Why the Kemah Boardwalk Bullet Coaster is a Suicide Run

Kemah Boardwalk Bullet Coaster

The fact that I was the only one on the roller coaster would have been a red flag to most people.  But I love roller coasters… how bad could it be?  It was one of those wooden, old school types, not the sleek high drop kind that leave your stomach in your mouth.

But within seconds of the start, I knew I was in trouble.  Following the crickeddy climb to the top, the drop was disappointing.  But I had little time to lament as my car whipped around the corner, throwing me hard against the left side.  Oweeeeeeee!  If my left ribs did not crack, they were at least bruised.  The rest of the ride was a combination of whiplash and more punishing smashes against the side.  Where were the butterflies in my stomach I was so looking forward to?

Not to worry, I found them on the Drop Zone free fall ride.

Freefall Kemah Boardwalk Houston TX

The Kemah Boardwalk is a very nice amusement/entertainment just outside of Houston, along the Galveston Bay.  It offers a variety of rides at different levels, although nothing like the Six Flags type so older teenagers would probably not be interested.

Kemah Boardwalk TX


The boardwalk along the bay is picturesque and breezy, and there several shops, a stingray discovery experience, a dozen restaurants and bars offering different dining experiences, and even an inn overlooking the bay.


Just outside the boardwalk is a marina and blocks of additional tourist attractions, ice cream shops and restaurants.

All in all, the Kemah Boardwalk has all the elements for a very fun day!


  1. Oh my! You’re a brave woman! I’m a wimpy coaster rider, but looks as if you had a great time!
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  2. You are very brave! I love roller coasters too, but I avoid the older wooden ones. I’ve gotten knocked around on them too many times. I think I would enjoy this park as well!
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  3. Your opening line grabbed me! Loved it~
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  4. Oh dear. I have not enjoyed amusement parks my entire life. I used to get carsick as a child, so roller coasters and even merry-go-rounds were something I learned to avoid early on. To be a good mother, I had to do more amusement riding than I would have liked. Your photos (as well done as they are) were enough to bring back some bad memories.
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  5. I don’t ride roller coasters. They terrify me. But it looks like you enjoyed it.
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  6. Almost everyone in my family but me loves amusement park rides and roller coaster rides in particular. The last picture of me that was taken on a ride shows me with my eyes squinched shut and white-knuckled! You’re so brave!
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  7. Eeeeekkkkk! I’ll sit it out with an ice cream cone.

  8. Wow! These rides are so thrilling!
    If I am on these rides, I will be scared to be die! But I love these rides!
    Thanks for great share! :)

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