5 Types of Rollercoaster Rider: Which One Are You?

21 September, 2018

Many people, especially thrill-seeking extroverts, enjoy a rollercoaster ride because it’s one of the few occasions where they get to experience a huge rush of adrenaline. Are you a screamer, letting it all out at top volume? Maybe you’re the quiet type, who remains calm the whole way through?
We’ve put together a list of five types of rollercoaster riders that we most often see here at Oakwood – take a look and find out what type of rider you are.


Scream at the top of your lungs! This is perhaps the most common type of rollercoaster riders we’ve ever heard (get it?) – but why?
Some people believe that screaming is cathartic and provides psychological relief, and what better to scream all your stress out than riding a rollercoaster? It’s the perfect and most socially acceptable situation for screaming because no one is likely to hear you, and since everyone else is probably also doing it anyway, no one will care. On top of that, screaming can also boost the exhilaration level.

Silent Rider

It’s always the quiet ones, eh?
While most people do like to scream or shout their heads off while on a ride, it’s not unusual to not make a sound on a rollercoaster. You know what they say, silence is golden – and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with keeping your excitement to yourself!

Nervous Laugh-er

Do you find yourself laughing uncontrollably on a ride? Good news: you’re not alone!
Some people react to fear by nervously laughing because the more you laugh when scared, the better you feel inside – or so they say! If you have a genuine fear of the ride but enjoy the excitement that comes with it – or if you’re just having a really, really good time – then you’re likely to be a Nervous Laugh-er.

Hands Raiser

Take a deep breath and let it all go; throw your hands up in the air, and wave like you just don’t care!
Perhaps you’re a carefree type who just wants to throw cautions to the wind (literally!) and enjoy the ride. Letting go of the lap-bar doesn’t make you a show-off. Since rollercoasters are all about speed, velocity, forces, and emulating the sensation of flying, raising your arms can really enhance the experience and increase the feeling that you’re flying – but do you dare?


Here come the waterworks! Are you the type of thrillseeker that loves a good theme-park ride even though the enjoyment of danger can be a little… tear-inducing?
A rollercoaster ride is probably one of the very few situations where you don’t have to worry about keeping your ‘cool’ so if you want to let all your emotions out – go for it, maybe think of them as tears of joy? Just don’t be surprised if you end up as a meme on the internet.

What Type of Rider Are You?

Find out here at Oakwood, check out our collection of adrenaline-pumping rides and attractions. We have something for you whether you’re looking for an opportunity to scream your head off or a good ol’ cry – now that’s what we call an emotional rollercoaster!