When it comes to Disney, you might think that I’ve seen it, done it, and tasted it all. I’ve also probably written about it, photographed it, and even vlogged about it. But the truth is, there are so many more layers to me and Disney.
For example, I bet you didn’t know these four things about me.
1. I’m obsessed with trying on Mickey ears that I’ll never buy.
True story: I’ve never bought ears. Ever.
Do I like riding water rides? Yes. Do I like sloshing around through the park in wet clothes? No. But unfortunately the two often go hand in hand.
3. I’m firmly in the Sorcerer Hat Should Stay camp.
At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, most people either loved the hat or hated the hat. I loved it. I thought it was an icon. But I lost that battle. Sorcerer Hat RIP.
4. I’m a screamer.
I have a pretty good tolerance for thrill rides but don’t sit next to me if you plan to keep your eardrums intact.
And as further proof of my screaming, I had the unique opportunity to film my most recent ride on the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster® Starring Aerosmith. As an attendee of this year’s Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, we had an opportunity to sign up for a ride mount on one of the following: Dumbo the Flying Elephant (yawn), Seven Dwarfs Mine Train (which filled up in minutes), Tower of Terror (barf), or the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster.
So at 7 am on a Saturday morning, I boarded a bus headed for the secret back entrance into Hollywood Studios, accompanied by Gina Vercesi, my ride/scream partner. We nervously waited in line for a once in a lifetime chance to skip all lines, take a solo ride on the coaster and have the entire thing filmed.
While I was tired and a little grumpy, I’ve learned that this beats a cup of coffee any morning.
Was I right or was I right? I was a screamer and although it got the adrenaline pumping, I wasn’t ready to do it again. What’s your take on coasters? Do you do them? Are you a screamer? It’s never too late to try!