By Anonymous - 07/09/2012 15:33
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...while making yourself look completely insane to the other passengers. Besides, birds aren't the best conversationalists; they tend to flit off right in the middle of a conversation. OP's best bet would be to scream hysterically and thrash around violently while enjoying the reactions of his trapped audience.
I was on the newest ride at Dollywood, the Wild Eagle, and we all got strapped in and the ride wouldn't move. Did you know roller coasters had instruction manuals? Neither did I. Then on another ride, still at Dollywood, the ride got finished and we were sitting outside the building (the ride has 7-8 cars) and no one would move. They had to plug the cars up to get us out.
62- Because you got to overcome them eventually. If OP is afraid heights, maybe (s)he finally said "enough, I'm going on a coaster." I know that I was afraid of roller coasters and then I finally said to myself that I need to have fun like everyone else and go on. But I was screaming worse than a little girl lol
That happened to me once, on "The Chiller" at Six Flags. While we were stuck we chatted amongst one another. I learned that the guy in front of me was riding his first ride since he was a child, when he and his mother got stuck on a ferris wheel. We all said, "So it's YOU! YOU JINXED THE RIDE!"
I went to Harry Potter world with my family last year and my cart on the Hogwarts ride malfunctioned. It was actually pretty cool because we got to go through the whole ride facing forward (it isn't a roller coaster for those that don't know. It has chairs and giant projectors that simulate flying) so we got to see the inner workings of the ride. It kind of took away the magic though :/
That's exactly what happened to me once. The ride stopped mid-loop, but that's not where it got stuck. It coasted backwards and rocked back and forth a bit until it finally settled at the lowest point between two loops. I guess it didn't have enough momentum to make it through the loop. I think they design the rides that way on purpose so if the ride does stop, the people aren't stuck upside down, which can be dangerous.
I'm thinking maybe you should rethink the whole going on rides thing. You have bad riding luck. My brother and I got stuck upside down for over ten minutes on the super loop at our local fair and while at Cedar Point three roller coasters in a row stopped with me on them. Never again lol.
I don't have terrible luck. I've ridden roller coasters and other theme park rides hundreds of times and only twice have I ever been stuck. That's fewer than the number of car accidents I've been in but I still drive. If you ride enough theme park rides, eventually one of them is going to malfunction in some way, but that doesn't mean you're in any danger. I think you're letting a few bad experiences keep you from doing something that is very thrilling and fun. Although I wouldn't blame you if you didn't go to Cedar Rapids again. It sounds like that park just doesn't maintain its rides well. That has nothing to do with riding theme park rides elsewhere though.
You've reached your final destination op... Goodbye D:
Don't worry - what goes around comes around. Er, mostly.