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I found myself alone with a friend (if you can being with one other person alone) riding the Python at SFA one fall night when they were having their Halloween events. We were the only ones on the platform (other than of course the lone ride op on the boarding side) and the only ones to ride. It was pitch dark and the whole park was full of smoke from all the Halloween haunts and events they were having, and it was very quiet up there, just us and the sounds of the coaster in the night. It was also rather creepy and definitely lent an atmosphere to what was normally a rather simple, run of the mill Arrow shuttle loop.

 

Then I was by myself (just me, no companion) on Verbolten for one night ride, and I was riding right in the front, and that was also otherworldly and creepy. I really enjoyed that one.

 

For some reason (perhaps an ingrained psychological notion of there being safety in numbers; that, and facing something alone is almost always more daunting, even for those who have no fear of coasters) being alone on a coaster (or even with only one or two other people, leaving most of the train empty) is IMO a different experience than being on one filled with people, and it increases the thrill factor.

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I once had an entire V2 train to myself at SFDK. When they put Roar, V2, and Superman on pass holder ERT (Which they always do together since theyre in the same plaza) everyone runs to Superman so I went to V2 and got my own train.

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Most recent one I can think of was when were at Knott's this past April. It was park closing and we just made the line before they closed it for Sierra Sidewinder. There were actually 4 of us and each of us took our own car (as there are 4 cars/train). While I wasn't the only one on the ride, I like to call it a 'private ride' as the ride contained only our group.

 

I also had a solo ride on CGA's flyers (I was the only rider) during the Global Winter Wonderland event. It was raining pretty steady, the rest of the group took shelter in the nearby Gametime building. This was my "One with the Flyers" ride as I made this ride sing, in the steady rain. Definitely a memorable experience!

 

That same night, all of us took shelter on the Gravitron that was set up inside the park. We were the only 3 riders in the ride...and being as how quite the ride was, we could hear every creak, pop, groan, etc on the ride...praying that the thing is going to hold together during our ride

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I have a few times, when I went to Hershey Park on October 28th, 2012, I was the only one on Great Bear and Wildcat. It happened again on June 13th 2013 when severe weather threatened my area, only one on Wildcat and Flying Falcon. It was more funny than thrilling

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Yes! On the Wild Mouse at Flamingo Land, I was the only one on the entire ride. I got a lovely comment from the ride assistant about how I have no friends

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Excluding coasters with small trains such as Wild Mouses, here are the coasters that I've been the only one on for a ride:

 

Anaconda (Kings Dominion)

 

Excalibur (Funtown U.S.A.)- My family and I would often visit Funtown on a late August/early September weekday since most children from Maine have gone back to school by that point and the park was almost completely empty. I was able to ride Excalibur 35 straight times without getting off and for my last ride, it was just me in the front.

 

Joker's Jinx (Six Flags America)

 

Polar Coaster (Story Land)

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Don't know why I didn't post this earlier, but the most recent one that I can remember has to be when I was on the last train of he day on Gold Striker. I wasn't the only one but pretty dang close, there were three others and they sat in the front two rows. I, of course, took the glorious row 12. It was really weird seeing practically nobody in front of me until the front of the train.

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Yes - on Diavlo in Central Park, Japan for my last ride before we took off back to the hotel. (2007)

I was in the front row, and it was really awesome, all things considered, heh heh.

And recently, on the now finished TPR Japan Tour, David and me were sat at "the back of the boat"

(how embarrassing) at Sindbad's Adventure,in Tokyo Disney Sea. Not exactly a coaster, but it still felt...wierd.

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"All by myself..." Diavlo in Central Park, Japan.

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I was on both The Crypt at KD and HangTime at Dorney all by my self on one point. It really wasn't that fun screaming "WOOOHOOO!!!!!!!!!" during flips all by my self, It's much better doing it with other people!

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I once had a back row ride on The Hulk by myself. Boy, that ride can be quite rough when you have a very light train. My favorite solo ride has to be Jaws. I was the only one on the boat and yes the skipper did the full routine, just for me. It was quite unreal especially that there were fireworks going off at the same time.

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I've snagged a lot of solo rides over the years at SFFT, but my favorite happened last year. I got to the park at opening on a day with 80% chance of storms. The park was practically empty and I got on Superman: KC first thing. It was nice and cool out and there was a good amount of fog. I sat front row, put in my headphones and listened to some Bruce Springsteen. It was amazing. I wish I could relive that ride every single time I go to SFFT.

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Cool topic, been on more than I care to admit all alone. My favorite though wasn't a coaster, but the Indiana Jones Adventure at Disneyland. It was a slow day at Disney, and at the end of the night there was no line. I asked if I could not walk the quarter mile queue to re-ride, and they said they would put me back on it. I got one ride alone, and then one ride where a cast member came with me and explained to me how everything works, where stuff was, and so on.

 

For someone like me who always enjoys the "how stuff works" of the rides, it was absolutely amazing.

 

As for roller coasters, it's particularly amusing if you ever get to be the only one on a train between two full trains. I've had that happen a number of times.

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