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disneygirl520
09-27-2012, 08:35 AM
I love all trill rides, none of them scare me except one. The Tower of Terror I know, it's silly. I don't even know why, I don't know if it is the atmosphere or the movie or what, I try it every trip because I want to prove to myself I can do it, but ever time I leave shaking (literally).

meggiebeth
09-27-2012, 03:14 PM
LOL it is the same with me. But I cannot deal with the drop. I love everything else in the ride, but the dropping part was horrible! (Which considering that was all the ride was... you get where I am going! :rotfl: ) The theming is fine but I just cannot stand that feeling you get when you drop- like your stomach flies up to your heart... do you know what I mean? :happytv:

disneygirl520
09-27-2012, 03:29 PM
Haha yeah, the drops bother me to, but I can ride other "dropping" rides at amusement parks and those don't bother me. :)

meggiebeth
09-27-2012, 03:33 PM
Haha yeah, the drops bother me to, but I can ride other "dropping" rides at amusement parks and those don't bother me. :)

Really? That is strange. I am a wimp when it comes to rides, I guess at least you can ride ToT, I rode it once and almost passed out! NEVER again! :crowded:

niallsprincess
09-27-2012, 04:27 PM
The first time I ever rode The Tower Of Terror, I was about 7 years old. I literally ended up on my older brother's lap. It's the atmosphere along WITH the dropping that does it to me. But, other dropping rides don't bother me, so I guess we have the same problem :) I haven't gone on the Tower Of Terror, the last few times I've been, but maybe I'll try it when I go back to Disney World in about 40 days. :)

disneygirl520
09-27-2012, 06:52 PM
It sounds like the same problem. Have a great trip, of you do go on it you'll have to tell me how it goes :)

wdwithinkyes
10-13-2012, 07:22 PM
the tower of terrior doesnt scare me very much, not many roller costers do... the strange part is that i get scared at everything else:scratchin

Primrosepower
10-23-2012, 10:48 PM
Tell me why I have that same problem!! I cannot go on that ride, I am too scared!!

Carol17
10-23-2012, 11:20 PM
Oh man, I just can't take ToT! last time I was screaming like a crazy person! When it was finally over, a little kid in front of me said "Is that it?" to which I yelled YES! I couldn't wait for it to be over and this little kid wasn't even sure it started!

The only thing that helps a little is to be sitting against the wall, and being able to hold onto the handle that is on the wall. Ugh,just thinking about it makes me weak in the knees!

Pandaamonium
10-24-2012, 02:35 AM
Maybe it's because you only have a seat belt, since other rides have lap bars. So you are constantly flying up.

gatorsfan
11-01-2012, 01:18 PM
Well I think I can answer your questions as to why this ride and no other? Is it the atmosphere? Well in a way yes if you notice how in someplaces you feel uncomfortable like the boiler room I think that's from a high amount of electricity that and its meant to be spooky as to why you can't take this ride but can the others of the same.type last time i checked ToT drops you down faster then gravity pulls you so these things could be your answer

flappinwaffle
12-07-2012, 03:52 PM
It's probably a mix of the spooky atmosphere and the fact the ride actually pulls you down faster than gravity so you start coming out of your seat.

diskar2
12-07-2012, 07:14 PM
I have the same exact problem I love rock n' roller coaster and mt. Everest but tot I have always hated, I tried going on it last spring break again and I could not get off fast enough. I just hate the feeling of free falling!

expeditioneverestgrl
01-02-2013, 01:48 PM
ToT is awesome. The first time I went on it I was about 9 or 10. I am 13 now and I love it. You just got to hold on to the handles the first few times you go on it. Maybe your stomach does flip; you just got to squeeze the handles. Then once u get better raise your hands up and have a good time. I scream like a baby too! :)

TayTayB
01-02-2013, 10:07 PM
I love all trill rides, none of them scare me except one. The Tower of Terror I know, it's silly. I don't even know why, I don't know if it is the atmosphere or the movie or what, I try it every trip because I want to prove to myself I can do it, but ever time I leave shaking (literally). I COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU MEAN I MEAN I'VE SEEN THE MOVIE AND IT DID'NT SCARE ME AND THE ATMOSPHERE IS NOT CREEPY ETHER BUT SOMETHING ABOUT IT FREAKS ME OUT :scared1::scared1::scared1:

Orreed
01-02-2013, 10:41 PM
Well I think I can answer your questions as to why this ride and no other? Is it the atmosphere? Well in a way yes if you notice how in someplaces you feel uncomfortable like the boiler room I think that's from a high amount of electricity that and its meant to be spooky as to why you can't take this ride but can the others of the same.type last time i checked ToT drops you down faster then gravity pulls you so these things could be your answer

I think that sums it up. I adore the ride (Being a bellhop on the DCP would be a dream come true!), but then again I am terrified of It's Tough to Be a Bug. :rotfl2: I just HATE in shows when they use air or the back of chairs to make you think there is something there.

SouthCarolinaMinnie
01-13-2013, 01:37 PM
The not knowing when it is going to drop then it drops :scared1: Your stomach goes in your throat :woohoo:

dduck5
01-13-2013, 06:23 PM
It may be just the look. Every time I see the ride i get queasy. I don't know if it is not knowing when you are going to drop or the height.

pixiedixie862
01-13-2013, 06:26 PM
I love ToT! The best part has to be the drops! My hubby hates it though. :/ so I don't get to go on it very often since there isn't any single rider line and I wouldn't want to go on my own lol

KMarston
01-13-2013, 06:30 PM
It scares the heck out of me as well. I think I could do it if they only dropped you once. The not knowing, the feeling in your stomach as well as being in a closed in place with people you don't know all freak me out a bit. I can run grab a fast pass while the family rides it!

theworldneedscolor
01-13-2013, 07:53 PM
For me, I think it is a combination of the atmosphere and the drops that make me too scared to ride again. I ended up skipping it on our last trip to DL.

southcarolinachip
01-14-2013, 04:14 PM
that is the same exact way i feel about the tower of terror:thumbsup2. the part that scares me the most is when you are standing in line and they open the creepy elavater that you have to walk into. i dont know why but it gives me the creeps.:confused3