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What is your favorite amusement park ride?

Asked by ANef_is_Enuf (25343points) July 8th, 2011

It looks like this question hasn’t been asked in over a year, so I’m hoping it’s okay since we have a new crowd.

Do you ride rollercoasters? Stick to the ferris wheel? Will you get on absolutely any ride there is, or would we be lucky to get you on the Merry-Go-Round?

I love just about anything that spins me around as fast as possible. My favorite is probably the gravity wheel type rides, specifically this one. I also have a soft spot for the teacup ride. :) I like most rollercoasters, but it is inevitable that I will throw up. Never fails, so I never ride them.

Which is more likely to make you feel queasy? A rollercoaster or a ride that spins you around?

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filmfann's avatar

Pirates of the Caribbean

KateTheGreat's avatar

I have never been on an amusement park ride.

Berserker's avatar

Not that big a fan of rides, but I loooooove haunted houses. The ones you ride through in little wagons are cool, but I really love the ones you walk through. You can take your time checking out decapitated heads stored behind glass walls that light up as you walk by, and all the cool decor and everything. Most of it looks like a b movie, but it’s awesome. Has a nice classic feel to it.

I remember one year at the Red River Exhibition in Winnipeg, one of the walkthrough houses had dudes wearing glow in the dark hockey masks jumping out at you and stuff. There was even a guy behind a grated wall that started up a real, genuine chainsaw as you went by. I loved it lol.

There was also a really cool haunted house you walked through, that had a jungle theme…but it was fucking messed the hell up, man. At first, it’s all typically jungly, but it gets darker and darker…near the end, it has all this gory decor that involves cannibalism and death by wild animals. Plus, moving floors and spinning tunnels!

TexasDude's avatar

@ANef_is_Enuf it’s the exterior of The Haunted Mansion in the Magic Kingdom in Disney World, Florida. It’s a dark ride with extensive animatronics and special effects.

Aethelwine's avatar

Spinning makes me queasy. I wasn’t always like this, but once I turned 30 or so I couldn’t handle anything that spins fast. I love roller coasters though.

My favorite amusement park ride is the spinning swings. yeah, I know. I said I couldn’t handle spinning. This is the only spinning I can handle

For a specific amusement park, I’d have to go with The Haunted Mansion at Disneyland and Space Mountain. I started visiting Disneyland when I was 3 and we lived near Anaheim. We visited Disney quite a bit and I always got a kick out of the ghosts that would be sitting next to me when I looked in the mirror.

cookieman's avatar

The exit. I loathe amusement parks, particularly the rides.

I know, I know…I’m a humbug.

But, I do lurve water parks and almost all the “rides” (slides, wave pools, rapids, etc.)

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

@Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard ohh, I haven’t been to Disney World since I was a kid. I forget. :)
@jonsblond honestly, I notice that the older I get, the less tolerance I have for any ride. In fact, I threw up the last time I went on my favorite ride. Kind of a bummer. I just can’t stomach them anymore.


Splash Mountain at Disney World.

Test Track at Epcot (Disney World).

Haunted Mansion at Disneyland.

Space Mountain at Disneyland.

The Mummy Ride at Universal Studios, CA.


@Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard The Haunted Mansion at Disney World was okay, but I found the one at Disneyland better. The Mansion was spookier, and the ride seemed a little longer in length because they make you walk through a long dark corridor to the cars and then a walk down a moving sidewalk after you get off the ride, with a the “black widow bride” bidding you a farewell.

TexasDude's avatar

@MRSHINYSHOES I’m definitely checking it out if I ever go to Disneyland. I really want to go on the one in Paris. It has a western theme.

tinyfaery's avatar

I like everything except rides that just drop. Ugh.

Berserker's avatar

@tinyfaery I totally loved the Drop of Fear. For about two seconds…the near minute it takes for it to reach the top made me believe in God. XD


@Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard Hope you go. Disneyland has a different ambience. My two little ones love both. Don’t go to the one in Hong Kong. It’s not very good at all. Never been to the Paris one. Maybe someday.

Just found the Haunted Mansion in Disneyland a bit spookier, because the mansion has that “old south ghostly haunt” character. That and the fact that the deadly bride with the axe is portrayed more horrifically.

obvek's avatar

Our hometown amusement park has a wooden roller coaster that made me laugh the entire ride because along with the usual gravity tricks it shakes and jostles you to death. It’s ridiculous and totally hilarious.

augustlan's avatar

I used to love roller coasters of all kinds. It was something I could do despite my fear of heights, and the scarier the better. But after missing a coaster season or two due to health problems, I found out I can’t do it anymore. Panic attack city. :(

These days, my favorite rides are more like carnival or fair rides:

The Tilt-a-Whirl, which I like because you can make your individual car spin like crazy if you want to (and I do).

The Scrambler, because it whips you around and you get a good breeze.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

@augustlan we need to go on the tilt-a-whirl together.

Aethelwine's avatar

@ANef_is_Enuf My daughter is getting to the age where she can go on the cool rides at the carnival. I went with her recently and there were many I couldn’t go on. I felt so bad. I had to tell her she didn’t want mommy’s puke on her. We ended up on this many times though. :D

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

@jonsblond Ohhh, I don’t do slides. I know I’m no fun, but slides are one of those things where I draw the line. I don’t like anything about them. Not slides like that, no waterpark slides… no way. haha.
I also remember being a kid and the point where my mom quit going on rides with us. She always swore that as she approached 30 she just couldn’t stomach them anymore, and I always thought she was full of it and just scared. Now that I’m nearing 30, I believe her.

augustlan's avatar

@jonsblond I’ll ride the slides with you. :)

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

We need a jelly field trip to an amusement park.

Aethelwine's avatar

@augustlan potato sacks are so versatile ;)

ucme's avatar

The exit, me no likey!

cookieman's avatar

@ucme: Hey, that’s my line. ;^)

ucme's avatar

@cprevite yeah well, I get dizzy walking around a corner too fast.

MilkyWay's avatar

I’m the kind of person who will go on every single one of them, twice.

disenchanted_poisongirl's avatar

I like most of them, but I need someone with me. Anyway, I love rollercoasters, all of them!!

I also like this.

And I have to say that I love water parks, like this, and mostly this one

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