Tuesday, 11 June 2013

I missed a big one!


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This month's topic is, What attraction do you skip? Or is there an attraction you've never experienced?

I can honestly say I have been on every single attraction in Disneyland Paris ... though I guess it isn't much of a surprise!

It did take me to the ripe old age of about 23 to get myself onto the roller coasters though! I'd always been terrified of Space Mountain since my first try when I was around 12. It was my first ever experience on a roller-coaster, our train got stuck in the launch cannon and we had to climb out ... not a good first experience at all!


Ever since then I'd avoided it and I'd let a growing fear of roller coasters fester ... until my boyfriend decided I was missing out on far too much fun and literally forced me onto Space Mountain in an effort to help me overcome my fear! There were tears ... but I suppose I went willingly (mostly). I'll never forget him pulling my over shoulder harness down before I could change my mind and giggling to himself because there was no going back now! But he did hold my hand (I think he regretted it though) and I screamed my way through it ... but sure enough by the time it was over I wanted to do it again! All thanks to my persistent boyfriend who I hated at the time but am thankful to in the long run ... because now I love roller coasters!

So seeing as I've been on absolutely everything in Disneyland Paris, I had a think back to my trip to Walt Disney World in 2011. I missed a big one in the Magic Kingdom for sure ... Splash Mountain!
I'll be honest ... it wasn't the warmest of days and after seeing how wet people got on it we thought we would leave it until the end of the day :) But the thing is ... the queue never seemed to go down! Even towards the end of the day the queue was over an hour long. So ... we skipped it :( I didn't mind too much because just looking at that drop made my tummy flip! Sure, I can go on the biggest roller coaster you can find no problem! But for some reason Splash Mountain gives me the heebie jeebies! Maybe it's the lack of harness or seatbelt lol!

Have any of you guys been on Splash Mountain? Is it as bad as it looks!? :P

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6 comments:

Rosanne said...

Sometimes it takes that initial push from someone. I never was on an upside down roller coaster before Rock n Roller Coaster and it took some pushing from my mom to get me on. Now I LOVE it! PS- You'll be happy if you get to WDW again soon. There are now lap bars on Splash Mountain!

V @ No Privacy At All Around This Place! said...

I've ridden Splash Mountain in WDW and DL. The theming is great but I don't like big drops so I don't ride it anymore. I don't mind being upside down or anything, but drops are a different story (I'm looking at you, Tower of Terror), so Splash Mountain is a definite skip for me now.

LeagueCityMouse said...

Splash Mountain is not as bad as it looks. My 6 year old loves it so much "she wants to marry it"...as she told me the first time she rode it. :)

MaryD73 said...

I am with you for another reason. I always get wet on this ride. I don't mean splashed I mean down to my underwear WET! So I always avoid it.

The Disney Chick said...

The drop looks much worse from the front of the attraction than it actually is. It's a high one, to be sure, but it's not terribly steep.

I think the scary part is because you aren't buckled in - all you have is a lap bar, so you do feel that little lift when you go down the drop. But the theming on the ride is amazing, and it is a lot of fun!

Gaylin said...

I don't mind the drops on Splash Mountain at all. It is actually a pretty tame ride. Considering it was only recently that they put the lap bars in, they are there mainly to keep dumb people from standing up, not really needed for the actual ride.

Wear a rain poncho - I always do, better than having wet clothes for the rest of the day. Unless it is over 30C and then everything will dry quickly!

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