[QUOTE=MissDisney;979106]Way back in the 80s, I was on a business trip to Anaheim, and I snuck away and grabbed a cab to hit DL. I rode Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride first, then headed over to Space Mountain. I was in line behind a couple of kids, brothers who thought I was a total wacko creepy adult riding alone. Guess they were right.
I loved the ride so much! It was not only my first trip to a Disney park, but it was also my first time on a big coaster, if you can call it that ([U]by today’s standards, it’s probably pretty tame…[/U])
One of my favorite Disney moments. Ever.[/QUOTE]
My first ride on SM (Nov 96) was the day I was doing John Denver at the Dolphin for a corporate event and because of early load in and set up combined with a late afternoon sound check and an 11 PM showtime, I had time enough to hit all three parks (not many rides though) and even watch Illuminations.
On the other hand, SM wasn’t my first big boy coaster. That honor goes to Great American Scream Machine at Great Adventure (Oct 92), and that one is indeed a big boy coaster with 7 inversions and a 150 foot plus first drop.
First time through, I had my eyes closed most of the time and my stomach was in my throat. But we got right back on and even got the first car. I kept my eyes open that time.