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Old 09-30-2012, 02:47 PM   #16
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I used to be terrified of going upside down, but after a 6 flags trip and my parents dragging me on 1 I love them now! I only have 2 rides at DLR I will not ride. The moving buckets on the ferris wheel because it scares me like no other (I feel like were going to fly off and I know I can't but still won't do it). I also won't do Goofy's Sky School because of Mulholland Madness hurt and made me nauseous. But other than those 2 I will ride anything! My friend was terrified of ToT and I dragged her on it and now she loves it.
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:56 PM   #17
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LizzyS....if you plan on conquering your fear of BTMRR in February, you may be out of luck. Rumor has it that it will be closing for an extended refurb in January and be closed for most of 2013.

I'm a big E-ticket junkie....bring on the rollercoasters and TOT! The drops in POTC and Splash Mtn. are my favorite parts! The only ride I avoid is the teacups. I did them during a trip back in 1998 and felt a little queasy for about an hour afterward.
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Old 09-30-2012, 03:01 PM   #18
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There is no ride at DL or DCA I won't go on. I understand the fear of drops on TOT but it is so much fun!
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Old 09-30-2012, 03:04 PM   #19
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I hate that also, but I LOVE water rides.

My strategy next time will be to only do them 1 day or at the end of the day so that my hair and makeup doesn't suffer!
Yeah, I usually change into workout gear and Havaiana flip flops and put my hair up. No white shirt, no jean shorts. Or, if I'm having a really good hair day and the rest of the group insists on going on a water ride, I peace out and go shopping.
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Old 09-30-2012, 03:32 PM   #20
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I can physically go on any ride, but I don't WANT to do the water rides for the reasons other people have said. When I go to DL it's for quick trips so I don't have time to do the prep work it takes to ride them. LOL
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Old 09-30-2012, 03:52 PM   #21
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I don't like ToT, but I have been on it 3 times. I also don't like water rides due to the getting wet part. I'm afraid I'll have to suck it up this time since DS4 will be tall enough and can't wait to ride them all.
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Old 09-30-2012, 03:56 PM   #22
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Big Thunder Mountain-I just can't work up the bravery to go on it. I was there years ago when the death on it happened. It was fairly new then, and I remember assuring my son about how safe it was, and he rode it and said it felt like you could just fall out because there isn't enough safety restraints, and right after that is when the young man fell out of it. If it had a much better safety restraint bar or seatbelt, I would probably try it.
Not to be judgmental, but there's no legitimate reason to be fearful of safety on BTMRR. This attraction runs every day for 10-16 hours and hundreds of thousands of people ride it every year. The accident that happened a few years back had nothing to do with the safety restraints...the man didn't fall out. The train derailed and even with "better" safety restraints the passengers would have died still. Disney does everything that they can do to ensure the safety of their guests.
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Old 09-30-2012, 03:59 PM   #23
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I ride them all!! Not a ride in DL/DCA or all of WDW that I won't get on!!
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Old 09-30-2012, 04:08 PM   #24
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LizzyS....if you plan on conquering your fear of BTMRR in February, you may be out of luck. Rumor has it that it will be closing for an extended refurb in January and be closed for most of 2013.

I'm a big E-ticket junkie....bring on the rollercoasters and TOT! The drops in POTC and Splash Mtn. are my favorite parts! The only ride I avoid is the teacups. I did them during a trip back in 1998 and felt a little queasy for about an hour afterward.
Darn! Well, there's always next time!

More time to have anxiety about it, I guess!
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Old 09-30-2012, 04:11 PM   #25
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The only ride I won't go on is ToT.

I also have a huge fear of drops - even with POTC - but over the years I have been able to work through it. I just don't want to even try with ToT though.
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this will be my first ever trip to Disney and you wouldn't even catch me on the swinging cages even if someone offered me a million dollars. well maybe a million but certainly nothing less than that. just looking at them terrifies me




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Old 09-30-2012, 04:53 PM   #27
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Not to be judgmental, but there's no legitimate reason to be fearful of safety on BTMRR. This attraction runs every day for 10-16 hours and hundreds of thousands of people ride it every year. The accident that happened a few years back had nothing to do with the safety restraints...the man didn't fall out. The train derailed and even with "better" safety restraints the passengers would have died still. Disney does everything that they can do to ensure the safety of their guests.
No worries about being judgmental--I am the first to admit I am neurotic about it! And I know it is most likely almost 100% safe. I just like the "feeling" of being more buckled in.

The train derailing was a very shocking accident and it was just by chance that we were there that day and rode it right before it happened. I know it was a terrible accident. From what I read it was partially operator error. It is probably more safer than ever since that ride, but I have a pretty intense memory about the ride.

I use to go to Six Flags (actually it was Marriots Great America then) as a teenager and did ride every ride there, just because my friends did it. I didn't enjoy it, but I did it! Now as I am older I find I can have so much fun at Disneyland despite not riding certain rides. There really is something for everyone there.
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:52 PM   #28
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One bit of good news on the potential BTMRR refurb is that it's rumored they just might change the restraints to be a little safer.

Personally, I've never ridden Tower of Terror because I don't like drops. (I'm not fond of the Splash Mountain one either, but I still ride.) I'm not sure if it'd make me kind of sick to ride it or not.

And I rode California Screamin' once...people on the DISboards in general often say it's a mild/smooth roller coaster. Yes, but not if you don't like drops and heights! I felt a bit weak afterwards and it took a minute to recover. I hear it is better (or at least easier) at night. My next trip is with someone who is really into thrill rides, so we MIGHT possibly ride together when the sun's gone down. Haven't decided yet. If not, she will avail herself of Single Rider at her leisure.

I've never dared to do the swinging cars of Mickey's Fun Wheel, but I'm OK with the stationary ones, so I don't feel like I "can't do" that ride.
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:02 PM   #29
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I am afraid of the Silly Symphony Swings (always have been afraid of those swing rides) & the tea cups (rode them once & was nauseaus for hours afterwards). That's it!
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I get motion sick easily so I take two Bonine before I go. Saying that though, I still won't go on Space mountain any more. I want to see where I'm going to die I also don't like the big drop at splash mountain. I've done it three times, I'm over it. I love love love Thunder mountain and will go over and over. I also like Matterhorn. I do wish it wasn't so bumpy. Teacups....forget it, there isn't enough motion sickness pills in the world to get me back on those.
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