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Scared by The Boss

July 1, 2009

02.   Do something that scares me once a year (1/3) (more info)

Today Alex, Jeremie, and I went to Six Flags in STL to celebrate Alex’s bday. We couldn’t have asked for better weather. On top of that, there were barely any lines. In general, I’m not a roller coaster lover. I don’t mind the ones that flip you upside down and twist, however, I CANNOT stand the ones that have a drop.

We started off on The Batman. “Hang on to your cape for five head-over-heels loops, including a zero-gravity roll.” Top Speed: 50mph I’ll admit that I was nervous the first time we rode it, but loved the high afterward. We ended up going 3 times over the course of the day.

Next up, The NinjaYou’ll be propelled through 2,430 feet of high-speed spirals, steep drops, a state-of-the-art loop, a mind-bending sidewinder and a double corkscrew.” Top Speed: 65mph. This is another one that I actually enjoyed (as long as we were in the middle). We went on the Ninja twice today.

Our third ride was The Boss. I did NOT want to go on it. This is the ride that I am counting as my “doing one thing that scared me”. There were far far too many drops for me to even consider wanting to try it.

Get ready for a one-of-a-kind rush on a world-class wooden roller coaster. Ranked among the country’s top five wooden coasters, The Boss lets you soar through an unprecedented double-down, double-drop of 15 stories, two additional drops of over 10 stories, several 52° high-banked turns, and a 570° helix.

It also gets up above 66mph and runs for 3 minutes! I don’t think there was anyone in the park that didn’t hear my screams. I was shaking pretty bad after this one (Jeremie took some video that I may put up later). I didn’t even enjoy the high afterward. I wasn’t thankful I was forced on it. I will not ride it ever again. I linked to a video of the ride at the bottom of the page, but I don’t think it captures how terrifying it was.

After that we decided to take a lunch break. Once we got back, we wanted to take it easy and rode the Thunder River ride. I think that we should have realized that since the seats were wet, we were going to get wet. I was lucky and only half my body got soaked. However, the water made my gym shorts see-through until they dried. Fantastic.

This is when we did the Ninja and Batman again then Alex and Jeremie rode the Evel Knievel ride. In hindsight I probably could have done this one, but after The Boss I wasn’t risking it.

Finally Jeremie talked us into riding Mr Freeze. Another ride I didn’t want to do. But I got in line (it was very short) and got strapped in… then asked for them to let me out. I couldn’t do it. This one shoots you out of a tunnel and goes from 0 to 70mph in 4 seconds. Once you’ve flipped and dipped, you go straight up into the air…. then you do it all backwards. No thank you. I’ve included a link to a video of this one as well.

We finished off with some kids rides then back to Batman. All in all, an absolutely fabulous day!

The Boss

Mr. Freeze


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10 Comments leave one →
  1. Chère permalink
    July 2, 2009 12:04 am

    Good for you! You survived! :)

  2. July 2, 2009 1:03 am

    I can’t believe it, wooden roller coasters are awesome.

    • taraSG permalink
      July 2, 2009 11:55 am

      Alex and Jeremie would agree… I do not lol. Too scary :)

  3. Rachie X permalink
    July 2, 2009 2:56 am

    That is just TERRIFYING! You are very brave. I am not sure i could do that. Rollercosters scare me.

    • taraSG permalink
      July 2, 2009 11:56 am

      Thanks! I wasn’t so sure I was going to do it and ended up getting off another ride before it started :)

  4. July 2, 2009 10:07 am

    Bravo to you for doing this. I hate roller coasters. My life/emotions can be enough like a roller coaster ride that I don’t need to ever ride them to get the full effect. ;) Ha.

    • taraSG permalink
      July 2, 2009 11:57 am

      Thanks! I agree! I don’t mind some of the milder rides but I have enough ups and downs without the roller coaster :)

  5. annagustin permalink
    November 6, 2009 5:42 am

    wowwww!!!!… the roller coaster video was really cool…

    I really love roller coasters and extreme rides…
    that’s one of my goal ” to ride all the roller coasters in the world”

    thanks for the ride…hahahaha (as if , I felt I was in it too.. :-D)

    • taraSG permalink
      November 6, 2009 2:36 pm

      I don’t mind some roller coasters… but drops are just too much for me :)

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