There I was, standing in line, my stomach tingling with excitement and fear. I’m not a big fan of roller coasters, but I was already in line for the Rock’n Roller Coaster at Walt Disney World in Florida. As much as I didn’t want to get on, there was no way I was going to be able to escape.
The day started out with my family and I walking around Disney. It was a beautiful warm and sunny day, and we had so much to see. My parents had a big list of things they wanted to do, and the Rock’n Roller Coaster was one of them. As we walked closer to the roller coaster, my mom said she wanted our whole family to ride it. I wasn’t too excited about it, but I knew I was going to have to ride it anyway. My littlest sister, Chloe, on the other hand, won’t even ride a roller coaster made for toddlers. She instantly started complaining about it! As much as she complained, though, we still got in line. What my mom didn’t know, was that it was a real roller coaster. She had told everyone that it was a simulation, which was why she was making us get on.
When we finally made it to the roller coaster, all I saw was a big building with glowing lights everywhere. It had a big guitar in the front, with a long line of music notes following it. The sign read: The Rock’n Roller Coaster. We walked inside, and the music was blaring. It hurt my ears, it was so loud! I started to get sick to my stomach. I really didn’t want to get on!
Soon, we were in line for the roller coaster. We were too far back to see it, but we knew from the loud screams of the people on the roller coaster that it wasn’t a simulation. Chloe was really scared and my dad took her out of line. He stood with her outside until my mom, my other sister, Brooke, and I were finished riding the roller coaster. I was begging to get out of line with them, but my mom wouldn’t let me.
The next thing I know, we are sitting in the roller coaster cars, waiting for it to start. I chose the third car down. I thought it was better than sitting on the ends, because I didn’t know what to expect. I sat with Brooke, and my mom sat right behind us with somebody else that we didn’t know. I was scared to death, watching how fast it starts. As the roller coaster was counting down, I tried to brace myself for how fast it was. It didn’t work very well! My heart was pounding so hard, I thought it would explode! And it started out so fast, I couldn’t catch my breath. All I could feel was the rush of air hitting my face. At first, I just wanted to get off, I didn’t really like the beginning very well. But as we went around a turn, the roller coaster slowed down a little bit, and I started to enjoy myself. I relaxed after I could breathe again!
The rest of the ride was a blast! I loved the feeling when we would go upside down, or around a really fast turn. The inside of the roller coaster was pitch black, too. I like that a lot better than being able to see, because I don’t feel so scared when we go upside down. I was so excited after the roller coaster was over, I had a huge grin on my face. I wanted to ride it again, I enjoyed it so much!
When we joined back with my dad and Chloe, I told them how much I loved it! Although I was a little bit scared in the beginning, I was so proud of myself for facing my fears and getting on. Even though I didn’t have much of a choice! I learned that even though something might look scary, or I don’t want to ride something, I should try it anyway, because I might end up liking it.