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I have another confession to make to all of my lovely readers this week for #confessfriday. I am a ride wimp. A serious, serious ride wimp. There are children that can't read yet that are braver than I am. There are less than ten rides with height restrictions that I will willingly get on. And for the most part, I'm okay with it. I don't mind that I've never ridden Expedition Everest, and I doubt I'll ever regret that I've never been on Space Mountain. The one problem I do have, however, is Splash.
Believe it or not, I've been to Walt Disney World roughly around 8 times, and I've never ridden Splash Mountain. When I go with my family, my sister always rides it with my dad while my mom and I take a spin on the railroad or hang out and get splashed by the water cannons. And then my friend lent me the Four Parks - One World CD. And I put it on my iTunes. And I could not stop listening to the Splash Mountain music. It's just so catchy! I can basically sing it word-for-word having never ridden it. But now I reeeally want to ride it.
Part of me says that Splash Mountain is no big deal. I mean, someone dragged me on Escape from Pompeii in Busch Gardens, and I actually really liked it! I rode it quite a few times, and I believe that the drop on that ride is the same length, if not longer, than Splash Mountain. But part of me can't help but be nervous (the same part that gets a little nervous when I ride Test Track even though I've driven faster in my car). My current theory is to get a Fastpass for it because a shorter wait time equals less time for me to chicken out. Also, I watched a ride-through on YouTube, so I know when the big drop is. I'm still nervous that I'll chicken out, but I really, really want to ride it this year. And who knows, maybe if I like it, I'll try out Tower of Terror (hah, yeah right).
So I'm curious... are there any ride wimps out there reading this? Have you ever been determined to ride something that you were afraid of, like I am? What did you do to ease your nerves? Do you have any advice for a person like me? Or are you a ride daredevil that laughs in the face of danger? Let me know in a comment, a tweet (@discollegeblog), or a Facebook post!