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Congrats for conquering Stealth! I rode it for the first time last year and also didn't find it as bad as I feared. Was the first Intamin Accelerator I've done as I'm yet to brave Rita. (I'll hopefully change that at Scarefest this year).I’ve always been scared to get on Stealth. I’m a bit of a wimp when it comes to launches, have always found Rita a bit of a challenge!
However this year I’ve done some gentler launches, Icon and the ones at Energylandia and learnt to enjoy the sensation.
My teenage boy has always wound me up about Stealth telling me it’s 10x worse than Rita and that I’d never cope with it and that it would “obliterate” me, right little wind up merchant.
Anyway, last week I finally did it! I convinced myself that it was worth enduring the launch because I knew I’d love the drop.
Stealth conquered!! Yay!!
Wasn’t anyway near as bad as I thought. Did scream my head off for the entire launch though.
Anything on cables freaks me out. Tracks are fine, cables are not! Every time I go to Pleasure Beach the only ride I avoid and refuse to ride is Flying Machines.... they are truly terrifying.
Too long ago I spent a couple of years working at Kings Dominion. I could ride DropZone, Hypersonic, Volcano with no issues. I had The Flying Eagles in my area - I hated it. The most truly terrifying ride on park.
Noticed on my last visit where the cables cross there’s plastic sheaths to stop them rubbing together. However, on a few they have worn through the plastic rendering them useless.Anything on cables freaks me out. Tracks are fine, cables are not! Every time I go to Pleasure Beach the only ride I avoid and refuse to ride is Flying Machines.... they are truly terrifying.
I know exactly what you mean! I also find it takes some of my enjoyment of the ride away as I am worrying about them and if he is enjoying it. Hopefully as he gets older, it will get better as I will know what he really likes/ dislikes rather than him just trying to make me happy! (I do tell him he doesn’t have to go on them!)This isn’t so much about myself being scared on a ride but certainly as a parent I do feel nervous sometimes for my kids riding a ride especially if they have only just scraped in over the height restriction. My daughter often jokes about me constantly trying to push her restraint down an extra click on rides that invert. Of course I know rationally that if they meet the height restriction they will be perfectly safe but I can’t help doing it. When we were riding Sik I found myself actually reaching across and holding on to her arm during the five rolls at the end. Anyone else find themselves doing this with their kids?