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MinniesTeaParty

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Gentlest roller coaster at DLP?
« on: October 22, 2018, 06:39:31 PM »
Confession: I haven't ridden a roller coaster in more than 25 years. But I used to like them. What is the easiest coaster to ride at DLP? How does Big Thunder RR at DLP compare to Big Thunder at Disney World in Florida?

I have a 5-year old daughter so eventually I'm going to have to find answers to these questions one way or another. 😬

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Re: Gentlest roller coaster at DLP?
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2018, 08:10:38 PM »
I think it's faster


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Re: Gentlest roller coaster at DLP?
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2018, 08:25:01 PM »
Confession: I haven't ridden a roller coaster in more than 25 years. But I used to like them. What is the easiest coaster to ride at DLP?
Casey Jr.  ;D

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Re: Gentlest roller coaster at DLP?
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2018, 08:47:34 PM »
Ok. I wasn't counting Casey Jr. which both my daughter and I love. She will ride it repeatedly. Thank heavens for short lines there. But does anyone have an opinion about which of the other coasters would be the easiest on a very out-of-practice now-middle-aged former coaster-lover?

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Re: Gentlest roller coaster at DLP?
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2018, 09:50:08 PM »
BtM is quite a bit faster than its Florida cousins. It's a thrilling ride but not scary imo. There are no inversions obviously for a start.

If you weren't bothered by coasters before then I'm sure you'll be fine with BtM.

Then there's Crush which depends upon your tolerance of spinning - some people hate those kinds of coasters more than anything!

Indiana Jones is the next stage up. Because it's relatively small it's one inversion (a loop) can feel less tame than it looks but that is really its only big moment.

Lastly, Space Mountain and Rock N Roller are extremely similar. They're both launch coasters, both in the dark, both with multiple inversions - loops and corkscrews. SM's refurb has made it smoother but RnR still gives the better ride experience imo. SM gives you a bit of a beating and I think it's the coaster I've been on that requires YOU to have the most core strength to make it more comfortable  ;D
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Re: Gentlest roller coaster at DLP?
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2018, 11:59:29 AM »
But does anyone have an opinion about which of the other coasters would be the easiest on a very out-of-practice now-middle-aged former coaster-lover?
IMO, start with BTM and if you care easily bare it, try Indiana. If you both can manage it, then Crush and finally RnR and Space Mountain. These last 3 can be very intense.

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Re: Gentlest roller coaster at DLP?
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2018, 06:10:44 PM »
Thank you, DC and Claire, for your replies. Big Thunder Mountain sounds like the place to start. I'm looking forward to the adventure.

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Re: Gentlest roller coaster at DLP?
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2018, 05:35:55 PM »
Ok. I wasn't counting Casey Jr. which both my daughter and I love. She will ride it repeatedly. Thank heavens for short lines there. But does anyone have an opinion about which of the other coasters would be the easiest on a very out-of-practice now-middle-aged former coaster-lover?

It's not exactly a coaster but what about Pirates of the Caribbean?. It's on water with a few gentle slopes that might be a good starter before the more energetic ones :-)
 

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Re: Gentlest roller coaster at DLP?
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2019, 04:21:53 PM »
Me I'd do it in reverse. Start with Space Mountain. Yes it may scare the beejeezus out of you but, if you can ride that, the rest are a breeze!

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Re: Gentlest roller coaster at DLP?
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2019, 05:06:49 PM »
Me I'd do it in reverse. Start with Space Mountain. Yes it may scare the beejeezus out of you but, if you can ride that, the rest are a breeze!

I'd agree, we put our 6 year old on Space Mountain in August 2017, as her first roller-coaster experience. In fairness she did look like something out of the exorcist in the photos they take :), but she went on to ride more roller-coasters than her older sisters on the trip. She also did BTM and Crushes coaster. We still haven't got any of the kids to do R&R or Indiana Jones yet.

Another suggestion would be to make sure you aren't in the front carriage, that can make a huge difference on some of them, especially Indiana Jones.

 

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