are in.
#17
Quote by Psalm 150:4
But then...if we crashed I'd be the first to die. I do sit NEAR the front if I can, just not the very front.

Okay. If you're THAT afraid of rollercoasters, go watch Final Destination 3. It should ease your phobia.
#18
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What's six flags?

Ok in the UK rides are well maintained. There are in-built safety features that go on before each car can be cleared to start.
People bitch about rides shutting down all the time in the UK at amusement parks but they shut down when the tiniest little thing goes wrong, one screw loose or something, and stay closed until someone comes to fix it, that's how high on safety they are.


I don't know about safety in whatever country you are in.



Six flags= popular American amusement park.

edit: I'm in the USA.
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#19
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They're built by drunken iron workers and maintained by people that don't even want to work there or be there. And I know for a fact that those are true cause my Dad is an electrician and he's seen roller coasters been built and he says they're completely drunk all of the time and my brother worked at six flags and he said people could give a **** less about working there.

yep thats how its works.....

when i went to dreamworld they closed one of the rides cause it was ''raining''

i didnt even notice the slightly spitting rain untill they told me


they really are quite carefull
#20
lol-you are going on a church trip but the thing u r most scared of is a roller coaster?
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#22
I don't think you can enjoy them more since you don't seem to enjoy them at all. I know you said you like the loops, but what I mean is that I don't think they're worth all the negative effects they have on you.
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#24
Be happy you aren't going to this place.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_Park
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#25
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But then...if we crashed I'd be the first to die. I do sit NEAR the front if I can, just not the very front.

....if you crashed into a solid wall that suddenly materialized on the track. Generally it's middle or rear cars that leave the rails first (this is true of actual trains as well).

Besides all that, you're not going to crash anyway.
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#26
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Ok, so maybe not scared. I'm taking my annual church youth trip to an amusement park then attending Kingsfest. I'm sooo looking foreward to the concerts (Switchfoot, Skillet, Hawk Nelson), but I really don't like roller coasters.

I've ridden them once or twice a year for like 8 years, but I just have no fun on them. My head gets snapped around (my hear is smaller than the head rests it's supposed to fit into), my vision gets grey/ spotty for a second while taking those big fast descents. I really like the loops though.

So, how can I enjoy roller coasters more? I just don't understand the attraction.

Woah, I'm going to kingsfest too! Anyway, I would embrace that. If you black out, I'm sure you'll be rescued. But that's sort of the point of coasters, to make it seem like you're going to die, but keep you safe. Hope to see you there. If All Your $hit isnt being sarcastic, I agree.
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#27
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#28
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Be happy you aren't going to this place.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_Park



A stick that was supposed to control speed led, in practice, to just two options on the infrequently maintained vehicles: extremely slow, and a speed described by one former employee as "death awaits."

HAHA!!!!!!!


god that would be the worst place to spend your weekend...


EDIT:
* Super Go Karts: The karts were meant to be driven around a small loop track at a speed of about 20 mph (32 km/h) set by the governor devices on them. But park employees knew how to circumvent the governors by wedging tennis balls into them, and were known to do so for parkgoers. As a result, an otherwise standard small-engine car ride became a chance to play bumper cars at 50 mph (80 km/h), and many injuries resulted from head-on collisions.[12] Also, the engines were poorly maintained, and some riders were overcome by gasoline fumes as they drove.[12]


JESUS!

that place was so unsafe!
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#29
Theres nothing to fear about Rollercoasters. I'm a Rollercoaster Enthusiast, and trust me, you've more chance of dying while walking to the ride, than on it. They're incredibly safe, and have many precautions, such as Block Brake sections to stop any colisions happening. All rides have to pass a safety check before the season starts. This includes checking every single bolt on the track and supports. Furthermore from this. Each ride will test around 7-10 times before it opens to the public to check all the systems are running.

If you simply don't find them enjoyable, then don't go on them. But if you're worried for your safety, then you really need to look into the safety of Rollercoasters.
#30
Well, I assume that you're religious so I'm pretty sure that if you die on a rollercoaster, you'll still be allowed to go to heaven. And if you don't, you'll discover it's damned good fun (lucky git, I LOVE rollercoasters but can't afford to go to a park!). Win win!

I think the best way to enjoy rollercoasters is to make yourself laugh whenever you get 'frigthened' or uncomfortable. If that doesn't work, just don't go on the rollercoasters.

P.S The heaven part is just a joke - not a hateful/ironic/spiteful thing.
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#31
I was afraid of roller coasters for a long time too.

You just have to suck it up and ride a fun one and then after that you won't be afraid.

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#32
I had the same problem you have (I used to be a HUGE roller coward), but the only way to get rid of your fear is to face it. I rode almost every coaster at the Six Flags near me (Over Georgia) a week ago for a church trip as well. Just relax and have fun dude, the rides wouldn't be there if they were life threatening.
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#35
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But then...if we crashed I'd be the first to die. I do sit NEAR the front if I can, just not the very front.


in an inevitable burning roller coaster crash does the order of how the passengers die really effect the overall outcome.
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#36
Rollercoasters are the single most awesome thing since swiss cheese. Just approach it with a positive attitude and you'll love it.
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