Roller Coaster، To dream that you are riding on a roller coaster represents frequent ups and downs in your waking life. You are experiencing an erratic, chaotic, or unpredictable situation. A roller coaster may be a sign that you need to take a step back and balance yourself. A situation that you feel is an “emotional roller coaster ride.” Enjoying a situation where you are out of control.
Negatively, a roller coaster may reflect feelings of being unable to control how dangerous a situation is. Fearing doing something you’ve never done before. Feeling stupid for having gotten involved in a risky or faced paced situation. Feelings about a situation being too risky or face paced for your comfort level. Naive fantasies about all the hard work you’ve been doing ending up an exciting thrilling as outcome. A preoccupation with risk and excitement when it’s not appropriate. Anxiety about experiencing an unpredictable situation without assistance. Anxiety about God forcing you to experience something unpredictable. Anxiety about taking a vacation.
Alternatively, a roller coaster may reflect a pleasant thrill experience in waking life. Feeling good enjoying an unpredictable or risky situation.
To dream of falling off a roller coaster represents feelings of being unable maintain control or “hold on” during a chaotic or unpredictable situation. It may also reflect pleasant thrills that have become threatening.
Example: A man dreamed of riding a roller coaster ride. In waking life he was very excited with his involvement with a work project.
Example 2: A pastor dreamed of driving over a hill in a truck with a friend driving, and the experience felt just like a roller coaster ride. The friend was someone he honestly thought was lost to God. In waking life was trying to find a new building for his congregation and felt anxiety that God was not helping him enough during this very unpredictable transition for the church.
Example 3: A woman dreamed of being on a roller coaster ride and then suddenly seeing her friends recently deceased mother get on the ride. In waking she was preparing to do something exciting with her family and then her friend with the recently deceased mother called her. She felt talking about her friends deceased mother ruined her exciting family time.
Example 4: A 13 year-old girl dreamed of seeing people dying on a roller coaster. In waking life she lost her closeness to friends as they got mixed up in different classes than her at school after being very close to those friends during the summer holidays. The roller coaster in this case my have reflected her feelings about the excitement and unpredictability she felt on the first day of school after summer vacation ended.