The guys in front are hollering, while the two in the back are keeping their mouths shut tight. We wonder if there is some sort of genetic component to enjoying roller coasters in certain ways – are you more willing to scream for joy if that’s what your parents do? Are you more likely to lock yourself down if that’s how the people you grew up with handled things like roller coasters?
The guys in front look like they’re having a good amount of fun, so maybe they’re just like to cheer. Perhaps the people in the back had never been on this ride before, so they were waiting until they knew what was going on before they started screaming. Or, maybe the camera just happened to catch both of them while they were taking in a breath.
A Three-for-One Deal
We not only get to enjoy one kid’s ridiculous reaction to the pressures of a roller coaster – we get to see a trio. Let’s go down the line: the gal on the left was all kinds of hyped for her first time riding the rails, with her arms thrown in the air and everything. By the time the ride was over, however, she had devolved into just screams.
The guy in the center was looking ahead, ready for some fun, but in the center photo, it was clear he couldn’t handle it. The last photo makes it look like he was about to hurl. The young lady on the right was just as excited as the rest of them at the start, but she quickly decided that roller coasters weren’t exactly her thing.
Built for Thrills
A lot of kids seen in these pictures aren’t super thrilled about the thrill rides that they’re on. Still, there’s always a chance that some of them will really get into it. For instance, this little lady is getting into it while the camera is taking pics. She looks pretty small, so she probably wasn’t going on “The Mangler” or anything like that, but she already knows that putting your hands up in the air makes it more fun.
Just like Kronk taught her. She might not be screaming with joy, but she doesn’t have a terrified expression on her face, either...that might be the coaster’s G-forces bending her face into the shape, though. Don’t worry kid, eventually you’ll get to go on something with a little more energy.
Always Getting Better
This person – the one on the right of the picture, anyway – is reported to have had a fear of roller coasters. Well, you know what we say to fear, right? There are a lot of things, but “I’m not afraid of you” seems to be quite apt. If you're afraid of something there might be a good reason (spiders, snakes, heights, etc) but it’s never a bad idea to face those fears and find out if you should really have them.
When you think about it, roller coasters really aren’t that dangerous – driving on the interstate is deadlier by far, and how many people do that multiple times a day, every day? Like this guy, you should take a look at your fears and try to combat them. Beat them!
Hanging on for Dear Life
This kid is most certainly feeling the Gs. It looks like he’s on a log ride with a couple of family members, but he just wasn’t prepared for what this simple ride was going to offer him. When you’re standing on the ground, it seems so simple – you go up the ride, you go down the ride.
There might be some twists and turns in there, too, but that’s the gist of it. But once you’re actually on the ride, it’s a lot different. Sometimes you only have your older brother to keep you from flying out of the log. That’s what older brothers are for. That and teaching you how to deal with getting shoved into the garbage can or something like that.