I have to chuckle a little thinking back to these moments..... It happened a few different times. My family and I were in line for some rides at Disney. Off hand the specific rides this occurred on were : tower of terror, rock n roll roller coaster, and expedition Everest. The parent was standing in line waiting with thier small child (all just met the height guidelines to be able to go in ride) it was obvious the child had never been on ride. They were a little nervous about going, and asked questions about what the ride was like. Each time, we heard the parent lie to the child, and say things like " oh it's like a fun little show" or " it's not scary at all" I get you maybe have to tell this fib just to get your child to go in, otherwise how do you kniw if they are going like rides like that or not. But, I felt it was a little but wrong, and kinda mean to lie to thier kids! We never forced our kids, or told them a fib about how and ride was going to be when they were little. If they wanted to go in it, we would go. If they didn't want to, we didn't. We would tell them, this ride us going to go very fast, or it's going to be dark ect ect.... All of my kids are riders now.... They love rides, and are usually pretty willing to try a new ride as long as I'm going too! While at sea world, my 16 year old and I rode Manta. While my 15 and 13 year old were hesitant about going on it. So, they didn't go in it the first time. DD 16 and I went first. We liked it, and I knew my DD 15 would love it too, but thought my 13 year old would be a little but scared on it. So, the second time my DD 15 joined us and went. While my 13 year old decided to sit it out with my DH. So, what is the deal with parents who fib ? I'm not judging their parenting skills, at all -- I'm just wondering why they chose to go about it this way? I know once or twice it was apparent that the parent was there alone with the child. The parent really wanted to go on ride, and didn't have a choice but to take the child with. I don't know how they were when the ride was over.