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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Do you ride?

Magnet #713 - Aerosmith's Rock n Roller Coaster

I got asked that question by a colleague, who was trying to figure out if she'd have a ride partner during the Disney client retreat party.

Do. I. Ride???

Please. I love riding roller coasters!!!

Well, not technically totally true - I can ride any roller coaster. Except the ones that go up and down. It's true, you can ride me backwards, forwards, upside down, corkscrew me, standing up, sitting down, hanging tracks, inside out, whatever, that's fine. But I can't take the ups and downsy ones.

I'm always convince that when I'm headed downhill I'll fall out of the car.

So, when they closed down part of MGM (now Disney's Hollywood Studios) lot for the client party, and gave us free reign on two rides, I was absolutely thrilled to see that this coaster was one of the rides. (The Tower of Terror was the other one, but see above for why we didn't go on that one.)

Of course, I think I was more thrilled to discover the ride itself. Seriously. Apparently, it was opened in 1999. So how did we miss it during SuperSoap Weekend? Like, for realz, yo. We spent a ton of time there during that weekend. Mind you, I know we were watching the hot soap guys, but that's no excuse!

On the other hand, I totally got to ride the ride twice in 10 minutes. So. Freakin'. Awesome. Running up the ramp to ride it the first time, doing the 3Gs to go 0 to 60 in 2.8 seconds, the three inversions, in the dark with hypercolored neon signs, all while listening to the Aerosmith boys blaring in our ears. And then running back around to do it all over again. If I could have found someone else to ride it with me, I'd have done it again. And probably again. I don't care if my buzz did go away. It was totally worth it.

My only complaint is that at a minute, 22 seconds, it was way too short. But, hey, I also didn't wait the customary 40-60 minutes for it.

Rock. Freakin. On.
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