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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:47 pm 
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SEason ticket to the dodgems please.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 6:31 pm 
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Retro Cat wrote:
Me too - during a long university summer break I worked at an American themepark, after two near fatal accidents on the roller-coaster in the park I haven't been able to set foot on one.

The American undercover journalists were pretty easy to spot and it was very easy not spilling the beans to them.


Now that's my sort of ride, do tell, where / name etc


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:15 pm 
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Never got on with them as a child and used to get bad car sick.........now diagnosed with Ménière's disease after suffering on and off since 94 they are a no no as even the slightest fast movement with my head can bring it on, but i can go months without an attack :D


I have a friend at work who suffers from that. A few years back I used to chauffeur him about when he was having a bad period. We were a right pair, was to ill to work full time (chemo) and he was too 'dizzy' to drive, but together we joined to become 'mechaengineer' like some warped j-comic :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:27 pm 
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Whats wrong with the teacups , plenty fast enough ,.. What's wrong with you people :roll: :lol:


oh god no !!! not the teacups...last time i was on them i felt dreadful :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:52 pm 
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SEason ticket to the dodgems please.
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+ 1 :D

I've never been able to do the 'scary' rides at all :oops:


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:15 pm 
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greenstiles wrote:
Never got on with them as a child and used to get bad car sick.........now diagnosed with Ménière's disease after suffering on and off since 94 they are a no no as even the slightest fast movement with my head can bring it on, but i can go months without an attack :D


The GF has Menieres. She gets panicky if she has to go in a lift, for some reason they bring it on big time.


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Have you seen some of the people who maintain these fair ground rides? :shock:


This is what puts me off too - I saw a news report about a fairground ride that collapsed and killed someone a while ago. The owner was explaining to the cameras why it wasn't his fault - I wouldn't have trusted him to operate a toaster, let alone a mechanical device that involved spinning people around 50m above the ground.


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Rich34 wrote:
firedfromthecircus wrote:
Have you seen some of the people who maintain these fair ground rides? :shock:


This is what puts me off too - I saw a news report about a fairground ride that collapsed and killed someone a while ago. The owner was explaining to the cameras why it wasn't his fault - I wouldn't have trusted him to operate a toaster, let alone a mechanical device that involved spinning people around 50m above the ground.


Remember going on a ride in Dorset somewhere (think it was Poole) at a travelling fair where the shaved ape had to sit in the middle of it touching wires together to make it work, you could see the sparks from above. Don't visit those sort of places now but all the theme parks are fine and we still enjoy the big coasters.

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I hate them! The last time I went one one was about 15 years ago and myself and my mate spent the entire time teaching the kids on the ride a whole new vocabulary!

I love to feel an adrenalin rush but not when I have no control over it!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:44 am 
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I can't stand them, I got talked into going on the Waltzers by my wife. What I hadn't considered is when you are 6' your head sticks out above the chair. All I remember is trying to stop the centrifugal force from ripping my head off!

I had a bad neck for a week afterwards :?


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