Saturday, September 27, 2014

Mad Tea Party : Story Behind the Photo


by Nick

This is me on the Mad Tea Party at Walt Disney World.

Such a tame ride, right? Then why do I look like I'm screaming for my life?

There was a time I could ride any ride. In fact, I used to seek out the most extreme rides. I had season passes to our local Six Flags. I'd go on road trips to coaster parks, such as Cedar Point in Ohio.

But over the last few years, as I approached and entered my 40's, more and more rides started to have an adverse effect on me. Spinning rides, such as the Tea Party were the first to hit me. Within the last couple of years, it's become traveling backwards, such as on Expedition Everest, the TTA, and the Monorail. Now, as of just recently, it's motion simulator rides such as Mission Space, and, to my great dismay, Star Tours!

Are there any rides you can't ride due to motion sickness?

6 comments:

  1. Rock 'N Roller Coaster made me vomit. Easy to see why I only rode it once. Expedition Everest was a close call, I did go on it twice (2 different trips) but skip it now. The simulator rides have always been a no go for me. I can go on the teacups if I can hold the wheel in the centre as still as possible for minimum spinning.
    I wouldn't even attempt Mission Space, walked all the way through the line-up with a friend, he went on the ride, I went to the store . . .

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    1. RnR doesn't bother me for some reason. Maybe it's smooth, and doesn't go backwards. Same thing with Disney California Adventures California Screamin.

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  2. Are the rumours true that there is a 'slow' teacup and a couple really spinny ones?

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    1. Not sure Gaylin, I've not heard that rumor.

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  3. I OD on motion sickness medication so I can ride the rides. Just like you once upon a time it didn't bother me now they make me ill.

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  4. Can't ride anything that turns L and R - up and over I can handle - go figure

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