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Old 05-07-2013, 10:03 PM   #1
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Help me get over fear of Tower of Terror!

So, I'm dying to work up the courage to ride TOT again. In elementary school, I loved it and rode it over and over. Then a couple years ago, I think I convinced myself that it was scarier than it is and I had a bad experience on it and now I'm too scared! I can't stand chickening out though, usually I make myself go through with it, but the last two trips I haven't ridden it. I'm not scared of heights or drops, and I know it's just propelled by magnets. I think I'm scared of being scared and making it into something it's not? Help! I want to ride it this trip and conquer my fear!!
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Old 05-07-2013, 11:13 PM   #2
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Tower Of Terror is a great ride! It's actually my favorite ride at Walt Disney World and I want to work there in the College Program. I think you will be bothred pondering if you skip it again. Just be daring and go for it, you will have a blast!
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:41 AM   #3
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The best way is to go on with a friend. I used to be scared of it too, it's a scary ride! Until I went on with one if my friends. We were both scared and ended up loving it
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Old 05-08-2013, 07:11 AM   #4
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So, I'm dying to work up the courage to ride TOT again. In elementary school, I loved it and rode it over and over. Then a couple years ago, I think I convinced myself that it was scarier than it is and I had a bad experience on it and now I'm too scared! I can't stand chickening out though, usually I make myself go through with it, but the last two trips I haven't ridden it. I'm not scared of heights or drops, and I know it's just propelled by magnets. I think I'm scared of being scared and making it into something it's not? Help! I want to ride it this trip and conquer my fear!!
I say just make yourself ride it, however bad it may seem. I used to be terrified when I saw it drop and heard people screaming, then I went on it, and LOVED it! The awesome part is that you can stay calm and laugh and enjoy the drop, while everyone around you is practically screaming their heads off (that would be my sister). If you know you're not afraid, just convince yourself. Tell yourself "It's a ride that goes up and down"
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:28 PM   #5
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Ok I have to admit when I first saw that ride I was scared out of my mind... But when I rode it its bit as bad as it seem
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:54 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone! I think I'm gonna try to ride it this summer...with a I Survived the Tower of Terror t shirt as an incentive
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Old 05-10-2013, 03:12 PM   #7
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I normally don't go on it, I get scared to, but when you do go on it, just focus on your purse! If you put it around your leg, it will fly up to your knee! I was like the entire first time I went on it! I hope you can get over your fear with the help of everyone!
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When I went on my first trip I rode it, and I hated it, but the next time I worked up the nerve to go on it and I absolutely loved it! You will regret not riding it.
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Old 05-12-2013, 04:34 PM   #9
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Tower of Terror is an amazing ride and I really think you should have the courage to ride it again. I think you're just freaking yourself out. It's just an elevator. On the ride, there are side handles that you can hold on to if you happen to be scared. Hope you have fun on the ride this Summer.
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Old 05-12-2013, 06:07 PM   #10
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Something I just thought of: Thi of how everyone around you is FREAKING OUT. And laugh. Like, my first time, my sister was:

*clutching pocket with phone* "OMIGOSHOMIGOSHOMIGOSHOMIGOSHOMIGOSHOMIGOSHOMIGOSH OMIGOSHOMIGOSHOMIGOSHOMIGOSHOMIGOSHOMIGOSH!!!!!"

And think of just how funny it is.
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Something I just thought of: Thi of how everyone around you is FREAKING OUT. And laugh. Like, my first time, my sister was:

*clutching pocket with phone* "OMIGOSHOMIGOSHOMIGOSHOMIGOSHOMIGOSHOMIGOSHOMIGOSH OMIGOSHOMIGOSHOMIGOSHOMIGOSHOMIGOSHOMIGOSH!!!!!"

And think of just how funny it is.
That's hilarious haha I just laughed!
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Thanks everybody this helps!!
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There are some fears you have to conquer to live as an adult. For example, no matter how much needles frighten you, there are some t mes when you need to just get over it and let the doctor give you a shot or take blood.

But fear of Tower of Terror??? Absolutely not!!! Hit DHS and make a run (??) for Toy Story Mania instead. You don't HAVE to love every single ride at WDW. Why force yourself to try to love something that frightens you?? Life's too short to sweat things like TOT fears.

Go, and have a great time on Toy Story Mania instead.
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There are some fears you have to conquer to live as an adult. For example, no matter how much needles frighten you, there are some t mes when you need to just get over it and let the doctor give you a shot or take blood.

But fear of Tower of Terror??? Absolutely not!!! Hit DHS and make a run (??) for Toy Story Mania instead. You don't HAVE to love every single ride at WDW. Why force yourself to try to love something that frightens you?? Life's too short to sweat things like TOT fears.

Go, and have a great time on Toy Story Mania instead.
Ahh no I'm getting shots next week!!!
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Something I just thought of: Thi of how everyone around you is FREAKING OUT. And laugh. Like, my first time, my sister was:

*clutching pocket with phone* "OMIGOSHOMIGOSHOMIGOSHOMIGOSHOMIGOSHOMIGOSHOMIGOSH OMIGOSHOMIGOSHOMIGOSHOMIGOSHOMIGOSHOMIGOSH!!!!!"

And think of just how funny it is.
I never thought of that, that's so funny.
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