A note from the author:
Welcome to The Atypical Coaster Nerd’s official website! For those of you who are not following my instagram account already (I have linked it below), my name is David Silva and I love roller coasters and theme parks. Originally started as an account on Instagram, I created The Atypical Coaster Nerd for a few reasons:
- The “atypical” part of the name comes from the fact that I was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). By creating this account, I am hoping to show the world that everyone, regardless of their disability, can have fun. Some might question if “sensory issues” to movement, noises and other things affect my ability to ride the biggest coasters. I am here to tell you that, no, my “disability” does not interfere with my experiences, and I wanted to show you this to disprove some common misconceptions.
- I am a citizen of the world. I was born in Houston and my father is Ecuadorian. I have lived in and travelled to many different countries around the world and have ridden roller coasters in most of them. I believe that recording these experiences will be interesting for enthusiasts.
It’s not just Disney, Southern California and Orlando- Its anything from a temporary Wacky Worm in Serbia to the world’s only Giovanola inverted coaster, in South Africa! Possibilities are endless!
How I did it and what YOU should do if you are planning on visiting a theme park in 2020. Let’s face it: Amusement parks are known to be germy, crowded places as much as we all love them. Having hundreds or even thousands of people in a shared space should seem scary to everyoneContinue reading “I Visited Theme Parks During The Pandemic And Did Not Catch The VIRUS!”
After months of staying inside, amusement parks are finally opening back up! One of the closest parks to where I am right now is Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, and I was able to visit yesterday, June 16, for the second time in my life. June 16, 2020 What a perfect, sunny day for anContinue reading “I am finally riding coasters again!”
Let’s face it- enthusiasts or not, we are sick and tired of all this staying at home. We miss the sights and sounds and sensory overload of theme parks. Luckily, for those who are worried about their epic road trip this summer, there is some hope- just not the way you planned. It might seemContinue reading “The Parks Are Reopening!”