Friday, September 12, 2008

Kings Island Weekend!

This weekend is P&G Weekend at Kings Island. It is the only weekend I will go to Kings Island every summer for many reasons:
The tickets are free
The line are short
We get free stuff
The amount of people wearing matching airbrushed t-shirts is minimized (could also be counted as a negative)
I can only handle going once a summer, so…PG weekend wins :)

That being said, I will admit that I am the biggest scaredy cat alive. Since I was a small child I have not liked, “feeling like I’m going to die.” This fear can include my dislike for horror movies, haunted houses, scary roller coasters, the thought of skydiving or bungee jumping, etc. There are many rides at KI that I have never/will never ride. There are also a few that I have ridden once just to make sure I hate it and will never ride again.

For example, let’s talk about Delirium. Who in their right mind would let someone strap them into that death trap and then let it flip them upside down for 3 minutes (that probably feel like 75 terrifying minutes?) I have never/will never ride this ride. Firehawk- You can’t be serious. You want to strap me into that and then make me stare into the face of my imminent death on my stomach while you flip me upside down? Get real. What about hanging me upside down for 5 minutes with my face in a fiery pit, a la tomb raider. Yeah, I don’t think so.

Now, let’s talk about good rides! The mini cooper rides. How cute are their little doors on the little cars that actually open! The cute little vanity licensed plates! The fire and the helicopter… now THAT is a ride! Adventure Express…those men in the tunnel….so scary! Even the backwards racer (now goes frontwards-lame) is exciting… “aaaah! What’s next? I don’t know because I’m going backwards!!” Even the beast is a great solid 3 minutes of head jerking excitement…but at least the excitement with these rides, outweighs sheer terror. Or what about just the scrambler, spider, 3d action theatre? Oh man- now these are where the fun is at.

So if you will be at KI this weekend for P&G’s dividend day…look for me. I will most likely be riding the scooby zoom or in line for a smurf blue ice cream cone in kiddie land.

2 comments:

Katie said...

I couldn't have said it better myself! When did the feeling of near-death become appealing to ANYONE?
Anyone who rides Firehawk=moron.

heather d said...

ah, this post made me sad bc it reminded me of when we went last year. it was one of the best days of marcs pathetic life...haha. i think i also remember fearing that i was going to have an aneurism for about a month after that trip. good times :)