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Old 07-27-2004, 05:00 PM   #1
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Rock'n Roller coaster vs. Space Mountain

Please I need help!!!! My DH loves roller coasters I on the other hand can't stand them. Last year he talked me into going on the rock'n roller coaster at mgm I was scared to death but got thru it. My question is can anyone tell me about space mountain? My DH is dying to go on SM but I first would like to here how "bad" it is. Would you consider it worse than rock'n roller coaster or the same?
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Old 07-27-2004, 05:02 PM   #2
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Oh my GOODNESS no!!!

Rock 'n Roller Coaster and Space Mountain are not even close to being in the same league!!!!!!

Space Mountain is sort of a Wild Mouse in the dark. It tops out at about 30-35 mph, whereas Rock 'n Roller Coaster gets you to about 60mph.

There are no inversions or steep drops on Space Mountain either.

Space Mountain IS very jerky, and it's in the dark.

It's a lot of fun! I'd try it. The worst that can happen is you don't like it!

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Old 07-27-2004, 05:05 PM   #3
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If you survived Rock N' Roller Coaster, SM will be a breeze. SM is also in the dark, but its much slower and there are no upside down loops. The only thing that may bother you is that Rock N' Roller Coast is a very smooth ride since its brand new. Whereas SM is a little rougher ride.
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I think it really depends on WHAT YOU DIDN'T LIKE about RnR.

SnackyStacky is correct on their description. I think RnR is a much better ride, just depends on what it is you don't like about them.
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Does RnR have any steep drops on it?

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I guess I'm in the minority here because I think SM is worse than RNR. RNR is very smooth, no drops and I feel secure - I never get the feeling that I'm going to be tossed out. On the other hand, SM is slower and doesn't have any loops, but it has more drops and is much jerkier - I do sometimes feel as though I am going to fly out even though rationally I know I will not! It just depends on what freaks you out on rollercoasters, though. (I love inversions, but hate drops).

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We don't even ride Space Mountain anymore because we don't consider it a real rollercoaster, esp now with RnR! They are SOOOOOOOOOO different!

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Old 07-27-2004, 05:52 PM   #8
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If you made it through RnRC you'll laugh at SM. AT one point it feels like your floating out in space then you begin the ride which seems faster than what it is and there are only two drops (not steep ones either, longest one feels like maybe 50 feet at best and were talking about on a 25 to 30 degree angle). There are no inversions but there are plenty of tight turns. I love to ride it (it won't take your breath away but leaves you with the giggles). Try it, I think you'll like it, it's tame enough. If you can ride Big Thunder, you'll be fine on this one too.
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I HATE Space Mountain but can tolerate RockNRoller. Space Mountain is WAY too jerky and made me motion sick! RnR is so quick you barely have time to get sick. My advice -- stay OFF Space Mountain!
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Welll both are great in there own way.. Suprisingly when I asked a CM working in SM, The speed is an illusion!!! Its top speed is 25 miles perhour!!!
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Old 07-27-2004, 07:30 PM   #11
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My DH thanks you I think i'm going to go for it!!
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Old 07-27-2004, 09:31 PM   #12
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I agree with JMD - if you survived RNR then SM is a piece of cake!!!!!

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Old 07-27-2004, 09:56 PM   #13
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Coming from a completely unexperienced Roller Coaster rider, I would say Space Mountain is a bit rougher on the stomach. I have riden both, and RnR is definitely faster but it is much much smoother than SM. SM is much slower but speed is relative, has more unknown twists and turns, and jerks you around a bit more. Cmon, think about it. You can drive down the highway at 80mph and unless you take a sharp turn your body doesnt even feel it. SM is the rougher I believe for the newbie coaster rider.

With all of this said, I LOVE both of them.
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Old 07-27-2004, 11:48 PM   #14
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RnR is my favorite ride in the whole world. Space Mountain doesn't really bother me that much, but it just isn't that much fun. I would much rather go on Big Thunder Mountain RR.
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Old 07-28-2004, 08:36 AM   #15
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worth a try

My only advice would be, if you're still not sure...take a ride on the TTA and take a look around when you go into Space Mountain, remembering everything everybody told you, then GO FOR IT!

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