Our son has held tarantulas, parasailed, white water rafted, swam with stingrays, and jumped off high dives without fear or trepidation. But ask him to consider a dark ride, especially a roller coaster and all bets are off. This made Walt Disney World attractions such as Rock-n-Roller Coaster, Space Mountain, and even Tower of Terror off limits. The husband even had to perpetuate the idea that Splash Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad had “slow” sides to the ride and we were in the line for the “slow” ride. We did, however, get him on Expedition Everest during a recent trip to Disney’s Animal Kingdom. By the way, he has not once been fearful of Dinosaur.
When seeds were planted for our upcoming trip there was talk, negotiation, even pleading sometimes, to get him to consider various attractions. He did concede to ride Expedition Everest again. Then, Tower of Terror became plausible. I was excited as two ride photos would be added to our Photopass +.
Then, when a good friend of his returned from his very first trip to Walt Disney World and rode both Rock-n-Roller Coaster and Space Mountain, those two attractions suddenly became doable. The boy has agreed to add both to our touring plan!
This pleasant change has now caused a crimp, a wrinkle, in our touring schedule, but we will manage. Especially if it means more ride photos!