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Rides that still genuinely scare you...

Discussion in 'General Discussions & Opinions' started by Sandman, May 12, 2016.

  1. Edward M

    Edward M Well-Known Member

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    You can add Mine Blower to my list. There was something unsafe about it. It wasn't that I felt like I wasn't actually safe. It just felt like a coaster shouldn't be doing this. Headchoppers, insane turns, hills that shouldn't have airtime that hard. My front seat ride wasn't scary at all but that back seat ride. I still don't know wtf that was.
     
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    Jarrett Most Obnoxious Member 2016 CF Award Winner 2016

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    ^My friend Andrew who's doing DCP rode that and it became his number one and he hasn't shut up about it since haha. I'm a huge GG fan and I already wanted to ride it but hearing that I'm literally about to hitchhike down to Florida!

    I can usually handle little tiny drop towers but the one at Knoebels stopped way later than I expected it to and that really freaked me out. Like, the way I reacted I don't think I'll hear the end of it for a while. :p
     
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    Ven New Member

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    Unfortunately, I haven't found any coasters that still scare me.
    I have a list of "highest, fastest, most thrilling" coasters on my to do list though. Hopefully, one of them will at least make me slightly nervous when I get on. (E.g. Top Thrill Dragster)
     
  4. Zek_Teh_Kek

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    I know It's been a while, but I found that with the amount of adrenaline in you, you don't even realize how high up you are and it's not too scary.
    Mind you I have a fear of heights, so I conquered that for the most part.
    Still have a fear of rough coasters though.
     
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    Craig M New Member

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    Another one for drop towers!

    Used to have Oblivion in the list but it seems to have less of a wait for the drop now
     
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    Karnan!
    Everyone at Ghosterforce knows, I don't think i've ever seen a group of CFer's so terrified!
     
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    A coaster that would terrify a whole group of veteran coaster fans -- I have to say this really piques my curiosity.
     
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    I feel like Dragster happens so gaddamn fast that it's like....vroom vroom.....oh, wow that tower is really rushing toward us.

    Haha, like I can't process what's happening as it is.
     
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    MestnyiGeroi Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, the first time I rode Dragster I was nervous waiting in line, and especially on the track waiting for the launch. BUT once I'd done TTD, then I had little to no nervousness for my first rides on Kingda Ka, Xcelerator, Storm Runner, etc.

    For me, I only tend to get nervous or scared when I'm riding something intense *that is new to me*. Once I've experienced that new thing, the anxiety is exorcised, even for different rides that are the same type of ride/element as that first one.

    And that's why I find it intriguing that a group of CoasterForce vets -- people who've ridden everything -- could possibly all find Karnan terrifying. It makes me extremely curious to ride it.
     
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    lmao yeah my brain is just too slow to immediately go like "Oh, that was the launch!" it's like "whaaa....wha happen..."
     
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    But Karnan has a unique element to it, so it was new for all of us who hadn't ridden it before. Even knowing what it did, when you see it in real life it's :emoji_zipper_mouth:ing huge (it's technically a hyper). I need to reride it now the fear has worn off but I'd wager that it'd still make me nervous. It's literally the best ride I've ever been on for build-up and anticipation.

    The only thing I can compare it to is waiting for your first ever ride on Disney's Tower of Terror - you know what it is but there's still the fear of the unknown.
     
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    Hyde I Lied About My Age! Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    Not gonna lie, my first ride on Voyage at night had me anxious going up the lift hill. I had known how awesome a ride it was; but really felt butterflies for my first time!
     
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    Spot on. The fear of not knowing how it's going to treat you is what mostly gets me these days.
    Either through a new ride type with a notoriety for intensity like Dinoconda or Arashi.
    Or a ride with a bad reputation, similar to something I've suffered from before, like 'the worst wooden rollercoaster in the world' Bandit.
    All turned out to be hilariously fun instead.

    Kärnan may take the crown though. Had the whole ride to myself on a first go. I couldn't tell if it was me or the tower that was shaking more. Music blaring, sitting on the lift for what feels like forever... and then they went and made the ride even better.
     
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    I'm prepared to believe it's one of those 'I guess you had to be there' things, but I really don't get this with Karnan.
    To be honest, I struggle to think of anything other than big drop towers like Scream or HC that still give me that rush - one of the reasons I like drop towers so much.

    And Bandit will never be the worst wooden rollercoaster in the world, so long as Coaster Express exists.
     
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    Like many on this thread nothing really genuinely gets me but I still get an uncomfortable feeling for a few seconds waiting at the top of drop towers. Maybe just the uncertainty of when its going to happen.
     
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    Phantom Manor at Disneyland Paris. Hate to sound like a pussy but it's a long story.
    Summer 2007. I was 5 years old. I mostly had a good day at Disneyland Paris...but my parents basically dragged me on Phantom Manor, which, as a lot of you coaster fans should know, is a bit darker and scarier than the California, Florida and Tokyo versions of the Haunted Mansion. I remember having my head down most of the ride, and when I looked up, it was that scene just after the Bride's Boudoir (the room where there is a large skull shape in a mirror) where the evil, skeletal Phantom can be seen, evilly cackling next to an open grave with an undead dog by his side.
    After this one ride, my family never went near Phantom Manor for the remainder of the time we were there. I enjoy the ride now, but I still feel a little scared/nervous and get a little chill when I am walking up to the Manor's doors.
     
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    Mission Space. Even on repeat rides my heart rate goes up while waiting for it to start. I think it's mainly that claustrophobic moment when it shuts you in and the screen practically touches your nose but the reminder of the sick bags ratchets up the tension too.
     
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    Star Flyers.
    It's the chains. Waaaaay too thin. I've seen stronger looking chains being worn as jewellery.
     
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    Huh? You were banging on about these when we were away calling me a pussy the whole time and now you come out with this????

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    I still ride 'em. "Courage isn't the absence of fear, merely the desire to overcome it."
    Somebody famous might have said that.

    And you are a pussy.
     
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