Cedar Point Recap
Roller coasters are freaking awesome :). However, after yesterday- I feel like I’m getting old. My body does not handle the jerking around the way it used to. Good thing my thrill-seeking side doesn’t let that stop me from enjoying coasters!
As I mentioned on Wednesday, my dad, bro, Chris and I went up to Cedar Point yesterday. Cedar Point is an amusement park in Sandusky, OH and it sits right on Lake Erie. I am obsessed with this place…and mainly just for its many awesome coasters- most of the other rides I could care less about haha.
When I was younger I wanted to be a “roller coaster designer”. Yea…I’m that big of a coaster freak :). Does anyone remember the computer game Roller Coaster Tycoon?
I used to spend HOURS playing that game and designing roller coasters. Eventually I grew out of that phase, but my love for them has persisted!
Anyway, yesterday was lots of fun!
The first coaster we went on was The Maverick- one of my favs. This thing flips you around a bunch, and the first drop is inverted more than 90 degrees. Nothing like being jerked around and having your stomach flip-flop first thing in the morning eh? I love it :).
Matt (my bro) and I went on Skyhawk, which is a ride that basically has these two arms that swing back and forth, getting higher each time. It feels like you’re free falling…totally cool.
Chris and my dad didn’t want to ride, so I made him carry my bag. Thanks babe, I love you!
Oh man, Top Thrill Dragster is one of the most exhilarating rides ever! It shoots you off at 120mph and you travel up 420ft, and then come back down. It lasts 17 seconds…but those are 17 AWESOME seconds I tell ya :).
Your feet dangle on this coaster, so it kind of feels like you’re flying….of course, I love this one too!
After riding the Raptor, I got kind of lazy with my camera so most of the other stuff went undocumented…lame, I know. But, here is a pic I found online of another roller coaster we rode- Millenium Force
It was after this ride that I felt old and like perhaps my body can’t handle this stuff very well anymore. At the bottom of the first huge hill I got dizzy, my vision got really fuzzy and then everything faded to black and I couldn’t see for a couple seconds. Then I was fine. I have no idea what the eff happened. All I know is that my vision blacked out for a couple seconds, and that’s never happened before. I also felt a little funny after the ride. What’s even more strange is that the same exact thing happened to Chris.
After this ride, we were all feeling pretty tired and lacking energy. BUT, there was 1 more ride I wanted to go on. No one else wanted to try it so I went on it all by my big girl self :). On this the riders sit in a large ring, and that starts to spin. Then the ring starts to swing back and forth like a pendulum, all while it’s still spinning. Surprisingly I did not feel dizzy at all! The combination of the free-fall and spinning feelings was so cool. I’ll definitely go back on this ride!
All in all, it was a very successful day of riding rides. Even though I was physically exhausted from standing in long lines and having my body shaken all around, I absolutely loved it! Can’t ya tell? haha 🙂
Do you enjoy roller coasters or other thrill rides?
Do you feel like your body is less able to handle roller coasters as you get older?