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    Rollercoaster for first timers

    What Rollercoaster or ride would you recommend in Disney for someone that has never gone on a rollercoaster before?


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    Re: Rollercoaster for first timers

    Big Thunder railroad then everest then Rockin rollercoaster
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    Re: Rollercoaster for first timers

    The “Disney’s Rock N Roller” is the best roller coaster ride. When I first time ride I feel was safe and so cool no bumps and grind as compare to other roller coaster. Thus, I suggest you to try it and I am sure you will love it.

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    the hubby hates coasters.. but he likes rockin roller coaster
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    Re: Rollercoaster for first timers

    Big Thunder Mountain is pretty tame, and I would do space mountain before rockin roller coaster. Both are in the dark but SM is WAY more tame (way slower, no loops, etc). Even if rockin is smooth and feels safe, if you've never been on a ride before, going on a ride that SHOOTs out that like AND has a loop would be pretty scary!

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    Re: Rollercoaster for first timers

    Are you talking about an adult, I would say Big Thunder Mountain, it doesn't have any big dips. Great scenery. Love the ride! If your talking about a child then I would say Goofy's Barnstormer, if it's still there, it may be gone by now.
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    Re: Rollercoaster for first timers

    BTMR and SM can be a bit jerky, side-to-side. Recommend ride up front or in the middle for all the coasters to avoid the "whip" effect at the tail end of the coaster.

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    Re: Rollercoaster for first timers

    I would definetely hit Big Thunder Mountain first, it is fairly slow and has no big dips or drops( Barnstormer first if it is a child under 6). after that Splash Mt. and Space Mt. IF u can handle those then hit up Everest and Rock n Rollercoaster
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    Re: Rollercoaster for first timers

    I wouldn't say Rock n' Roller Coaster. For a first timer, it may be a jarring experience. The speeds and going upside down are pretty intense. I say this as a late bloomer to certain roller coasters due to young fears. Big Thunder was easy for me as a kid and Splash Mountain wasn't far behind. I had an irrational fear of Space Mountain that i finally conquered in my 20s...in retrospect i think i could've done it earlier.

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    I would ride Space Mtn first of all coasters at WDW.Gawsh,Space Mtn is a classic,and all classics should be done first,respectfully.Then venture to the newer ones say from 2000 up.
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    Re: Rollercoaster for first timers

    My brother's first rollercoaster was Big Thunder Mountain when he was about 4 years old. It was also mine when i was about 3 years old. If you're looking for a real coaster,though, I would highly recommend "Rock n'Roller Coaster" as a first....it was my first upside-down coaster, and it was great because it covered all the bases...it was in the dark, it was a launching coaster, and it did loops and corkscrews....so i did it all in one shot. Definitely a good decision, because after that, i was pretty muhc fearless about rides
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    Re: Rollercoaster for first timers

    I would do all the mountains first!! Then Primevil Whirl. Then try Everest if you feel comfortable! Then I would do Rockin Rollercoaster last, just because of how intense it is.
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    Re: Rollercoaster for first timers

    I also recommend BTMR or Goofy's Barnstormer.
    Disney is a great place to start riding coasters as they relatively mild compared to most amusement park coasters, and are all lot's of fun!
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    Re: Rollercoaster for first timers

    Quote Originally Posted by williams View Post
    The “Disney’s Rock N Roller” is the best roller coaster ride. When I first time ride I feel was safe and so cool no bumps and grind as compare to other roller coaster. Thus, I suggest you to try it and I am sure you will love it.

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