Meridith is excited to go on The Samurai. Let me tell you one thing about that ride: I hate it. A lot. And somehow I get coerced into going on that stupid thing every freaking time!
It spins and you spin...but not really. I think I could handle it if I was just in continual spinning motion, but it doesn't do that! It just turns however it dang well pleases! Gravity or mechanics, I don't care; I hate it. One second I am leaning back only to be suddenly thrust facedown while going backward and getting THISCLOSE to the tree line, I swear. Ugh! I have cried Get-Me-Off-This-Stupid-Thing tears mid-ride.
This is what happened last time I went on The Samurai:
Ok, so I'm at the Samurai with Sarah. We discuss that the Orange-dotted headrests denote a seat for chunkies. ("A larger seat for more space in front of you"-the sign...oh how I'm amused by political correctness.) As we walk around the ride we notice there are no 2 seats next to eachother. The ride attendant says to me, "I have one right here for you." and points to the nearest orange-dotted seat. Sarah ends up in the row ahead of me, the only other open seat. After I climb over the crotch pole (anyone else feel they need a running start to get over that thing?) and pull the big padded harness over me, the attendant comes by and checks to make sure everyone is secure. As he walks by me he tugs on my harness and says, all sympathetic-like, "Is that gonna be OK for you?" Ah, special attention. How I love that. (Gag) Yes sir, although the close proximity of the harness to my body has caused me to have cleavage up to my chin, I am fine. In fact, I still have quite a bit of space, care to join me?
Other ride I hate: That stupid Wild Mouse one. I am absolutely convinced I am going to fly off the edges.
However: I loooove the White Roller Coaster. Old and rickety, yes. But definitely fun.
Other things I love: The Screamer. Maybe its that whole Get-Your-Own-Pod thing that attracts me to it. I dunno, but I have to ride it at least...oh, seven times.
Tidal Wave. I like to sit in the last row and hoot and holler and be really annoying. So, uh, I'm very myself on that one.
Remember that time Meridith and I got stuck on the Colossus? Yeah...the car stopped at the very tip top of the first drop. Fuh-rea-ky. We sat there for several minutes when suddenly we plummeted down into the first loop. The car stopped again at the very end, at the last turn before the turn back into the little station. We sat there for about ten minutes while Lagoon employees fashioned a ladder to the side of our car and helped each person off the ride. Hahaha.
I have to go on the Musik Express everytime, as it is definitely one of my favorites and in between the Colossus and the Screamer. I somehow always end up on the outside, which is the worst position to get stuck in! (Did they change the name? I swear it used to be the Musical Express...huh.)
There seem to be a few new rides that were installed after my last visit (which was about three years ago.) I am definitely due back.
Oh yeah...have fun, Meridith!