Friday, May 13, 2011

Friday Favorites: Turn off the Dark

Pic via WikiTravel

Neither of my parents like roller coasters. Needless to say, we didn’t ride Space Mountain on either of our family trips to Disneyworld. We were told that because it was in the dark (truth) and went upside-down (lie!) that it was just “too scary” for us to go on. (Yet for some reason, Big Thunder Mountain was a family favorite? Explain that one to me, please!)

On a trip Disneyworld with my friend Donna a few years later, I decided to see what all the fuss was about. Space Mountain was always the first ride she rode at the Magic Kingdom, and even thought mine was Pirates of the Caribbean, she convinced me that I should just bite the bullet. Of course, I got myself all worked up on the line. And I am sure I panicked once I got in the small rocket car. I really can’t (or choose not to) remember!  But once the ride started, I knew I had a new favorite.  We actually rode Space Mountain numerous times that day. And it has now become the first ride that I go on every time I go to Disney! My goal now is to get my parents on this ride…

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