It was my daughter’s 1st real roller coaster ride. She’ll be 12 this month (July). She started to panic upon entering the car, but I assured her she could do it, would be fine, and will have fun. In other words, I made her go on! I was right. I’ve been coming to the Boardwalk since the early 80’s. The ride was as thrilling as it was (still flew off my seat) when I was 13.