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Old 07-01-2005, 08:26 AM   #1
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What is your favorite amusement park ride?

With the 4th of July celebrations, there are tons of carnivals and such going on. What is your favorite ride, whether it be Six Flags, State Fairs etc..
My all time favorite is an oldie, we call it the Scrambler.
It has 4-5 arms, 4 cars to each arm and the arms spin independantly as the whole thing spins too so that your going in circles until you slide to one side of your car.

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Old 07-01-2005, 08:39 AM   #2
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without a doubt, for me it's roller coasters. one of my favorites is the grand old wooden coaster, "the cyclone" on coney island. my buddies and i would go late on a weeknight to avoid a line, and pound a few hot dogs and beers at nathan's, then ride the cyclone over and over. the trick is to ride it with your hands up; without ever lowering your hands to hold on. (it helps to go with a fat guy so you get pinned in the seat).

another fave was space mountain in disneyworld. i haven't been there for years. i wonder if it still exists?
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Old 07-01-2005, 09:01 AM   #3
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With the 4th of July celebrations, there are tons of carnivals and such going on. What is your favorite ride, whether it be Six Flags, State Fairs etc..
My all time favorite is an oldie, we call it the Scrambler.
It has 4-5 arms, 4 cars to each arm and the arms spin independantly as the whole thing spins too so that your going in circles until you slide to one side of your car.
This is my favorite ride too texasgirl! We have it at our homecoming each year. It's old and red and even though it's not the biggest thriller, the line is always the longest. Here it's called the "Tilt O Whirl." It's just right!

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Old 07-01-2005, 09:58 AM   #4
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this old one called 'the thunderbolt'.
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Old 07-01-2005, 10:59 AM   #5
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roller coasters... my favorite is The Raptor at Cedar Point
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Old 07-01-2005, 11:20 AM   #6
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I really ejoyed a ride at Operyland hotel called Chaos! It's an indoor roller coaster. Your in the dark and neon flickering lights enhanse the movements from the ride.
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This is my favorite ride too texasgirl! We have it at our homecoming each year. It's old and red and even though it's not the biggest thriller, the line is always the longest. Here it's called the "Tilt O Whirl."
I think you're confused, here. The Tilt-O-Whirl and the Scrambler are two different rides.

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Old 07-01-2005, 02:49 PM   #8
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I love them all. The bigger and faster the better.
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Old 07-01-2005, 02:50 PM   #9
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I think you're confused, here. The Tilt-O-Whirl and the Scrambler are two different rides.

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Woops! You are right. But hey, the Scrambler is still fun. I ride it at our state fair.
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Old 07-01-2005, 03:03 PM   #10
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The Viper at Magic Mountain!
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Old 07-01-2005, 04:07 PM   #11
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The Viper at Magic Mountain!
Yeah, the Viper used to be my favorite too:



Now it's all about the Goliath:

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Old 07-01-2005, 06:54 PM   #12
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I don't know if I could get on those or not.


I haven't been out to Six Flags {That's what we have here} here in about 7 years. I know there are some new coasters, but, I don't know if I would be brave enough to try them.
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Old 07-01-2005, 07:02 PM   #13
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Geeeeeez, you guys, I'm ready to chuck just looing at the pic's ..Just give this big the merry go round at Disneyland KADESMA
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Old 07-01-2005, 08:18 PM   #14
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I'll ride with you Kadesma! Yesterday we were at D-land and Disney's C.A. and my evil sister (I love her dearly, but it was an evil thing to do) got me on the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. It's named that for a reason. I hated it! I'm not a coaster lover, and would much rather feel a bit safe.

My favorite is at Disney's C. A. - "Soarin' over California". You're in a ski lift type chair (many hooked together) and, as it is a simulator ride with a GIANT screen like an imax, you have the feeling as though you are hangliding over the most beautiful parts of California. You see the Sierra mountains (smelling pine and feeling the cold wind), you go over the orange groves of Camarillo (and smell the oranges), you see the PGA west in Palm Springs, the Navy harbor in San Diego, you fly over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, over some waves in Malibu, etc...it ends at night over Disneyland's Christmas parade, with the fireworks going off over Sleeping Beauty's castle.
It is the most sensory ride ever and you feel as though you've just experienced everything first hand.
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Old 07-02-2005, 12:57 AM   #15
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Lordy. That's be the SUPERMAN coaster at Six Flags New England!



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Old 07-02-2005, 09:34 AM   #16
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jenny i rode that when we had six flags here (which is now geauga lake again)
it was a fun ride !!! but because i'm so short i had a heck of a time getting onto
the seat. everybody was laughing at me. pretty humiliating... but i FINALLY made
it and everybody cheered... was still humiliating lol.
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Old 07-02-2005, 09:36 AM   #17
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middie, don't tell me that you have to stand by the "you must be this tall to get on this ride" sign...
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Old 07-02-2005, 09:39 AM   #18
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no bucky lol. i just couldn't hop up into the seat... so i literally had to climb up the thing and into the seat
(was quite a sight i'm sure)
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I like those little trains.
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Old 07-02-2005, 01:59 PM   #20
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I like those little trains.
I always liked the little boats better, myself - - except those steering wheels always seemed pretty useless.

Actually, I'm a big 'coaster' fan. I don't like the spinning rides (except the scrambler) as I get a little - - I also don't like the 'virtual' rides where you're in a room with a screen (although the one jkath described sounds nice). I think the GOAL of most of those is to make you sick as opposed to giving you an actual thrill... I guess that's it! I like THRILL rides not ones that are designed to make you .
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