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My first coaster

Mon Jun 20, 2005 9:11 pm

I started this topic on Rideas many years ago with a very big response!

My first coaster...

Coaster - Crazy loop
Park - Flamingo land

I was about 12 and rolleroasters really scared me. I couldnt even watch people on them. A family day out to flamingo land turned into a nightmare. My sister begged me all day to try this coaster but I couldnt do it. Watching riders going upside down was sheer terror. There was also a massive vat of water underneath the loop for some reason, god knows why but I thought it was in case the train dropped off.

At the end of the day I had to do it. I remember being taken up the lifthill shaking and praying. I pushed myself back into the seat as hard as I could with my eyes tightly shut. All the way round I screamed like a girl :-( thinking I was going to fly out but then it finished. For weeks afterwards I thought I was the bravest person ever :lol: . A few Blackpool trips after and I was a fully fledged coaster nut. :D/
 
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Mon Jun 20, 2005 9:14 pm

It was Montezoomers revenge in Knotts berry farm, i was about 12 and we went on it non stop for an hour (you know getting off running around, getting back on kinda thing!)

I got the bug from there and the rest is history!
 
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Mon Jun 20, 2005 9:19 pm

I'm hoping it will be the Mine Train at Alton in a few weeks.
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Anonymous

Mon Jun 20, 2005 9:28 pm

Proper Rollercoaster: Corkscrew - with my uncle at back
2nd: Nemises
 
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Tue Jun 21, 2005 12:06 am

Moved to Other UK Parks from Other Parks Trip Planning and Reports.

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Tue Jun 21, 2005 7:34 am

hmmmm well i sort of have two really. my first ever was grand national at blackpool pleasure beach when i was about 9. I hated every minute of it!

Then i didnt go on anything until the year oblivion opened (my first visit to AT) and my mum dragged me on it because she was determined i was going to get my moneys worth that day! Needless to say I loved it, went on every ride that day and have loved rides ever since, guess i owe it to my mum huh?! :mrgreen:
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Tue Jun 21, 2005 7:45 am

My first true coaster was Air then Corky then Florida's coasters. Trust me to dive near the deep end. :lol:
 
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Tue Jun 21, 2005 9:11 am

Corkscrew
"ERRRRRRRRRRR EXCUSE ME"
 
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Tue Jun 21, 2005 9:41 am

Good old Corky for me!
 
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Tue Jun 21, 2005 10:48 am

Corkie, then the bullet, then magnum force. Never again (well i rode it 3 times afterwards but).

Fist alton coaster was air i think, then oblivion, got dragged on nemmie! :P
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Tue Jun 21, 2005 11:07 am

woo talk about deep end! my first coaster was el condor at Six flags holland just last year. it was great because as soon as i saw it i just ran straight into the queue.

My first alton towers coaster was air last october. i started at air and went across the park, ending up in a 2h 40m (or something) spinball whizzer queue, in the rain. not very amusing. oblivion was closed that day :(
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Tue Jun 21, 2005 11:12 am

Mine was The Scenic Railway at Margate's dreamland when i was about 6!!! :D

My 1st proper coaster was the Python at Drayton manor ( i think it's called Klondike Gold Mine now) when i was about 11 and i was hooked on them from then onwards!!! :twisted:
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Tue Jun 21, 2005 11:23 am

My first was Nemesis in 1994 on a trip with the scouts :D
If you\'re reading this post it means I have emerged from my TTF cave during my annual forage for food.
 
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Tue Jun 21, 2005 11:41 am

my first coaster was oblivion it was a big jump :P
 
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Tue Jun 21, 2005 12:15 pm

Shockwave at drayton manor :D
 
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Tue Jun 21, 2005 12:50 pm

My first ever coaster was the big apple rollercoaster at bottons pleasure beach in skegness but my first ever looping one was the boomerang at pleasure island.



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Tue Jun 21, 2005 1:11 pm

Officially it was the Ultimate at Lightwater Valley. But it wasn't until I went on Nemesis that the coaster bug bit me. Must have been about 9 when I went to Lightwater Valley and rode that thing.... about 13 or so for Nemesis.
 
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Tue Jun 21, 2005 3:52 pm

For me it was " Rollercoaster " at Wicksteed Park i know not an imaginative name but it is Wicksteed age 5
My first mine train was RMT at American adventure age 7
My first junior coaster was at Crealy again RMT but a junior coaster age 11( I only just got on that one )
My first log flume Gulliver's age 7
My first flat ride was " paratropper at Wicksteed Park age 5

I'm a coater traveller
Good Bye I\'m off elsewhere
 
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Tue Jun 21, 2005 4:04 pm

Shockwave at DM :D it was sooooo cool :)
 
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Tue Jun 21, 2005 5:35 pm

Hmm i believe i am the one who became a coaster enthusiast the earliest so far. :shock: :o :D YAY. I have been stunned by coasters ever since i can remember, i remember watching a few when we went past cleethorpes, and things like that. I rode my first when i was 4, it was a Hornet model by Zierer at Flambards. It wasnt big but it seemed large at my age. I used to draw roller coasters and things from that age. Then i rode my first looping coaster when i was about 6, i think, it was the twin looper at American Adventure. I remember my dads friend sneaking me on cos i was very small. :D I then cried cos i was too small for the missile. I am the only person i know that has cried to get on rides, rather than to get off them. Any one else done that????? I really became addited to coasters when i was 8, this was when i got my first book on them, and i read it through in 2 weeks at that age. It was Roller Coaster by David bennett. :D
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