I have a rule; I’ll ride any roller-coaster that can not be assembled overnight. If it’s put together with more bobby pins and hope than welds, or run by a man with less teeth than toes I’ll watch from the ground. Otherwise I’m on it! I love a good coaster,I believe my father instilled this love in me. There are few things as memorable as riding Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain backwards! I plan to pass this along to my daughters.
When my first born arrived, we found out she would have to undergo major heart surgery at six months. After a grueling three weeks at UCSF, she was released. We then had a follow up meeting with her cardiologist, who explained that they closed up two holes in her heart, formed a new value, and sealed up a duct that should have closed after birth. When he asked if we had any questions, I paused, then,
“Uh, Doc,” I asked
“Will she be able to ride a roller-coaster?”
It seemed very important at the time. Anyway he said yes. Ever since she has been in training. You can’t enter into these things lightly. Alexis gets tossed, hurled, spun, and generally shook up, and she loves it! If this works as well as I hope I’ll have to write a manual on the proper upbringing for coaster-crazed kids. Needless to say she doesn't meet the hight requirement yet, but when she does...
With the right company, and techniques even a boring coaster can be fun, though I would recommend going for the ones where people look the most ill on the departing ramp. These are the quality coasters.
Here are some tips for maximum coaster enjoyment
Sit in the front row for the view,
or the back for the speed.
All other seats are a waste.
Pretend like your scared after they click you in.
If your good you can milk this one all the way up the first ramp.
I’m not sure why this is so entertaining but most people on roller-coasters are either sadistic or masochistic. Go figure!
Like your four years old and lost your mommy,
Like you found dog poop in you bed.
Like you might Die!
This is one of the few times this is socially acceptable behavior, it’s fun, and essential for the overall coaster experience
Once you’ve hit free fall never, ever, under any circumstances, hold on to the handrail! Your hands should be straight up, or pumping in the “Bring It On” fashion.
Or you’ll never willingly let yourself look like that again.