Ok, so I just got done reading these and was laughing a lot. I agree, I truly hate the Sunwheel/Wheel from Hell. I can't/won't do the swings in the orange thing, scares the day lights out of me. Mullhuland Madness thing was way too jerky for me... but was kind of fun in a warped way. What scared me the most??? Ok, no laughing, but the jumping jellyfish thing. I mean I know it is a kids ride but I don't like things that go up and down with nothing really protecting me. I LOVE Tower of Terror, but the jellyfish thing scares me. I won't even TRY that other one that is in the park (don't remember what the name of it is).
Other than that I love most all the other rides. I agree that the Matterhorn and Indy are jerky but I like the rides themselves. My kids already know that when I am 80+ I will be going to the parks and if I happen to die after one, at least I will have died happy!
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06-18-2008 06:16 AM
Total agreement with the sunwheel. My stepson insists that we go on it everytime and I cannot wait until it ends. The last time we went we had the baby, so we went on the cars that don't swing. That was fine, but I have made a pact to never go on the swinging cars again.
Mmmm, nothing really. Although on Sunday, I was on Matterhorn with my friend (I was sitting in front) and during one of the turns, my head snapped back and hit him near his left eye. We were both fine.
For my friends (who haven't been to DL/DCA much - or at all) - the Sun Wheel was pretty traumatic. Even though they liked Indy and Space and CA Screamin'. Maybe it's because the Sun Wheel seems pretty tame (despite the swinging-ness) until you get on and it's a bit more intense than expected.
Teacups is another one that seems pretty fun at first, until you spin around too fast and then by the end of the ride, you realize that you don't feel that great
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Before that, I would on occasion ride thinking "Maybe it will be better"... It never was. Then after she died, even though there was no link supposedly, I stopped. The pain I get is just too similar, and really, it isn't worth 2 bad days after to ride it once.
Originally Posted by DizneyMommy
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Aww... that's one of my favorite things to this day about the SD Zoo. I love riding over and seeing what you can see. I was only allowed to go on the skyway once as a kid (I have no idea why. Maybe lines? Maybe someone else was afraid?) but I ALWAYS wanted to again. I was so bummed when they were torn down and I wouldn't get to go again.
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Indy gives me a headache, so I'd have to go with that. I'm not fond of the Astro Orbiters, but DD absolutely LOVES them. When we go with DH, she always wants to ride with him. The ride isn't quite so bad when you're in it alone, I think.
DD & I love the swinging cars on the Sunwheel. I just wish the whole thing spun faster & that you could go around more times in a shorter time period. I'm always bummed that we don't get high enough on the wheel in the swinging cars though. Oh well.
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I'm going to have to say it is the Sun Wheel of death for me too. I can stomach any ride in both parts, but those swinging gondolas got me and DW a little queezy. Our kids loved it (go figure) since they were scared of just about every other ride we went on; my daughter cried all through Jungle Cruise the first time she rode it.
If I were to think about it from a physically painful point of view, the Matterhorn has given me the roughest ride from time to time, but I've never been bruised or gotten headaches. I'm more of a thrill seeker, so rides like Indy, Space, ToT, Screamin' and BTMRR are rides I enjoy the most (and I usually request the back to get the biggest thrill out of the ride).
From an emotional point of view, it's probably Small World. I just don't like to have that song stuck in my head for any length of time.
I've got to go with the Matterhorn but doubly so when you're doing a "date ride" (guy gets in first, then she gets in, she pushes back hard, he grabs her around the midsection, fun ensues ...). One time years ago we rode it three or four times in a row having a good time until we went over Dolly's drop. Her head was thrown backwards and she hit me in the chin. Hard. Picture little birdies flying around my head. Tweet tweet tweet tweet tweet. So the Matterhorn can get you both with its roughness, and by smashing your date into you.
Lots of guys on dates are going to be disappointed when they replace the bobsleds with the new ones which don't allow two people in one seat. Not because they'll miss getting clocked in the chin, of course. It's the stuff leading up to that part.
You want to try pain try innoventions like I did. The elevator was broken so I ran, pushing my mom in a wheelchair up to the second story. Holy moly that sucker is steep! It was the second time I had to too. trhe first it just walked and only made half way.
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For me(though not a ride-used to be a good ride up there) is the "Observe-a-tron"("Absurd-a-Tron") in Tomorrowland. That thing blasts every 15 minutes and if one is there they can't wait till it goes off!
Worst rides for me
Mad Hatter Tea Party for sure. Went on that when I was young. Got sick, never want to ride it ever ever ever again.
California Screamin made me a bit dizzy and gave me a headache after...but willing to ride it again, just not multiple times in a row.
Star Tours makes me dizzy once in a while...depends if I focus entirely on the screen or not. If I take breaks from the action on the screen to focus on other things going on, like the looking at the robot, then it lessens the impact of the dizziness.
Winnie the Pooh
I never have been on it for what it replaced but the little dark ride Winnie the Pooh would also have to be considered "painful" because it replaced the classic Country Bears. Pooh never met it's expectations either.
im surprised no one has mentioned physical pain from the autopia and the 10 year old hitting you from behind when you are pulling into the load area
Not to mention your lungs and head from the fumes!
Originally Posted by SiRocket
It's TOMORROWLAND!!! When are the cars going to be "alternative" fuel powered, like...electric??? To answer my own question, not until Chevron gives up its sponsorship!!!
Originally Posted by HisKid1
The first ride I thought of when I read the title was the Matterhorn. We call it the brain jiggler.
Agreed 1000 times over
Originally Posted by Matterhorn Yodeler
Most painful ride for me has to be Pooh. The ride itself is cute and I know very young children seem to enjoy it (5<), but the fact they replaced Country Bears for that, just kills me. I find it to be especially ironic that they released the Country Bears movie shortly after shutting that attraction down and replacing it with Pooh.
From a physical stand point, the Astro Orbitors wrench my back. I always feel like I am about to fall out of that thing when I ride it with one of my kids. If I am alone, it is not as bad, but when I am in it with one of them, jerking the ride up and down, I feel like I am about to take a dive.
I don't think I've ever felt sick after a ride at Disneyland, but I don't feel very comfortable on the swinging gondolas on the Sun Wheel. The non-moving ones are sooo boring, but I'm convinced that one of the swinging gondolas will swing off the wheel one day. I have pictures of my friends and I visibly terrified on that ride even though i had already been on it a few times already.
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I have always wondered if I was the only one who had been attacked by the evil seat belt hook! So my vote for physical pain goes to Astro Orbitor.
Originally Posted by mommy-san
Mental pain winner goes to Tower of Terror. I do not like the feeling of the bottom dropping out from under me. The entire ride I was thinking "I WANT OFF! I WANT OFF!" I will NEVER go on that one again!
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OK kids. Are you ready for this??? NEMO! So close in there I was going out of my mind with claustrophobia. Just kept my mind on the bubbles and I was OK...kinda.
Okay, speaking of Nemo, back in like '96 when it was still the old subs, I got real sick in there. My dad, (a self professed "know it all sailor") claims that theres "thems that have been seasick and thems that will". Well, I did and there was an older lady in back of me when it came time to get off and she must have gotten sick too cuz shes pushing me up the ladder and saying something to me in Korean. I was being held back by the people ahead of me and my own fear of yaking all over the place. She kept on with the pushing till I finally looked down and yelled, "LADY, IF YOU DON'T STOP PUSHING ME, YOU'RE GOING TO GET A FACE FULL OF UNDIGESTED CHURRO".....she stopped pushing and I got off ready to spew all over Tomorrowland but I was okay once I hit clean air and asphalt.
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07-04-2008, 10:44 PM
Oh yeah and last time I went on Nemo back in April, I was fine..."Thems that have" I guess.
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