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“The worst thing that will happen is that you don’t like it”

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Wise words spoken by my older brother. When my brother came down to Florida to visit we took him to Disney! We went to my favorite park, Hollywood Studios. As I’ve posted in older post, I am not a thrill ride person. So I can typically be found watching Muppet Vision, or going on Star Tours. But this trip was different, I knew that I had to face my fears and go on Tower of Terror. My brothers rode it many times that day and I had put it off. It wasn’t until my youngest brother rode the ride (he was also terrified) that I knew I would have to ride it. Although he screamed like a little baby and had the look of terror on his face when he got off the ride, he said it was fun. So I just went for it. It was a five minute wait and we walked right into the “briefing” room. My stomach was so sick, and it was cramping up. I just wanted to leave. I kept saying over and over again in my head, why did I ride this ride? What was I thinking? Why did I do this? Then there it was, the spots with numbers on them telling me what seat to sit in. The elevator doors opened up and I froze. I just stood their looking at the seats and said “I don’t think I can do this”. Thankfully I was in the front row so no body was behind me. (last row loads first) Then I felt the huge hand of my big brother (he’s 6’2″ I’m 5’2″ how does this happen?) pushing me into the ride saying “nope your not getting off, come on”, and he literally pushed me into my seat and I did it, I was on. I was hyperventilating, and shaking uncontrollably, but I was on.  I looked at him and said “why did I do this?”, and he said “don’t worry, the worst that thats going to happen is that you don’t like it.”. He was right, the worst thing that happened was that I didn’t like it! To me it reminding me of throwing up. When you go up, its the split moment when you think your feeling better and your stomach isn’t sick again, and then you fall and get the no gravity sensation that my brothers loved.

The point of telling you guys this wordy story, was to hopefully help some of you overcome your fears and go on rides that you might not normally go on. It helped me go onto thunder mountain railroad, and now I love that ride. So just give it a try, you may end up really enjoying it. The worst thing that will happen to you is that you dont like it.

our elevator.

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