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Roller Coaster

Roller Coaster.

Roller coasters can be either scary or enjoyable in one's dream.

The symbol of the roller coaster means that you will be challenged in life, as the bumpy ride is how you will feel about a situation. How did you feel about the roller coaster? Was it big? Was you excited? Your feeling in the dream state will give you an idea of how to approach the problem.


For instance, say you don't want to ride the roller coaster because you are too frightened then this can show that you will encounter a scary situation that will worry you in real life. This is just a reflection of your feeling in the dream. To dream of enjoying the ride and having "fun" riding on the roller coaster and having this excitement is also associated to how you will feel in life soon.

 When you dream about a roller coaster, often there is a lot going on and your life, you are experiencing a time of flux, erratic behaviors, or simply a lot of excitement. Dreams of roller coasters can be both positive and negative. Read on for more...

We all have moments in life when things seems overwhelming but it is a good kind of excitement such as a new job, getting married, having a baby, entering college, or taking on a new challenge in life. When you are sitting at the front of the roller coaster, then this is a sign of taking the challenges head on and being in the excitement and submerging yourself.

If you linger in the back, are nervous or decide last minute that you are not going to ride, you want to consider how you can be more assertive in your own waking life and what you are avoiding.

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In this dream you may have...

  • Wanted to ride a roller coaster.
  • Been at a theme park.
  • Needed excitement.
  • Gotten sick from a ride.
  • Waited in a long line to ride a roller coaster.
  • Were unable to ride a roller coaster.
  • Decided at the last minute that you were not going to ride a roller coaster.
  • Been on the front seat of a roller coaster.
  • Fallen out of a roller coaster.
  • Lost something on a roller coaster.

Positive changes are afoot if…

  • Ride a roller coaster and embrace the feeling of fun or excitement
  • Are on the front of a roller coaster.

Detailed dream meaning...

When you see a roller coaster in your dream you know you are in for a ride in your waking life. Where you sit on the roller coaster, this is a tale sign of how you are handling stress and intense activity or momentum in your life. Now is the time to grab life by the horns and ride it for all its worth. While you may be experiencing a high time in your life understand that the changes you are going through are for the better and you are going to come out the other side brighter, happier, and wiser. The roller coaster is a good sign if you are having the right attitude and mind set about it.


A roller coaster might be a sign that there are challenges in your life and you will have ups and downs. When you ride a roller coaster with a close friend or a partner in a dream this indicates that the issues you are going through are romantic or social. It is normal to experience lulls in relationships and things cannot be fun, fun, fun all of the time. It’s okay to need a break or a small time out in order to have time for yourself. Express your feelings openly and make plans for the future so that people around you are not feeling left out.

When you get stuck on a roller coaster in a dream this is symbolizing being or feeling stuck in your life. Just because you are stuck does not mean that you are here in this spot forever. The symbolism of being stuck on a roller coaster is a reminder that whatever negative circumstances that you are experiencing are soon going to pass. Wait for the moment when the ride begins again and remember to keep your arms and hands inside the ride at all times!

Losing an item while riding a roller coaster – especially if the rest of your dream is focused on the item that is lost can indicate a distraction or missing something. Be careful with your possessions and emotions - also look up the item itself and see if it has particular meaning. For example, if you lose your wedding ring while riding on a roller coaster this can indicate being too carefree with your emotions, having too much fun, or that there is too much excitement and you need some down time with your partner. Losing your wallet on a roller coaster would indicate being irresponsible with money.

To feel sick from the ride - this indicates that a situation in life will make you feel sick and you will worry over others.

To avoid the roller coaster ride - dreams of avoiding the roller coaster may tell of the emotional and psychological worry that you may encounter, especially if you see yourself going "down" in your dream.


Upside down on a roller coaster - being upside down in one's dream means you always want to do your best, you don't want to give up but sometimes you have to give up to effect change and make this happen. 

This dream is in association with the following scenarios in your life...

  • Being fully aware of your life and where you are in it.
  • Allowing self to have fun or let loose.
  • Being irresponsible.
  • Overcoming your fears.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of a rollercoaster…

Excited. Nervous. Fun. Impressed. Stressed. Scared. Anticipation. Expectation. Social.


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