I used to love roller coasters till recently. What happened recently was that well I saw final destination and in the movie basically people go on a roller coaster and an accident happens and they all end up dying. Well tomorrow I'm going to wonderland (amusement park in Canada) and I'm excited but at the same time I'm scared because I keep thinking of the movie and I keep thinking how about if that happens when I'm on a ride. What should I do to not be scared of roller coasters anymore? And do you think that will happen or is it safe?
Most Helpful Guy
Think of how many people go on roller coasters each day. I swear, amusement parks always seemed to be stuffed, and yet they stay operational. If they were death factory, I highly doubt they'd be open for business very long.
Final destination is a mixture of fiction and things that are extremely slim chances. Like-- yeah, I guess I could slip in the bathroom, fall on my shower curtain, and consequently choke myself, but the chances are so small, there is no reason to be afraid of it. If we were afraid of everything that could have the potential to kill us, we'd be always petrified in fear. Many many things have the chance to end our fleeting life given the right circumstances, but the chances are so low for most of em that it shouldn't bother us.
Roller coasters, due to people's fear, have been built with safety and science in mind. They thoroughly test them, and they are likewise designed to work in repetition with no error.
"The odds of dying on a roller coaster are 1 in 300,000,000 (that’s 300 million for those who stopped counting). The U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission stated that there were approximately two deaths per year, attributed to a roller coaster accident."
Odds of winning the lottery: 1 in 13,983,816
Odds of being struck by lighting twice in one life: 1 in 9,000,000
Odds of becoming President of the U. S.: 1 in 10,000,000
Odds of getting attacked by a shark: 1 in 11,500,000
Odds of winning $1,000 in the McDonald’s Monopoly game: 1 in 36,950,005
So yeah, statistically speaking, I can almost guarantee you will be just fine. As long as you don't purposefully try to jump off a roller coaster mid ride, you will survive just like the other millions/billions that ride roller coasters each year.2
Most Helpful Girl
Make sure that you're 100% secure once you sit in the roller coaster. The seat needs to feel tight enough on you. Obviously you've only got those few seconds before the ride starts to verify that everything is right. If the seat belt feels loose at the slightest immediately get out or ask whoever is in charge to fix it for you ( hopefully he or she does his or her job correctly). Also, by choosing the middle seat eases the fear a little. That way you're not next to the emptiness of air, hence you won't get the sensation of the possibility of falling over. It's only a movie after all, it's all fiction and movies tend to exaggerate things. You should never let a movie affect you from doing something because you shouldn't be taking something fiction seriously. I'm aware that roller coaster accidents happen, but the ones that are announced in the news should be taken into consideration and not the ones that happen in movies. If you hear that certain roller coaster had an accident happen in it, then it's best for you to not go to that particular roller coaster (maybe go to a new one where you can tell that the seat belts are really secure). It's all about feeling safe when you sit on that roller coaster seat. Statistics show there're few roller coaster accidents, so I wouldn't worry that much.2