Posted by Janelle at Sep 3, 2012 6:00 am
When I was in California last month for the RWA National conference, I spent a few hours at Disneyland (With Leslie and others). Â We didn’t have a whole lot of time to go on a lot of rides because the lines were so freakin’ long (90 minute wait for a ride, really!?!). Â We were able to go on the Mattahorn and Thunder Mountain, which is my all time favorite roller coaster at Disneyland. Â I even like Space Mountain, but the ride shut down after we’d stood in line for about 40 minutes (what a waste of time!).
Riding on those two roller coasters made me nostalgic for the bigger and faster roller coasters I used to ride in my youth. Â I grew up in Southern California, so heading to Six Flags in Valencia during the summers was a weekly thing. Â As a teenager, we had a blast. Â And even when my own kids were finally old enough to ride roller coasters, we went on those rides with them, too.
But as I’ve gotten older, I’ve discovered that I can’t ride the roller coasters with really steep drops, because those drops, on the way down, literally take my breath away and I can’t breathe. Â It makes my chest hurt because of that initial fear of falling, and my heart races so fast that it scares me, LOL.
But I do miss the days of feeling fearless and riding those roller coasters that pumped up my adrenaline. Â How about you? Â Do you like roller coasters or not? Â Do you still ride them? Â Do you have a favorite roller coaster at a certain theme park that you love?Â