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    Hi all.
    Ok so....my friend talked me into going to Six Flags with them on November 15th. I'm NOT a roller coaster fan and I know I'm glutting for punishment this time.

    So I want to know, what are some "scaredy-cat" must go rides?

    I'm excited and nervous so any info would be helpful. I've never been there before.
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    Roaring Rapids
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    0
    Tidal Wave
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    Superman The Escape
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    Colossus
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    Goldrusher
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    Goliath/Viper
    27.78%
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    Jet Stream
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    Log Jammer
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    Ninja
    16.67%
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    Revolution
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    "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined." -Henry David Thoreau


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    Re: Questions About Six Flags

    Oh, and the we are going to "magic mountain'' to be exact.
    "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined." -Henry David Thoreau

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    • #3
      Re: Questions About Six Flags

      For coasters that are on the "lighter" side, you should ride Gold Rusher and Ninja (if they're still there - I haven't been to Magic Mountain for a couple of years). Colossus is a classic wooden coaster - shouldn't be too alarming for you.
      MCDADMCA

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      • #4
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        Originally posted by MissChristine View Post
        For coasters that are on the "lighter" side, you should ride Gold Rusher and Ninja (if they're still there - I haven't been to Magic Mountain for a couple of years). Colossus is a classic wooden coaster - shouldn't be too alarming for you.
        Gold Rush and Ninja are a definite yes.
        As for Colossus, I'll have to think about that one!

        Thanks for your input =)
        "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined." -Henry David Thoreau

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        • #5
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          Let's see, how do you deal with intensity, inversions, speed, height, any problems with restraints, what's the biggest coaster you've been on, these are just some questions to get the ball rolling...I'm a bit of an expert on coasters.

          And by the way, not the best choice for a coaster-weenie to visit the place with the second highest concentration of them in the country

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          • #6
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            Originally posted by Sir Didymus View Post
            Let's see, how do you deal with intensity, inversions, speed, height, any problems with restraints, what's the biggest coaster you've been on, these are just some questions to get the ball rolling...I'm a bit of an expert on coasters.

            And by the way, not the best choice for a coaster-weenie to visit the place with the second highest concentration of them in the country
            intensity - eh, moderate, nothing too crazy.

            inversions - not for me.

            speed - i love to go fast.

            height - nothing like this:

            Restraints - i love them, LOL. no issues there.

            the biggest coaster i've been on: the one that goes upside down at DCA, I know....i'm pathetic.


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            • #7
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              Ninja is an extremely fun ride. Make sure you sit in the very front seat.

              Revolution has only one loop, and is a fun ride. But it is very rough. You have to sort of ride defensevly.

              Gold Rusher was rough last time I was on it, but it is tame.

              Superman is very tall, but unless you look backwards, you will not know how high up you are. The ride does not even go near the top anymore, and is SHORT.

              Hopefully you have fun! Inversions do nothing for me anymore. I would give anything to get the feeling back of being scared of them again. I miss the pounding heart, the nervousness. In a way I am envious of people who still get to enjoy that.

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              • #8
                Re: Questions About Six Flags

                Go on X and conquer your fears, you only live once. Taste life!!!


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                • #9
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                  Originally posted by snorkeld View Post
                  Go on X and conquer your fears, you only live once. Taste life!!!
                  That's a good idea. Tasting life sounds good......but I think I rather live long enough to enjoy it was well
                  "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined." -Henry David Thoreau

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                  • #10
                    Re: Questions About Six Flags

                    The rides you'll likely enjoy are:

                    Revolution - Nothing more thrilling than Screamin', but kinda rough.
                    Ninja - It's a fun ride, not intense at all
                    Gold Rusher - Kind of like Big-Thunder, but not as fun or smooth.
                    Canyon Blaster - Kiddie coaster in Bugs Bunny Land

                    As for rides you might want to take a chance on:

                    Superman - Yes it looks tall, and fast, and scary, but it's not. It's a launch like Screamin'. It does go faster, but it takes longer to get up to top speed, so it doesn't seem as intense.

                    Colossus - The tallest drop is only 7 feet taller than the big drop on Screamin'. No loops or anything. I think you'll be fine here.

                    Other than those, everything else either contains multiple inversions or 200+ foot drops (Goliath).

                    IF by chance you want to be REALLY adventurous and "Live life" as snorkeld said, I'd start with Scream. It's probably the tamest multi-inversion ride at the park.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Questions About Six Flags

                      Thanks for all of your thoughts!

                      I'm still open to more if anyone else would like to post

                      I added a poll, but when I clicked the "allow multiple choices" it didn't work =\
                      "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined." -Henry David Thoreau

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                      • #12
                        Re: Questions About Six Flags

                        As for your poll, the only ones I would say for you not to try would be Goliath and Viper. The rest you should be fine with.

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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by sir clinksalot View Post
                          As for your poll, the only ones I would say for you not to try would be Goliath and Viper. The rest you should be fine with.
                          That's good to know. . .I was almost considering riding those! You saved me! Haha. Are they pretty 'wild'?
                          "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined." -Henry David Thoreau

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                          • #14
                            Re: Questions About Six Flags

                            Goliath has a 255 foot first drop and a helix that is pretty intense.

                            Viper has 7 inversions and a 171 foot drop.

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                            • #15
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                              Originally posted by sir clinksalot View Post
                              Goliath has a 255 foot first drop and a helix that is pretty intense.

                              Viper has 7 inversions and a 171 foot drop.



                              That just took those two off my list! LOL. Thank you very much!
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                              • #16
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                                Originally posted by PretzelSouls View Post
                                That's a good idea. Tasting life sounds good......but I think I rather live long enough to enjoy it was well
                                I took my son when he was 7 years old and just tall enough. He loved it and he is still afraid of Haunted Mansion. Plus I have been on tons of coasters and it is still my overall favorite.


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                                • #17
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                                  Originally posted by snorkeld View Post
                                  I took my son when he was 7 years old and just tall enough. He loved it and he is still afraid of Haunted Mansion. Plus I have been on tons of coasters and it is still my overall favorite.
                                  Your son is braver than I am! I remember going on the little dragon roller coaster at the fair when I was 6 or 7...I almost had a heart attack.

                                  I think I'm going to at least try some exciting rides, I'll try not to bad mouth them too much before I even try them.
                                  "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined." -Henry David Thoreau

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                                  • #18
                                    Re: Questions About Six Flags

                                    I think Tatsu is probably the best ride ever created on earth. From the location to the type of ride,it will hardly be beat by any other amazing rides, even at disneyland. That said, it might be scary for you. Check if you can deal with Scream which is kinda tame(and goes upside down)

                                    Magic Mountain is a beautiful park, i go sometimes(as i have a season pass) to just go and enjoy myself without even going on any rides. So i am sure you will have a lovely time, even if you dont go on the "big rides"

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                                    • #19
                                      Re: Questions About Six Flags

                                      Hi all, it's been a while since I've checked back to this thread and I thought up another question about the rides....

                                      Ok, so I am a fairly large person and I was curious about the seats - I've heard of people not being able to get into the seats...are they really that small?
                                      "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined." -Henry David Thoreau

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                                      • #20
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                                        I think if I can fit in the seats (and I can) you should be fine.

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