I am terrified of getting into the rides at the theme park.

theme park 1 - This was taken in the theme park.
@devijay78 (1575)
India
September 7, 2010 2:20pm CST
I went to the place where my husband stays and he took me and my daughter to a theme park. We had a good time in the water and then the problem started. My husband and my daughter wanted to go in the rides. I am terrified of going in the rides, but I did not want to disappoint my daughter, so I got into the big swing. The minute it started, I knew it was a big mistake. The ten minutes it went on was the worst of my life. I had to try very very hard not to throw up and all the time my eyes were closed and my heart was in my mouth. I was still shaking for a very long time after I got down. I know I will never ever get into a ride again. I know most of them find it exciting and exhilerating. But for me, it was terrible. How about you?
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• United States
7 Sep 10
I am not usually afraid of standing in line awaiting for the ride. It when I am up there that I scream from the top of my longs and pray to God to forgive me for putting my life at risk. I immediately promise God that if he gets me down safely I will try my hardest never to do it again. As soon as I am off the ride I am so excited as I find the ride to be so much fun. Then I thank God for my safety and say I am sorry if I cannot keep my promise as the children want more.
@devijay78 (1575)
• India
8 Sep 10
Lucky you. At least you are able to enjoy with the kids. I cannot do this even if I want to, so it is better this way. Hope my daughter does not get this from me. I want her to enjoy as much as she can. Which she did:-)
• United States
8 Sep 10
My son initially was very scared and now he can't get enough.
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
7 Sep 10
Don't worry I am not a big fan of rides either. I might get on a Ferris Wheel but that is it. I'd rather see the exhibits and attractions then anything else. Water is fine with me, though I remember when I was a kid my dad took me to a water park and there was one slide we said we weren't going on again, it went around almost in a spiral pattern if I remember correctly and I believe both our feet hit the bottom of the pool at the end. Ouch.
@devijay78 (1575)
• India
8 Sep 10
Ouch! That should have hurt badly. Well even in water parks, I do not go for the slides. I just wade in the pool and play with my daughter for sometime and get back. Cowardly, right? Better than mommy being sick and cancell the whole trip.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
9 Sep 10
It did hurt badly that I remember, but I also believe I got sunburnt pretty badly too. We had sunscreen in the locker assigned to us though. I skint on top of that because the pool there was big and had sides you could sit on, it was concrete but meant to resemble an ocean. I kept being sloshed up the side and so got skint.
@crackx (628)
• Belgium
7 Sep 10
It mightn't have seem such good idea back than, but now you might feel better if you went there. However, if you would be sure you would get sick again, it's best to tell your partner anyways, just to make sure there are no mistakes and he knows how you feel, cause that changes a lot. Usually I go in the most rides in theme parc, except the ones I know that will hurt, only towards the men if you want to know where...
@devijay78 (1575)
• India
7 Sep 10
I have twice before my marriage with my friends and family and it was the same. That is why I refused to go with my husband and kid. But I thought that since it was a long time back, many years ago, I would have been miraculously cured of it. Or so I wished. It was not meant to be and it was terrifying for me. And after that one bad experience, I let both of them carry on with me just being the onlooker. I felt much better that way.
@crackx (628)
• Belgium
7 Sep 10
I see. Well your child can't be sad since you used a lot of your strength to get through the struggle, I'm glad that you could be more "of yourself" now. Trying to be brave all the time isnt what quality time is about^^ But I have respect for you in overcoming things you might be afraid off. *Hats off*
• Singapore
8 Sep 10
There was once I was in Malaysia's Genting Highlands. I took a roller coaster ride with my parents and you know, the roller coaster ride is all sorts of turns and stuff right? So what I did was, I closed my eyes throughout the ride. When I was younger, taking these rides will scream the hell out of me but not anymore.
@devijay78 (1575)
• India
8 Sep 10
I used to do the same, close my eyes. I did it even this time, but it did not help and it was of no use. My only regret is that I was not much fun to be with after the ride because I felt like thorwing up throughout the day. Luckily I did throw up only on our way back home.
@SimpleBB (1332)
• Philippines
8 Sep 10
I used to go to theme park and loves to watch the fantastic different rides. And just like you, it's enough for me just to amazed by staring but not riding..lol. I onced forced to ride in a roller coaster for kids, I found it exciting but other than that, I did not try for I really scared what might happened to me. I am not that much of a thrill seeker, but I enjoy going to the theme park always.
@devijay78 (1575)
• India
8 Sep 10
No roller coasters for me! I would like to accompany my daughter and husband on the trip but not on the rides - like you. I do playing much safer and less thrilling games.
@soleya (1102)
• Latvia
8 Sep 10
I am really scared of almost all rides as well. Last year me and my husband went to Six Flags in California, he was riding all the rides and I was just waiting for him in the cafe. I tried some rides for kids, just so the entrance fee would be worth the money I have spent.
@devijay78 (1575)
• India
8 Sep 10
I would go in anything that does not move up and down or too fast. Or swing for that matter. So I guess I have listed all the rides in the theme park. Well, I play the other games and kids games are what I love. Glad to know that I have company:-)
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
8 Sep 10
I'm not actually terrified of theme park rides. they do make me a bit nervous. i have never really been a thrill ride person. I would rather watch than ride.
@devijay78 (1575)
• India
8 Sep 10
Me too. I don't just get nervous, I freak out. Now that I know, I would always watch than be in a ride myself.
@jennyze (7048)
• Indonesia
8 Sep 10
Since a child, I refused to go on a ride in a theme park. I did not like the nausea feeling and the headache after the ride. I still take a ride now and then but only when I am feeling happy and healthy.
@devijay78 (1575)
• India
8 Sep 10
Hope you feel happy and healthy every time. Good luck.
• United States
7 Sep 10
I have always kind of been afraid of them. My first experience on the octopus was when I was 4, or maybe 5. My best friend and I got onto it, and it felt like every time it swung around we were going to fall out. She was terrified, and I ended up having to put my arm around her and try to keep up both in the ride. I think if we had just relaxed, it would have been OK..but we weren't going to take that chance! To make matters worse, someone threw up, and they stopped the ride to clean off the seat so that their vomit wouldn't go everywhere. During the time they were cleaning the seat, my friend and I happened to be stuck at the very top of the ride hanging upside down! It was terrifying for us both.
@devijay78 (1575)
• India
8 Sep 10
That happened to me too but that was more than 8 years back. Was stuck there on top for almost ten minutes and that was the worst time of my life. Could not get down too! This is the last time I get into any ride. Never ever in my life will I do it again.
@julsie (70)
7 Sep 10
well done on being brave enough to go on the ride.
@devijay78 (1575)
• India
8 Sep 10
Thanks. But I was not as brave as I thought myself to be. I vowed never to get into any ride again in my whole life. Thank god I did not throw up on other people's faces!