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When I think Disney, honestly, nothing comes to mind that I can say I don't like. When I shared this with Chad at Days in the Park, he pointed out exactly what I don't like - roller coasters! How did I forget about that? Maybe it was a mental block and thinking of only good things when thinking Disney. But that is definitely it. People love thrill rides, which is obvious because of the length of lines to experience them, but they are definitely on my dislike list.
Before I begin, here is a disclaimer for this post: I actually am a rational, common sense, down to earth person. But present me with the thought of experiencing Tower of Terror, Rock N Roller Coaster, Mission: Space and any other thrill ride you can think of and I become completely irrational. These attractions to me equal plunging to my death in an elevator, a runaway train that can run off its tracks, a roller coaster that hits 60 mph in just a short time that I could easily be catapulted from my "limo." No question, each of these thoughts, while sitting here at home, is completely ridiculous. But stand me in front of one of these attractions in Walt Disney World and these thoughts become completely rational and I am literally paralyzed with fear at the thought of experiencing any one of them.
I haven't experienced any of the Disney thrill rides, except for one. It all happened one fateful afternoon at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Pierre asked me if I wanted to go on Rock N Roller Coaster. Now normally, this wouldn't be such a terrible thing, except that he asked right in front of the kids. I do not want my kids to fear thrill rides like I do, so I have never said anything in front of them to make them think they are something to be feared. Clearly, I did not want to, nor did I plan to experience Rock N Roller Coaster. But my daughter asked me if I was scared of it. To which of course, I responded I am not scared but I am not sure it would be my favorite ride. Then, my son pipes in asking, “How will you know if you don’t try it?” Seriously? This is the moment he actually listens to me and uses my words against me? With my three kids staring at me and waiting for an answer, I hesitantly tell my husband I will ride it with him. All I really remember is my heart starting to beat out of my chest and I am fairly certain I was sweating before even entering the building. Let's just say, I had my eyes closed for a large portion of the ride and I am pretty sure, I didn't breathe the entire time either!
People generally exit this attraction with smiles ear to ear and excited. I am not one of those people! After reluctantly agreeing to experience this attraction, I can honestly say that, though I do not regret testing this out once, I will not be going on Rock N Roller Coaster again. My heart was beating out of my chest for much longer than I assume anyone's should and I didn't stop shaking for a good twenty to thirty minutes after the experience. But as a mom, I had to do what I had to do for my kids. I would never want my kids to fear something simply because I do.
So there it is, Rock N Roller is definitely one of the most popular attractions in Disney's Hollywood Studios, but I definitely am not a big fan!