My heart pounded as my feet gradually left the safety of the grounds and began its ascent on a ladder that rattled on every step. Sweat formed in the palms of my hands while my gaze remained transfixed to the ground. In my mind’s eye, I envisioned myself landing with a splat on the ground. This was my first time at White Water, Six Flags. At first, when my cousins invited me to the trip, I presumed that in the worst case scenario, I would face a roller coaster; I can stomach that as long as there were seat
Roller coasters are one of the most popular rides when you go to an amusement park with everybody in your family. Why are they so scary for some people while for others it is just another adrenaline rush? Roller Coasters are one of the most complicated rides to build and to actually ride. There are some people who just have fun building something to have a quick adrenaline rush before going to work. Roller coasters have some of the most interesting design and history; they have become one of the world’s famous rides at every amusement park.
Wouldn’t you think that riding a roller coaster would be fun? Well not when you have some jerks for friends. My first experience on a roller coaster was not the best if you know what I mean. All thanks to my so called friends. We’re at Six Flags flying high, having fun and Alex (my best friend) suggests that we ride “Mr. Freeze” BURR.
I remember a day when I was walking in the Six Flags theme park in Texas with my best friend. The smell of popcorn and candy and the feeling of excitement from the little kids coming for the first time with the grandparents just enjoying the family experience. We were walking down the winding stone pathways, waiting for our next adventure at every turn. Trying not to leave our parents behind, we ran ahead enough to be in eyesight, but we were going at our own pace. He and I stood amazed at the sight of the gigantic rides as their shadows were cast down over us. The mini-shops and food stand would attract our little noses at the sight and smell of every peculiar food and trinket imaginable. My Friend, Rhett, suggested we go try a roller coaster. At first, I thought he was just joking around trying to scare me. I asked him what he really wanted to do and after that I realized that he wasn’t joking.
One such activity is the immense and thrill evoking Six Flags St. Louis. Six Flags is a giant theme park that allows customers to enjoy roller coasters, ferris wheels, food, drinks, and games. The park has rides that can accommodate any type of interest in rides a person may exhibit. These rides can range from thrilling, adrenaline producing, joy rides to nice, calm, smooth rides that can really make you feel at peace with the world. An example of a thriller ride would be one called Mr. Freeze roller coaster. This exciting ride starts out by getting into the roller
The first hill approaches and you’re brought all the way up very slowly until it fakes you out and continues slow and straight ahead at the top. A few small twists and turns and a second hill approaches, this time not fake. You’re brought to the top and quickly dropped down and incline. You and all the people behind you start whooping as the ride stays fast through all its sharp turns and fast speeds.
lunging 230 ft., my legs about to snap from the opposing force of gravity I ask myself why. Why did I ride this moronic ride? Six Flags, a place where the aroma of waffle cones or turkey legs, the size of small children, waver through the blacktop roads. A place where kids of many ages run around with overpriced capes and teen employees know nothing about roller coasters and how they operate.
Ever since I was a young child, I have always loved adventure. My fear loving father would always take me on the most wonderful retreats to free our adrenaline. One trip in mind that I will never forget is the first time I ever visited the colossal theme park, Six Flags over Georgia, located right outside the stunning city of Atlanta. I was at the tender age of nine years old and had just surpassed the height mark for being able to ride everything. My father had always waited for the day his daughter could finally experience the same grand adventures as himself.
Have you ever been scared of trying something new and exciting? Well, I once was. One summe day, my family decided to take a trip to Six Flags. This amusement park is full with thrill rides. I had never been on a roller coaster before. Not the ones with twenty stories high drops and speeds of fifty miles per hour.
Roller coasters are driven almost entirely by inertial, gravitational and centripetal forces. Amusement parks keep building faster and more complex roller coasters, but the fundamental principles at work remain the same.
The roller coaster has its beginnings in Russia where during the 1600's. People crafted sleds out of wood and built hills made of ice blocks. The hills had sand at the bottom to help slow down the sleds so they would not crash when they reached the bottom of the hill.1 Over time, the roller coaster has become more complex. They now are taller, faster
When they are going through this they will get to experience Newton's 1st Law. They will stay on the straight away for about 15 seconds and start to decline down hill. Where they will all the sudden begin to feel it getting very dark and gloomy. While the riders are beginning to feel it get dark and gloomy they will will go through instantaneous speed. Once they have reached the bottom of the hill they will begin to feel a light little mist over them. They will go in a little dip underground and come blasting back up. As they are coming back up they will experience projectile. They will zoom off on a little curve and meet the thunder storm. They will hear the big bangs of thunder and the bright light of lightening sticking. As all of this chaos is going on they will be experiencing the technology to make this all look very realistic. When they get to the end of the ride the will come out of the storm and go on a little curve slowing down the speed and will have reached a time of one minute and 35 seconds. Once they entire ride is over they will be able to go into a little gift shop right outside of the exit. They will also get to see the most unexpected picture from the
My two brothers nagged and complained constantly that “it’s too hot to do anything”. consequently, My family and I were off to find water. Two and a half miles of complacent landscape and flat concrete roads later, My family and I had arrived at Krause Springs, a popular spot for young families and middle aged men lying on pool floats. Entering the spring, I gendered in amazement at the sharp cliffs jetting off the ground and Into the sky. I had done nothing that whole day, but laugh, play, and eat chips until my older brother invited me up a narrow rocky path. “Where are we going” I asked excitedly. “Just wait, you’ll see” he responded ominously, speeding up his pace. When my brother and i enter a clearing in the path my mind pondered on what we would be doing, until I found that
A roller coaster is to move, change, or occur in a dramatically changeable manner of a roller coaster. As you ride a roller coaster there are points within the ride that are a thrill and others that are a scare. When the cart starts going up to the top and you begin to get higher and higher the more anticipation that starts to build within you and the more your adrenaline starts to kick in and the higher you go the scarier it gets. The cart reaches the top and as it goes down the scarier it is as you have to go through all these twists and turns until finally, you reach the end. When the ride is over and as you are taking off your seat belt and as the lever rises up from your lap the person on the intercom says "thank you for riding life".
The night before we began our journey to Orlando, I didn’t get much sleep. My eyes were wide open like an owl most of the night, tossing and turning under my cloudy soft comforter thinking about what awaited me the next 24 hours. I have always been interested about what it would be like to go on a roller coaster, but I hated the feeling of weightlessness like a balloon. I even hated going on elevators, just the thought of all that force sent a shivering sensation throughout my body that made me agonizingly uncomfortable. Nevertheless, there was a roaring lion fearlessness within me that wanted to indulge on this endeavor. In the morning we pack the family SUV as if we were sardines in a can and headed out to Islands of Adventure.