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I almost rode Space Mountain courtesy of a friend's very persuasive children, but a 70 minute wait bailed me out of that one. Nevertheless, it made me think: if a five year old isn't afraid to ride Space Mountain, why am I? Well, honestly, it's the darkness probably. The fact that I can't see where I'm going freaks me out. Roller coasters freak me out in general, and I figure that added to the dark factor just makes it bad news for me. I mean, the short dark jerky part of Splash Mountain sometimes makes me rethink riding that (the long drop, ironically, didn't bother me). Also, I can't sit next to James, so he can't hold me in my seat (I really dislike being thrown around, which is another reason I often skip roller coasters, and I hear Space Mountain is really jerky). So I suppose being alone plus disliking roller coasters plus the darkness. But I am sort of curious what I'm missing. And I do sort of want to conquer it just for the sake of conquering it. And then I could have officially completed the Triple Mountain Whammy.
So what do you think? Should I just stop being a baby and ride the darn thing? Are my fears well founded, and I shouldn't push myself? Let me know your thoughts in a comment, on Twitter (@discollegeblog), or on Facebook!