Well no, I have not done a Space tour or visited the ISS. I
am not a rollercoaster person at all. I always feel I will fall down and break
a leg or smash my head. It’s not that I have a fear of heights but I have a
fear of falling down specially from these roller coasters. I was in Disneyland in
Paris sometime in 2005 or 2006 and if you have visited a Disneyland you will
know it has these wonderful lands – Adventureland, Tomorrowland, Fantasyland
and so on.
This Tomorrowland has all sorts of weird rollercoasters. I
was being pretty happy with the castles, Tarzan’s tree house, trains and shows.
Frankly, one day at the park is too less a time! A friend dragged me to this
craziest ride called SPACE MOUNTAIN. I was not too keen on it. But \since
everyone was rushing towards it I too joined the queue. You cannot see this
ride from outside. All you can do is he people screaming their lungs out. This
is a complete covered ride. As I got closer to the entry gates I could see the
people of the last ride getting down. Few were puking, few were all red (from
all that screaming I guess), few were crying and some looked disillusioned! I
told my friend – you go ahead I am leaving the queue – there’s no way I’m doing
this to myself willingly!
|This is that dreadful ride! Source|
He still dragged me and made me sit in that god damn ride!
The ascend itself was at a steep angle and we were taken up
to some 5th floor height I think. And after that all I remember is I
thought my heart was already outside my body, I am neither hanging or sitting,
I couldn’t shut my eyes any tighter and the guy beside me was laughing!!!!
He even told me “open your eyes and see the space”
If I could I would have jumped and hung on to a rope or the scaffolding
– practically anything and escape that ride.
I did open my eyes for a split second and I guess a meteor
whizzed pass me. The commentary in French behind the seat wasn’t helping me
This torture (for me) lasted for how long – I have no idea. I
even screamed – “I don’t want to die!”
By the time we were down and the ride stopped I was shaking.
The attendant and my friend had to hold and support me to get out of that seat.
I didn’t howl or swear at everyone around was the saving grace!
I have been to Disneyland Hong Kong after few years and
STEERED CLEAR of everything that remotely even looked similar to that Space
Did you have a similar experience at a rollercoaster in an
amusement park? Believe me I am scared of the oscillating Pirate Ships too!
|Seriously I didn't even go back to look at my photos. They would have been worse than this!|
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