Monday, September 21, 2009

I Have Conquered My Fear of Roller Coasters; Thank You Xanax!

Well, we did it. We took the kids to Disney World in Orlando. Hus and I are not theme park type people. We would rather spend our vacation time at the ocean doing nothing except relaxing than to spend it hiking miles in the hot sun. We took this trip strictly for the kids. However, even though it was stressful and tiring, we did have fun at Disney. I'll try not to bore you with too many details in one post but spread out the boredom over a few posts.

I haven't liked roller coasters since I was a young adult. After having kids, for some reason, I suddenly became too scared to go on any amusement park rides. If I did decide to go on one with the kids, because they begged me, I would have visions of the car flying off the tracks or the swing detaching from the rigging. Rides were terrifying for me.

At Disney, because my mother was with us, I took Xanax every day, actually twice a day. I had also promised the kids that no matter how scared I was, I would go on any ride they wanted to because I could be a brave mama. Ha! Well, the first roller coaster we went on was Splash Mountain. While waiting in line, I realized I wasn't even scared. All through the ride, I didn't get scared at all. It wasn't that I didn't get a rush riding it, but I wasn't scared. Woo hoo! I went on to ride Big Thunder Railroad, Mount Everest (twice), Rockin Roller Coaster and the Tower of Terror! The only ride that I didn't enjoy was Mission Space because I felt like I was being choked while it simulated rocketing into space.

Splash Mountain

A word of advice: After getting your shorts completely soaked riding Splash Mountain, don't use the toilet seat covers, Disney so nicely provides for you in their restrooms, the paper will stick to your wet butt. This type of paper will not peel off your butt in one piece, I guess because it is meant to dissolve when wet. You will next try desperately to dry your butt with toilet paper only to end up with tiny pieces of paper stuck to your butt and then will have to use your antibacterial wipeys to wipe your butt before you put your wet shorts back on. Also don't ride Splash Mountain first because your shorts will not dry in time to prevent your legs from chafing. Just so you know.


barb said...

Speaking from 30 years of having an Annual Visitor's Pass to Disney Parks... I don't want to burst your bubble, but none of these are "real" roller coasters. They're designed for kids and family fun mostly. But "Bravo!" to you for going on them.

The Tower of Terror creeped my mother out big time. But she went on without her Xanax. We gave her wine as soon as we got back to the hotel and all was well with her world once more! hahaha!

Loved your little PSA at the end! Yes, wet rides are last on the list before leaving the park!

Shelly Overlook said...

Dude, Barb just totally stole your thunder. They can be roller coasters if you want them too!

I'm so glad you had a great time and I can't wait to hear more about it.

Suzy said...

Is there one where you suddenly drop 2 miles to the ground? I have a fear of ferris wheels due to some jackass fooling around on the top with me in it, when I was about 11.

Hit 40 said...

I used to like roller coasters. Now they just make me sick!! We also went for the kids last winter.

I did enjoy Universal which has a lot of non roller coaster thrill rides which are cool.

We did it up big.... Disney a few days, universal a couple, the beach, space museum,... I don't feel the need to go back. Although

Universal is opening Harry Potter Land :-)

Kathy B! said...

Okay, that tip about the toilet paper was hilarious! I will definitely make sure to follow that advice1

MereCat said...

oh the paper toilet seat cover is hilarious. I could picture the whole thing!

Wishing 4 One said...

LOLLLLLLLLLLLLl i too can totally see the seta cover thing. Sounds like a great time though!

Ann's Rants said...

Wise Wise Words...Xanax and Wet Butts.

Thanks for that ;)

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