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How Old Are You & What Was Your 1st Coaster?

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My first coaster was Ice Mountain Bobsled at Enchanted Forest.

It's kind of a weird story to me. Let's see. I have no idea how old I was, but certainly between the ages of 8 and 12. It wasn't my idea. I'm 99% sure I had no idea it was a roller coaster. I have no idea if I was already afraid of roller coasters back then, or if it just had never occurred to me that I would ever have a reason to ride one.

I have next to zero recollection of the ride experience...I mostly remember the car, the initial tight tunnel, and maybe the station. So either it was so traumatizing that I repressed the memory (extremely unlikely, but possible since it feels fast and has rough airtime!), or it was so boring I just forgot immediately! (And I usually remember things in great detail. Weird.)

This was my only coaster ride before the age of 18. I still love that coaster, and not just nostalgically.


Edit: I want to do the little survey!

First Looping Coaster (Continuous Circuit): California Screamin'

First Kiddie Coaster: "Real": Gadget's Go Coaster at DLR. At all: Dragon Wagon, with Tiger Express being the second.

First Looping Coaster (Non-Continuous Circuit): I take it V2 doesn't count, so Aftershock.

First Wooden Coaster: Roar at SFDK. "We'll ride that one first because it doesn't go upside-down."

Tallest Roller Coaster: Aftershock (depressing!)

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I'm 35 and my first coaster was the Coca-Cola Roller at the Glasgow Garden Festival in 1988 aged 14. It was a Boomerang and was only there for the summer. I rode it 16 tmes over that summer and after that I was hooked.

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The Beast.


I was forced to go on it when I was 7. I cried until we got to the end. Then I started laughing. Glad my parents did that for me, otherwise I probably wouldn't of been this big into coasters if they didn't.

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My first adult coaster was Grizzly at KD when I was 7. I was so scared after riding that I wouldn't ride another adult coaster until I was 14. The next coaster that I would ride would be then Adventure World's new for 1995 coaster, Mind Eraser.


Grizzly is one of my favorite wooden coasters now.

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